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Discover Masoala and Nosy Mangabe in Madagascar

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 6 - 8 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 20 people
Destination(s): Madagascar  
Specialty Categories: National Parks  
Season: April - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 550 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1000 Euro (EUR)

Heading to the North East is taking us to Masoala National Park, and Nosy Mangabe, the country's largest national parks, housing many animal species unique to Madagascar, being the largest protected area, containing impressive rainforest of fauna and flora, with 102 species of birds, 60% of which endemic, not to mention the Madagascar red owl, and the Serpent Eagle previously thought to be extinct but rediscovered; 10 species of lemurs including the red-ruffed lemur, the hairy eared dwarf lemur, abounding with geckos, and chameleons as well as numerous species of rare butterflies and fish ignored by scientist. In addition, three marine reserves are designed to protect the peninsula's pristine coral reef systems. The small island of Nosy Mangabe, a special reserve is home to the Aye Aye, an eerie species of lemur with an elongated middle finger, used to pull grubs and insects from wood. Besides, Humpback whales take a shelter at the vicinity of Bay of Antongil between the island and the mainland to engage in courtship and give birth to their young and evidently visible from the park's coastline.

Itinerary:
Day 1: Tana.
While arriving at Ivato international airport in Antananarivo (Tana for short), meet Ortour representative, and then transfer to your hotel for check-in and overnight at the hotel du Louvre (Top) or Chalet des Roses (high-midrange),Hotel Brajas (high-midrange), in BB.

Day 2: Tana - Maroantsetra - Nosy Mangabe.
Transfer to the airport and take the flight to Maroantsetra ,upon arrival leave Maroantsetra by boat to Nosy Mangabe Special Reserve, a small island (520 ha) covered in humid thick forest. Despite this island's remote natural beauty, four lemur species (black and white ruffled lemur, brown lemur, aye aye, mouse lemur), two of which are nocturnal, can be found on Nosy Mangabe. This is one of the places where you can find the Uroplatus, a well camouflaged gecko species and other bizarrely looking lizard. Nosy Mangabe also shelters the world's smallest chameleon, the tiny Brookesia, as well as other rare species like the Aye-Aye. Overnight in Camping in full-board.

Day 3: Nosy Mangabe - Masoala.
Depart in a fast motor boat going to Masoala National park around 2 hours ride. Masoala is actually a complex of protected areas of 240,520 ha. It has four terrestrial parcels and three marine parcels. It is classified among the world natural heritage sites of the Atsinananaforests. The Masoala complex, the Masoala Park and the special reserve of Nosy Mangabeare the biggest protected areas of Madagascar. We can find islets of the forests or rocks, coral reefs, narrow strips of mangrove forest.Masoala is among the richest regions on biodiversity. We can find 50% of species of the plants of Madagascar and more than 50% of the species of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles recorded here. Overnight at Chez Arol Lodge or at the hotel Tampolo Lodge (midrange) or at the hotel Dounia Lodge (top) in FB.

Day 4: Visit Masoala Park.
A full day visit at the park in search of local endemic fauna and flora. There are 102 species of birds; more than 60% are endemic. Among the ten species of lemurs of the park, four are part of the category of the primates considered as the most threatened. Among the carnivores, Masoala is the only place where the Brown-tailed mongoose has been observed since the 1970. This species is the least known of the Malagasy carnivores. The Humpback whale, the big dolphin and the belly pink dolphin make their home in Masoala peninsula. Reptiles, batrachians, and marine turtles can be found there as well. Overnight at Chez Arol Lodge or at the hotel Tampolo Lodge (midrange) or at the hotel Dounia Lodge (top) in FB

Day 5: Masoala - Maroantsetra - Tana.
After breakfast, take the boat back to Maroantsetra. And then, we transfer you to the airport to take a flight back to Tana. Overnight at the hotel du Louvre (Top) or Chalet des Roses (high-midrange), Hotel Brajas (high-midrange), in BB.

Day 6: Tana - Fly home.
Transfer to the airport and fly home.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Prices:

Top/per Person:
- One Person 1000€
- 2 Persons 850 € / per person
- 4 Persons 700 € / per person
- 6 Persons 620 € / per person
- 8 Pax more 590€ / per person.

Mid range/per Person:
- One Person 900€ / per person
- 2 Person 750€ / per person
- 4 Person 680€ / per person
- 6 Person 560€ / per person
- 8 Pax more 550€ / per person.

Price Includes:
- 4WD with driver who speaks English or Tour guide and driver
- Hotel and breakfast
- Fuel
- Entrance fee to the park
- Boat from Maroantsetra to Masoala and to Nosy Manga be and back to Maroantsetra
- Driver’s meals and his accommodation
- Local guide in Masoala, Nosy Mangabe.
- Full board during the camping
- Tax
- Car Insurance only
- Transfers.

Price Excludes:
- Tips
- Local guide
- Drinks
- Lunch
- Dinner
- Internal flight ticket
- Other activities not mentioned above.

About This Supplier
Location: Madagascar
Joined InfoHub: Apr 2009

M19384 is a special tour company. M19384 has been helping many tourists since 1996 by arranging different tour schedules, rent a car, river-trips, and flight booking. M19384 is famous for the flexibility: - You can choose to be in a luxurious type of tour - Normal tour - Budget tour which is cheaper. You are...

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