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Canoeing Down the Manambolo

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 11 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 20 people
Destination(s): Madagascar  
Specialty Categories: Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting   National Parks  
Season: April - November
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 880 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2100 Euro (EUR)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Tana.

Arriving at Ivato international airport, clear customs and meet our representative for transfer to the Hotel Chalet des Roses (midrange) or Tana Hotel (top) for overnight.

Day 2: Tana - Ampefy.

Leave Tana and drive to Ampefy, stop at Lemur’s Park where you could find 13 species of lemurs. After the visit, continue driving toward Ampefy which is located along the Shore of Itasy Lake. The lake of Itasy is the third largest lake in the island which is situated about 126km west of Tana. Also, Itasy is recognized for its lakes, rivers, beautiful waterfalls, etc. Stay at Auberge au Belle Vue (midrange) or the hotel Kavita (midrange).

Day 3: Ampefy - Tsiroanimandidy.

Half day visit in the surrounding and leave Ampefy to Tsiroanimandidy where the plane is waiting for you to get to Ankavandra. Overnight Hotel La piscina (mid range) or the hotel Manambolo (mid range).

Day 4: Tsiroanimandidy - Ankavandra.

Fly to Ankavandra and then continue by a dugout canoe through a fabulous landscape. At night Camping

Days 5-7: Camping.

You will be enjoying 3 days of camping in hope to see the marvellous scenery of Manambolo river, deep red-orange in color from eroded sediment, descending through a largely deforestated landscape with magnificent colorful sandstone cliff and covering dry deciduous forest and canyons as well where lemurs such as the Decken’s sifaka and the red-fronted brown lemur may be seen coming down to drink at the river's edge and on trees along the ridge line. In the lower part of the canyon, the river loses its current and becomes a pool. Windy conditions, especially in the afternoon, can make paddling this stretch a bit of a workout. Three nights camping.

Day 8: Tsingy of Bemaraha.

Arrival at the Tsingy, Tsingy of Bemaraha is 152 000 hectares (66 630 hectares of which have national park status) is one of the largest protected areas in Madagascar. Bemaraha is a vast forest of rugged and eroded karst pinnacles. There are about 90 species of birds, 8 species of reptiles and 11 species of lemurs. Overnight at the Hotel Orchidée de Bemaraha (midrange and top) or Vazimba Hotel (top).

Day 9: Visit at the Tsingy.

Full day visit at both small Tsingy and big Tsingy. Bemaraha is a high spot of endemism and diversity. The scientists estimate that the general endemism of this park is 86,7% and the Eco-regional one is 47%. 11 species of lemurs are listed from there, five families of Bats, 103 species of bird species. The index of the reptiles and amphibians is as large as Bemaraha possesses 34 species that are all endemic. These are just a first taste of your discoveries. There is a broad canyon which is crossed by a swinging suspension bridge. Amid all this grey are splashes of green from the Pachypodiums and other succulents. And there is plenty of wildlife too, expecting to see long eared owls perched on a branch. In the forests there are troops of Decken’s sifaka and red fronted brown lemurs. Overnight at the Hotel Orchidée de Bemaraha (midrange and top) or Vazimba Hotel (mid range and top).

Day 10: Tsingy - Morondava.

Quit the Tsingy and drive to Morondava, an hour stop at the babaob alley during the sunset which is good opportunity to take photos. Overnight at Renala Sable d’Or (midrange / Top) or Hotel Baobab café (mid range and top).

Day 11: Morondava -Tana.

This day, we take a flight to get to Tana, our final destination before flying back home.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.


Top/per Person
- one person 2100 Euros
- 2 Persons 1250 Euros
- 3 Persons 1180 Euros
- 4 Pax more 940 Euros.

Mid Range/per Person
- One Person 1950 Euros
- 2 Person 1180 Euros
- 3 Person 1000 Euros
- 4 Pax more 880 Euros.

Price Includes:

- Hotel and breakfast
- Transfer from Tana - Ampefy - Tsiroanomandidy
- 4WD Morondava Tsingy back and forth
- Fuel
- Full board during the camping
- Dugout canoe
- Entrance fee to the park
- Driver’s meals and his accommodation
- Tour guide who speaks English
- Tax
- Car Insurance only
- Transfers
- Internal flight ticket (Tsiroanimandidy - Ankavandra)
- Picnic lunch at the Tsingy.

Price Excludes:

- Tips
- Lunch and dinner (in the restaurant)
- Tips
- Local guide
- Drinks
- Internal flight ticket (Morondava - Tana)
- Other activities which are not mentioned above.