DAY 1: ANTANANARIVO
Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight at GRAND URBAN HOTEL, or similar.
DAY 2: ANTANANARIVO – FORT DAUPHIN
After breakfast, fly to Fort Dauphin (not included), on the south-eastern coast of Madagascar. You will be met and driven west towards Antandroy Spiny Forest. Your journey takes you through the rice paddies of the eastern seaboard over the lush tropical plateau to the arid region of “spiny forest”. Three nights at MANDRARE RIVER CAMP. (B, L, D)
DAYS 3 – 4: MANDRARE RIVER CAMP
Activities include a trip to the sacred Antandroy forest to view the lemurs and birds, watching the sun set at the Baobabs, night walks, a trip to the giant sand dunes of Lake Anony and a visit to a local village. (B, L, D)
DAY 5: MANDRARE RIVER CAMP – MANAFIAFY
This morning you will be transferred to Fort Dauphin in time for lunch then continue on through plantations of mango, citrus, pineapples and bananas to the ocean coast and Manafiafy. Three nights at MANAFIAFY BEACH AND RAINFOREST LODGE. (B, L, D)
DAYS 6 – 7: MANAFIAFY
Activities include canoeing, day and night walks in the rainforest to see various species of lemur, snorkeling in the bay and seasonal whale watching from the observation tower. (B, L, D)
DAY 8: DEPART ANTANANARIVO
Today, you will be transferred to Fort Dauphin airport for your flight back to Antananarivo (not included), which will mark the end of your tour. (B)
• 7 nights accommodation on a twin share basis
• Meals as indicated (B, L, D)
• All meals, soft drinks, beers and scheduled lodge activities at Mandrare and Manaiafy
• Airport transfers
• Park fees and community/ environmental levies
• Services of English speaking guide
For tailor-made itineraries or enquiries…
Set in the shade of tamarind trees along the banks of the Mandrare River, the secluded Mandrare River Camp offers seven ensuite tents. Enjoy meals in the private atmosphere of your own terrace or in the open dining area with a view of the nearby riverbank. Activities include day and night walks, 4WD trips, birding and cultural visits.
Set on a tranquil stretch of sand on Madagascar’s idyllic south-eastern coast, the intimate lodge hosts five thatched luxury bungalows. Other features include indoor and outdoor seating areas, ocean views, sun loungers and a fireplace. Guests can enjoy a continental breakfast served at the public dining area or at the private terrace. In their free time guests can also go canoeing, go for rainforest walks and motorboat trips.
In the heart of Antananarivo lies the Grand Hotel Urban, a four-star hotel boasting delectable cuisine, sublime views from the rooftop bar and a wellness centre for when the relaxation becomes all too much. This boutique hotel offers accommodation in 45 rooms, all spacious in an airy, crisp modern style.