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Morondava and tsingy

Morondava Baobab and Tsingy – 7 Days

JENMAN

Discover the diversity of a distinctive destination with a 7-day trip to the arid yet striking Western region of Madagascar.  This tour package will allow you to experience the best of Western Madagascar’s landscapes and wildlife while staying in some of Madagascar’s most popular hotels.

Due to the deteriorating road conditions caused by the heavy rains, this package only runs from the end of May until mid-November.

Country(s): Madagascar
Duration: 1 - 2 Weeks
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The Morondava Baobab and Tsingy tour shows off the best that Western Madagascar has to offer with highlights including visits to Morondava and Tsingy, starting and ending in Antananarivo. 

Highlights of the Morondava Baobab and Tsingy Tour

Antananarivo

Antananarivo is the busy capital city of Madagascar and the start of most Madagascar safaris. This city deserves it’s place on your Madagascar itinerary. It’s a vibey, colourful city that offers visitors a glimpse of Malagasy society. The architecture tells the story of the city’s history, with the Rova of Antananarivo palace complex the undeniable jewel in it’s crown. Visit the pink baroque Andafiavaratra Palace and enjoy the pretty Jacaranda trees surrounding lake Anosy.

Morondava

Situated in the heart of Sakalava territory, Morondava is known for the royal sculpted tombs of the Menabe ancestors and for being the gateway to the Avenue of the Baobabs, one of the most photogenic places in Madagascar.

Kirindy Reserve

The Kirindy Reserve is where you’ll have the opportunity to see a variety of Madagascan lemurs – up to 7 different species! From the smallest primate, the tiny Pygmy Mouse lemur to the fat-tailed lemur.  It’s not just about lemurs because it’s also the best place to see the giant jumping rat as well as the Fossa, the largest predator on the island.

Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

An exceptional landscape of limestone uplands cut into ‘tsingy’ or peaks and a ‘forest’ of limestone needles. The Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park encompasses the Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve. Experience the spectacular Manambolo river canyon and pristine forests, lakes and mangrove swamps that shelter rare and endangered lemurs and birds.

 

 

Price

2022

Saver Package

EUR 990 per person sharing

Classic Package

EUR 1095 per person sharing

Superior Package

EUR 1465 per person sharing

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

 

Included & Excluded

Included in the Morondava Baobab and Tsingy package

  • Accommodation in Antananarivo, Morondava and Tsingy de Bemahara National Park
  • Breakfast daily
  • All transport and transfers
  • English-speaking guide
  • Activities and excursions as mentioned
  • Specialist local guides in national parks as per program
  • Park entrance fees

 

Excluded

  • Flights & airport taxes: International & domestic
  • Pre and post-tour accommodation
  • Optional activities
  • All drinks
  • Meals not specified
  • Personal expenses such as gratuities, visas, travel insurance, curios, laundry etc.

Accommodation

Saver Madagascar Package

Day 1: Hotel Belvedere, Antananarivo or similar
Day 2: Sun Beach, Morondava or similar
Days 3 to 5: Le Grand Hotel du Tsingy, Tsingy de Bemahara National Park or similar
Day 6: Sun Beach, Morondava or similar

Classic Madagascar Package

Day 1: Residence Lapasoa, Antananarivo or similar
Day 2: Hotel Chez Maggie, Morondava or similar
Days 3 to 5: Orchidee du Bemaraha, Olympe du Bemaraha or similar
Day 6: Hotel Chez Maggie, Morondava or similar

Superior Madagascar Package

Day 1: Hotel Royal Palissandre, Antananarivo or similar
Day 2: Pallisandre Côte Ouest & Spa, Morondava or similar
Days 3 to 5: Soleil Du Tsingy, Tsingy de Bemahara National Park or similar
Day 6: Pallisandre Côte Ouest & Spa, Morondava or similar

Pre-Tour Information

Departure

When arriving in Antananarivo on the morning of day 1 of the Morondava Baobab and Tsingy tour, you will be picked up from the airport and embark on your 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 on the Madagascar safari:
A small car for 2 – 3 people
A minivan for 4 – 6 – 8 people
A bus for 10 people or more.
A 4WD vehicle is provided for the day excursion to Kirindy reserve as well as the excursion to Grands
Tsingy.

Visa

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

You will be met on arrival to Ivato airport and transferred to your hotel in the capital city of Antananarivo. Here you can relax from your flight and take a swim in the hotel pool. Depending on your arrival time, there may be an opportunity for you to do a tour to the handicrafts market in Antananarivo (additional expense).
You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Morondava, where you will be met and transferred to the city by your local Madagascar guide.  That afternoon there’s an excursion to visit the royal sculpted tombs of the Menabe ancestors. These tombs are frequently decorated with well-executed, often erotic, funerary carvings representing life and fertility. This is one of the highlights on this safari to Madagascar.
Today is a long day of discovery and adventure! We set out early to visit the Kirindy Reserve stopping en-route to admire the beauty of the famous Baobab Avenue at sunrise. In Kirindy you will have the chance to see 7 species of lemurs, including the fat-tailed lemur and the tiny Pygmy Mouse lemur, believed to be the world’s smallest primate. Kirindy is the best place to see the giant jumping rat as well as the Fossa (Madagascar’s largest predator), and you can also witness various spiny tenrecs, birds and reptiles aplenty. The diverse flora includes three of the six endemic Malagasy baobabs. After exploring Kirindy we head north and onto Tsimafana where we take the ferry across to Belo sur Tsiribihina. After another road transfer, we will arrive at our destination for the day, Bekopaka, in the evening.
This morning we will head to Belo sur Tsiribihina and onto visit the Manambolo gorge, home to many fascinating rock formations. We travel by dug-out canoe to see the Tombs of the Vazimba tribe from the river. These ancient people were the original inhabitants of Madagascar and grew no more than one metre tall. We spend the afternoon visiting the small Tsingy or “peaks” in The Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park.
Today we visit the Bemaraha National Park in search of the Grand Tsingy. A UNESCO world heritage site since 1990, the area has unique geography, well preserved mangrove forests and some amazing bird and lemur species. We will trek throughout the park. The karst landscape and deciduous forest are a refuge for rare and endangered species and in the park, there are over 11 species of lemur, 90 species of bird and 50 types of reptile, some of which we might be lucky to spot on our hikes throughout the reserve. The Grands Tsingy is famed for its pinnacles, a forest of limestone pillars and limestone plateau. Some of its needles are several hundred metres high! We spend the day exploring this magnificent geological site.
After breakfast, we head back to Morondava by 4×4. We will travel through the small town of Belo-sur-Tsiribihina and pass the Sakalava tribe tombs. En-route, we stop to visit the stunning Baobab Alley but this time at sunset, a great photo opportunity! We arrive in Morondava early in the evening where we spend the night.
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Antananarivo where your unforgettable tour of Madagascar ends.
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