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The Mahavavy- Kinkony Complex birding tour – 7 days

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The Mahavavy Delta and the Kinkony complex [Ramsar]

This tour is combining birdwatching, adventure and discovery. It will confirm again the uniqueness of the Madagascar’s biodiversity and habitats (landscape) ; over the birding, you will also be observing the other fauna like the mammals, amphibians and reptiles – but also the rich and endemic. The smile of Malagasy people will not escape you and their warm hearts will make you sad when leaving their region, because during the tour you will have the opportunity to meet them and to know more about their way of life as Sakalava tribe of different kinds Menabe, Marambitsy and so on. At the Mahavavy delta, the fishermen’s village of the Ampitsopitsoka will warmly welcoming you in among them in the community. You will also enjoy this unspoilt beach.

  • Birdwatching
  • Photography
  • Cultural immersion
  • Rural life experience
  • Canoeing
  • Mahajanga – Namakia – Mahavavy Delta
    [Ferry – 4WD – pirogue]
    Target species: Bernier’s Teal, Namaqua Dove, Turtle Dove, Love-birds, Madagascar Sandgrouse, Comb Duck, Bee- Eater, Sacred Ibis, African Spoonbill, Sand Piper, Crab Plover

  • Mahavavy Bay – Namakia- Mitsinjo
    [Pirogue – 4WD]
    Target species: Greater and Lesser Flamingos, Madagascar Harrier, Hotentot Teal, Kittlitz’s plover

  • Mitsinjo- Ambinany – Mahavavy – Makary
    [4WD – pirogue]
    Target species: African Spoonbill, Crested Coua, Crested Drongo, Madagascar Hoopoe, Black Winged Stilt, Green Backed Heron, White Faced Whistling Duck, Squacco Heron, Turtle Dove, Comb Duck, Madagascar Sandgrouse

  • Makary- Lac Kinkony- Ambinany- Mitsinjo
    [Pirogue – 4WD]
    Target species: Madagascar Jacana, Madagascar Swamp Warbler, Malagasy King Fisher, Knobe Billed Duck, Purple Heron, Grey Heron, Squacco Heron, Reed Cormorant, Common Moorhen, Madagascar Teal, Hottentot Teal , Sakalava Rail, Common Sandpiper, Madagascar Magpie Robin, Green Pigeon, Paradise Flycatcher

  • Mitsinjo – Katsepy – Majunga
    [4WD – Ferry]
    Target species:African Openbill Stork, Madagascar Harrier Hawk
    Mahajanga- Antananarivo

Itinerary outline

  • Mahajanga
  • Namakia
  • Mahavavy Delta
  • Ampitsopitsoka village
  • Makary
  • Kinkony Complex
  • Ampitolova Lake
  • Antananarivo


Suggested tour extensions:

  • From Mahajanga: The reserve of Antrema
  • From Antananarivo: The Reserve of Anjorozorobe
  • Bemanevika Reserve

Wetland birding tours – 7 days

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Best from May to November

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Antananarivo, the Capital city.

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