• Madagascar Wildlife Safari
  • Madagascar Wildlife Safari
  • Madagascar Wildlife Safari
  • Madagascar Wildlife Safari
  • Madagascar Wildlife Safari
  • Madagascar Wildlife Safari
  • Madagascar Wildlife Safari

Madagascar wildlife safari is a 17 day African safari tour in Madagascar. This 17 day Madagascar wildlife safari starts in Antananarivo. On this Madagascar tour, you will visit the West and the North Eastern parts of Madagascar.

This Madagascar safari tour aims to show visitors some of Madagascar’s recognized highlights. You will delve a little further off the beaten track to uncover the rural life. It is a Madagascar tour of forgotten landscapes of this charming country.

The 17 day Madagascar wildlife safari starts in Antananarivo. The Madagascar safari tour starts with the west of Madagascar. Here you will see the beautiful baobabs avenue.

Destinations on the Madagascar Wildlife Safari

Ankanin’ny nofy Reserve

Ankanin’ny nofy Reserve is situated on the shores of Lake Ampitabe. It is Located on Madagascar’s eastern coast. This reserve is nestled on lake Ampitabe. The simplest way to get there is to sail down the Canal des Pangalanes from Toamasina by scow.

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You can also rent a motorized canoe.It is separated from the Indian Ocean by sand dunes. Ankanin’ny Nofy means the “nest of dreams”. It is one of the most beautiful sites along the Pangalanes Canal.

On your Madagascar wildlife safari don’t miss the charming private reserve of Le Palmarium. This is inhabited by many different species of lemur.

What to See in Ankanin’ny nofy Reserve

The must see of Ankanin’ny Nofy is the palm grove. This private reserve is housed on a peninsula of 86 acres. The reserve contains more than 100 000 species of palm trees, some of which are rare and endemic. The palm grove is also rich in orchids, acacias and carnivore plants.

As you will notice is often the case during your stay in Madagascar, the reserve is proud to play host to about ten species of lemur who choose to live there. In particular when on your Madagascar wildlife safari, look forward to the Indri Indri, the largest lemur on the planet. There is also the Propithecus that loves to stand upright and the Aye Aye, an endangered species.

Andasibe National Park

The Madagascar wildlife safari to Andasibe-Mantadia corridor goes to the foothills of the eastern escarpment of Madagascar. The village of Andasibe offers a perfect base to explore the Andasibe National Park. The 154 km2 Madagascar national park consists of two protected areas. The special Reserve of Indri d’ Analamazaotra and the National Park of Mantadia Analamazaotra, which is better known as “Périnet”.

This conservancy is full of untouched montane forest and natural beauty, and boasts almost all of the eastern rainforest endemics. This area is known for its population of Indri Lemurs, which are the largest living lemurs. During the morning and again in the late afternoon, your Madagascar wildlife safari looks forward to sights and sounds of the various lemurs. You will be assured of unforgettable wildlife experience on Madagascar tour here.

The Mantadia National Park covers 10,000 hectares. Both Perinet and Mantadia are a sanctuary for birdlife, and the area is known to be the best Ground-Roller reserve in the country. Altogether, this area boasts 112 bird species, eleven lemur species, and is also exceptionally rich in frogs and reptiles, with 39 reptile species, and 36 frog species. Other species of mammals include the Eastern Avahi, the Diademed Sifaka, and the Lowland Streaked Tenrec.

What to See in Andasibe Matandia National Park

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The Parks is a good place where tourists can go for birding. It has a recorded number of bird species that amount to over 100 and all these can be viewed throughout the Park. Most of the bird species that are found in the park are endemic and these include the wagtail, Madagascar Falcon, long eared owl, the Madagascar green sunbird and many more others. A visit to the park gives birders a chance to see these rare birds and they also get to take some photos while birding.

The Andasibe Park is also filled with a lot of animals that can be viewed by those on Madagascar wildlife safari once they visit the park. You will be able to see the Indri-Indri, various reptiles like chameleons, snakes, lizard, geckos and many more and these can easily be seen during the rainy season and at night since this is the only time that they are extremely active. The Andasibe is also famously known for its large number of frogs that are can be found in the various parts of the Park.

The Indri-Indri is one of the many species of Lemur that is found in the Andasibe national Park. Those on Madagascar wildlife safari here are guaranteed to see at least one or two in the trees. The Indri-indri looks like a baby panda due to the black and white markings that they have on their bodies although they are a lot thinner than the Pandas. The noise that they make cannot be forgotten that easily and the noise that sounds like a wail carriers over 30 kilometers through the Park.

Baobabs Avenue Madagascar

Avenue of the Baobabs, or Alley of the Baobabs, is a prominent group of Grandidier’s baobabs (Adansonia grandidieri) lining the dirt road. This is between Morondava and Belon’i Tsiribihina. It is found in the Menabe region of western Madagascar.

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Its striking landscape draws travelers from around the world, making it one of the most visited locations in the region. It has been a center of local conservation efforts.

It was granted temporary protected status in July 2007 by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Forests. This is a step toward making it Madagascar’s first natural monument.

The baobabs of Madagascar have to be seen to be believed. Of eight baobab species in the world, six are endemic to Madagascar. One other is found in Africa and another in Australia.

The best place to see one of these species, the Adansonia granddieri, when on Madagascar wildlife safari is the Avenue des Baobabs. This is a large region with the majestic tree in abundance, and a sacred baobab with offerings around it showing the significance of the trees. There are also two that have become intertwined, and are known as Les Baobabs Amoureux. If you arrive at sunrise or sunset, the view is striking, and good photos are a guarantee.

The nearest town to the Avenue of the Baobabs is Morondava. The area was the centre of the Sakalava kingdom, and the tombs here are spectacular and beautiful. It is now the centre of a rice-growing and ostrich-farming area, and is popular as a seaside resort with a laidback and friendly atmosphere.

Kirindy Private Reserve

A Madagascar wildlife safari to Kirindy goes 50 km northeast of the town of Morondava. This is a privately managed forest by a Swiss company dedicated to a selective and sustainable logging.

Kirindy Private Reserve comprises one of the most outstanding and threatened wildlife habitats in Madagascar. There are the dry deciduous forest whose extension has been reduced to 3 per cent of their original extent.

The reserve is dominated by majestic baobab trees and a forest canopy of even 14 m altitude. This is a protected area of approximate 100 square kilometres. It is the only place where the world’s smallest known primate, the giant jumping rat, occurs.

This animal can hop like a miniature kangaroo, but is also seen walking on all four limbs. The Sakavala people living here are mainly proud zebu holders.

What to See in Kirindy Private Reserve

Kirindy is the best place in the whole island to observe fossas. It is easy to see them when on Madagascar wildlife safari especially during the mating time between October and December. It is also home to seven species of lemur.

The most common are the common brown lemurs and the Verreaux’s sifakas. These are long-legged, seven-pound lemurs often white with dark patches. They can leap among tree trunks high in the canopy, propelled by their powerful hind legs but continually maintaining an upright posture.

The remaining species to be seen on your Madagascar wildlife safari are nocturnal. They include the rare Coquerel’s giant mouse lemur and pygmy mouse-lemur.

Others are fork-crowned lemur, Gray mouse lemur, western fat-tailed dwarf lemur and red-tailed sportive lemur. Several bats, tenrecs, mongooses  and rodents complete the mammal population.

Kirindy Private reserve is also home to 40 bird, 50 reptile and 15 amphibian species that your Madagascar wildlife safari will discover in this magnificent forest.

Tsingy of Beramaha National Park

Madagascar Wildlife Safari

The Tsingy Bemaraha National Park or Grand Tsingy is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is one of the most spectacular natural landscapes in the world.

A Madagascar wildlife safari takes you to an extensive area of limestone massif has been eroded into impressive karst pinnacles. This geological wonder is a monument of karst limestone that comprises karstic landscapes.

The limestone uplands cut into impressive ‘tsingy’ peaks and a ‘forest’ of limestone needles. There is the spectacular canyon of the Manambolo River, rolling hills and high peaks. The undisturbed forests, lakes and mangrove swamps are the habitat for rare and endangered lemurs.

What to See in Tsingy of Beramaha National Park

A Madagascar wildlife safari  takes you to the home of11 species of lemurs found here. They include Deken’s Shifakas, red-fronted brown lemur, Cleese’s woolly lemur and more.

There are five families of bats and 103 species of birds that have been recorded in Grand Tsingy. The index of the reptiles and amphibians is as large, as Bemaraha possesses 34 species that are all endemic.

These are just a first taste of what can be discovered on this unique island on your Madagascar wildlife safari.

Marojejy National Park

Madagascar wildlife safari takes you to one of the most strikingly beautiful and wild areas of Madagascar. Marojejy National Park is unique in the world, a place of dense, jungly rainforests, sheer, high cliffs, and plants and animals found nowhere else on earth.

Madagascar Wildlife Safari

Marojejy is located in the rain forests of northeastern Madagascar. This 17 day Madagascar wildlife safari goes between the present-day towns of Andapa and Sambava. The Marojejy Massif was first described by Professor Henri Humbert of the Paris Natural History Museum in 1948.

Humbert was an eminent botanist who arrived in Madagascar after exploring many of the mountain ranges in Africa. Following his expedition to Marojejy, Humbert published a book entitled A Marvel of Nature. In the book he described Marojejy as the most impressive range in all of Madagascar due to its grandeur, its rich flora, and especially its pristine natural state. His enthusiasm led him to ensure that Marojejy was protected as one of Madagascar’s strict nature reserves.

Marojejy remained listed as a strict reserve from 1952 to 1998, when its status was changed to that of a national park. This change removed the restrictions which limited entry to research scientists only. As a national park in Madagascar, Marojejy is now open to all visitors.

Why Go to Marojejy National Park

Marojejy National Park is noted for its rich biodiversity, which can appeal to both scientist and ecotourist. There are a wide range of habitats within the park, and many of its plants and animals are endemic to the area.

Scientific expeditions regularly discover species that are either not previously documented in Marojejy, or in some cases, completely new to science.

Some new species are highly endangered. In the case of many large groups, such as invertebrates, very little is known and much remains to be discovered.

The vegetation of Marojejy National Park is extremely diverse due to the various microclimates. The microclimates also affect plant growth rates, with the wet eastern slopes showing faster plant growth.

The dry western slopes exhibiting slower plant growth, and the plants on the ridge tops hindered by high winds and poor soils.

Marojejy National park harbors an impressive list of plants and animals. There are at least 275 species of ferns, 35 species of palms, 149 species of amphibians and reptiles, and 118 species of birds.

Madagascar wildlife safari to Marojejy taks you to the home to eleven species of lemurs. This include the critically endangered Silky Sifaka (Propithecus candidus).