Andasibe - Wildlife Extension

Madagascar

Wildlife

Explore one of Madagascar's best National Parks

4 days £595 pp This is the per person group tour price, based on 2 sharing. The price is subject to change with exchange rate and flight cost fluctuations.
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Intro

This convenient 4-day extension from Antananarivo to Andasibe National Park allows you to truly immerse yourself in more of the unique wildlife of Madagascar. You will see many endemic species - from colourful chameleons, butterflies and leaf-tailed geckos of Peyrieras Exotic Park to the iconic black indri lemur hiding throughout Analamazaotro. Experience the nocturnal side of Andasibe National Park on a night walk through Voimma Forest and learn about the Mitsinjo Association’s conservation efforts and the protection of endemic amphibians. Don’t miss out on the chance to come face-to-face with endangered and rare species on this wild Madagascar trip.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Spot the indri (lemur) in Andasibe National Park
  • Reptiles at Peyrieras Exotic Park
  • Thrilling night walk through Voimma Forest
  • The cat-like fossa at Vakona Private Reserve
  • Visit Lemur Island and see endangered species

Places Visited

Andasibe National Park - Analamazaotra

What's Included

Arrival & departure transfers
Ground transport with driver
Accommodation
Meals (refer to itinerary for meal plan)
English-speaking guides
Entrance fees to sites & parks
Itinerary
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Day 1 : Antananarivo - Andasibe

In the morning you will be transferred from Antananarivo to Andasibe National Park. Along the way you will get the chance to explore Peyrieras Exotic Park, home to Uroplatus geckos, chameleons and other reptiles. In the evening begin your night walk through Voimma Forest. Overnight in Andasibe.

Meal plan: Breakfast

A protected area on the island, Andasibe National Park is an incredible place to see the biodiversity Madagascar has to offer, with a range of flora and fauna. A convenient drive from the capital, Andasibe National Park has eleven endangered species of lemur, birds including the Madagascar falcon, a colourful range of snake and lizard species, as well as a record breaking number of amphibians. Visitors are almost guaranteed a sighting of the indri (a species of lemur). There are treks catered to every need, from a range of activity levels to catering to different interests.

Indri are black and white lemurs native to Madagascar, and are one of the largest species in the world. Also known as Babakoto, Indri are monogamous mammals famed for their vocals. They travel around in small family groups and communicate with other groups by "singing" and "roaring". These distinctive songs, which can be heard as far as 4km away, can last anywhere between 45 seconds to 3 minutes and are best heard at dawn and dusk.


Created over 30 years ago by one of Madagascar's most prominent naturalists, André Pereyras, Peyrieras Exotic Park is a small private wildlife reserve with a large butterfly and reptile farm. Located in the valley of the Madraka River, the park is set amongst a dense tropical forest. It houses a variety of reptiles, including chameleons, iguanas, geckos and crocodiles, many of which would be difficult to spot in the natural environment. 

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Day 2 : Andasibe

Spend a full morning in Analamazoatra searching for the rare indri (lemur), then proceed to Vakona Private Reserve for the afternoon, including a stop at Lemur Island. Overnight in Andasibe.

Meal plan: Breakfast

Analamazaotra, better known as Perinet, is in the Andasibe National Park. The Analamazaotra section of this stunning national park is famed for its rare “Indri” (Madagascar’s largest lemur species) which can be heard throughout the park, especially at dawn and dusk. There are many habituated groups of Indri found within easy walking distance of the park entrance and seeing this lemur is almost a sure thing for visitors. As well as housing these incredible mammals, the park is also exceptionally rich in many bird, frog and reptile species, which can be seen on several trails throughout the park. 

The Vakona Private Reserve in Andasibe National Park is home to many different kinds of lemurs including Babakoto, Nile crocodiles and endemic cat-like fossa. 

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Day 3 : Andasibe

In the morning, explore Mitsinjo Association Forest on a nature walk and learn about the Association's conservation efforts. In the afternoon, transfer back to your hotel and spend time at your leisure. Overnight in Andasibe.

Meal plan: Breakfast

Located close to Andasibe, Mitsinjo Association Forest is a community-led organisation, created by 13 Malagasy villagers in 1999. It focuses on the conservation of rainforests and reforestation following the devastating environmental effects of slash-and-burn agriculture. It also concentrates on the protection of amphibians, opening Madagascar's first research and captive breeding centre for amphibians in 2011. There are more than 100 species of frogs within the reserve and the area surrounding it, with the majority endemic. Mitsinjo also works with schools across the region to not only increase the education surrounding conservation and the importance of Madagascar's wildlife, but also to help teach local people about malaria and AIDS.

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Day 4 : Andasibe - Antananarivo

In the morning you will be transferred back to Antananarivo to continue to your onward destination. 

Meal plan: n/a

Accommodation

Accommodation

All accommodation subject to availability. Final accommodation choices will be confirmed after booking.

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Sahatandra River Hotel

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