Southern Flamingo – Classic Package
From: $ 595.00 per person
Treat yourself and your loved ones with this 4 day accommodated tour to the South-West of Madagascar, you will be lodged at Longo Vezo Lalandaka Hotel. You’ll be exposed to various species of lemur and get a chance to appreciate the well known ‘Colony of Greater Flamingos’.
Starting and ending in Tulear, once in Madagascar, we invite you to take the opportunity and explore the remote South-West of the island and home to the world’s most southern all-year breeding colony of red-tailed tropic-birds, which attracts bird lovers and holidaymakers from all around the world. This package is a perfect add-on to our 1000 Views of Madagascar Tour.
Private lodge tour package through the South of Madagascar, passing through Anakoa, Lake Tsimanampetsotsa and Nosy Ve, starting and ending in Tulear – 4 Days
Tsimanampetsotsa National Park – First protected in 1927 for its endemic flora and fauna, it was officially recognised as a national park in 1966. The park offers several walks of different durations. There are an estimated 88 species of birds of which 35 are endemic to Madagascar, as well as the 4 species of lemurs.
Anakao – A picturesque coastal fishing town on the south-west coast of Madagascar.
Nosy Ve – A flat uninhabited island located off the south-west coast of Madagascar. Several ancient tombs from French settlers can still be found here. It has also served as a hideout for pirates as well as a slave departure port.
Tulear – Apart from several interesting churches, most of Tulear’s remaining buildings are fairly nondescript, as is its setting against a backdrop of mangroves and mudflats. The surrounding Madagascar area, however, offers numerous attractions and Madagascar highlights including good beaches, diving and snorkelling, surfing, kite surfing and wild surfing at Ifaty to the north and Anakao to the south; intriguing topography; interesting flora and fauna; and remote villages.
* The Southern Flamingo Package is also available as a Superior package.
This Superior Tour Package offers accommodation at the following location:
Classic tour departs every day of the week – subject to availability
Group Size: Minimum 1, Maximum 10
Spending money: Clients are advised to bring enough money to cover their lunches and dinners, the purchase of curios and additional entertainment. Madagascar’s currency is the Ariary. Euros are the most practical and convenient currency to exchange into Ariary at the Airport. There are automatic teller machines (ATM’s) available in the bigger towns like Antananarivo and Tulear. International credit cards and travellers cheques are very seldomly accepted.
Meals: Where included most breakfasts and dinners will be enjoyed in the restaurants of the various accommodation establishments, however on certain nights the guide will provide an authentic meal for the group, which will be enjoyed together in the evening, often around a camp fire. Please advise us of any special dietary requirements in advance.
First Aid: Our guides are trained in basic first aid and the vehicle is equipped with a medical aid kit. Preventative Malaria medication should be taken before the trip and throughout its duration, although it is advisable to consult a doctor prior to departure.
Luggage: Maximum baggage allowance on the plane will be 20 kg. Please bring a backpack or soft barrel bag, not a suitcase. Don’t bring too much clothing, as there are washing opportunities along the way. Please adhere to the allowance specified as space for luggage is limited.
Insurance: It is compulsory for all travellers to have insurance covering their personal requirements, medical expenses and personal possessions. This is to be arranged before leaving your home country. Jenman Safaris has comprehensive public liability insurance. For an instant quote on travel insurance, please click the following link to our website.
Clothing and other items:
- Track suit
- Walking shoes
- Light trousers/jeans
- Swimming costume
- Sun hat
- Warm clothes Long-sleeved shirts
- Torch & spare batteries
- Water bottle Sunglasses
- UV protection Mosquito protection.
Visas: A visa is required to enter the territory of Madagascar and can easily be obtained upon arrival at the airport of Antananarivo with a validity of up to 90 days. Tourists staying for less than one month, can purchase a visa for 80’000 Ariary (around 23-27 €). Paying with the exact amounts or small currency is advised. No photographs are required, however please ensure that passports are valid for at least 6 months after return date. In addition to the entry visa, the Malagasy government is proposing the introduction of a frontier levy of 10 € in the near future, still to be confirmed and variable at short notice.
If you feel you have been looked after well by your crew, driver or guides, and you wish to show your appreciation for their services, a monetary tip is very welcomed by those in Madagascar. Here follows some suggested guidelines:
- Around EUR 4 per person, per day (10,000 Ariary) for a guide or a guide/driver
- Around EUR 2 (5,000 Ariary) for a park guide, depending on your satisfaction
- Around 5% of the bill at a restaurant
- 200 Ariary per bag for a porter.
As Euro coins cannot be changed into local money in Madagascar, it is advisable to tip in Ariary.
We would ask that you please reserve your generosity for tipping for services only, and not providing free hand-outs to children or adults, as this encourages begging.
- Accommodation based on itinerary
- Dinners at Anakao
- All transfers and transport mentioned in the program
- All entrance fees
- Specialist English speaking guides in the national park as per program
- All excursions mentioned in the program
- A French speaking driver for transfers
- All excursions not mentioned in the program
- Supplementary English-speaking guide throughout the tour
- Bottled water, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
- International and domestic flights
- Airport taxes, visas and travel insurance
- All lunches and dinners per itinerary excluding dinners at Anakao
- Personal items