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Madagascar

Beach & Lemur Package

HIGHLIGHTS

Nosy Be:

Enjoy the spectacular view of the archipelago with direct access to white sandy beaches. See lemur in their natural habitats at lemur island with 4 different species types

Orchid garden:

Visit the Orchid Garden which houses an orchid known as the Darwin Orchid and was first examined by him it is a wax-like flower with a diameter of about 12 cm and scientist are baffled as to which animal pollinates it

 

Andasibe:

Enjoy the spectacular view of the archipelago with  direct access to white sandy beaches

Morezevo:

Visit an exotic park view birdlife and wildlife

DEPARTURE DATES 2018

 

Tour can depart on every day of the week, subject to flight arrival times on the Nosy Be –

Antananarivo flight (day 5).

 

Please note this tour is not recommended from mid-January through to mid-March due to a risk of cyclones in the north.

 

ITINERARY

B = Breakfast       L = Lunch      D = Dinner

 

DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO NOSY BE

You will be met and transferred on arrival in Nosy Be to the Vanila hotel, set along the white sandy beach on the west coast of Nosy Be. Nosy Be, also known as Nosy Manitra -"The scented Island”, brings about fragrances of Ylang Ylang, Frangipani, Vanilla, cocoa, cinnamon and sugar cane. As one of the most popular destinations in Madagascar, Nosy Be has much to offer the visitor: beautiful beaches, views from the peak of Mont Passot, scuba diving and a visit to the Ylang Ylang distillery to name but a few (all optional extras).

 

Accommodation:                         Vanila Hotel (Garden room with en-suite bathroom. Set along the beach, the hotel blends in perfectly to its surrounding landscape of tropical gardens & turquoise sea)

 

DAY 2 – 4: NOSY BE                                                                                                                      B

At Leisure. Excursions are offered to the smaller surrounding islands off Nosy Be, such as Nosy Komba with a chance to view the semi-tame Black Lemurs, Nosy Tanikely for exceptional snorkeling and Scuba diving off the island of Nosy Sakatia.

An organized spice tour may be arranged through the lodge or perhaps a ride into Hell-Ville to visit the bustling daily market - a good place to pick up spices at very reasonable prices. Enjoy  a  sundowner  at  the  tiny  rustic  bar  at  the  top  of  mount  Passot,  taking  in  the breathtaking view of the 7 sacred crater lakes.

Or why not enjoy a sail upon a catamaran under the great Madagascan sun. Fishing and diving trips may also be arranged, or simply just enjoy a cocktail or two on the beach admiring the hues of sunset. All these excursions are optional and for your own expense.

 

Accommodation:                          Vanila Hotel (Garden room with en-suite bathroom)

 

DAY 5: NOSY BE – ANTANANARIVO – ANDASIBE RESERVE                                                        B

After a leisurely breakfast, check out of Vanila hotel and transfer to the airport for your departing flight to Antananarivo.  Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport & will head to Andasibe through the green and luxuriant vegetation of the east.  This first step brings us to the humid part of the country with many primary forests and lakes, and the landscape consists of rice fields, waterfalls, and scarce forest stations. Along the way we will see Merina villages in the rocky mountains.

On arrival check-in to the hotel, and then after 19h00 enjoy a night walk in the area of

Andasibe to observe night active lemurs and other nocturnal animals. Back to hotel where we overnight. (If your flight means you arrive too late to partake in the night walk, it will be done the next evening).

 

Accommodation:                          Vakona Forest Lodge, Andasibe Hotel or similar (bungalows surrounded by the forest, with en-suite bathrooms, and veranda)

DAY 6: NATURAL RESERVE OF ANDASIBE                                                                                    B

   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, you will visit Lemur Island at Vakona Forest Lodge to meet the resident

Lemurs up close! The rest of your afternoon is at leisure – why not take some time to relax by the pool, enjoy a horse ride, or visit the Private Park of Vakona (horse-riding and visit to

Private park are optional extras).

 

 

Accommodation:                       Vakona Forest Lodge, Andasibe Hotel or similar (bungalows surrounded by the forest, with en-suite bathrooms, and veranda)

 

DAY 7: ANDASIBE – ANTANANARIVO                                                                                      B

After breakfast, we head back to Tana, stopping for lunch at the Reptile & Butterfly farm (lunch at own expense).   Continuing onto Tana, you will be taken to your hotel near the airport for your last night in Madagascar.

 

 

Accommodation:                       Le Relais des Plateaux or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, TV)

 

DAY 8: ANTANANARIVO                                                                                                           B

Check out of your hotel & head to Tana airport, for your homeward flight.

End of tour

 

PRE-DEPARTURE INFORMATION

DEPARTURE:

 

When arriving in Nosy Be on Day 1 of the tour 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.

 

ACCOMMODATION:

 

Please note that Madagascar is a country which is in its infancy when it comes to tourism. Accommodation is limited so all the above mentioned accommodation are subject to availability, and we reserve the right to change these using similar accommodation of the same standards.

 

TRANSPORT (TANA – ANDASIBE-TANA):

 

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 time of enquiry.

 

VISAS:

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 115’000 Ariary (around 35 €). 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 return date.

 

 

TRAVEL INSURANCE:

 

Please note that travel and cancellation insurance is mandatory for every guest travelling with Jenman Madagascar 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.

MAKING YOUR TRAVELS MEANINGFUL:

The Grow Africa Foundation (163-738 NPO) is the responsible tourism initiative started by Jenman African Safaris and Hideaways. The focus of Grow Africa is to make a positive impact on the environment, society and economy in the places we travel to. We do this by instigating and supporting local social and environmental projects.

 

QUICK FACTS

 

Tour type:

Private Lodge Package

Meals:

7 x Breakfast

 

Duration:

 

8 days

 

Start:

End:

 

Nosy Be

Antananarivo

Vehicle:

Car 2 – 3 people

Minivan 4 – 8 people

Bus 10 + people

 

 

 

 

Country

visited:

Madagascar

Group Size:

Min. 1 / Max. 10

 

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