Madagascar off-the-beaten track
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Masoala and Tsingy de Bemaraha

Composed of equatorial primary rainforest and three marine reserves, the Masoala region is the largest protected area of Madagascar. It is one of the top five hotspots for biodiversity in the world. You will continue the rainforest expedition inside Andasibe called Périnet to explore its unique species. After a rich journey of exploration around these wet rainforest and jungle, you will head to the opposite side of the Island. The dry deciduous area, land of the legendary huge Baobabs trees. You will reach the Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park through a sandy track and savannah. Another glimpse of wonders of the Madagascar’s nature.
  • The primary forest and biodiversity of Masoala National Park
  • The rainforest and wildlife of Andasibe Mantadia
  • Landscapes of the East, north-east and the western Madagascar
  • The biodiversity of the world heritage of Tsingy de Bemaraha Nationao Park
  • The Baobab avenue and forest in Morondava
  • The typical dry deciduous forest of the west of Madagascar
  • The seascape of Masoala marine reserve
  • Vanilla plantations in Maroantsetra
  • Lemurs, birds, reptiles and plants.

  • Wildlife viewing
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
  • Snorkeling
  • Botanical exploration
  • Birdwatching [optional]
  • Possibility of Whale-watching in June-July
  • Night walks
  • Visits of villages
  • Visit of workshops
  • Photography

Itinerary outline

  • Antananarivo
  • Maroantsetra
  • Masoala
  • Andasibe / Mantadia
  • Morondava
  • Kirindy
  • Tsingy de Bemaraha
  • Antananarivo

Suggested extensions

Detailed itinerary

Arrival in Antananarivo. You will be met at the airport. Transfer to the airport and briefing.

Drive eastwards to Andasibe throughout the eastern slopes.
En route,  visit the reserve of Peyrieras at Mandraka.
In Andasibe, visit of VOIMMA nature reserve managed by the local community.
Night walk.

Hike at Mantadia Reserve – a primary rainforest.
Hike at Analamazaotra National Park and visit of Lemurs’ Island. Drive back to Antananarivo.

Fly to Maroantsetra
Visit of the town of Maroantsetra and its vanilla workshops.
Note: most boat transfers to Masoala are done only in early morning due to the state of the wind.

Early morning boat transfer to Masoala. Exploration of the jungle. Rest of the day at leisure.
Walking safari inside of the jungle of Masoala. Day at leisure at the marine reserve.
Boat transfer to Maroantsetra. Fly back to Antananarivo.

Fly to Morondava.
Drive to Kirindy Reserve – through the Baobab Avenue.
Night walk at Kirindy.

Morning hike at Kirindy reserve and drive  northwards to the Tsingy.

Walking safari at the Tsingy through the canyons and the rock forest.

Visit of caves of stalagmite-stalactite along the Manambolo River.
Drive back to Belo and to Morondava.
Sun-downing at the Baobab Avenue.

City tour in Morondava. Visit of the local market. Fly back to Antananarivo.

City tour in Antananarivo/.
Fly homewards.

Tour code: #OBT4AC


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Trip notes

Departure: Any day
Ease of access: medium
Period:  April to November

  • 4WD
  • Motorboats
  • Domestic flights

Accommodation: Hotels, Lodges
City of departure: Tana