Andasibe Reserve Superior Package

Andasibe National Park is probably the most famous National Park in Madagascar making it the perfect stopover for every traveller wanting to experience Madagascar’s endemic wildlife and lush rainforests. Hear the loud call of the Indri, the largest species of lemur and spot well-camouflaged chameleons and enjoy a visit to Lemur Island where you are guaranteed to spend even more time with the gorgeous lemurs of Madagascar. Andasibe National Park contains 11 different species of lemur and over 300 different species of frogs,  promising a large variety of animals during your tour.

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Overview

Private lodge tour safari in Andasibe National Park, starting and ending in Antananarivo – 3 Days


Tour Highlights

Andasibe Nature Reserve – Situated in the foothills of the eastern escarpment of Madagascar. The village offers a perfect base to explore the local national park. The 154 km2 park consists of two protected areas: the special Reserve of Indri d’ Analamazaotra and the National Park of Mantadia Analamazaotra, which is better known as “Périnet”.

Lemur Island – Here you will be able to meet the resident lemurs up close and personal!

Vakona Forest Lodge – Surrounded by a dense and peaceful forest, Vakona Forest Lodge offers comfortable accommodation just 1km from the national park. Each of the private bungalows has its own terrace where you can relax to the sound of wildlife after a day of lemur viewing, horse-riding, or walking.

* The Andasibe Reserve Package is also available as a Classic Package.

Included

  • Meals and accommodations as per itineraries
  • Accommodation based on a BED & BREAKFAST basis in twin sharing room
  • All transfers and transport mentioned in the program
  • English speaking driver*
  • Specialist guides in the national park as per program
  • All entrance fees
  • All excursions mentioned in the program

*Please note that Malagasy drivers speak basic English and have general knowledge of history, culture and the fauna & flora in Madagascar. A supplement is payable should you require a specialist guide to accompany you throughout the tour.

Excluded

  • English speaking guide
  • All excursions not mentioned in the program
  • Bottled water, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Laundry
  • International flights, visas and travel insurance
  • All lunches, dinners
  • Personal items

Please note that Madagascar is a country which is in its infancy when it comes to tourism. Accommodation is limited so all the below mentioned accommodation are subject to availability, and we reserve the right to change these using similar accommodation of the same standards

Day 1 – 3: Vakona Forest Lodge or similar

Group Size: Minimum 1, Maximum 10


Vehicles :Transport will depend on the size of the group:

  • A small car for 2 – 3 people
  • A minivan for 4 – 6 – 8 people
  • A bus for 10 people or more

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. International credit cards and travellers cheques are very seldom accepted.


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:http://www.jenmansafaris.com/travel-info/travel-insurance.html


Packing:

  • Shorts
  • Track suit
  • Walking shoes
  • Light trousers/jeans
  • Swimming costume
  • Sandals
  • T-shirts
  • Sun hat
  • Windbreaker
  • Warm clothes
  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • Camera
  • Torch & spare batteries
  • Water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • UV protection
  • Mosquito protection

Visa Requirements: 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.


Gratuities: 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.

1 review for Andasibe Reserve Superior Package

  1. 5 out of 5

    Angela & James

    We just wanted to let you know that we thoroughly enjoyed our tailor made Andisabe package with Heri as our driver and guide. Andisabe was excellent with great lemur sightings and we really enjoyed the walks that we did including a night walk where we did manage to spot some night lemurs. The Eulophiella Lodge was lovely and quiet and we were kind of glad that we weren’t at a really busy place. The staff there looked after us very well and the meals were lovely too. Beautiful setting and we could also hear the lemurs call in the morning. Heri our driver and guide was lovely guy, knowledgeable and looked after us very well.

    Our hotel in Tana – Les 3 Metis – was lovely and we would happy to recommend them – their restaurant served excellent food and the staff were also very nice. While not a lot of English is spoken we had no problems there. We were also able to store our extra luggage with them while we went off on our tour.

    We’d love to see something more of Madagascar in the future – a beautiful and fascinating country and we only saw a very small part of it.

    Thank you again for making our travel arrangements Ruth and we would be happy to use Jenman again in our future African travels.

    With kind regards and best wishes

    Angela & James

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