Indri Tour is a 3-day African safari tour to East of Madagascar. This 3-day Madagascar safari tour takes you to visit of Andasibe National Park. It is on the 3-day Indri tour safari in Madagascar that you will see the Indri Indri and the other species of the unique Lemurs of Madagascar.
About the 3- Day Indri Tour in Madagascar
Andasibe National Park is very reach in its flora like the rare orchids of Madagascar. The Indri tour is a green tour includes visit to the reptile’s park to see the chameleons of Madagascar. Other places to be visited in this Madacascar wildlife safari tour includes the Vakona private parks where you are allowed to have a close Lemurs photography.
The 3-day Indri Tour also goes to Soanierana Ivongo where speed boats leave to Sainte Marie Island. This is the place where you can reach Sainte Marie Island by speed boat. Whale watching is the best activity in Sainte Marie Island. You can opt to just relax on the Beach or take a ride with bicycles to visit Sainte Marie Island.
3- Day Indri Tour Highlights in Madagascar
The 3-day Indri tour takes you to Andasibe National Park which is probably the most famous National Park in Madagascar. It is perfect stopover for every Madagascar safari traveler. This includes those who want to experience Madagascar’s endemic wildlife. This Andasibe Reserve safari allows you to hear the loud call of the Indri. You’ll also spot well-camouflaged chameleons in this lush green forest. Among the highlights of this 3 days Madagascar wildlife safari to Andasibe National Park include:
- Face off with the Indri
- Great Nature Walks
- Primate tours
3- Day Indri Tour to Andasibe National Park in Madagascar Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Tana to Andasibe National Park (145 Kms, 3 hours’ drive)
You will be met on arrival at the airport. Our Madagascar safari rep will brief you on the 3- Day Indri Tour to Andasibe National Park. This will be followed by departure from Tana to Andasibe National Park. You’ll drive through a landscape of rice paddies, waterfalls and scarce forest stations.
You’ll stop along your way at Marozevo. This will be to have a tour of a reptile farm. Here you will get to see whole species of chameleons in Madagascar, 2 species of Lemurs, leaf tailed geckos and snakes. You’ll also see Merina villages in the Rocky Mountains along the way.
You’ll finally arrive at Andasibe between 15h00 and 17h00. This is a small and pleasant village that was a former logging centre. It is home to one of the most visited National Parks of the island. Before dinner, you’ll go on a night walk in the park.
You’ll have the chance to see some nocturnal species that include mouse Lemurs, chameleons, frogs. The overnight will be spent at Vakona Forest Lodge.
Day 2: Visit of Andasibe National Park
You have the full day of the 3- Day Indri Tour to Andasibe National Park exploring this area. Your day on the Andasibe National Park tour will begin with breakfast. This is before you take a morning visit to the Special Reserve of Andasibe. This will be a tour that will also take you to the Orchid garden.
Today you’ll see the Indri lemurs, the largest of the lemur species. There are also the brown lemurs and bamboo lemurs. There are various birds, colorful chameleons, other fauna and flora here. You will later return to your lodge for some relaxation.
In the afternoon, you will visit Lemur Island at Vakona Forest Lodge. Animals you are likely to see include ruffed lemurs, ring tailed lemurs, brown lemurs, bamboo lemurs, the famous fossa, birds and crocodiles. Return back to Vakona Forest Lodge for dinner and overnight.
About Andasibe National Park
Andasibe-Mantadia National Park combines the forests of Mantadia with the Analamazoatra Reserve. The latter is home to habituated groups of indri and visitors are virtually assured of a close sighting of this fabulous lemur.
There are nine species of lemur in the smaller Analamazaotra Reserve, so as well as the indri you may also see the brown, and lesser bamboo lemurs, plus three nocturnal species: rufous mouse, greater dwarf, and eastern woolly lemurs. It has an astonishing diversity of flora and fauna, and a well-planned system of trails.
Neighbouring Mantadia, 20 kilometres to the north and a vast tract of protected rainforest, has a hillier terrain, with fewer established trails through its impressive forest. However, explorers may well be rewarded by a sighting of two additional species of lemur not found in Analamazaotra: the black-and-white ruffed lemur and the beautiful diademed sifaka.
The area claims a world record for the number of frog species, which include the brightly coloured golden mantella. Most reptiles and frogs are seen during night walks, particularly during the spring, summer and autumn months, September to May, when nocturnal lemurs are at their most active. There is also a good chance of seeing chameleons, including the impressively long Parson’s chameleon and the tiny nose-horned chameleon, best sighted at the end of the rainy season in October/November.
Over 100 species of birds make the reserve their home, many of which are endemic such as: Madagascar green sunbird, Madagascar falcon, Madagascar long-eared owl and the Madagascar wagtail. Botanists too, will not be disappointed as the dense, humid forest of Andasibe-Mantadia contains lians, moss, fern trees, precious woods, such as pallisander and ebano, and over 100 species of orchid.
Somewhat confusingly, recent name changes mean the park may still be known variously as: Analamazaotra, Périnet or Indri Special Reserve. The Park has good access and lies roughly four hours drive from Antananarivo.
Day 3: Drive Back to Tana (145 Kms, 3 hours’ drive)
You will begin your last day of 3- Day Indri Tour to Andasibe National Park at leisure. After breakfast you have an opportunity to visit Mantadia National Park. Here you will have an opportunity to see more Indri Indri, Black and white ruffed Lemurs, Diademed Sifaka and the natural swimming pool.
End of 3 days Indri Tour in Madagascar
3 days Indri Tour in Madagascar Costs:
What is included in the cost of 3 days Indri Tour in Madagascar?
- Transfer from the Airport to the Hotel and from the hotel to the Airport
- Car and Fuel during the whole trip
- Hotels during 2 nights
- Driver guide assistance with his food and hotel
- Entrance fees to the National park and the private Parks
3 days Indri Tour in Madagascar Price excludes:
- Your food and drinks during the whole tour
- The local guide fees for the National Park and the private Park
What to Carry on the 3 days Indri Tour in Madagascar
- Light and a few heavy clothings for evenings
- Closed, comfortable shoes
- Sun protection like sun cream, hat
- Insect repellant