• Madagascar Wildlife Tour
  • Madagascar Wildlife Tour
  • Madagascar Wildlife Tour
  • Madagascar Wildlife Tour
  • Madagascar Wildlife tour
  • Madagascar Wildlife tour
  • Madagascar Wildlife tour
  • Madagascar Wildlife tour

The Madagascar wildlife tour is an 11-day African safari tour in Madagascar that focuses on the East and North eastern parts of the Island.

On this Madagascar tour, you will enjoy both African wildlife, sample Malagasy culture and have some of the best scenery you will ever have from anywhere else.

Madagascar Wildlife Tour

The Madagascar wildlife tour will take you to the evergreen rain forest in eastern Madagascar. This Madagascar safari goes through the famous National Park of Andasibe. With its 121.810 ha, 

Andasibe-Mantadia is home for largest of all lemurs of Madagascar called Indri Indri; many species of birds, frogs and chameleons as well as rare and endemic plants.

The Madagascar wildlife tour also gives you the opportunity to journey in Sainte Marie Island. This island is full of greenery with idyllic beaches will be unforgettable.

Madagascar is off the east African coast in the Indian Ocean. The 11 day Madagascar wildlife tour takes you to the fourth-largest island in the world. Madagascar sits at the top of many nature lovers’ bucket list of places to visit on the planet.

It has a great combination of unique wildlife, stunning reefs and pristine beaches. There are fascinating culture, over 200 endemic bird species, delicious local cuisine and amazing scenic diversity.

You will also find 750 species of endemic orchids, some of the best chocolate in the world and of course, the famous lemurs. This will make your Madagascar wildlife tour an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Where the 11 Day Madagascar Wildlife Tour Goes

Andasibe – Matandia National Park

Your 11 day Madagascar wildlife tour start with Andasibe-Mantadia National Park. This is about 150 km from Antananarivo in the Toamasina Province of  Madagascar.

The combined parks are perhaps best known as the home of the Indri lemurs. This is the largest surviving lemur species whose singing can be heard for miles each morning and evening.

Madagascar Wildlife Tour

Andasibe-Mantadia National Park with its 154 km² encompasses two distinct areas. They are the small Réserve Spéciale d’Analamazaotra in the south next to Andasibe village. The other is the much larger Parc National de Mantadia to the north.

Both parts belonged to the same humid forest, but because of human activities are now divided in two. The park was created in 1989.

What to See in Andasibe – Matandia National Park

The extraordinary animal diversity is completed with another 15 mammal species and more than 100 of birds. Many of the birds are endemic, like the Madagascar yellowbrow, Madagascar baza, Madagascar wagtail or the Madagascar serpent-eagle.

There are, 50 of reptiles, among them the biggest chameleon of the island, the boa manditra and many leaf-tailed geckos. This popular Madagascar National park also has more than 80 amphibians.

There are also a few local endemic fishes swimming in the small rivers and hundreds of insects. Among the insects are some extraordinary colourful and big butterflies.

The most popular animal to be seen here on the Madagascar wildlife tour is the Indri Lemur. The Indri looks more like a teddy bear or bizarre panda than a lemur. He stands about a meter high, with a stump for a tail, black-and-white markings and a beguilingly startled expression.

Other than the amazing Indri lemurs you may also see the Eastern grey bamboo lemur and red-fronted brown lemur. There are also impressive reptiles like Malagasy tree boa and two foot long Parson’s chameleon on show.

With luck in your Madagascar wildlife tour, you might even be fortunate enough to see the giraffe-necked Weevil. There is the golden Mantilla frog or the leaf-tailed gecko.

Parc Ivoloina

This park was created in 1898, it was originally an experimental garden. It offers now a good insight view of lemur species, as well as a selection of Madagascar’s flora.

The park is a project of the primate department of the Duke University. They have made a sensational effort in lemur breeding and conservation. Lemur will come to eat bananas in your hands.

Madagascar Wildlife Tour

It is operated by the non-profit organization Madagascar Fauna & Flora Group (MFG). All the proceeds from your visit to Park Ivoloina directly support conservation and education efforts in eastern Madagascar.

Your Madagascar wildlife tour to Ivoloina Park takes you 12 km north of Tamatave. The Ivoloina zoo is accessible from the bus station via a bush taxi and after 4 km of walking. The track that leads to it is however practicable if you rent a car on time.

Ivoloina park was created in 1963 and is open daily between 9 am and 5 pm against payment of an entrance fee. Ivoloina is home to 13 species of lemurs, captive or free, radiata and pryxis turtles and chameleons.

You can also enjoy a ride on your way to the park on a pirogue. Note that it is also possible to camp in Ivoloina Park which also has many places to picnic.

What to See in Ivoloina Park

Your Madagascar wildlife tour to Ivoloina brings you in touch with twelve different species of lemurs. There are different species of frogs, chameleons, birds, and much more. You will explore well-maintained hiking trails, touring gardens and orchards, exploring historic ruins, or relaxing by the lake.

Ile Sainte Marie

The final destination of your Madagascar wildlife tour is Ile Sainte Marie. Nosy Boraha, or Île Sainte-Marie, is an island off Madagascar’s east coast. The best thing about Île Sainte Marie is that it contains all the ingredients for a great holiday and great travel.

Ile Sainte Marie is a very long (57km), thin, lush and relatively flat tropical island surrounded by beaches and reef and spotted with thatched villages.

Madagascar Wildlife Tour

It is found near the main town of Ambodifotatra, the pirates’ cemetery includes graves marked with a skull and crossbones. Off the south coast, Île aux Nattes and Ilôts aux Sables are tiny islands with coral reefs and sea turtles.

Antanandava Waterfall is surrounded by rainforest. On the east coast, traditional pirogue boats dot Baie d’Ampanihy’s lagoon.

The Malagasy name for the island is Nosy Boraha, and it means either Island of Abraham or Island of Ibrahim. Originally a shelter from Indian Ocean pirates, it was given away as a wedding present to the French, and then presented to the motherland by La Bigorne, the son-in-law of King Ratsimilaho.

Places of Interest in Ile Sainte Marie

The pirates’ cemetery is particularly enchanting, with graves that go back as far as the 1830’s, with skull and crossbone carvings in the headstones.

A large part of the attraction of this island is the proximity to humpback whale breeding waters. They are normally seen here between July and September, and many of the boats that are used for whale watching are fitted with hydrophones to allow visitors to hear the amazing singing of the whales.

It is possible to take a trip on your Madagascar wildlife tour around the island on a pirogue. The absolutely deserted beaches of the northeastern peninsula are bewitching, with waters that a mixture of emerald green and deep blue being a large part of the allure. There is a coral reef which you can dive on from a pirogue.

On the island itself, walking across it on your Madagascar wildlife tour takes about two and a half hours, and can be a rewarding way to see the different areas from coast to coast. To the north is an impressive natural swimming pool, with a waterfall, big pool, and enormous basalt rocks.

To the south of the island lies Ile aux Nattes, which is car free and more peaceful than the main island. A Madagascar wildlife tour takes you to pristine beaches and the accommodation is mainly hidden bungalows. There is an impressive orchid known as l’orchidée rose, which is 2 m high and has deep pink flowers.