Gentle Trek on the Zebu Trails
14 days / 13 nights
This adventure tour will make you experience Madagascar in-depth but also to enjoy the Malagasy life style, landscapes, and beaches.
You will start from the capital of Madagascar, Antananarivo. You will head eastward to the famous Andasibe National Park, a primary rainforest and home to several endemic species of animals and plants. You will then continue up north on a red lateritic road to Ambatondrazaka, – the first rice producer of Madagascar with its thousands of hectares of rice fields. This region is quite fertile due to the water source of Lake Alaotra.
This lake is classified as RAMSAR site,- and it is the largest lake in Madagascar – shelters the very endemic lemur called “the Gentle Lemur”. Several species of aquatic birds also nest around this area.
From Ankosy, a small village which is approximately 70kms from Ambatondrazaka, you are scheduled to go on a challenging 6-day trek with ascending and descending trails through mountains to reach the Indian Ocean. The accommodation here is based on home-stay amongst the villagers ; the locals are from the Merina, Sihanaka and Betsimisaraka tribes.
Your journey takes you to the beach of Sainte-Marie ; where you will enjoy 3 days of pure relaxation or enjoy the abundant activities such as snorkeling, whales-watching, visits of the Island on a bicycle etc…
What is Zebu ?
Zebu is like an ox, a symbol of the Malagasy culture. The Zebu is useful in the daily life of the Malagasy people, from works on the rice fields to celebrations and ceremonies.
- Andasibe National Park
- Lake Alaotra
- Zahamena National ParK
- Sainte Marie
- Wildlife incl. the Indri
- The very rare Gentle lemurs
- Local lifestyle and experience
- Humpback Whales in Sainte Marie from July to October
- Wildlife viewing
- Cultural experience
- Whales safari *
- Beaches activities
Tour code: #TRKZET