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Tsingy de Bemaraha & Kirindy - 7D/6N Extension

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SINGLE SHARE OPTIONS (if available)
If you are traveling alone and wish to share a room, we will make every effort to find you a roommate of the same gender, in which case you will not have to pay the single supplement fee. The single supplement will be charged until we are able to confirm a roommate for you. If we are able to match you with a roommate, the single supplement will be refunded. In the event that we cannot find a share for you, you will be required to pay the single supplement fee.

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Madagascar

Tsingy de Bemaraha & Kirindy - 7D/6N Extension

Destinations

  • Tana (Antananarivo)
  • Kirindy Private Reserve
  • Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park
  • Baobab Avenue
  • Morondava

Highlights

  • Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park (UNESCO) World Heritage Site including both "Little Tsingy" and "Great Tsingy"-
  • Kirindy Private Reserve - The best place to see cat-like fossa and 7 species of lemurs including Madame Berthe's mouse lemur, the world's smallest primate!
  • Manambolo River – Canoe through a magical gorge, with caves of stalactites and stalagmites and the otherworldly Vazimba Tombs
  • Baobob Avenue – These magnificent trees are Madagascar’s most famous national monument

Itinerary at a Glance

  • DAY 1 Tana
  • DAY 2 Kirindy Private Reserve
  • DAY 3 Kirindy / Bekopaka
  • DAY 4-5 Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park
  • DAY 6 Bekopaka / Morondava (Baobob Avenue)
  • DAY 7 Return to Tana

Tsingy de Bemaraha & Kirindy - 7D/6N Extension

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Antananarivo

Upon arrival in Antananarivo from Andasibe, transfer to your hotel.

Overnight at Colbert Hotel.

Day 2 Kirindy Private Reserve

Kirindy is a dry deciduous forest on the west coast of Madagascar, and the best place to see a variety of endemics including the cat-like fosa, Madagascar’s largest carnivore, and 7 species of lemurs including Madame Berthe’s mouse lemur, the world’s smallest primate. The gorgeous Labord’s chameleon and Oustalet’s chameleon are also found here.

Transfer to Antananarivo airport, fly to Morondava with Air Madagascar regular flight. Upon arrival, drive to Kirindy Forest (60 Km / 2h ) Enjoy the rest of the day exploring this private reserve.

Wild Planet Exclusive: Night Hike for Fossa & Other Nocturnals

Night hike inside the private reserve for nocturnal species.

Overnight Relais Du Kirindy Lodge.

Day 3 Kindry/Bekopaka

4WD expedition to reach Bekopaka (140 Km /7h ), crossing the Tsiribihina river and then the Manambolo river by ferry.

Overnight Soleil Des Tsingy Lodge.

Day 4-5 Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park—UNESCO World Heritage Site

Tsingy are very unique limestone pinnacle “forests” that exist only in Madagascar. They were formed by the slow sedimentation of coral and shells, and shaped by eons of wind and water movement that began when Madagascar separated from Africa 165 million years ago. The strange, cathedral-like "stone forests" can tower several hundred meters high and contain caves, underground rivers and canyons where bats, lemurs, birds and a specific flora have adapted.

Canoe expedition along the Manambolo river until the gorges to discover caves full of Stalagtites and stalagmites and Vazimba tombs. Then 2 days to explore the National

Parks of Tsingy de Bemaraha : The “little Tsingy” and the “great Tsingy”.

Overnight at Soleil Des Tsingy Lodge.

Day 6 Bekopaka – Morondava (B,L,D)

Drive back to Morondava on a poor road (200 Km / 9 hours with 4WD). Before reaching your hotel, stop at the famous Baobab Ave to observe the baobab trees at sunset.

Overnight at Palissandre Côte Ouest Lodge.

Day 7 Morondava/Antananarivo (B)

Transfer to Morondava airport, fly back to Antananarivo with Air Madagascar regular flight. Connecting flight back to your country.

 

Madagascar Lodging

KIRINDY PRIVATE RESERVE

Relais Du Kirindy

Relais du Kirindy is located near the Kirindy Nature Reserve where, from your bungalow, you can enjoy the breathtaking calm and views of the sacred Baobab.

Each bungalow opens onto a large terrace and for your comfort comes equipped with mosquito nets, fans, shower room with hot water, and private WC.

The bungalows are carefully decorated with noble wood of Madagascar in warm tones. Comfortable chairs and / or sun loungers are provided on the terrace so you can relax with a drink from the bar while enjoying the breathtaking.

The lodge also offers massage rooms and outdoor pool with Wi-Fi available on the hotel terrace and in the hotel restaurant to help you stay connected with your loved ones back home.

Bekopaka

Soleil Des Tsingy

Upon arriving at the Tsingy Sun, you are welcomed with a cocktail and accompanied to your 55m² bungalow. The large private rosewood terrace with a wrought iron lounge invites you to enjoy the magnificent view of the canopy.

Inside the bungalow you will find a king size bed with a mosquito nets, desk and bedside tables topped with a wrought iron lamp for your comfort, sofa which can be transformed into a bed if necessary, and ventilation to ensure comfort if the nights are a bit hot. The bungalows are open to the outside, so they offer large windows to observe the surrounding nature.

The bathroom with floors and slate walls is surprisingly large with walk-in shower and beautiful silicified stone washbasin. For security there is a safe for your precious papers and objects.

Morondava

Palissandre Cote Ouest

Bungalows of 32 m², with Queen size bed, private terrace, and sea view, comfort and refinement in Malagasy tradition, scattered in a coconut grove. Each bungalow comes equipped with air conditioner, Satellite TV, individual safe, minibar, shower, and hair dryer; while the lodge offers room service, laundry, Internet access, currency exchange, restaurant, bar, and more.

 

Madagascar Wildlife

Bizarre & Beautiful Sightings

Wild Planet's wildlife Eco-tours are designed for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. We take care to seek out wildlife that is rare, off the beaten path, and in greater numbers than you will see on conventional tours.

Our expert naturalist guides will educate you in the field so your experience is intimate and unparalleled. Unlike many wildlife destinations, Madagascar is a veritable treasure trove of rare, unique species - many of which are endemic even to specific National Parks. Each destination you visit will possess it's own collection of endemic species not found anywhere else on Earth! Still, wildlife viewing can unpredictable and requires patience and sensory awareness. A partial list of some of the animals you rarest animals you may encounter is below:


Rare and Endemic Sighting

  • Lemurs Verreaux's Sifaka, Red Lemur, Giant Mouse Lemur (Coquerel's Dwarf Lemur), Pygmy Mouse Lemur, Berthe's Mouse Lemur, and Decken's Sifaka
  • Other Mammals Fossa, Tenrec, Ring-tailed Mongoose, Narrow-stripped Mongoose, and Giant Jumping Rat
  • 45 species of Endemic Reptiles Madagascar Iguana, Long-tailed Skink, and Antsingy Leaf Chameleon
  • Birds 120+ species including Madagascan ibis, Madagascar Serpent-Eagle, and Giant Coua
 

Madagascar Guides

Razafimahefa Lahiniriko Tojosoa "Lytah"

Meet Lyta, an expert on Madagascar’s flora and fauna, with over a decade of travel experience. His expertise extends beyond just nature to the history and culture of Madagascar, with a particular emphasis on local populations. Lytah’s previous work includes operating tours for organizations such as World Wildlife Fund while also working as a nature instructor for local schools.

His unique combination of flora, fauna, historical, and cultural knowledge makes Lytah the perfect guide to unlock Madagascar’s secrets..

 

Madagascar FAQ

Madagascar Facts for Visitors

Location

The island lies mostly between latitudes 12°S and 26°S, and longitudes 43°E and 51°E, with neighboring islands including the French territory of Réunion and the island nation of Mauritius to the east, as well as the state of Comoros and the French territory of Mayotte to the north west. The nearest mainland state is Mozambique, located to the west on the African mainland.

Size

At 592,800 square kilometers (228,900 sq mi), Madagascar is the world's 47th largest country and the fourth-largest island.

Language

Today, Madagascar has two official languages: Malagasy and French. French is spoken more or less across the island. Few people speak English or German, however, we have guides who speak English, German, Italian, Japanese, and Russian.

Religion

85% of the population practices Christianity, while just 4.5% of Madagascans practiced folk religions; among Christians, practitioners of Protestantism outnumbered adherents of Roman Catholicism.

Currency

The currency is the ARIARY. For travel expenses, we recommend you bring cash (Euros or dollars) as credit cards are accepted in very few hotels and only in the major cities’ banks. We recommend you change money at the airport upon arrival.

Entry Requirements

To enter Madagascar, your passport must be valid for at least six months. A touristic visa is necessary for any foreigner of any nationality to enter and stay in Madagascar. You can obtain a visa either at the Malagasy Embassy / consulate in your country, or directly at the airport when you arrive.

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We're Wild for Wildlife...
  • We’ve combined Tsingy de Bemaraha with Kirindy, Manambolo River, and Baobob Ave to make the most of the required 9 hour 4WD transfer.
  • Tsingy de Bemaraha and Kirindy are popular touristy parks, due to the fantastically unique “stone forest” eco-system. However, they they may be crowded or have overly habituated animals unlike the parks we’ve included in our 12-day and 18-day itineraries.
We're Wild for Wildlife...
  • We’ve combined Tsingy de Bemaraha with Kirindy, Manambolo River, and Baobob Ave to make the most of the required 9 hour 4WD transfer.
  • Tsingy de Bemaraha and Kirindy are popular touristy parks, due to the fantastically unique “stone forest” eco-system. However, they they may be crowded or have overly habituated animals unlike the parks we’ve included in our 12-day and 18-day itineraries.
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