Beach & Lemur Explorer, 10 days Madagascar

Duration

10 days

Max People

20

Min Age

None

Pickup

Hotel/Airport

Overview

 

Beach and Lemur Explorer - 10 days

This package combines the best of both worlds with breath-taking beaches and an abundance of unique wildlife on our Beach and Lemur Package. Be enchanted by the turquoise waters of Nosy Komba and meet lemurs up-close at Andasibe National Park. The secluded Mandrare River Camp, surrounded by the spiny forest and the fascinating Antandroy tribe, offers barefoot luxury and gives you an important insight into local culture.

Highlights of the Beach and Lemur Explorer

 

Nosy Komba: Spend three spectacular days on this volcanic Madgascar island. Nosy Komba neighbors popular Nosy Be and is known for its beautiful landscapes and white sandy beaches. There are a variety of activities available but the most popular is certainly visiting the black lemurs at the Black Lemur Sanctuary, bird watching, whale spotting, diving, and snorkeling. For a more cultural experience on your Madagascar holiday, visit the fishing villages scattered along the shoreline and explore the markets of the main village, Ampangorinana. Top of the shopping list of most visitors are embroidered goods, wood carvings and woven baskets.

 

Andasibe: Only three hours from Anantanarivo lies the Andasibe-Mantadia National Park. This is pristine primary forest that is untouched by humans and we will embark on both a day and night walk during your two day tour of Andasibe. It is a haven and refuge for some incredible Madagascar wildlife, insects, plants and birds. Expect to see lemurs and chameleons of many colors on this leg of your guided Madagascar safari tour. Its cool and temperate so there’s a good chance of rain – be prepared!

 

Antananarivo: Antananarivo is Madagascar’s capital city with a rich history. Scenic landscapes surround the city offering many hiking routes for nature lovers. The city doesn’t sleep at night and is known its nightlife.

 

Ifotaka: End off your incredible Madagascar Beach and Lemur experience with three nights in Ifotaka. It is known for its spectacular natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and its numerous historical, sacred sites. The Ifotaka Community Forest is a remote sanctuary under the protection of the local Antandroy people. This unspoilt Madagascan gem features not just incredible landscapes but ancient hidden tombs and a wide variety of lemurs and many bird species, such as the malachite kingfisher, hook-billed vangas, scops owl and many others.

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  • Accommodation

    Day 1 to 4

    Tsara Komba Luxury Beach and Forest Lodge (or similar)
    Nosy Komba, Madagascar

    Day 5

    Palissandre Hotel and Spa (or similar)
    Antananarivo, Madagascar

    Days 6 & 7

    Vakona Forest Lodge (or similar)
    Madagascar

    Day 8

    Palissandre Hotel and Spa (or similar)
    Antananarivo, Madagascar

    Day 9

    Talinjoo Hotel (or similar)
    Madagascar

    Days 10 to 13

    Mandrare River Camp (or similar)
    Ifotaka, Madagascar

  • Included

    √Breakfast daily & x7 Lunches x7 Dinners

    √Accommodation in Nosy Komba, Andasibe, Antananarivo and Ifotaka.

    √All transport and group transfers

    √Activities and excursions

    √Specialist local guides in national parks

    √Park and reserve entrance fees

  • Excluded

    √English-speaking guide excluded from the rate for 1-5 clients

    √Flights & airport taxes: International & domestic

    √Pre and post-tour accommodation

    √Optional activities

    √All drinks & meals not specified in the itinerary

    √Personal expenses such as visas, travel insurance, curios, laundry, gratuities etc.

  • Pre-Tour Information

     

    Departure

    When arriving in Nosy Be on Day 1 of the Beach and Lemur Explorer you will be picked up from the airport and will proceed with your tour. Should you arrive prior to day 1, or require accommodation in Antananarivo, we can arrange pre-tour accommodation for you if required.

     

    Transport (Tana – Anasibe – Taba)

    For 3 or less pax we use a Peugeot sedan car and for 4 or more pax we use a Mercedes Sprinter or similar sized vehicle. Should you require an air-conditioned vehicle, please note this may be at an additional cost, & must be requested at the time of enquiry.

     

    Visas for Madagascar

    A visa is required to enter the territory of Madagascar and can easily be obtained upon arrival at the airport of Antananarivo with a validity of up to 90 days. Tourists staying for less than one month can purchase a visa for 80’000 Ariary (around 23-27 €). Paying with the exact amounts or small currency is advised. No photographs are required; however please ensure that passports are valid for at least 6 months after the return date. In addition to the entry visa, the Malagasy government is proposing the introduction of a frontier levy of 10 € in the near future, still to be confirmed and variable at short notice.

     

    Travel Insurance

    Please note that travel and cancellation insurance is mandatory for every guest travelling with JENMAN African Safaris. All insurance is solely the responsibility of our guests. Please ensure you arrange your own insurance with protection for the full duration of your journey to cover personal injury, damage and loss of personal items including but not limited to camera equipment and other electronic items, medical expenses, repatriation expenses and loss of luggage, etc. Please speak to your travel agent if you require assistance.

     

     

  • Credits

    Images & content to Jenman Safari

Tour Plan

Day 01-03 Nosy be Island Beach Holiday

Welcome to Nosy Be! On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred by car to Hell-Ville where you will continue to Tsara Komba Luxury Beach & Forest Lodge by boat. You will be spending the next 3 nights on Nosy Komba, the most beautiful island of the Nosy Be archipelago and also known as ‘Lemur Island’. This Madagascar beach lodge offers direct access to white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters of the Indian ocean. This eco-paradise describes its own atmosphere as ‘the life in the slow lane’ giving you the perfect opportunity to simply unwind and relax.

Day 04 Andasive Reserve Madagascar

After a leisurely breakfast, check out of Tsara Komba Luxury Beach & Forest Lodge and transfer to the Nose Be airport for your departing flight to Antananarivo. Upon arrival in Tana, you will be met by your Madagascar guide and will head to Andasibe Reserve through the green and luxuriant vegetation of the east. The second leg of this Madagascar safari brings us to the humid part of the country with many primary forests and lakes. On arrival check into your hotel in Andasibe. At around 19h00 enjoy a night walk in the area of Andasibe to observe night active lemurs and other nocturnal animals with an expert Andasibe wildlife guide.

Day 05 Nature Reserve of Andasibe

After breakfast, we take a morning visit to the Special Reserve of Andasibe, where you will discover the many species dwelling in the forest.  In particular, your guide will search for the Indri Indri, the largest lemurs on the island. This 810 ha reserve is unique with its endemic fauna and flora. It contains a wide variety of orchids, canopy, and endemic animals like chameleons, tenrecs, and many birds. We also visit the Orchid garden, after which we return to our hotel for lunch. In the afternoon, we visit the V.O.I.I.M.A community reserve. This reserve provides a sustainable way of saving the remaining rainforests in the area by creating a livelihood for the local communities through reforestation projects. Here you will also come across a variety of wildlife, ranging from brown lemurs, indri, chameleons, geckos and birds.

Day 06 Antananarivo Madagascar Safari

After breakfast, we head back to Antananarivo, stopping for lunch at the famous Reptile and Butterfly farm. The capital of Madagascar is also called the ‘City of Thousands’ and it is where the first Madagascar King started to unify the different kingdoms of the island. Embark on a short city orientation tour before you arrive at your Antananarivo hotel in the late afternoon.

Day 07 Mandrare Ifotaka

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be transferred back to Ivato Airport for your 2-hour flight to Fort Dauphin. Upon arrival, you will be met by your local Madagascar guide and will have lunch in Fort Dauphin. From there we head west towards the famous Antandroy Spiny Forest. You will arrive at your luxury safari tented camp in the late afternoon, allowing you to settle into your accommodation and enjoy the breath-taking views of the Mandrare River.

Day 08-09 Mandrare, Ifotaka Safari and excursions

Choose from a multitude of activities at Mandrare River Lodge including an exploration or the Antandroy forest to view ancient tombs on a guided excursion; lemur tracking and bird watching and enjoy a romantic sunset in the setting of the baobab trees of Madagascar.

Day 10 Tour ends in Antananarivo

Drive to Fort Dauphin for your flight to Antananarivo and where this tour of Madagascar ends.

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