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Andasibe Reserve Lemur Experience

Andasibe Reserve Lemur Experience – 5 Days

JENMAN

Experience Andasibe, one of Madagascar’s most famous national parks, renowned for its endemic wildlife and lush wilderness. Enjoy the chance to spot chameleons, tenrecs, a wide variety of orchids, and of course, different species of lemurs. Also enjoy a unique cycling experience through Ambohimanga King’s Palace – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Andasibe Reserve Lemur Experience

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Walking, Game Viewing

A private wildlife and cycling experience starting an ending in Antananarivo, Madagascar – 5 days.

Tour Highlights

Antananarivo – Also known by its shortened name, Tana, this is the capital and largest city of Madagascar. The streets are lined with museums, palaces, and colonial architecture as well as a number of bustling markets and local eateries.

Andasibe Nature Reserve – The Andasibe-Mantadia corridor is situated in the foothills of eastern Madagascar. Its conservancy is filled to the brim with untouched rainforests and natural beauty and is home to a variety of endemic wildlife such as lemurs, chameleons and birds.

V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve – The reserve’s abbreviated name means Vondron’olona miaro mitia ala which in English, translates to “Local People Love the Forest”. Founded by the local villagers as an alternative to the government-run national park, serving not only a recreational purpose but as a means of educating the local people about ecotourism and conservation.

Ambohimanga King’s Palace – This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to important palaces and sacred sites dating back to the 17th and 19th centuries, and still to this day remains a place of worship and high spiritual significance. The Royal Hill of Ambohimanga is the highest and most revered of the 12 hills surrounding the capital city and is regarded as the embodiment of the Malagasy cultural identity.

Price

2022

EUR 769 per person sharing

Price based on 4 people travelling. Please contact us for a tailormade quote.

Included & Excluded

Included in the Andasibe Reserve Madagascar package
  • Accommodation in Antananarivo and Andasibe Reserve
  • Breakfast daily
  • All transport and transfers
  • English-speaking driver from 1– 5 clients
  • English-speaking guide included in the rate for 6 clients+
  • Activities and excursions as mentioned
  • Specialist local guide in national parks as per programme (Andasibe)
  • Park and reserve entrance fees
Excludes
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Gratuities & personal expenses
  • Activities and excursions not specified
  • Travel insurance

 

Accommodation

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

Day 1: Palissandre Hotel, Antananarivo or similar
Day 2 & 3: Mantadia Lodge, Andasibe or similar
Day 4: Palissandre Hotel, Antananarivo or similar

Pre-Tour Information

Departure

When arriving in Antananarivo on the morning of day 1 of the tour, you will be picked up from the airport and embark on your Andasibe Reserve Madagascar tour. Should you arrive prior to day 1, pre-tour accommodation can be arranged and you will be picked up from your hotel on the morning of day 1 (Pick up time will be confirmed on arrival).

Transport

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

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 60 days. Tourists staying for less than one month can purchase a visa for 115’000 Ariary (around 35 €). 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 the return date.

Travel Insurance

Please note that travel and cancellation insurance is mandatory for every guest travelling with Jenman Madagascar Safaris. All insurance is solely the responsibility of our guests. Please ensure you arrange
your own insurance with protection for the full duration of your journey to cover personal injury, damage and loss of personal items including but not limited to camera equipment and other electronic items, medical expenses, repatriation expenses and loss of luggage, etc. Please speak to your travel agent if you require assistance

Making your travels meaningful

The Grow Africa Foundation (163-738 NPO) is the responsible tourism initiative started by Jenman African Safaris. The focus of Grow Africa is to make a positive impact on the environment, society and economy in the places we travel to. We do this by instigating and supporting local social and environmental projects.
Your booking makes a difference: With every booking to the value of R10,000 / US$1,000 / EUR1,000 or more a donation of R50 / US$5 / EUR5 will go to the Grow Africa Foundation.

Itinerary

Arrive in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar, where you will be met in the morning at the airport or at your hotel, depending on the required collection point. You will have the rest of the day at leisure to explore the bustling city.
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 villages of the Merina people scattered throughout the rocky mountainside. Check-in to the hotel, and then we embark on a night walk within the Andasibe area to observe the nocturnal lemurs and other animals.
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, 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. In the afternoon, we visit the V.O.I..M.M.A community reserve. This reserve provides a sustainable way of saving the remaining rainforests in the area by creating a livelihood for the local communities through reforestation projects. Here you will also come across a variety of wildlife, ranging from brown lemurs, indri, chameleons, geckos and birds.
Transfer back to Antananarivo, followed by a cycling tour up to Ambohimanga King’s Palace; the birthplace of the Merina Kingdom. It is the only site that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. To this day it still holds spirituality and sacred significance.
After breakfast, we head back to Tana, where your lemur experience comes to an end.
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