June 27, 2019 nam@blt

THE ISLAND OF PASSION: MADAGASCAR

Boy, oh, boy, Madagascar is so unspoiled and spectacular. Having developed in isolation—the island broke away from the main continent of Africa around 180 million years ago—Madagascar is unlike any other part of the continent. Lemurs, interesting peaks with vertical rock formations, incredible biodiversity, the avenue of Baobabs and Andaside are some of the reasons to visit the unique island of true passion.

8 nights/9 days itinerary made for YOU!!!

Discover MADAGASCAR with our Charm & Luxury Tour, an authentic insight.

Exploring the rainforest of Andasibe to meet the largest Lemurs of Madagascar. Ending at Anjajavy Le Lodge, home of lemurs, birds and other animal species; a fermented session on the quiet and magical relaxing beaches.

This itinerary covers everything which interest people in Madagascar: nature, diurnal and nocturnal wildlife, landscape, culture, sharing experience with villagers, beach, water and underwater activities …

Day 1 Antananarivo

Meet at the airport of Antananarivo, the Capital of Madagascar; transfer to the hotel for a one-night stay.

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Day 2: Antananarivo – Andasibe

After breakfast, drive to Andasibe, where the scenery is absolutely breath-taking. In Mandraka, make a brief visit to the reptile Farm.

You are at the edge of the deep rainforest in Perinet (also called Andasibe). Your cottages are comfortable and rather a surprise to find so far away from home.

Check in, have dinner, and then join us on an evening walk into the rainforest to hopefully catch a glimpse of the nocturnal wildlife (perhaps a dwarf lemur or chameleon, maybe a fossa   if you are lucky, or maybe more if you are very lucky).  Either way, it is a wonderful experience to be in the deep rainforest as you listen to the night sounds and walk with an experienced guide.

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Day 3 Andasibe

Early start to hike into the forest of Analamazaotra Special Reserve, one of the easiest parks to visit, to see the Indri, the biggest lemur in Madagascar, these animals are monogamous, and do not live in captivity anywhere in the world.

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The area is also home to grey bamboo lemurs and brown lemurs, these lemurs are very shy. As well as Parson’s chameleons which can exceed half a meter in length, the Madagascar tree boa, and numerous birds including the Madagascar blue pigeon, the Madagascar paradise flycatcher, the blue vanga and the Madagascar buzzard.   This is a very relaxed and easy hike through the reserve.

Continue on visiting Andasibe village that allow you to connect with the local people and to discover the daily life.

Return to the hotel for lunch and an amazing visit to Lemur Island, which is right on the property.  This is a refuge for 44 lemurs which had been kept as pets. The owner of Vakona Forest Lodge took the lemurs in and created this oasis for them, enjoy the visit, be close to lemurs.  Take a boat across a very small stream – and be greeted by black and white ruffled, and common brown lemurs. The guide will have plenty of bananas and unbelievably, friendly lemurs sit on the top of your head or ride around on your shoulders – as long as you have a piece of banana for them…

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Day 4 Andasibe – Antananarivo

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Morning drive to the capital.

Afternoon visit the city, Tana with people in an amazing variety of African, Indian and western garb, and streets choked with all manner of motorized, human-powered, and animal-driven transport.  It is a city of very faded glory that still shows signs of a more prosperous past.  There are also beautiful villas covered by tumbling bougainvillea, palm-lined avenues, Anosy Lake crowned by blooming jacaranda in October, wonderful restaurants and great shopping:  Tana does not leave anyone indifferent.

At the end of the day, enjoy a beautiful sundowner and a nice view of Antananarivo at Lokanga Boutique.

Day 5 Antananarivo – Anjajavy

Early morning transfer at the airport to catch the regular flight to Anjajavy Le Lodge (Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday), a beautiful place with bright sunny skies all year round.

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Anjajavy le Lodge (contact@anjajavy.com)

Located in the North West coast of Madagascar, on a peninsula.  Anjajavy Le Lodge is surrounded by creeks and magical beaches, to relax with sweet dream. This property is one of Relais & Chateaux member.

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Anjajavy le Lodge (contact@anjajavy.com)

Day 6 – Day 7 – Day 8 Anjajavy Le Lodge

Enjoy your free days at Anjajavy Le Lodge. Enjoy the journey to the fullest; explore the beautiful beaches and the wonderful coral reef to your heart’s content.

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Day 9   Anjajavy – Antananarivo 

Return flight to Antananarivo.

For this last day in the Capital city of Madagascar, you can choose to go to Lisy Art Gallery, or visit one of the local markets places to look for souvenirs and bargains, from this market, you can head over to a private park, the Croc’Farm, not far from the airport, not only home of the huge Nile crocodiles, the biggest predator of Madagascar, but also some animal species and various plants and flowers from Madagascar.

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The pleasant garden restaurant Coco d’Iles Taverne next to the lake serves all kind of crocodile specialties.

Simple things that make your trip in Madagascar memorable!

Appreciate the famous Malagasy hospitality. Enjoy a memorable experience of simple things like a local cooking. We want you to savor the authentic local products, get the pleasure to prepare and to cook it together.

Making experience of a local art, to get keen sense of what is artisan work looks like, make it yourself and get a story to tell with the handmade bracelet or other items you proudly wear, or the gift for your friends or family.

What better way to end a great day than with a delectable private beach BBQ on a wonderful evening!

Enjoy the visit at Vakona Forest Lodge, the only place where you can touch and feed a lemur!

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Discovering a people with incredible ancestral culture and customs

Your stay in the heart of the village will be an opportunity for you to discover this people with incredible ancestral culture and customs. Your evenings will be punctuated by strong times with the villagers; you will have the chance to participate in tromba, the invocation of ancestors and kilalaky, traditional dance.

 

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