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Madagascar

Andasibe Reserve Package

ANDASIBE RESERVE PACKAGE

 

 

EXPERIENCE ANDASIBE – MANTADIA NATIONAL PARK

 

One of Madagascar’s most famous national parks renowned for its wide variety of orchids and endemic animals such as chameleons, tenrecs, different species of lemurs and more. It is only here, where you can spot Madagascar’s largest lemur – the Indri.

HIGHLIGHTS:

 

Andasibe:

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

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

 

Lemur Island:

See lemur in their natural habitats at lemur island with 4 different species types

Morozevo:

Visit an exotic park view birdlife and wildlife

 

QUICK FACTS

 

Tour type:

Private Lodge Tour

Meals:

2 x Breakfast

 

Duration:

3 days

Vehicle:

Car 2 – 3 people

 

Minivan 4 – 8 people

Start & End:

Antananarivo

 

Bus 10 + people

 

Country visited:

Madagascar

Group Size:

Min. 1* / Max. 10 

 

 

DEPARTURE DATES 2018

 

Every day of the week, but please note this tour is not recommended during February & early March due to heavy rainfalls.

 

ITINERARY

B – Breakfast       L – Lunch              D – Dinner

DAY 1: ANTANANARIVO – ANDASIBE                                                        

Arrival in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar, where you will be met in the morning at the airport or at your hotel, depending on required collection point. After a brief driving tour around Tana, we will drive 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. We stop for lunch at the Reptile & Butterfly farm, finally arriving to Andasibe between 15h00 and 17h00.

Check-in to the hotel, and then at approximately 19h00 we enjoy a night walk within the Andasibe area to observe night active lemurs and other nocturnal animals.

 

Classic Accommodation:            Grace Lodge or similar (bungalows with en-suite bathrooms and veranda)

 

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

DAY 2: 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, 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.

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).

 

Classic Accommodation:            Grace Lodge or similar (bungalows with en-suite bathrooms, and veranda)

 

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

 

DAY 3: ANDASIBE – ANTANANARIVO                                                                          B         

After breakfast, we head back to Tana, where your lemur experience comes to an end.

 


 PRE-DEPARTURE INFORMATION

DEPARTURE:

When arriving in Antananarivo in the morning of day 1 of the tour you will be picked up from the airport and will embark on your tour. Should you arrive prior to day 1, we can arrange pre tour accommodation for you & you would then be picked up from your hotel on the morning of day 1. (Pick up time will be confirmed on arrival).

 

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:

Transport will depend on the size of the group:

  • A small car for 2 - 3 people

  • A minivan for 4 - 6 - 8 people

  • A bus for 10 people or more

 

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.

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