From 2 to 12 persons.
This one-week itinerary takes you to the west coast of Madagascar between the coastal town of Morondava and the Tsingy de Bemaraha. Exciting discovery of this UNESCO World Heritage site. We spend 2 days to better understand this amazing landscape.
Our chaotic track weaves through the middle of this wooded savannah, the red ribbon of laterite is simply cut by the two ferries allowing us to cross the rivers.
The lemurs of the Kirindy reserve in the heart of the dry forest allow themselves to be photographed.
Here the baobab is king, it punctuates the landscape with its slender and massive presence and the Alley of the Baobabs is an excellent representation of it.
- The incredible Tsingy of Bemaraha
- The tranquil atmosphere of the great Tsiribihina and Manambolo rivers
- Lemurs in the Kirindy reserve
- The beauty of the Alley of the Baobabs
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- Duration: 7 days
- Participant: From 2 persons
- Guiding: English-speaking Malagasy guide
- Accommodation: Standard or superior hotel
- Transport: 4×4 vehicle
- Period: From May to November
4 to 6 hours of activity and / or hiking per day. The gradients can be 600m certain days.
In Madagascar, the altitude can be a factor but it is not decisive. We evolve from 0 to 2400m of altitude.
You only carry your little bag of the day.
Madagascar is large, the steps in a vehicle can sometimes be a little long.
“Standard”All nights are in hotels. The accommodations and/or the hotel are good categories and equivalent to 2 or 3 stars international standards.
Dinner in restaurant, lunch at the restaurant and / or picnic.
Travel take place in comfortable vehicle on roads and/or on relatively good tracks.
Day 1: Antananarivo > Morondava
Flight towards the West of Madagascar.
Your guide welcomes you at Morondava airport. Stroll through town to the market and the beach.
NB: The program might change depending on the flight schedule
- Duration: 1 hour flight
Day 2: Morondava > Tsingy de Bemaraha
Long dusty and bumpy drive today. It is soon after leaving the city that we cross the famous Alley of the Baobabs. We take the time to linger there and take some beautiful photos.
Continuation for the Tsingy of Bemaraha. The track is sometimes very uncomfortable but it is only it which leads to this site classified World heritage of Humanity by UNESCO We cross by the vat the rivers Tsiribihina and Manambolo. Arrival at the end of the day in the village of Bekopaka.
- Duration: +/- 7h of track
- Distance: 190 km
- We organize your picnic lunch.
Days 3 and 4: Discovery of the Tsingy de Bemaraha
This site is one of the most extraordinary! The Tsingy are real cathedrals of limestone, this dense network of faults, crevices and blocks of limestone carved into blades is one of the most spectacular landscapes of Madagascar.
The formation of this Middle Jurassic massif began 200 million years ago, when the sea still covered this region of Bemaraha. Then this huge slab of corals and shells rose up. Exposed to the open air for 5 million years, the rain, with its work of erosion, sculpted the rest.
Among these wonders there are 6 species of lemurs, reptiles and 53 varieties of birds.
It is also the habitat of one of the smallest species of chameleons, the Brookesia perarmata.
In the company of guides and porters, these two days are devoted to the discovery of these wonders of nature.
- Duration: + / – 5h walk
- We organize your picnic lunches.
Day 5: Bekopaka > Kirindy Reserve
We take the track back to Morondava and cross the Manambolo and Tsiribihina rivers by ferry. These “manipulations” can sometimes take a little time…
We arrive in the afternoon at the Kirindy reserve. This site is extraordinarily rich: one of the highest concentrations of primates in the world. We leave in the early evening with a local guide and armed with our flashlights to search for eyes in the night. Nocturnal mouse lemurs inhabit these forests.
- Duration: +/- 5h
- Distance: 130 km of track
Day 6: Kirindy Reserve > Morondava
Always accompanied by our guide, we spend part of the day looking for diurnal lemurs and in particular the sifaka, otherwise known as the dancing lemur. If we are lucky, we see the Fosa, the largest of Madagascar’s predators.
At the end of the day we return to Morondava. It is before arriving at our destination that we cross the famous Alley of the Baobabs. We are there at the right time, the sun is low, the raking light, the smooth trunks reflect the orange rays of the sun. Great perspective photos.
- Duration: +/- 2h
- Distance: 60 km of track
Day 7: Morondava > Antananarivo
Flight towards the Malagasy capital.
- Duration: 1h flight
RESERVATION – CONFIRMATION
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You with us ! For each person, for each trip, we take 2€ from our margin for the sponsorship of one hectare of primary forest for one year near the Andasibe / Périnet park. More info here