525 € /p
10 jours – 09 nuits
The west of Madagascar is a particularly attractive destination as it proposes on its own to meet the local population and go down the Tsiribihina river, a privileged place to observe the fauna. We will share a few nights with the inhabitants of the Antsirabe bush, we will take an adventurous dirt road for a few hundred kilometres and we will contemplate the sharp limestone peaks of the Tsingy then the famous sunset in the Baobab Avenue. Join us for a made-to-measure trip.
- The immersion and the local atmosphere among the locals - The discovery of nature and adventure - The relaxation during the descent of the Tsiribihina river - The sports getaway in the Tsingy
Day 01: Antananarivo –Antsirabe
We will leave for the capital and follow the national road RN7. We will cross the Central Highlands to go to Antsirabe, where the houses are made of red laterite and surrounded by highly coloured rice fields. We will visit the foundry of handmade aluminium utensils in Ambatolampy. Near Antsirabe, we will meet the host family. Overnight at a local’s home.
Day 02: Antsirabe
We will spend a day meeting the members of the association and sharing with them. We will participate in their daily activities, such as the manufacture of bricks and tiles and, according to the season, the work in the fields. Overnight at a local’s home.
Day 03: Antsirabe –Miandrivazo
We will leave the town of Antsirabe and follow the RN34 in the direction of the west. You will be able to observe the change of landscape along the way. We will then settle in a hotel in Miandrivazo, one of the warmest towns of the Great Island, where our adventure towards the west will begin. Overnight at a hotel.
Days 04 and 05: Descent of the Tsiribihina river
With a local means of transport, we will reach the starting point of the descent of the Mahajilo, one of the biggest rivers of Madagascar. After a few hours of navigation, we will reach the Tsiribihina river. Throughout the navigation, we will be able to observe several species of aquatic birds: teals, herons, egrets, kingfishers or even endemic raptors. We will swim in the Anosinampela small waterfall. During the descent, we will stop to visit some villages. We will bivouac for two nights.
Day 06: Belo sur Tsiribihina-Bekopaka
After a few hours of navigation in the morning, we will pass through Belo sur Tsiribihina where all-terrain vehicles will take us to Bekopaka, a little village located on the left bank of the Manambolo river. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 07: Grand Tsingy and Petit Tsingy
This day will be dedicated to the visit of the Tsingy, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Over time and with climate change, atmospheric agents shaped little by little the Tsingy and formed faults, crevasses and huge blocks. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 08: Bekopaka –Morondava
We will spend a day of transfer on dirt roads and experience a fun ferry crossing in Belo sur Tsiribihina. You will be able to contemplate a savannah landscape as well as Madagascar baobab trees, also called upside-down trees. As we approach Morondava, we will stop at the Avenue of the Baobabs. We will arrive in Morondava at the end of the evening. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 09: Morondava – Antananarivo
We will fly out to the capital. Depending on the time of our arrival, we will visit the city of Antananarivo. Overnight at a hotel.
Transfer to the airport.
End of our services
525 € /p
10 jours – 09 nuits
We had such an incredible trip to Madagascar! We visited the country for 3 weeks in August/September 2017 and really had an unforgettable experience in this magical country - for a big part due to Didi's excellent planning, hosting, storytelling and bird spotting :)
Our time in Madagascar was the most incredible trip we have ever taken. It was unlike anything we had ever experienced before and having Didi as our guide made the whole thing even better. He was friendly, calm and endlessly helpful, always making sure that we were having a good time. He obviously cares deeply about Madagascar- both the people and the environment there, and this extends to his care for the people who visit it too. Didi was organised and knowledgeable and as we packed so much in to our tour he always made sure we knew what was happening, when, what we needed etc. It was just my husband and I travelling, and Didi never intruded on our time together, but equally we shared lots of conversation and delicious meals together, with Didi in his perfect English helping us learn some Malagasy words and really understand the country and the culture. In one holiday we visited cities, remote villages and the rainforest, took a river trip in traditional boats, snorkelled in crystal clear water, relaxed by the pool, saw so many different kinds of lemur, rode in a Zebu cart, travelled through desert and bushland, climbed the Tsingys, watched the sunset over the Baobabs and sunbathed on deserted beaches. Since we’ve returned home we’ve been telling all our friends that they have to visit Madagascar and we wanted to write this testimonial to encourage other people too. Go! It’s amazing.