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MADAGASCAR TRAVEL COMPANY:

Lot 512 E 43 Tsarasaotra
Antsirabe 110
Madagascar

Contact: frank@madafocus.be

Mobile: +261 (0) 32 05 087 51

 

RCS Antsirabe : 2014 B 00025

NIF : 4 001 617 466

STAT : 79901 12 2014 0 00640

License:

043-13/MINTOUR/SG/DGDT/DAIT/SAT


Madagascar Travel Company does its very best to meet with everyone’s expectations. Whether you’re honeymooners, adventurers or come in a group, we develop tailor made trips taking your specific needs and desires into account. To give you an idea of what to expect of the possibilities, please check here below.

 

During the comfortable trips we stay at luxurious hotels and travel at a relaxed pace. When on a more adventurous trip our guests stay in comfortable hotels as well as in local huts or in tents on a campground. All activities described in our ‘comfortable’ trips are possible to do for people with an average physical condition, while some activities of the ‘adventurous’ trips require you are in better than average shape.

 

Southern Comfort

 

DAY 1             Arrival Antananarivo

Up on arrival in the capital we pick you up at the airport and bring you to a comfortable hotel in the city centre. – Hotel Chalet des Roses –

 

DAY 2             To Andasibe (East)

After a good night’s rest and a sturdy breakfast you leave in our 4 wheel drive on a 3 to 4 hour trip to Andasibe in the east of the country. The Andasibe – Mantadia NP (better known as Périnet) is home to the biggest of all lemurs, the Indri indri. That evening a walk is planned to give you the opportunity to see nocturnal animals, such as mouse lemurs, chameleons, geckos and tree frogs, in action.  Two nights in the luxurious Vakona Forest Lodge.

 

DAY 3             Andasibe

A professional guide leads you through the park all morning. You will surely see the Indri indri and there’s also a good chance of spotting bamboo lemurs, brown lemurs and the biggest of all chameleons: the Parson’s chameleon. After lunch you can visit a shelter for lemurs located on an island on the hotel grounds, where you get a good chance to photograph some of the animals spotted earlier in the wild.  You’ll see the brown lemur and the black and white ruffed lemur as well as the dancing sifaka. At the other side of the estate there’s a former crocodile farm. In the lake there are still dozens of these prehistoric monsters around.

 

DAY 4             to Antsirabe (South)

A six-hour drive (with stops of course) along the Route National 7 will take you to Antsirabe. It is the capital of the pousse pousse, a type of brightly coloured rickshaw operating solely on manpower. This charming town has some beautiful historical colonial buildings, which make it the perfect place for a stop over on your way to the south. You’ll stay at the beautifully located Résidence Madalief, a very comfortable guesthouse that is part of a Dutch NGO that helps orphans in Madagascar.

 

DAY 5             to Ranomafana

This morning you have the possibility to go on an excursion to a delightful crater lake in the neighbourhood. You will also get a good impression of what country life is like in the area and meet with the locals, which makes this excursion something to never forget. After lunch we will be heading for Ranomafana National Park where we’ll arrive 5 hours later. This evening or the next you’ll get the change to go spot nocturnal animals in the wild. You’ll stay two nights in the luxurious Setam Lodge on a half board basis.

 

DAY 6             Ranomafana

The Ranomafana NP became world famous in the eighties when a new kind of lemur was discovered there: the golden bamboo lemur. A professional guide will lead you through the park in search of this unique animal and other kinds of lemurs. In the afternoon it’s time to enjoy a relaxing bath in the natural hot springs of a nearby spa.

 

DAY 7             to Ambalavao

A four-hour drive takes you to Ambalavao. It’s highly enjoyable to ramble around in the streets of this picturesque fairy tale town. You can also visit a local project where women make paper the traditional way. One night in the very charm full hotel Aux Bougainvillées.

 

DAY 8             to Isalo

On your way to Isalo you will stop in a small NP called NP d’Anja. You’ll go for a short walk to spot ring-tailed lemurs, perhaps the best-known kind of lemur. You will sleep twice in Isalo staying in a very comfortable ranch. – Isalo Ranch (half board) –

 

DAY 9             Isalo

Experts agree Isalo is the most impressive park in the south of this beautiful island. Today you will spend all day exploring this park with its waterfalls, natural swimming pools and adventurous canyons. In the midst of this wilderness you’ll enjoy a beautiful BBQ lunch surrounded by playing ring-tailed and red fronted brown lemurs.

 

DAY 10           to Ifaty

The Route National takes you to Tulear where you’ll take a dirt road to a little coastal town named Ifaty. You will stay here for two nights in a luxurious hotel with an activity centre that organises everything from kite surfing to scuba diving. – Hotel de la Plage –

 

DAY 11           Ifaty

Depending on the season today is a day for snorkelling in a nearby reef or to go whale watching on the ocean. Needless to say Ifaty is also an ideal place to relax after your southern adventure.

 

DAY 12           Tulear – Antananarivo

A one-hour morning flight takes you back to the capital where you’ll spend the night in the same hotel you did the first night or take a night flight back home. In the afternoon you can explore the capital with its bustling Avenue de la Liberté and local markets.