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8 Day | Madagascar Wildlife

Country Madagascar
Theme Family Fun; Remote; Active - Moderate
Time of Year January - December; Savings Season: Dec-Mar
Budget From $3,795
Duration 8 Days

This itinerary focuses on the unusual natural history of Madagascar, which is located off the southeast coast of Africa and offers one of the most interesting regions for unique flora and fauna. Because of its isolation is has over millions of years formed a natural history habitat for many species, where evolution took a different route. Flights are included Johannesburg / Madagascar / Johannesburg.

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Day 01

Fly Johannesburg to Antananarivo

Fly from Johannesburg to Antananarivo (Tana), the lively Malagasy capital in the Central Highlands. At the airport our English-speaking Malagasy agents will meet and assist you with formalities. Transfer to the Hotel. Overnight Palissandre Hotel.

Day 02


Transfer to the Ivato airport and fly to Fort Dauphin (Taolanaro), on the far Southeast coast. From here you will be taken directly to the Berenty Reserve, a four hour drive inland, from Fort Dauphin. Along the route you will get the chance to look at an Antanosy graveyard; then a slope covered with Triangular palms in the transition zone and finally, in the spiny desert, you’ll see endemic Baobabs and remote Antandroy villages. You will see plenty of friendly Lemurs. Overnight Berenty Lodge.

Day 03


Whole day to enjoy the Reserve. Berenty also offers great birding, as well as interesting reptiles and invertebrates. The spiny desert flora is remarkable plus there is also dry gallery woodland. A torch is useful for observing nocturnal fauna. Overnight Gite de Berenty Lodge.

Day 04


Transfer back to Fort Dauphin and check in for your flight to Antananarivo. Private transfer to Perinet reserve (3 1/2 hours by road. Picturesque scenery en route. Again a torch is useful here for any night walks looking for nocturnal wildlife in the rainforest. Overnight stay at the Vakona Lodge or Mantadia Lodge.

Day 05


Whole day to explore Perinet’s rainforest. To get the most out of your visit here it is best to start early as this is when the birds and wildlife are most active.The trails are not difficult to manage and forest guides speak good English. If lucky you will see Grey Bamboo Lemur, Red-fronted Brown Lemur, Blue Coua, Velvet Asity and perhaps Nuthatch Vanga. You will also discover reptiles like the Malagasy Tree Boa and Parson’s Chameleon. Orchids and other epiphytes festoon the trees. Overnight at the Vakona Lodge or Mantadia Lodge.

Day 06


Today you can visit the nearby primary rainforest of Mantadia National Park, where the Perinet guides are used to taking visitors. This is more challenging terrain, less developed with steep paths in places but you can do as much as you feel comfortable with. The primary rainforest here is spectacular and wildlife includes Diadems Sifaka, Black-and-White Ruffed Lemurs and birds like Brown Mesite, Pitta-like and Scaly Ground-rollers, Brown Emutail and Madagascar Blue Pigeon. Overnight at Vakona Lodge or Mantadia Lodge.

Day 07


Morning in Perinet before returning to Antananarivo by road in the afternoon. Overnight stay at the Palissandre Hotel.

Day 08

Fly Antananarivo to Johannesburg

Transfer to the airport for return flight to Johannesburg.

Safari Pricing Details

2021 Land/Air Arrangements

Flights are included Johannesburg/Madagascar/Johannesburg. Single Supplement - Please Request.

Based on 2 people traveling

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From $3,995

Based on 4 people traveling

per person sharing

From $3,795

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