• Masoala Tour Madagascar
  • Masoala Tour Madagascar
  • Masoala Tour Madagascar
  • Masoala Tour Madagascar
  • Masoala Tour Madagascar
  • Masoala Tour Madagascar
  • Masoala Tour Madagascar

The Masoala tour safari is an eight day Masoala Trekking tour. This affordable African safari tour in Madagascar takes you North west of Madagascar. This 8 day Madagascar wildlife safari takes you to the Masoala Peninsula to look for the Aye Aye.

The Masoala tour safari is an affordable African safari tour in Madagascar. This 8 day Madagascar safari takes you to the Masoala Peninsula.

Masoala peninsula is a large and most diverse areas of un-spoilt rainforest in Madagascar. It holds possibly the greatest number of unclassified species on the island.

On this Masoala trekking tour, you’ll come across a large number of lemurs. Also on your Madagascar tour, there are many chameleons and spectacular birdlife. on the Masoala trekking tour, Masoala can only be reached by boat and it takes approximately 2 hours from Maroantsetra.

Masoala Tour Madagascar

The Masoala tour safari is only for avid nature-lovers who have an average level of fitness. You will on this Masoala trekking tour enjoy the beach. This is because the area also boasts stunning beaches, incredible wildlife, and beautiful scenery.

Included in this Masoala tour is a trip to the island of Nosy Mangabe. Here you’ll see the famous for its Aye- aye lemurs and the leaf-tailed gecko.

The reserve has beautiful sandy coves, a mass of trees and strangler figs. This Madagascar wildlife safari begins and ends in Antananarivo.

Masoala Tour Safari Destination

Mariantsora

On this Masoala trekking tour, you will go to Maroantsetra. This is also the gateway to the Masoala peninsula and is a showcase for unique animal and plant life not found anywhere else in the world. Maroantsetra is the main entry point to the Masoala National Park and Nosy Mangabe Special Reserve. This is the perfect base for exploring the entire bay, including the humpback whales that visit and give birth from July to September on your Masoala trekking tour.

Masoala Tour Madagascar

Maroantsetra is located between the sea and the humid and luxuriant tropical forest. A Masoala tour safari to this toun takes you 100 km north from Mananara. This is at the end of the “road” from Tamatave, at the apex of the Baie d’Antongil.

The town is near the mouth of the Antainambalana River, it is full of languid charm, and enjoys both river scenery and ocean views. From here only forest trails through the thick jungle or the coastal line lead northern to Antalaha. Locals will tell you that very little has changed here in 30 years. And yet there is a lot for the visitor to do including those on Masoala tour safari.

Maroantsetra is the starting point for many trips on foot including for those on Masoala trekking tour, by boat and even sea kayaking. It is here that your Masoala trekking tour will have the occasion to experience an untouched Madagascar. This town had immaculate and endless beaches of fine sand and fantastic sceneries.

You will find an intact traditional culture that await those on Masoala trekking tour daring to come to the extreme northeast part of Madagascar.

Also, the town is a point of departure for trekking allowing joining the other regions. You can extend our Masoala trekking tour by going to Antalaha or Andapa. These are very often true expeditions where it is necessary to be used to walk in sometimes difficult conditions.

The town, which is of a rather average size, is rather pleasant. Like every areas of Madagascar, life in Maroantsetra is peacefully. It consequently makes it possible to offer to those on Masoala tour safari a few days of relaxation.

Masoala National Park

The Masoala tour safari takes you to Masoala National Park, to the northeast of Madagascar is also the largest island in Madagascar. The Masoala National Park was established in 1997 and covers an area of about 2300 square kilometers. The marine parks covers an area of 100 square kilometers. The Masoala National Park is also a part of UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Masoala Trekking Tour Madagascar

The Masoala National Park features a massive flooded forest, coastal forest, rainforest, mangrove and marsh. Your Masoala tour safari to the island features exceptional flora and fauna and 10 species of lemur that include the Red Ruffed Lemur. The Nosy Mangabe located close to the park is one of the best sites to visit for those on Masoala trekking tour.

The harbors at the Masoala is also home for several birds. Among them the rare species found here are Helmet Vanga, Tomato frog and Red Owl. In addition the island also features the Madagascar Serpent-eagle. Those on Masoala tour safari can be seen in many parts of the Madagascar region.

The Masoala National Park includes three more parks. They are Tampolo, located to the west, Ifaho, to the east, and Ambodilaitry, in the south. These three parks are rich in marine life and is also one of the best places for snorkeling and kayaking. Going on Masoala tour safari in season takes you to Antongil Bay is visited by the Humpback Whales in massive numbers at the time of its migration.

Those on Masoala tour safari to Masoala National Park can be accessed from the Antalaha and Maroantsetra towns. From Antalaha, the park can be accessed by taxis and mountain bikes. From Maroantsetra, the park can be accessed by a boat. The major sites in the park are Cao Est, Nosy Mangabe and the three parks.

Nosy Mangabe

Your Masoala tour safari will also go to Nosy Mangabe. This small tropical island of just 5,2 km², situated in the Antongil Bay. It is just about 4 km from the city of Maroantsetra, is totally covered by dense humid forests.

Masoala Trekking Tour Madagascar

Those on Masoala trekking tour can reach Nosy Mange by a small boat in less than 1 hour from Maroantsetra. This makes it an ideal day-trip whan on Masoala tour safari . It was the refuge of many Dutch during the seventeenth century.

In the following century the French colonial power conquered it and made it a trading post. Today the island has turned into Nosy Mangabe Special Reserve. It is famous because of the imperceptible and nocturnal Aye-Aye. These extremely rare lemurs were introduced by humans during the 60´s in order to create a reserve to protect them from extinction.

What to See on you Masoala Trekking Tour

There are many things to do in Madagascar on yous Masoala trekking tour. Your Masoala tour safari goes to two places known for its incredible array of biodiversity. The Masoala National Park and its offshore island reserve of Nosy Mangabe represent the largest of Madagascar’s protected land areas and some of its least visited.

The habitats you are likely to come across here on your Masoala tour safari are wide-ranging, from flooded forest marshland and coastal forests to mangroves, which collectively teem with life and provide a fascinating look at the island’s many natural wonders.

Masoala Trekking Tour Madagascar

The highlight of your Masoala tour safari will be a sighting of the red ruffed lemur (Varecia rubra). This is endemic to the peninsula and relatively easy to find due to its loud vocalizations. The white-fronted brown lemur (Eulemur albifrons) is common, and the northern bamboo lemur (Hapalemur occidentalis) can also be seen by those on Masoala trekking tour.

Night hikes in the forests near the Lohatrozona campsite on your Masoala tour safari offer the opportunity to see the Masoala fork-marked lemur (Phaner furcifer). You may also see the Masoala sportive lemur (Lepilemur scottorum), and the Masoala woolly lemur (Avahi mooreorum), the latter two also endemic to the peninsula.

Other species reported in the park include an undescribed form of mouse lemur (Microcebus), hairy-eared dwarf lemur (Allocebus trichotis), greater dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus major), and aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis).