On the track of the lemurs

12 days / 11 nights | xxx € per person on a 2 people basis (excluding flights) |

Welcome to the lemurs land. To introduce them to you we have designed a tour just about them.

From forests in the hearts of the great island, to lemurs walking feet in the sand on the splendid island of Nosy Komba. You will sure be captivated!

Departure for Fort Dauphin to lead you to Berenty private reserve to meet the sifaka, the famous dancer lemur with striped tail. For 40 years, this reserve is a scientific research centre of lemur, six different lemur species have been identified there, as well as 103 bird species and a totally endemic flora with its thorn forest.

Then starting again to lead you to one of the most beautiful place in the world, Nosy Komba island with its lemurs reserve.

STRENGTHS
  • The city of Fort Dauphin
  • Berenty Reserve and its lemurs
  • Pereyras reserve
  • Perinet’s big lemurs
  • Nosy Komba and its lemurs park
DAY 1: PARIS – ANTANANARIVO

Reception on arrival of the Paris flight and transfer to your hotel.

DAY 2: ANTANANARIVO – FORT DAUPHIN

Transfer to the airport during the day and flight to Fort Dauphin. Welcome upon arrival, and transfer to your hotel. City tour and visit to the Botanical Garden at Saiadi.

DAY 3: FORT DAUPHIN – BERENTY

Departure for the private reserve of Berenty. Traveling through huge expanses of green and offering a hot and humid climate specific to the East Coast. Crossing the mountainous barrier of Anosy through the Ranopiso mountain pass, and discovering the Deep South semi-arid landscape. Installation at the lodge.

DAY 4: BERENTY

Day to visit the reserve that is well known for its lemurs and birds, the sisal plant, and the Androy museum depicting the Antandroy people in their environment, their daily life and the history of the region showcasing archaeological research.

DAY 5: BERENTY – FORT DAUPHIN

Back to Fort Dauphin. Remainder of the day free.

DAY 6: FORT DAUPHIN – ANTANANARIVO

Transfer to airport and flight back to the capital. Welcome by your guide. Time allowing, opportunity to make a city tour around Tana.

DAY 7: ANTANANARIVO – ANDASIBE

Departure for Andasibe. Discovering the contrasting landscape between Antananarivo and the East Coast, the red brick Merina houses of the highlands and the green forests of the east. Stop on the way to visit Peyreras reserve, a breeding center housing different reptiles, amphibians and mammals … Arrival expected in the afternoon, transfer to hotel.

DAY 8: ANDASIBE

Breakfast at the hotel. Exploring the Special Reserve of Analamazaotra looking for the Indri Indri, the largest lemur. The park also offers lush vegetation showing other wonders of nature such as tree ferns or orchids (depending on the time of year). Visiting the Mantadia National Park in the afternoon.

DAY 9: ANDASIBE – ANTANANARIVO

Visiting the private park of Vakona Forest Lodge in the morning. Transfer to the railway station in the afternoon and embarking on the micheline (depending on feasibility). Departure to Tana at 14:00 for about 5 hours ride. Transfer to hotel on arrival.
Warning: Railway movements are not daily
Antananarivo – Andasibe: Saturday
Andasibe – Antananarivo: Sunday

DAY 10: ANTANANARIVO – NOSY BE – NOSY KOMBA

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Nosy Be. Upon arrival, transfer to the port of Hellville and crossing on a speed boat to Nosy Komba, called “the island of lemurs.” Installation at the lodge. The rest of the day is free.

DAY 11: NOSY KOMBA

Discovering the park with red and black Macaco lemurs, ring-tailed lemurs, snakes, giant tortoises, small radiated tortoises and different bird species. Discovering also local handicrafts such as embroidered tablecloths, lace, wood carvings, shell necklaces …

DAY 12: NOSY KOMBA

Free day in Nosy Komba. Walks and swimming.

DAY 13: NOSY KOMBA – ANTANANARIVO – PARIS

Boat transfer to the port of Nosy Be. Transfer to the airport and flight to Tana. City tour and souvenir shopping at the craft market on the dike road. Day use at a hotel near the airport and flight to Paris in the evening.

INCLUDED
  • Car rental for the following trips:
    • Fort Dauphin – Berenty
    • Antananarivo – Perinet
  • French speaking driver guide
  • Fuel for the entire circuit
  • Accommodation in single or double or triple room in hotels
  • Breakfasts, lunches and dinners as mentioned in the program
  • Entrance and local guides fees at the following sites:
    • Berenty Private Reserve
    • Pereyras  Private Reserve
    • Perinet  National Park
    • Isalo National Park
  • Receptions and ground transfers as provided
  • Visits and excursions as mentioned in the program
  • Tourist tax in hotels
EXCLUDED
  • International and domestic flights as well as relevant airport taxes
  • “Free” activities and services
  • Drinks, tips and extra
  • Visits written in italics or with the marking “opportunities to”
  • Casualty