• Madagascar Safari Holiday
  • Madagascar Safari Holiday
  • Madagascar Safari Holiday
  • Madagascar Safari Holiday
  • Madagascar Safari Holiday
  • Madagascar Safari Holiday

14 day Madagascar safari holiday takes you to Madagascar also known as the red island. This African safari tour in Madagascar focus is on lemurs, reptiles, plants and nature. You will get the best of Madagascar with this 14 day safari tour in Madagascar.

This Madagascar safari is a 14 day Madagascar safari holiday. On this African safari holiday to Madagascar, you’ll  explore an interesting combinations. There are the rivers, forests and mountains in Madagascar. This Madagascar tour will take you through different landscapes, cultures, climates and biotopes.

Madagascar Safari Holiday Destinations

Antananarivo

Your 14 day Madagascar Safari Holiday starts from the capital city, Antananarivo. Antananarivo is also also known by its colonial shorthand form Tana. This is the capital and largest city of Madagascar.

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The larger urban area surrounding the city is the capital of Analamanga region. It is also known as Antananarivo-Renivohitra (“Antananarivo-Mother Hill” or “Antananarivo-Capital”).

The city sits at 1,280 m (4,199 ft) above sea level in the center of the island. Madagascar safari holiday takes you to the highest national capital by elevation among the island countries. It has been the country’s largest population center since at least the 18th century.

Overlooking the city is the Rova of Antananarivo palace complex. Time allowing , your Madagascar safari holidaycan tour the center of the Merina kingdom from the 17th century. It features wooden houses and royal tombs. The pink baroque Andafiavaratra Palace sits in the nearby Haute Ville neighborhood. In the city center is the heart-shaped Lake Anosy is ringed by jacaranda trees..

Antisirabe

The Madagascar safari holiday will head to Antsirabe. This is the capital city of the Vakinankaratra region, in the central highlands of Madagascar. It’s a popular spa town, known for its thermal springs and many colorful rickshaws. Antsirabe is located 169km from the capital Antananarivo.

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It has neither dense forests nor particularly endemic animals. It is a magnet for people who are looking for a quiet and inspiring place to visit. It is the reason why it is prt of your Madagascar safari holiday tinerary. The city can quite comfortably be explored on foot, by pousse-pousse (human powered rickshaws) or by bicycle.

The city is famous for its textiles, tobacco, and agricultural production. Antsirabe is also famous for its water, renowned throughout the world for its therapeutic properties. It is surrounded by three lakes and a rich vegetation, and you’ll have the opportunity to do many activities with your family and friends.

The city’s French colonial buildings include the Hôtel des Thermes, with its grand facade. Stalls at the souk-like, outdoor Sabotsy Market sell clothing and local produce. Large Lake Andraikiba is just west of the city.

Faraony River

Faraony is a river in Vatovavy-Fitovinany, eastern Madagascar. It flows down from the central highlands to the Indian Ocean. It empties south of Namorona. You will be here to enjoy some river adventures on your Madagascar safari holiday.

Ranomafana National Park

Ranomafana National Park is located on the eastern side of the island country of Madagascar. It is in the southcentral part that side of the island.  The national park encompasses an area of 160.61 square miles (416 sq km).

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A Madagascar safari holiday to Ranomafana National Park takes you to the third largest park in the country. It’s also one of the most accessible thanks to its proximity to primary highway RN7. Visitors come from far and wide to admire its astonishing array of rare flora and fauna.

Your Madagascar safari holiday will be at Ranomafana National park to see no fewer than 12 lemur species.

Ranomafana National Park was the discovery of one of these endemic primates (the golden bamboo lemur) in 1986 that led to the park’s establishment five years later.

The landscape of the park features tropical rainforest-covered mountains with park elevation ranging from 2,624.6 feet (800 m) to 3,937 feet (1,200 m).  It is home to incredibly rare species of wildlife and vegetation.

What to See in Ranomafana National Park

Established in 1991, Ranomafana became a UNESCO World Heritage site a few years later. Today this rugged, mountainous park covers an area of over 40,000 hectares of rainforest. It is one of the most important mammal sites in Madagascar, protecting 12 species of lemur.

The lemus species to be seen on Madagascar safari holiday here include, red-bellied lemur and red-fronted brown lemur. We have the Milne-Edwards’ sifaka, small-toothed sportive lemur, eastern woolly lemur and lesser bamboo lemur.

Others to be seen on Madagascar safari holiday are the rare, and recently rediscovered, greater bamboo lemur and golden bamboo lemur. Both species are the reasons why Ranomafana National Park was created to protect.

Standing on the edge of the high plateau, elevations vary between 600 and 1,400ms resulting in vegetation ranges from lowland rainforest to cloudforest to high plateau forest. Enjoy the scenery on your Madagascar safari holiday which is superb, with white-water rivers cascading down steep rainforest-clad slopes. Ranomafana village lies on the banks of the Namorona River, which descends to the east coast.

Anja Community Park

The Anja Community Reserve is a woodland area and freshwater lake, situated at the base a large cliff. Much of the reserve is dominated by fallen rocks and boulders and there are two small caves providing habitat for bats and owls.

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A Madagascar safari holiday to Anja Community Reserve, or Reserve d’Anja goes to a relatively small park in Madagascar. Despite it’s size, it’s definitely worth a visit. The main attraction for you on the Madagascar safari holiday is the many ring-tailed lemurs that inhabit this park. But also the big mountains surrounding the area and the unique flora and fauna.

Anja Reserve was created in 2001 and has done a great job creating jobs and income for the local community and preserving the wildlife and environment. And it’s needed, as 95% of all lemurs (makis) are now gone.

What To See in Anja Park

The intricate area of the Anja Community Reserve is relatively small, but today it is home to the well-known ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta), six species of snakes, various chameleons (including Furcifer campani, the carpet chameleon Furcifer lateralis and the small leaf chameleon Brookesia brunoi.

Tsaranoro Valley

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Tsaranoro circumscribes the Tsaranoro Massif and Tsaranoro Valley. This valley lies at the foot of the Andringitra mountains. On your Madagascar safari holiday here, you will enjoy a breathtaking area for walking surrounded by high cliffs such as the Tsaraonoro and the Chameleon hill.

The valley has a sacred forest full of legends and a natural swimming pool. The Tsaranoro Massif and Andringitra Massif forms the natural border between the territories of the Bara and Betsileo people.

What to Do in Tsanoro Valley

Looking for things to do in Madagascar when in Tsaniro Valley? There are several walks to make in the Tsaranoro valley. A 4-hour walk leads you through the sacred forest, past the natural swimming pool (where you can of course jump in) and through the surrounding villages.

A 6-hour hike lets you climb the Chameleon rock resulting with stunning views. The 8-hour hike brings you to the top of Tsaranoro’s highest rock. You discuss your preferred walk with your guide beforehand.

The Chameleon mountain is one of few places in Madagascar that is being reforested and not deforested. It is not very touristy and therefore guarantees a very unique experience.

This park is very well managed, and the trails are perfectly maintained. Needless to say, that the scenery on your Madagascar safari holiday is spectacular, and we highly recommend a visit to this park as one of the highlights in Madagascar.