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Madagascar Off-The-Beaten-Track Tour

Characteristics

Tour type : Group
Start date : July 15, 2020
End date : July 24, 2020
Activity level : Easy
Price tag from : $2957

Highlights

Observation of the red-tailed tropicbird in Nosy Ve. Durrel’s Vontsira, radiated tortoises and Flamingo in Tsimanapesotsa National Park. Tsimapesotsa lake the only lake composed of lime sulphate in Madagascar. Beza-Mahafaly’s ringtail lemurs and verreaux sifaka and reptiles and birds. Isalo National Park’s sacred sandstone massif and its endemic bird, the Benson’s rock thrush.

This 10-day adventure tour consists of a direct flight from Antananarivo to the southwest coast of Madagascar followed by a short boat ride to Anakao on the Mozambique Channel. The overland tour starts in Anakao on a dirt road to Tsimanapesotse National Park, among the very first nature reserves ever created in Madagascar, then to Beza-Mahafaly Special Reserve. The second part of the tour along National Road 7 allows you to discover Isalo National Park.

Day 1: Arrival in Tana

Arrival and meeting at Ivato International Airport. Transfer and check into your accommodation near the airport.
Overnight in Tana at Grace House. DB

Day 2: Tana to Toliara (flight) to Anakao

Early beakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for your morning flight to Toliara. Quick transfer by car to Toliara Harbor (about 15mn) for a 1-hour speedboat ride to Anakao.

Overnight in Anakao at Prince Anakao. LDB

Day 3: Anakao to Tsimanampesotse National Park

After breakfast, drive about 1h30 to Tsimanampesotse National Park. Discover the soda lake, amazing plants including baobabs, endemic birds, reptiles, lemurs and many others. Picnic lunch in the park. Afternoon drive to Beza-Mahafaly Special Reserve. Night walk in the park.
Overnight camping at Beza-Mahafaly Reserve. BLD

Day 4: Beza-Mahafaly Special Reserve

Morning birdwatching walk. Breakfast. Lemur walk. Full day to visit the park.
Overnight camping at Beza-Mahafaly Reserve. BLD

Day 5: Beza-Mahafaly Special Reserve to Isalo National Park

After breakfast, whole day drive to Isalo National Park via Betioky. Late afternoon arrival. Lunch en route.
Overnight in Ranohira at Isalo Ranch. D

Day 6: Isalo National Park

Whole day to explore Isalo National Park. Picnic lunch near the natural swimming pool.
Overnight in Ranohira at Isalo Ranch. BD

Day 7: Isalo National Park

Whole day yet to discover the amazing nearby sandstone massif and lush vegetation. Amazing sunset and daybreak photo ops around your hotel. Afternoon visit of the “La Maison de l’Isalo”, which allows you to understand Isalo rock formation and learn about the Bara tribe’s customs. Overnight in Ranohira at Isalo Ranch. BLD

Day 8: Isalo National Park to Zombitse Park to Toliara

After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Toliara with a short visit of Zombitse Park to discover endemics of the Park: Standing’s gecko, Appert’s Tetraka, Zombitse Sportive Lemur…

Lunch at the Arboretum d’Antsokay followed by a visit there. Visit of the Ethnological Museum before checking into your hotel.
Overnight in Toliara at Victory Hotel. BLD

Day 9: Toliara to Antananarivo (flight)

After breakfast at the hotel, fly back to Tana. Transfer to your hotel.
Overnight in Tana at Ibis Hotel. LD

Day 10: Tana – out

After leisurely breakfast at your hotel, visit of the Queen’s Palace to the upper town and an optional shopping opportunity before your transfer to Tana for your afternoon flight home.

3-star hotels and 3-star camping where there are no hotels.

Bring light clothes as it can be quite hot here. Bring binoculars as besides many endemics, many migrating including the beautiful flamingoes (the dwarf and greater ones) come here as early as July through October.

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  • Activity level : Easy

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