Madagascar northeast offers fabulous rainforests and breathtaking landscapes, where we go in search for the delightful lemurs and camouflaged chameleons.
We head off the beaten path and explore Madagascar northeast best-kept secrets. The extraordinary Red and Grey Tsingy (limestone formation) that are so intriguing and takes a fabulous photograph! From beautiful beaches and pristine waterways to lush rainforests with orchids and weirdly wonderful creatures. This compact adventure showcases Madagascar’s famous Northern tip and its beautiful east coast.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Tana (Antananarivo) – Madagascar|
5 November 2023 – 18 November 2023
|DURATION||14 days/13 nights all inclusive|
|PRICES per person||
AU$7,450 twin share rate
AU$8,150 single rate
|GROUP SIZE||4 to 12 Guests|
Arrive Tana (Antananarivo) Madagascar’s capital. On arrival in Tana you will be met at the airport and transferred to our group hotel. D
We fly from Tana to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), in the extreme north and are taken by 4WD’s south of Diego to Black Lemur Lodge where we will be staying for the next 2 nights. In the late afternoon we will take a trek in search of the Black Perrier’s sifaka. The following day we visit Ankarana National Reserve. Here we find the impressive grey tsingy (limestone pinnacles) which are surrounded by dry deciduous forest. Its dense forests support one of the largest and least disturbed populations of crowned lemurs. Keep an eye out for northern sportive lemur, dwarf lemurs and ring-tailed mongoose. B,L,D
After an early breakfast, we head towards Montagne d’Ambre (Amber Mountain), with a detour to visit the “Tsingy rouge” (Red Tsingy), which provides a wonderful spectacle of sculptured coloured sands shaped by the wind and rain. Depending on the time we can take a walk down into the canyon to see the red tsingy up close. B,L,D
These 2 days are dedicated to exploring the Amber Mountain National Park. Established in 1958. This massif rises from the surrounding dry region forming an isolated stretch of montane rainforest covering an area of 18.200 hectares at altitudes between 800m and 1470m. The park offers great biodiversity: a huge tropical forest with endemic fauna and flora, luxuriant vegetation and many waterfalls and volcanic lakes. The climate is perfect, and the cool air refreshing after the heat of the lowlands. The dominant ethnic groups in this area are the Sakavala and the Antankarana. A large number of animal & reptile species inhabit the NP along with: Sanford’s brown lemur, crowned lemur, lesser bamboo lemur and five species of nocturnal lemurs. B,L,D
After breakfast we drive to Diego Suarez and have a look at the port town with its wide streets, old colonial-era buildings, and buzzy atmosphere. We take an early lunch at Mellville Restaurant with its amazing views of the natural bay. Afternoon flight back to Tana.
After breakfast we drive to Andasibe for 2 nights, with a stop in Marozevo to visit the private reserve “Pereyras” – where we’ll have the opportunity for close viewing of some of the island’s most extraordinary reptiles and invertebrates. We continue on to Andasibe NP for a night walk before dinner. the following day we set out to find the star of the park the indri indri; at up to 1m tall, it’s the largest lemur. But there are more than a dozen other lemur species, many endemic birds and more than a hundred orchid species. We will have a full day to explore this amazing region. B,L,D
After breakfast, we drive to Manambato for lunch before transferring to the longboat which takes us along the Pangalanes Canal, a chain of freshwater lakes and lagoons connected by man-made channels to form a 600 km inland waterway. Akanin’ny Nofy (Nest of Dreams), on the white sandy shores of Lake Ampitabe. is where we will spend the next 3 nights. It is a haven of forests, pitcher plants, mangroves and palms. We visit the Palmarium, a private reserve of endemic palms and vanilla bean. Where lemurs, including indri indri, sifakas, crowned lemurs, and the endangered aye-aye, enjoy complete freedom. B,L,D
After breakfast we cruise by boat to the head of the cannel to Tamatave Madagascar’s most important seaport. After lunch we will visit Tamatave’s colourful Bazary Be markets that sells fruit, vegetables, spices, handicrafts and beautiful bouquets of flowers (should you feel the need to brighten up your hotel room). Fly back to Tana. B,L,D
Our final day in Tana before transferring to the airport for your return flight home. B,L
Anglin grow up in Joffre Ville Madagascar at the base of Amber Mountain National Park and is where his love of the natural world began.
He studied hard and completed his secondary schooling and in 1994 he completed a National Tourism course in guiding. He also had the opportunity to work with researches from the University of Michigan who worked on a book called “biodiversity of reptiles and amphibians of Madagascar”.
In 2003 Anglin was again approached by a German company to assist and work on another two books, “A Field guide of the amphibians and reptiles of Madagascar”and “Lemurs of Madagascar”.
Anglin speaks two dialects of Malagasy and is fluent in English and French. In his spare time he enjoys listening to music and taking great pleasure in advising young teens in the community about future career opportunities.
Sue graduated as a veterinary nurse before embarking on a more adventurous life as a professional outdoor guide. Over the past 25 years she has worked as an expedition leader, photographer and tour guide. Throughout that time she has been at the cutting edge of developments in adventure travel, mainly specialising in Antarctica and the High Arctic. Her enthusiasm has taken her to many remote corners of the world, including Madagascar, the Amazon, Africa and the Himalaya. Spending three months living in Grytviken, working for the South Georgia Heritage Trust and was a highlight of Sue’s career. In January, 2015, Sue purchased Adventure Associates and continues to plan even more exciting journeys to remote destinations.
How to Book
To ensure your place on this exciting adventure, please contact us to reserve a place 02 6355 2022 or , then complete the Adventure Associates Booking Form and return to us with your AUD 1000 per person deposit.
|Deposit required per person:||AU$1000 per person|
|Balance due:||75 days prior to departure|
|If booking within 74 days of departure:||Full payment must be made.|
Reservations are established when you receive written confirmation and acceptance of the deposit and Booking Form. Travel insurance is strongly recommended at the time of booking.
Cancellations must be advised in writing to Adventure Associates. Cancellation charges are subject to regulations of airlines, coach and tour operators, hotels and other principals involved. If it is necessary to cancel your arrangements, the following non-refundable charges will apply.
|More than 100 days prior to departure||AU$500 per person|
|Between 99 and 75 days prior to departure||Full loss of deposit per person|
|Between 74 and 31 days prior to departure||75% of tour cost per person|
|On or within 30 days prior to departure||No Refund|
If the cancellation charge is more than your advance payment you remain liable for the difference. For these and other reasons mentioned above you are strongly recommended to take out Travel Insurance. Once the Land Tour has departed there will be no refund for any unused portions of the trip.
Jack was a great guide, very helpful & sorted me out & I got to see everything that I could have wished for. The Iharana resort is beautiful, overlooking the lake with Tsingy in the background. A really lovely trip.
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