Day 1: Tana
Arriving at Ivato international airport, clear customs and meet our representative; transfer to hotel Chalet des Roses (mid range) or Tana Hotel (top) for overnight.
Day 2: Tana - Andasibe
Drive from Tana to Andasibe (3 hours), the national park of Mantadia is in the Alaotra Mangoro. It is known for its rare orchids that bloom in the forest, Indri indri that can be observed all year round, its magnificent water falls and the famous cultural rituals of the inhabitants of its surrounding. Mantadia and the Special Reserve of Indri of Analamazaotra form the complex Andasibe Mantadia. Overnight at Vakona Forest Lodge (top) or the Hotel Feon’ny Ala (mid range)
Day 3: Visit the park Analamazaotra and Mantadia - Tana
Visit the two reserves. The forest of the Mantadia Park accommodates a lot of animals which assure their perpetuity at the same time. 108 species of birds are known in the park, some of which play a role in the survival of plants like Terpsiphone mutata. We can also find 14 species of lemurs in there, 51 species of reptiles Boa, the famous Boa manditra and 84 species of amphibian. The ecosystem of Mantadia depends on its lower-case letters animals: They are the pollinisateurs of the plants of flowers, the recyclers of the nourishing elements of soil and the organic garbage. In the food chain, the bugs are the food of many birds and mammals. The forests of Mantadia are the domains of the lianas and épiphytes as the orchids, the mosses and the ferns. The orchids are very varied with more than a hundred species inventoried. After the visit ,drive back to Tana, overnight at the hotel le Chalet des Roses (mid range) or Tana Hotel (top).
Day 4: Tana - Fort Dauphin - Berenty
Take an early morning flight to Fort Dauphin. Upon arrival at southern tip of Madagascar, direct transfer to Berenty Reserve (3 hours drive). Berenty is a privately-owned reserve that lies about 80 km from Fort Dauphin (Taolagnaro). It is among the most tourist-oriented destinations in Madagascar. There are species of plants which serve as habitat for a variety of wildlife. More than 100 ring-tailed lemurs are in the reserve; the dancing sifakas are the most interesting animals to spot in Berenty. The trails are flat and broad, the wildlife (most people come for the lemurs) is friendly and abundant, and the facilities are up to Western standards (if you leave your door or windows open you may have lemurs come into your room for a visit). Giant Coua is one of the endemic birds in Berenty. There are other species of birds and lemurs, especially those active at night, including the white-footed sportive lemur, the tiny mouse lemur.
Overnight at Berenty Lodge (Top).
Day 5: Berenty
A full day visit at the reserve with walks along the wide, well swept paths. The lemur Catta Maki known as the ring-tailed lemurs, are very friendly and seem very happy for photographs. Sifakas are also the main attraction due to their beautiful dancing performances, as well as some red fronted brown lemurs, which were introduced to Berenty. At night, look for white-footed sportive lemur, Grey mouse lemur, the newly recognized red-and-grey mouse lemur. Walking through the reserve will also grant you the opportunity of seeing some of the 103 bird species, 56 of which breed here, and observe many prolific reptiles (various chameleons species, lizards, the endangered radiated and spider tortoises and the Madagascar ground boa). Overnight at Berenty Lodge.
Day 6: Berenty - Fort dauphin
After breakfast, drive back to Fort dauphin, spend the rest of the afternoon on the beach. Overnight at Hotel Lavasoa (high - mid range) or hotel Croix du Sud (top).
Day 7: Fort dauphin - Tana
Return to the airport for flight back to Tana, transfer to hotel Chalet des Roses(midrange) or to Tana Hotel (top) for overnight.
Day 8: Fly Home. Transfer to the Airport and fly home.
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