South Madagascar RN7 Tour
Southern Madagascar RN7 Tour is an 11 day African Safari Tour in Madagascar. This Madagascar safari takes you south of Antananarivo. You will be visiting 3 different parks on this tour.
About the Southern Madagascar RN 7 Tour
Southern Madagascar RN7 Tour is an 11 day African Safari Tour. This Madagascar safari tour takes you south of Antananarivo. You will be visiting 3 different parks on this tour.
Sit back and enjoy the beautiful landscape, see it transform as you drive south on Route nr. 7. This is a journey through highlands, rice fields, tropical forest and wide desert. You will visit 3 very different parks and on the way you will see a lot of the culture and crafts of Madagascar.
The Southern Madagascar RN7 tour takes you towards the typical. you get to enjoy the inescapable, and the essential, to have a vision of this country.
The highlands are symbolic of the Big Island. here you go to meet the population in villages and in fields. You will go down southward to see lemurs in the reserve of anjaha and Isalo. End with a relaxing stay in Ifaty.
Southern Madagascar RN 7 Tour Highlights
The highlights of the Southern Madagascar RN 7 Tour includes:
- Beautiful landscape
- Change in Scenery
- Forest Hikes
- Nature Walks
- Trekking lemurs in Madagascar
- Beach Holiday
- Cultural experience
Detailed Southern Madagascar RN7 Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Ivato Airoport – Antananarivo – Hotel
Meet and greet upon arrival at the Ivato International Airport. After clearing with the immigration, enjoy a transfer by car to Antananarivo. The city is stacked on the sloping sides of the Highlands.
Antananarivo is a medieval Capital is affectionately known as ‘Tana’. The capital city stands at an altitude of 1350 m. Take time to enjoy a pleasant climate.
Drop off will be at your tana hotel where you will be briefed on the Madagascar RN7 Tour. You will go through the Madagascar RN7 Itinerary with our Madagascar safari rep.
Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure with overnight at Chalet des roses hotel.
Day 2: Antananarivo – Antsirabe – Hotel
After breakfast your Madagascar RN7 Tour leaves heading south. On this Southern Madagascar tour, you will take Route National nr. 7 by car to Antsirabe.
This is a good road through highlands and beautiful green rice fields. Along the way, do not forget to stop to take photos, buy fruit or crafts and might have lunch.
Your next stop will be upon reaching the spa town of Antsirabe, the coolest place in Madagascar. Its climate made it a favorite spot with European missionaries. Their influences can still be seen in the colonial architecture and churches.
Antsirabe is also the agriculture and administrative center of Madagascar. It is also regarded as the ‘pousse-pousse‘ capital. In the evening there is time to walk through the nice town centre. You can enjoy a “pousse pousse” ride around town and visit a restaurant or bar.
Your overnight on this Madagascar RN7 Tour will be at Couleure café hotel, comfort room.
Day 3: Antsirabe – Ambositra – Ranomafana – Hotel
Your Madagascar RN7 Tour start early with breakfast at your hotel. This Southern Madagascar tour then visit some of the craft shops here. This are shops that produce carvings of Malagasy life. This is before your Madagascar RN7 itinerary leave to Ranomafana.
This is a long drive and trip to Ranomafana takes up most of the day. Before midday, your Madagascar RN7 tour makes a stop for lunch in Ambositra. There may be the opportunity to enjoy a traditional Malagasy meal then see a folk dance at the hotel Artisan.
You can also buy some souvenirs from the handcraft wood at Chez Victor Shop. This is before your Souther Madagascar tour continue driving south to Ranomafana.
You will arrive there before the evening. Around 6 pm, we meet the local guide to show us the nocturnal wildlife. You should look forward to the Mouse Lemur, Frogs, Chameleons, Etc.
The night walk takes 2 hours before your Madagascar RN7 tour returns to the hotrl. Overnight at Manja hotel, economy room.
Day 4: Ranomafana National Park
After a good night sleep, your Madagascar RN7 tour wakes up to breakfast. You will then drive to the entrance of Park and will start our daytime visit. This is a tour to this beautiful humid tropical forest.
With the local guides you willadmire lemurs such as Grey Bamboo lemur. others include Milne-Edwards Sifaka, birds and insects. The golden bamboo lemur is the main attraction of this park. Around noon we will leave this Park and arrive at the hotel. We have lunch at the Restaurant.
In the afternoon, your Southern Madagascar tour takes a rest at the hotel. Overnight at Manja hotel, economy room.
Day 5: Ranomafana – Fianarantsoa – Ambalavao
another early start on your Madagascar RN7 tour. today on the Madagascar RN7 Itinerary, you will be returning to the main road. This is after you have had breakfast on this Southern Madagascar tour.
This morning, we continue south via the regional Capital of Fianarantsoa. This is the academic centre of Madagascar. Here, we have an opportunity to admire Fianarantsoa city on the Upper Town.
Your Madagascar RN7 tour will be leaving the highland plateau. You will be descending through superb mountain scenery to the plains Ambalavao. Upon arrival, check into your hotel in time for lunch.
This afternoon, you will visit a paper Antaimoro workshop and can-do shopping. Then we drive to Soavita wine cellar for tasting Malagasy wine finally returning to the hotel.
Overnight on the Madagascar RN7 Tour will be at Tsianiparihy hotel, lodge bungalow.
Day 6: Ambalavao – Anjaha Reserve – Ranohira – Hotel
Wake up to a relaxed breakfast on this day of Madagascar RN7 tour. At around 9am your Madagascar RN7 Itinerary takes you to Community Anjaha Reserve. Here, you have chance to watch troupes of Ring-tailed lemurs on the granite boulders.
Your Souther Madagascar Tour continues south going through as the pine trees thin out. The fertile soil of the highlands gives way to drier savannah, Cactus and Termite mounds. The Madagascar RN7 itinerary welcomes you to the dust of the mid south.
You will finally reach your destination late in the afternoon. Ranohira is on the edge of the Isalo National Park. Upon arrival, you will check into your hotel. Today on the Madagascar RN7 tour, you will overnight at Orchidee hotel, standard room.
Day 7: Ranohira – Isalo National Park – Ranohira – Isalo window
After breakfast, your Madagascar RN7 tour drive to Isalo National Park. You will park the car and enter the Park walking. Landscapes are incredible, you do not believe it, how can wind and water have created all this?
After 3 kms walking, you arrive at natural oasis pool known as Piscine Naturelle, where you can swim. From here, you have the opportunity to take walking within the National Park to Namaza.
You see on the side path the sparse dry deciduous forest. These include species of dwarf-like baobab and succulent. Arrival at the Namaza campsite place.
Today on the Madagascar RN7 Itinerary, you will have a picnic Lunch. This will be at the Namaza campsite place then we get ready to go to Cascade des Amoureux, where we can swim too.
After your Southern Madagascar tour takes a walk back to the exit and drive back to Ranohira. Overnight at Orchidee hotel, Standard Room.
Isalo National Park is renowned for its typical lunar sceneries and canyons.
Day 8: Ranohira – Zombitsy Vohibasia Park – Tulear – Ifaty
Your day on Madagascar RN7 tour starts with breakfast at your hotel. This is before your Southern Madagascar tour continue with the journey to the south.
The temperature rises as we lose height and head for the coast. today you will be crossing the savannah plain, Ilakaka Sapphire village. On the way, you'll have a short visit in Zombitse Park. Your Madagascar RN7 Itinerary will let you discover another species of Lemurs. There are some Baobabs trees here too.
Then you will continue this Southern Madagascar trip. The tour passes by several fascinating Mahafaly Tombs. You will reach the white city, known as Tulear later around noon.
Today you will have Lunch at the Restaurant. Transfer to Ifaty and arrival there before the evening. Overnight at Nautilus hotel, comfort bungalow.
Day 9 and 10: Ifaty
You can explore different activities from the hotel during the day at leisure on the edges of Mozambique channel. If you want to take advantage of the sea and lagoon : diving, dugout ride with Vezo fishermen, swim or just idleness. Hikers can discover inside land, a specific and extraordinary vegetation composed of euphorbia, baobab, didieracea, aloes … In the south, the thorny are kings.
Day 11: Ifaty - Tulear - Antananarivo
Enjoy the morning at leisure before a transfer to Tulear in time for your domestic flight back to Tana to connect to your international flight home.
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Southern Madagascar RN7 Tour Costs:
What is included in the cost of Southern Madagascar RN7 Tour?
- Car and fuel with a driver
- Guide assistance during the whole tour
- Accommodation as per the itinerary on bed and breakfast basis
- Park entrance fees and local guide fees
- All treks
- Boat crossings and excursions
Southern Madagascar RN7 Price excludes:
- Your food and drinks during the whole tour
- All your international flights
- Domestic Flights
- Items of personal use
What to Carry on the Southern Madagascar RN7 Tour Safari
- Light and a few heavy clothing for evenings
- Closed, comfortable shoes
- Sun protection like sun cream, hat
- Insect repellent