Madagascar Wildlife & Beach Holidays
Madagascar Wildlife & Beach Holidays
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Highlights: Antananarivo - Morondava - Andasibe - Antananarivo - Sainte Marie


Other departures: Glasgow - £3965, Edinburgh - £3789, Brimingham - £3959, Manchester - £3959, Bristol - £3845, Norwich - £3949, Southampton - £3869, Newcastle - £3959


Hotels:
Antananarivo - Palissandre Hôtel & Spa 4*
Morondava - Palissandre Cote Ouest Resort & Spa 4*
Andasibe - Vakona Forest Lodge 
Antananarivo - Le Louvre Hôtel & Spa 3*
Sainte Marie - Soanambo Hotel 3.5*


Itinerary:


Day 1: Flight
- International flight to Madagascar.


Day 2: Arrival in Antananarivo
- Arrival at the international airport of Antananarivo. 
- After immigration and customs formalities, meet and greet with your English speaking driver guide. Proceed to money exchange then transfer to the hotel which is situated in the city centre.
- Overnight at Palissandre Hôtel & Spa or similar on half board.


Day 3: Antananarivo – Morondava
- Today, fly to western part of the island to reach Morondava, the largest town situated on the coast of the Mozambique 
Channel. Rest of the day at leisure.
- Overnight at Palissandre Cote Ouest Resort & Spa on half board.


Day 4: Morondava - Day excursion to Kirindy Private Reserve
- Morning drive to the north, to reach the Kirindyforest situated at about 50km north east of Morondava.The kirindy private reserve is one of the most outstanding and threatened wildlife habitats in Madagascar composed by a dry deciduous forest, whose extension has been reduced to 3 per cent of their original extent. 
- Dominated by majestic baobab trees and a forest canopy which make the reserve a very authentic one. After visit, drive back to Morondava, with main stop at the famous baobab avenue to look for an incredible sunset. 
- Overnight at Palissandre Cote Ouest Resort & Spa on half board.


Day 5: Morondava – Antananarivo – Andasibe (Perinet)
- Morning transfer to the airport and fly back to Antananarivo. 
Then at arrival, drive straight to the eastern part of the island to reach the humid rainforest near the coast of Madagascar if the flight is in the afternoon. 
- After about 4 hours, check in at the lodge and begin an evening expedition into Vakona Lodge Park. 
- Overnight at Vakona Forest Lodge on half board.


Day 6: Andasibe (Perinet) 
- After breakfast, enjoy a morning expedition; walkinto the special reserve of Analamazaotra. This part of the forest, is famous for its population of Indri lemurs which are the largest living lemurs and others species of fauna and flora. 
- After lunch, visit at V.O.I.M.M.A Park, a small interesting reserve within sight of Andasibe train station run by local people. The letter sequence is an abbreviation which means “Local people love and protect the forest “. The reserve is an untouched paradise for endemic animals and plants, where you can spot easily some group of Indris, reptiles and amphibians. After visit, go on for another evening walk to spot night active wildlife.
- Overnight at Vakona Forest Lodge on half board.


Day 7: Andasibe (Perinet) – Antananarivo 
- After breakfast, morning drive back to the highland to the capital.
- At arrival, have lunch at a local restaurant, then drive to the 
Northern part of the city to visit Ambohimanga royal palace to learn about Merina (the central population) kingdom. 
- After visit, drive back in town and check in to the hotel.
- Overnight at Le Louvre Hôtel & Spa or similar on half board.


Day 8: Antananarivo – Sainte Marie 
- Morning transfer to the airport and fly to Sainte Marie
island,rest of the day at leisure on the beach.
- St Marie or Nosy Boraha is a narrow granitic island in the eastern coast of Madagascar. It is composed of a mainisland and several small islets. Its lush vegetation interspersed with many small villages, the kilometrical sandy beaches shaded by coconut palms, its bays and coves protected by coral reefs have turned this tropical dream island into one of the most popular beach spots Madagascar has to offer.
- Overnight at Soanambo Hotel on half board.


Day 9 – 10: Sainte Marie
- Days at leisure.
- Many activities can be organized directly with hotel: 
you can enjoy excursion to discover history and cultural sites of Sainte Marie Island through places of legend such as The Museum of Queen Betty or the first Roman Catholic Church of Madagascar, visit the pirate cemetery, etc.
- You can enjoy an unforgettable day excursion for a whale Safari during their season migration from July to September
- At leisure on the beach. 
- Overnight at Soanambo Hotel on half board.


Day 11: Sainte Marie – Antananarivo 
- Depending on your flight schedule, transfer to the airport to take flight back toTana. Rest of the day at leisure. 
- Overnight at Le Louvre Hôtel & Spa or similar on half board.


Day 12: Antananarivo - Out
- Day use of room at the hotel, then transfer to the airport for your exit flight.
- Day use of room at Le Louvre Hôtel & Spa.



Offer Includes

  • Flights from London with Air Mauritius
  • Airport taxes
  • 11 nights accommodation at chosen hotels as per itinerary in a Double Room / Bungalow
  • All transfers to and from the airport
  • Driver and English speaking guide during Kirindy excursion
  • All parks, reserves, visits entrance fees with local forest guides at each park

Meal Plans

  • Half Board