• Madagascar Safari Trip
  • Madagascar Safari Trip
  • Madagascar Safari Trip
  • Madagascar Safari Trip
  • Madagascar Safari Trip
  • Madagascar Safari Trip
  • Madagascar Safari Trip
  • Madagascar Safari Trip
  • Madagascar Safari Trip

Madagascar safari trip is a 13 days/12 nights that starts and ends in Antananarivo. This is Madagascar tour and can be customized to suit your needs, wants and budget.

Madagascar safari trip is an African safari tour in Madagascar. This Madagascar safari allows you to you discover the Peyreiras reserve. You will be able to explore the parks endemic reptiles. They include chameleons; geckos; frogs; bats; Butterflies and lemurs.

Summary of the 13 Day Madagascar Safari Trip

The Madagascar safari trip also takes you to Vakona reserve and its famous lemurs. They include the Black and white; brown; Ring tailed and bamboo lemurs.

This Madagascar safari tour also goes to Analamazotra reserve. This is the secondary forest of Andasibe National Park discover its fauna and flora. You will discover the biggest lemur; the golden or diademed Sifaka and another species.

Your Madagascar safari trip drives back to Tana. We will then continue to the famous RN7 more than 590 miles. Here you look forward to seeing beautiful landscapes. There is the serpents’ hills, plains, rice fields, various ethnic groups.

You will also admire different cultures and handcrafts. The Zafimaniry woodcarving is found in Ambositra. There is the Antemoro Papers and silks in Ambalavao and more other.

Madagascar safari trip

Your Madagascar safari cannot be complete without visiting the best of Madagascar national parks. This is Ranomafana National Park. There is also Anja community reserve; Isalo and Zombitse National Park.

 On crossing the amazing plateau of Horombe, you see the majestic baobabs. There is also the Mahafaly’s graves and its Aloalo. You will reach Tulear and then Ifaty which is one of the best beach in Madagascar.

Excursions available while on Madagascar safari trip include snorkeling; diving; big game fishing. You get to enjoy whales watching from July to the mid-September. The Madagascar safari trip also goes to Reniala reserve or the Baobabs Forest.

In Tana you will learn about the history of Antananarivo and Madagascar. This is by visiting Ambohimanga Kings Palace. This is the second world heritage by UNESCO in Madagascar.

Madagascar Safari Trip Destinations

Andasibe Mantadia National Park

Andasibe-Mantadia National Park is a protected rainforest area in eastern Madagascar. Your Madagascar safari trip goes to the park includes the Analamazaotra Reserve. This is home to the large indri lemur, which is known for its distinctively loud song.

The park’s rich biodiversity includes native species like the big Parson’s chameleon. Others are rare orchids and ferns. Trail circuits when on Madagascar safari trip weave through dense forest, past lakes and the Sacred Waterfall.

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.

What to See in Andasibe Mantadia National Park

There are nine species of lemur in the smaller Analamazaotra Reserve. Other than the indri you may also see the brown, and lesser bamboo lemurs on your Madagascar safari trip. There are also 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.

Madagascar safari trip

Neighboring Mantadia is 20 kilometres to the north and a vast tract of protected rain forest. It has a hillier terrain, with fewer established trails through its impressive forest. However, explorers on Madagascar safari trip may well be rewarded by a sighting of two additional species of lemur not found in Analamazaotra. These are 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 on your Madagascar safari trip. 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.

Ranomafana National Park

Ranomafana National Park is located close to RN7 in Fianarantsoa Province of Madagascar. It is holds 41,600 hectares (161 square miles) of rain forest that is home to several lemur species.

Going to Ranomafana on Madagascar safari trip is accessible by paved road. This park contains a variety of lodging options, making it a popular destination for visitors to Madagascar. It’s one of the six national parks that make up the UNESCO World Heritage Site Rainforests of the Atsinanana.

Meaning ‘hot water’ in Malagasy, due to the hot springs found in the area, Ranomafana National Park is one of the most picturesque national parks in Madagascar. The park covers a mountainous area of 415 kilometres.

Ranomafana national park is set at altitudes that range between 800 and 1,200 metres in a vast tract, comprised mainly of dense rainforest. The rare golden bamboo lemur was discovered here in 1986 by Dr. Patricia Wright, which led to the area gaining National Park status.

This Madagascar national park now provides a protected environment for these endangered animals and is one of the island’s most accessible and appealing stops on your Madagascar safari trip itinerary.

What to be Seen in Ranomafana National Park

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There are some 30 endemic species of bird that are isolated to the region around Ranomafana National Park. They include but not limited to, the Henst goshawk, endangered crested ibis, velvet asity and Rufous-headed ground roller.

12 of Madagascar’s iconic lemur species in the wild are found here. When on Madagascar safari trip, it is possible to sight endangered species like the aye-aye and the Milne-Edwards’s sifaka.

Others are critically endangered species like the Sibree’s dwarf lemur and the golden bamboo lemur. One of Ranomafana’s rarest residents is the greater bamboo lemur which was believed to be extinct until 1986. This is when scientists discovered a remnant population living in the park.

Other mammals include seven different kinds of endemic tenrec and small carnivores such as the Malagasy striped civet.

Isalo National Park

Madagascar safari trip takes you to Madagascar’s most popular nature destination. Isalo National Park lies amidst the Jurassic-era highlands of the country’s southwest. It protects over 80,000 hectares of land dominated by a dramatic sandstone massif. This has been eroded by time and weather into an otherworldly collection of plateaus, canyons, gorges and pinnacles.

Iron and mineral deposits stain the rock formations a rainbow of different colors, and the dense forests and grassland plains that surround them are filled with unique flora and fauna.

What to Do in Isalo National Park

There are many things to do in Madagascar on tour to Isalo National Park. Hiking is the main attraction for visitors to Isalo, with trails taking anywhere from a few hours to several days to complete. Isalo massif is criss-crossed with breathtaking hiking routes. Together, they offer the opportunity to encounter lemurs swinging through sunlit forest canopies.

Madagascar safari trip

You can take Madagascar safari trip to escape the heat with a dip in a shaded natural swimming hole. Your Madagascar safari trip may visit the sacred tombs of the Bara tribe that traditionally inhabited the area.

One of the most popular trails is the one that takes you to Piscine Naturelle. This is a limpid pool fringed by old-world pandanus trees and fed by a crystalline waterhole. This route is easily combined with a visit to the Canyon des Singes.

It goes via a hike past the park’s multicolored ranges and through forest inhabited by diurnal lemur and sifaka species.Your Madagascar safari trip will be heading to Namaza site via the canyon.

Zombitse National Park

Zombitse-Vohibasia is a national park in the Atsimo-Andrefana region of south-west Madagascar. It is 147 kilometres (91 mi) north-east of the town of Toliara, the site of the nearest airport. The Main Office is at Sakaraha 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from the park entrance.

The park covers a surface of 36,308 hectares (89,720 acres) on three sites; the forest of Zombitse (16,845 hectares (41,620 acres)) and the sites of Isoky Vohimena (3,293 hectares (8,140 acres)) and Vohibasia (16,170 hectares (40,000 acres)).

Zombitse-Vohibasia National park is located in the south Western part of Madagascar. The park was created in 1997 and it became one of the many preferred destinations in Madagascar.

It is the Park can easily be accessed all throughout the year depending on whatever you want to do when you visit the Park. Although the Park was established in 1997, the area had been protected and gazette for wildlife conservation since 1962.

What to See in Zaombitse National Park

Zombitse National park is commonly known for the unique flora and fauna that is found in the park. Most of these plants and animals cannot be found anywhere else in the world especially the bird species and below are some of examples of the flora and fauna.

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The park is known for the large number of birds that are habitated from there. If you are a fun of birding, this is the best place to see since the Park has almost half the number of registered endemic birds in the country.

Some of the bird species that can be found in the park includes the Lantz’s brush-warbler, the Madagascar hawk owl, the Vangas, Kittliz’s plovers the Madagascar sandgrouse, the Appert’s greenbul which can only be seen here and many more other bird species.

The National park has a lot of wildlife that varies from each other and all these are recorded with the national park. Some of these include two carnivores, 33 reptiles, 15 mammals, eight amphibians and 95 registered birds in the Park.

Reniala Private Reserve

Reniala Private Reserve is a small protected area of only 60 ha. It is managed by an environmental association called Reniala (which means baobab in Malagasy) that is trying to develop eco-tourism in the area.

The reserve is located less than 1km from the Mozambique Channel near the village of Ifaty-Mangily, about 25 km North of Tulear. It shelters an amazing, bizarre and unique ecosystem which only occurs in the south-eastern part of Madagascar: the spiny forest.

The towering spiny bushes are home to more than 2000 plants species (many of them local endemic), some spectacular and very old baobabs (there is a giant baobab of 12,5 m diameter) and a complete endemic plants family, the Didieraceae. Reniala includes a botanical trail and a bird sanctuary.

What to See in Reniala Private Reserve

Reniala Reserve is a paradise for birders, who can easily observe some very rare endemic species, such as the long-tailed ground roller, the subdesert mesite, the red-capped coua or the blue vanga. There are 65  bird species in total within  the reserve.

Madagascar safari trip

Visitors can also spot mammals including the grey-mouse lemur, one the smallest primates, and some carnivorous; reptiles, like the threatened radiated and spider tortoises, warty chameleons, lizards and snakes. The association organizes guided visits where the excellent prepared English speaking guides provide visitors all kind of information about the local fauna and flora.