MEALS: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
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.
Check-in to the hotel, and then at approximately 19h00 we enjoy a night walk within the Andasibe area to observe night active lemurs and other nocturnal animals.
Standard Accommodation: Grace Lodge or similar (bungalows with en-suite bathrooms and veranda)
Midrange Accommodation: Vakona Forest Lodge, Andasibe Hotel or similar (bungalows surrounded by the forest, with en-suite bathrooms, and veranda)
DAY 2: Natural Reserve of Andasibe [B]
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 optional extras).
Standard Accommodation: Grace Lodge or similar (bungalows with en-suite bathrooms, and veranda)
Midrange Accommodation: Vakona Forest Lodge, Andasibe Hotel or similar (bungalows surrounded by the forest, with en-suite bathrooms and veranda)
DAY 3: Andasibe – Antananarivo [B]
After breakfast, we head back to Tana, where your lemur experience comes to an end.
Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.