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Madagascar - Baobab & Tsingy Explorer

Love gorgeous landscapes, unusual creatures, and exploring the outdoors? Then why haven’t you been to Madagascar? This nine-day adventure introduces you to Africa’s remote island paradise by way of Bekopaka’s famed Baobab Alley, the nocturnal creatures of Kirindy Reserve, the stunning weathered rock formations of the Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve, a canoe ride to caves along the Manambolo River, and maybe even encounters with the odd lemur. Madagascar is one of the most otherworldly places on Earth; you may not even believe it when you see it.

  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • Physical rating: Demanding
  • Supplier Tour ID: DMAA/253847
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: Antananarivo, Madagascar
  • Finishes: Antananarivo, Madagascar
  • Age requirement: 12 +
You will Visit
  • Antananarivo
  • Miandrivazo
  • Kirindy Forest
  • Bekopaka
  • Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park
  • Morondava

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Antananarivo

Arrive at any time.
There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.

02

Day 2: Antananarivo/Miandrivazo

Travel through the Madagascar Highlands to the village of Miandrivazo for the night.
Journey through Antsirabe, the spectacular eroded hills called 'lavaka', and the lush green landscape before arriving at the farming town of Miandrivazo for the night.

03

Day 3: Miandrivazo/Kirindy Forest

Drive to Kirindy Forest Reserve, where you may be lucky enough to spot the giant jumping rat, or Fossa, the largest carnivore on the island. This evening, enjoy a night walk, the highlight of a visit to Kirindy.

04

Day 4: Kirindy Forest/Bekopaka

Continue to Bekopaka, our gateway to the National Park of Tsingy de Bemaraha.
Load into 4x4's and head out on sandy roads heading north to Bekopaka, before arriving cross the Tsiribihina and Manambolo rivers by local ferry.

05

Day 5: Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

Morning canoe adventure on the Manambolo River, with an afternoon exploring the Little Tsingy's.

06

Day 6: Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

Enjoy a full day exploring the peculiar rock formations of the 'Great Tsingy'.

07

Day 7: Bekopaka/Morondava

A full day driving back to Morondava, stopping for sunset at the Baobab Alley.
The sandy track leads back to Morondava passing through Baobab Alley in time for sunset.

08

Day 8: Morondava

Free day in Morondava to relax on the beach, visit the local market, or explore five species of mangroves in a dugout canoe.
Opt for a group farewell dinner as the trip draws to an end.

09

Day 9: Morondava/Antananarivo

A final morning in Morondava before flying back to Antananarivo. The tour finishes on arrival in Tana.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Sunset at Baobab Alley
    • 4x4 journey between Morondava, Kirindy and Bekopaka
    • Guided night walk in Kirindy Reserve
    • Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve guided visit
    • Canoe excursion on the Manambolo River
    • Internal flight
    • All transport between destinations and to/from activities
    Accommodation
    • Simple hotels (4 nts), huts (4 nts)
    • 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners
    Transport
    • Private minibus, plane, walking, 4x4, canoe
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO), driver throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Search for lemurs and unique wildlife
  • Experience an unforgettable sunset at Baobab Alley
  • Discover nocturnal creatures on a night walk in Kirindy Reserve
  • Explore the peculiar rock formations of the UNESCO-classified Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve
  • Explore the Manambolo River in a canoe