DAY 1: Antananarivo – Andasibe
Arrival in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar, where you will be met in the morning at
the airport or at your hotel, depending on required collection point. After a brief driving tour
around Tana, we will drive to Andasibe through the green and luxuriant vegetation of the
east. This first step brings us to the humid part of the country with many primary forests and
lakes, and the landscape consists of rice fields, waterfalls, and scarce forest stations. Along
the way we will see Merina villages in the rocky mountains. We stop for lunch at the Reptile &
Butterfly farm, finally arriving to Andasibe between 15h00 and 17h00.
After breakfast, we take a morning visit to the Special Reserve of Andasibe, where you will
discover the many species dwelling in the forest. In particular, your guide will search for the
Indri Indri, the largest lemurs on the island. This 810 ha reserve is unique with its endemic
fauna and flora. It contains a wide variety of orchids, canopy, and endemic animals like
chameleons, tenrecs, and many birds.
We also visit the Orchid garden, after which we return to our hotel for lunch. In the afternoon,
you will visit Lemur Island at Vakona Forest Lodge to meet the resident Lemurs up close! The
rest of your afternoon is at leisure – why not take some time to relax by the pool, enjoy a
horse ride, or visit the Private Park of Vakona (horse-riding and visit to Private park are
After breakfast we head back to Tana.
Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.