The lemurs reached Madagascar by accident, on driftwood and other floating vegetation – reluctant castaways floating away from the African mainland, a journey that would have taken weeks. Strong currents would have helped the epic crossing of the Mozambique Channel that’s about 250 miles (400 kilometers) wide at its narrowest .Most amazingly; entirely new species are still being discovered to this day.

ANDOHAHELA NATIONAL PARK

A- Intermediate forest Ankazofotsy (48km from Fort Dauphin)

7:30 am to 8h00 am: Installation of the complete vehicle in the parking of the Ehoala port to welcome the tourists coming from the cruise ship.
8:00 am: Departure of 4x4 vehicles or minibuses to reach the Andohahela National Park (Ankazofotsy Intermediate Forest Circuit)
8h00 am to 10h30mn am: Our trip with stops in photo to reach the intermediate forest of Ankazofotsy in the interpretation center of Andohahela National Park of Andohahela
10h30mn am: The starting preparation for the circuit Ankazofotsy
The 1.1 km "LAFA" circuit is located in the heart of an intermediate forest (wet vegetation and dry forest) populated by lemurs like the ring-tailed-lemur. Relax under big trees.
The "TANTELISAROTRA" circuit of 4.2 km wells arranged and navigation in hours to a good drop. A mid-course gazebo offers stunning views of the surrounding area and their typical dry forest vegetation. Circuit through trees like the triangular palm tree, pacchypodium lamerei, incarina, grandidieri, didieracees ...
10h30mn am to 12h00mn am: Guided visit of the park for 1h30mn
With the timing for 1h30mn of time it is not possible to finish all the circuit of Tantelisarotra in addition it is a little sportive; But you can do a little, except the LAFA circuit. That is why the guide himself does his best to have fun with his client in this park. This circuit is recommended for the 3rd age especially the circuit Lafa.
12:00 am to 12h30mn pm: It's time to take our sandwiches at the Interpretation Center of Andohahela National Park before continuing our discovery with our 4x4 or minibus vehicles to see the Baobab andasonia za.
12h30mn pm to 1h30mn pm: Tour by car 4x4 or minibus to see the big baobab andasonia za. Before returning to the Fort Dauphin Ehoala port, we take again our 4x4 or minibus to move us to the village Ranomainty right next to the interpretation center to see the big baobab.
1h30mn pm to 4h00 pm: Return to the port of Fort Dauphin
4h00: Arrival at the Fort Dauphin Ehoala port parking

B- Tsimelahy Intermediate Forest

7h 30mn am to 8h00 am: Installation of the complete vehicle in the parking of the Ehoala port to welcome the tourists coming from the cruise ship.
8h00 am: Departure with our 4x4 vehicles to reach the intermediate forest of the Andohahela National Park (Tsimelahy circuit) about 58 km from Fort Dauphin.
8:00 am to 11:00 am: Our trip with photo stops to reach the intermediate forest of Tsimelahy of the Andohahela National Park
11h00 am: The starting preparation for the Tsimelahy circuit
Transition forest best known for its magnificent scenery, pacchypodium flowers, baobab, the origin of the triangular palm tree and the ability to swim in natural swimming-pools.
11h00 am to 12h30 pm: Guided tour of the park for 1h30mn
With the timing for 1h30mn of time it is not possible to finish all the circuit of Tsimelahy (loop 3km100) in addition it is a little sportive; But you can do a bit up to the view of the natural swimming-pool. That is why the guide himself does his best to have fun of his client in this park.
12h30mn pm to 1h00 pm: It's time to take our sandwiches at the Tsimelahy Interpretation Center or on side of Tarantsy lake right next to the office.
1h00 pm to 4h00 pm: Return to the port of Fort Dauphin
4h00 pm: Arrival at the Fort Dauphin ehoala port parking

C- Dry forest Mangatsiaka

7h 30mn to 8h00 am: Installation of the complete vehicle in the parking of the Ehoala port to welcome the tourists coming from the cruise ship.
8:00 am: Departure of 4x4 vehicles to reach the Andohahela National Park (Mangatsiaka dry forest tour)
8h00 to 11h00mn am: Our trip with stops in photo to reach the dry forest of Mangatsiaka of the National park of Andohahela
11h00mn am: The starting preparation for the Mangatsiaka circuit
Bush thorny with the possibility of seeing many species of plants and animals as a sifaka’s, big white lemurs who are among the most agile acrobats, is no less fascinating. It is early in the morning (between 5am and 8.30am), and at the end of the afternoon and nightfall the forest will reveal all its secrets.
11h00 am to 12h30 pm: Guided tour of the park for 1h30mn
With the timing for 1h30, it is not possible to finish the whole circuit of the dry forest of Mangatsiaka (4km in loop). That's why the guide himself does his best to entertain his customer in this park. This tour is recommended with the 4x4 car and the tourists for the 3rd age. It is the best place to see the baobab and the lemurs ...
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm: it's time to take our sandwiches to the well-appointed campground.
1h00 pm to 4h00 pm: Return to the port of Fort Dauphin
4h00 pm: Arrival at the Fort Dauphin ehoala port parking

D- Manangotry Wet Forest

7h 30mn am to 8h00 am: Installation of the complete vehicle in the parking of the Ehoala port to welcome the tourists coming from the cruise ship.
8:00 am: Departure of 4x4 vehicles to join the Andohahela National Park (Manangotry Rain Forest Trail) about 48km from Fort Dauphin
8h00 am to 10h00mn am: Our trip with stops in photo to reach the wet forest of Manangotry of the National Park of Andohahela
10h00mn am: The starting preparation for the circuit of the wet forest of Manangotry
One of the most southern of the ancient world. This place is the best circuit for people loves to discover different types of bird species such as the red tailed newtonia, ... Tour Condition: Athletic: Access: Bad road; Recommended: 4x4 vehicle.
10h00 am to 12h30 pm: Guided tour of the park for 2h30mn
With the timing for 2h30, it is not possible to finish our circuit of the humid forest of Manangotry because it is very sporting passing by a great part of the waterfall. That's why the guide himself does his best to entertain his client in this park. This tour is recommended with the 4x4 vehicle and sports tourists to avoid our accompanying problems. Recommended: Do not forget your stick to help you walk in the park circuit that it is not well retained.
12h30mn pm at 13h00 pm: It's time to take our sandwiches
1h00 pm to 4h00 pm: Return to the port of Fort Dauphin
4h00 pm: Arrival at the Ehoala port parking of Fort Dauphin