SPECIAL DISCOVERY TOUR FOR THE GREAT SOUTH OF MADAGASCAR WITH UNFORGETTABLE BEAUTY
(Fort Dauphin-Farafangana-Manakara-Fianarantsoa-Ranohira-Tuléar-Ifaty-Andavadoaka-Morondava-Antsirabe-Antananarivo ...)
Is this 21-day tour fully answering the underlying question coming to travelers wishing to visit to discover for Madagascar !?
a- The landscape, the beach and the wild beauty between Fort Dauphin and Manakara by the South East coast all near the Indian Ocean! ;
b- The scenery and wild beauty from Manakara to Fianarantsoa via Montaigne and the rain forest of Ranomafana! ;
c- The landscape and the wild beauty on the RN7 between Fianarantsoa and Tuléar! ;
d- The landscape, the beach and the wild beauty between Tuléar to Morondava by the South West coast all near Mozambique channel! ;
e- Landscape, wild beauty and allée de baobab from Morondava to Bekopaka! ;
f- The landscape and the wild beauty between Morondava, Antsirabe and Antananarivo!
Put your feet on Madagascar and make your choice for your visit what you love to do !
We are here but we are here for you by facilitating your journey to discovery! Think about it now and choose this tour for your destination number 1 for your sightseeing.
Day 1 : FORT DAUPHIN –NAHAMPOANA RESERVE – EVATRA FISHING VILLAGE
Reserve de Nahampoana : This well maintened garden formerly named garden acclimatization,cover an area of 50 hectares.Amongst the many exotic plants which can be found in the park are the ravenala palm ,pachypodium,oil palm,canela cinnamon,lemon eucalyptus,young baobab trees and the conifer Araukaria,as well as the triangle palm tree which exists in Madagascar only around the area of Fort Dauphin.Every lemur species native to the south of Madagascar lives in this park.During the early morning hours various group of lemurs ,such as Verreaux's sifaka ,ring-tailed lemur or brown lemur ,usually play in the trees and on the ground near the old colonial house.Other animals in the park include chameleons,tortoise,crocodiles and a wide variety of the bird.
After our visit to this reserve of Nahampoana, we continue by our 4x4 vehicle to reach the fishing village Evatra. This itinerary that leads us to know the different types of Antanôsy village made with travelers palm decorate by different types of fruit trees like letchis, mango ...
Day 2 : VISIT OF EVATRA POINT AND LOKARO CREEK
Idyllic ideal for swimming and diving,. Numerous islands including the Sainte Claire nearby. Discovery of carnivorous plants: THE NEPENTHES
Day 3 : LOKARO -MANANANTENINA-SANDRAVINANY
This is the first step for us to start the real adventure of discovery in wet places with our driver. It is ideal with beautiful scenery lined with fruit plants like litchis, mangoes, sheltered by the mountain range. It is my best idea for you to propose this circuit all close to the sea but it is not far from the mountain. It is a true discovery adventure of Madagascar
Day 4 : SANDRAVINANY -MANAMBONDRO- VANGAINDRANO - FARAFANGANA
There you go! At the end, one arrives in places full of girofle forests and rice fields. From lokaro of Fort dauphin to vangaindrano, we have just passed by the secondary track and ten bac to cross. Most house in this place made with traveler palm trees(ravinala). The people of the village live in authenticity with its ancestral culture.
Day 5 : FARAFANGANA – MANAKARA - RANOMAFANA
We are on the asphalt road full of different types of rice farmer villages, coffee ... Its landscape is very different to others, even the culture of people ... In this road we can advise you to buy the typical Malagasy crafts like the hat, beach mats ... especially in Vohipeno before arriving in Manakara.
Day 6 : VISIT OF RANOMAFANA NATIONAL PARK
These visits lead us to have fun with the beautiful scenery and waterfalls in this wet forest park on the Montaigne during our discovery tour for lemurs and wild animals that live inside. Almost most of the hotel close to this park is comfortable.
Day 7 : RANOMAFANA – FIANARANTSOA - RANOHIRA
We continue our discovery on the high plateaux by the RN7 to Ranohira. We come from the coast of the Indian Ocean of the South-East of Madagascar between Fort Dauphin and Manakara by the RN12. That is why the scenery of this coast is very different compared to the landscape of the highlands with its style to make its village up the mountain decorated with the rice staircase.
Day 8 : VISIT OF ISALO NATIONAL PARK
We make our visit on this Geological Park very different than the other parks of Madagascar with its rock carved naturally and its natural swimming pool. This park is known for it with different types of wild animals. Do not miss the visit to this park because it is very interesting. Perhaps, one makes of dream of Jesus of Nazareth once one passes to see the same landscape as with them! Sometimes there is a natural sculpture like the Queen.For what people say on the carved rock: "It is the queen of Isalo!"
Day 9 : Ranohira-Tuléar
After our visit to the Isalo National Park, we continue our journey to reach Tulear by the RN7.We are approaching the Mozambique Channel when we have already made the Indian Ocean between Fort Dauphin and Manakara with magnificent scenery. It is the best choice that we propose this circuit for you to make known totally the wild beauty and the landscape of Madagascar.
Day 10 : TULEAR - IFATY
We do not make much journey for this first stage of the coastal track of the capricorn of Tuléar until Morondava. But we do our leisurely stroll along the coast of Mozambique channel with huge lagoon, blue ... to join Ifaty with our vehicle 4x4 about thirty kilometers from Tuléar.
Day 11 : Relax Ifaty
We will make stops here for relaxing.
But you can still see the town and the quiet beach.
Day 12 : Ifaty-Manombo-Ampasilana-Tsiandambo-Salary
We continue our journey towards the discovery by the coastal way of the southwest of Madagascar used several times by zebu carts. The people of this place are curious about our passage. And sometimes the children tell us "hello vazaha or hello stranger". Of course, it's a good day for us to choose this isolated itinerary that hides the beauty of the island. Think of doing it because it is strong in contrast and high color; the vegetation is very varied...
Day 13 : Salary-Andavadoaka-Morombe
Our itinerary with our 4x4 vehicle is still full of beautiful landscapes with different types of fishing village decorated with thorny shrubs full of semi-desert species and skeletal vegetation along the Mozambique Channel. But, the track is full of bifurcations because traces of zebu carts. That's why we can pay attention to our itinerary to avoid misleading.
The slightly difficult track is between Andavadoaka and Morombe. The places are very hot. Therefore, water should be provided for drinking during the trip.
Day 14 : Morombe-Bevoay-Manja
We leave Morombe to join the Bac de Bevoay. After this ferry, we take the very wild way to cross the plain of Mangoky. The landscape is beautiful with the savanna decorated by the baobab tree.
Day 15 : Manja –Belo sur mer
With our path, we are far away by civilization; the river sometimes floods the road, sometimes our way is in the midst of fields of high grass; ... The village of this place is very secluded with simple decoration full of beautiful scenery never seen before.
Day 16 : Belo sur mer – Akabatomena -Morondava
After Belo Sur mer, we get closer to Akabatomena with our 4x4 vehicle. And we continue our route through forest corridors and landscapes in semi-desert places full of typical vegetation typical southwest of Madagascar. In the end, we arrive in Morondava.
Day 17 : RELAX IN MORONDAVA
After a great trip with our 4X4 vehicle, we will make stops here for relaxing. But you can still see the town and the quiet beach.
Day 18 : MORONDAVA -BEKOPAKA
We take the secondary trail decorated by the baobab before we reach Belo. We continue our journey on this trail. And in the end, we arrive in Bekopaka.
Day 19 : VISIT OF TSINGY BEMARAHA NATIONAL PARK
This is the best known for their amazing knife-like karts out crops. The forests surrounding these strange formations are particularly good for decken’s sifaka (Propithecus deckenii) and for the rufous brown lemur (Eulemur rufus),and there is a chance of seeing the elusive western lesser bamboo lemur (Hapalemur occidentalis) in stands of the bamboo. This is also only place where one can see the recently-described Bemaraha woolly lemur (Avahi cleesei) and probably the best site for pygmy mouse lemur (Microcebus myoxinus).
Day 20 : BEKOPAKA-MORONDAVA
After our visit to Bekopaka, we take our vehicle back to Morondava. We can still see the magnificent landscape for this road especially the alleé baobab. Enjoy it!
Day 21 : MORONDAVA –MIANDRIVAZO –ANTSIRABE –ANTANANARIVE
The landscape on the west coast has never been forgotten. But, we go on to see more. The objective is to see the discovery of the whole island. We continue our journey from Morondava to join the capital of Madagascar (Antananarivo).