• East Madagascar Tour safari
  • East Madagascar Tour safari
  • East Madagascar Tour safari
  • East Madagascar Tour safari
  • East Madagascar Tour safari
  • East Madagascar Tour safari
  • East Madagascar Tour safari

East Madagascar tour is a great 8 day Madagascar Tour. This African safari in Madagascar takes you to the lesser traveled Eastern Section. The 8 days East Madagascar tour will let you discover the forests and wildlife of this region.

You’ll also have time in the deserted white sandy beaches. Your Eastern Madagascar tour starts with a visit to Andasibe National Park. This park has unique wildlife including its night active lemurs.

East Madagascar Tour

This Madagascar safari then continues east to Le Palmarium Private Park. The park has more unique fauna and flora. By boat you’ll cross the Pangalanes Channel to the island of St Marie.

It is here that you’ll relax for a few days. It is okay to take part in water-sports or walks on the island.

On this East Madagascar Tour safari holiday you will see the striking East Madagascar. The Madagascar tour allows you to get in touch with the Indri. This is the largest of the lemur species, there are also the brown lemurs and bamboo lemurs.

East Madagascar Tour safari allows you to explore the wonderful island of Sainte Marie. This is a 57-km long island on the east shore of Madagascar.

This East Madagascar tour is among the best of safari holiday tours in Madagascar.  It combines lemur sightings with beach relaxations. The two being the main highlights of any Madagascar vacation.

East Madagascar Tour Destinations

Andasibe Mantadia National Park

Your East Madagascar tour  starts by heading to Andasibe-Mantadia National Park. This Madagascar National Park is a 155 square kilometre protected area. Andasibe-Mantadia National Park located about 150 km east of Antananarivo.

It consists principally of primary growth forest in Alaotra-Mangoro Region in eastern Madagascar. Andasibe-Mantadia National Park’s elevation ranges from 800–1260 meters.

East Madagascar Tour

This park has a humid climate. Average annual precipitation is 1700 mm, with rainfall on 210 days of each year.

The Andasibe-Mantadia National Park is divided into two distinct protected areas. There is the Analamazoatra Special Reserve (pronounced “Analamazotch”) and the Mantadia National Park.

Located at a 3 hour drive east of Tana are Andasibe (Perinet) & Mantadia National Park
Slightly south (about 2 km) of the village of Andasibe. It is one of the oldest reserves of Madagascar:

Perinet. Just north (about 15 km) lies the greater park of Andasibe: Mantadia. Both parks belong to the same dense tropical rainforest with many special flora and fauna.

Lianas, bamboo, palm and palisandertrees and over 100 species of flowering orchids (between September and January).

Perinet is known for its great biodiversity, beautiful colored chameleons, reptiles and frogs, 14 species of lemurs and over 100 species of birds.

What to See in Andasibe on your East Madagascar Tour

This rainforest is habitat to a vast species biodiversity. These include many endemic rare species and endangered species, including 11 lemur species.

The park’s two component parts are Mantadia National Park and Analamazoatra Reserve. They are best known for its population of Madagascar’s largest lemur, the indri.

The Indri is the world’s largest species of lemur. Indris are about 80 centimetres in height and look like real-life teddy bears. They spend most of their lives in the trees and eat the leaves.

They watch you with their big, round eyes as they cling to the tree trunks 3 metres above you. With their beautiful black and white coats, indris are probably one of the most amazing species of lemur. If you’re travelling with children, they will be particularly delighted.

In the morning you can hear the indris’ cries echo throughout the forest. Their long cries are used to show their presence and mark their territory and can be heard several kilometres away. You can even hear different groups responding to each other.

Exploring Andasibe

The Andasibe National Park has 5 different trails and the Analamazoatra Special Reserve has 4. All of them come with different levels of difficulty.

The trails allow visitors to explore the forest and see the species that live there, plus the added attraction of gorgeous natural pools and waterfalls.

En route, you may see groups of lemurs walking along the ground. There are chameleons hiding in the branches of the trees and more than 100 species of birds.

If you want to see the indris, it’s best time to Madagascar and visit this park is early in the morning, which is the time of day when you’re most likely to spot them.

Akanin’ ny Nofy Reserve

East Madagascar Tour

During the East Madagascar tour on the east coast of Madagascar, an incursion to Akanin’ny Nofy is essential. This little corner of paradise perfectly expresses the beauty and the richness of the Malagasy nature. You will be able to meet quite genuine, including the endemic fauna of the island.

Akanin’ny Nofy literally means “Nest dream” … The evocative name of this place of delights is enough to feed the imagination on your East Madagascar tour. Nature lovers will certainly find wonders that live up to their expectations.

This natural setting reveals all the beauty of Malagasy fauna and flora on fifty hectares. The East Madagascar tour takes you to the home to various species of endemic lemurs. They include the famous Maki, a symbol of the island, Aye-Aye, Sifaka and Indri Indri, the largest lemur in the world.

How to Get to Akanin’ny Nofy

East Madagascar tour to Ankanin’ny Nofy goes to the eastern coast of Madagascar. Ankanin’ny Nofy is a beautiful site bordering Lake Ampitabe. The latter, separated from the Indian Ocean by a few dunes. It is one of the many lakes of the Pangalanes Canal.

On your East Madagascar tour, you will enjoy the crossing of the canal to visit Ankanin’ny Nofy. This is because the most pleasant way to get there is the boat, whether it is an outboard, a barge or pleasure boat.

From Tamatave, the site is reachable after an hour and a half of navigation. By cons, if you plan to go from Antananarivo, you will have to make a stopover in Manambato. Once in Akanin’ny Nofy on your East Madagascar tour, it’s hard not to fall in love with this paradise.

You can even stay there for a night or two by staying in one of the local hotels or bungalows. The latter, built with traditional materials, offer real comfort to visitors.

Akanin’ny Nofy can also be reached by train thanks to the rehabilitation of the TCE railway line by Madarail. Apart from ordinary trains, a micheline makes the TCE route on demand for groups of passengers.

To reach Akanin’ny Nofy, you have to get off at Andranokoditra station, which has the advantage of being close to the majority of accommodation facilities.

What to See in Akanin’ny Nofy

On your East Madagascar tour, oo get close to the lemurs of the reserve, the visit of the “Palmarium” is a must. Moreover, it is the most tourist attraction of the site.

It extends over thirty hectares, it owes its name to the 100 000 palm trees it houses. There are endemic and rare species such as Dypsis, Orania and Lemurophoenix.

Many guides will be happy to accompany you on the East Madagascar tour to discovery and to bring you more information on each species. You will find lemurs, palm trees, orchids, carnivorous plants or others.

The lemurs to be seen here on your East Madagascar tour include including the largest lemurs, the Indri, as well as the famous dancing sifaka. It is now possible to see aye aye during your stay at the Palmarium Lodge

The area is also home to the emblem of Madagasacar, the Ravinala, as well as frogs, reptiles, orchids, palm trees and the carnivorous pitcher plant.

Ile Sainte Marie

East Madagascar Tour

Finally, your East Madagascar tour will take a deserved Madagascar beach vacation break in East Madagascar tour. This is an island gem located just 8 kilometres off the eastern coast of Madagascar.

The narrow Sainte Marie or ‘Nosy Boraha’ as it is known locally, has a considerable amount of island charm. Numerous deserted beaches show off a fringe of coconut palms and luscious vegetation, and intriguing inland villages make the perfect place to explore…

Ikalalao is a great area of primary forest for exploring when on your East Madagascar tour. You may see up to three species of lemur – the Microcebus, mouse lemur and the fat-tailed dwarf lemur.

On the east coast, the Ampanihy is characterised by sand dunes and rich mangroves, where more Madagascar tours can be arranged on a pirogue.

East Madagascar Tour

In Ambodena forest you may come across chameleons, geckos, frogs and a wider variety of lemurs, including white-fronted brown, the rather rare black-and-white ruffed lemur, the grey gentle lemur and mouse lemurs.