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Dodo Travel & Tours

  • Madagascar
Destinations

Destinations

Madagascar,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Mid Range

Tour Overview

In the extreme south of Madagascar, almost inaccessible by car, discover a region rich in stunning landscapes and endemic flora and fauna including ring-tailed lemurs, ‘dancing’ Verreaux’s sifakas and a wealth of birdlife. Discover fascinating plants and trees, see historic sites, visit a fisherman’s village, walk on beautiful beaches and cruise along the coast snorkelling and swimming as you go.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Wildlife Safari
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Walking Safari, Snorkelling
  • Getting around:
    Transfer Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Antananarivo

RATES PER PERSON USD / EUR

From USD 1,728  / EUR 1,475 per person, based on two adults sharing (double/twin) on a private basis tour in a 4×4 vehicle with a private guide/driver

What's Included

  • Meet on arrival at Ivato international airport, Antananarivo
  • Domestic flights where applicable
  • Transfers airport – hotel/port or vice versa as specified in the itinerary
  • All transport during the tour in air conditioned vehicles with English speaking driver/guide
  • Accommodation in hotels as specified in the itinerary
  • All meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • All guide fees and park/reserve entrance fees
  • Assistance and first emergency care during the stay, details available on request

What's Excluded

  • All international and regional flight costs and visa fees (25 Euros) or assistance unless otherwise specified
  • All tips, drinks and personal expenses as well as elements unspecified
  • Travel insurance, it is a condition that all clients traveling with Dodo Travel and Tours must have appropriate travel insurance, including emergency medical evacuation cover

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Dodo Travel & Tours
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Dodo Travel & Tours‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

Meet our representative on your arrival at Ivato airport and transfer to hotel.

Night at hotel – BB

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Fort Dauphin. Upon arrival you’ll be met and transferred to Berenty Private Reserve. The road leading to Berenty allows you to discover the peculiarities of the Anosy region of Southeastern Madagascar – luxuriant landscape, carnivorous plants and the endemic palm-tree ‘trièdres’. Stop en route to see a stony memorial remembering ancestors. Arrive at the holiday cottage where you’ll stay. At twilight you depart for a night walk in Berenty Reserve and discover many nocturnal species of lemurs.

Night at holiday cottage – DBB

Breakfast and then depart for a guided tour in the reserve to discover diverse species of lemurs among which is the habituated ring-tailed lemurs, ‘dancing’ Verreaux’s sifakas, tortoises and important species of birds. The flora is also very interesting – Berenty still contains an extraordinarily magnificient bamboo forest which can’t fail to impress. In the area you will also find an interesting museum, which depicts the life of the local tribe the Antandroy, as well as music instruments and other object for divinatory use.

Night at holiday cottage – DBB

After the breakfast, return to Fort Dauphin. Check in at the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

Night at hotel – DBB

Breakfast and then set off to Andohahela. The National Park of Andohahela is considered ‘the park of the south’ as it is the largest, most beautiful and most natural park in this region. Situated 53 km from Fort Dauphin (2:30-3:00 hrs off the beaten track), it streches along the border of the Anosy mountains and the dry plains of the south and gives you a good insight into the south region. This national park has some truly amazing scenery and wildlife including spine forest, transitional forest and rainforest with one-of-a-kind endemic species like palm-tree trièdres, baobabs, huge pachypodiums and many more.

Night at hotel – DBB

Breakfast and departure to the Andriambe Lake, 7 km from Fort Dauphin. You’ll cross along Efaho River bordering rice fields and mountains to reach the Portuguese Islet, an important historic site of the region. Witness to the passage of sailors, the islet is also called Santa Cruz. Visit one of the Portuguese fortress ruins, built in the first century by shipwrecked men, who built the Bastion “Trano vato” to store weapons . The site is fit for rambles, during which you will enjoy amazing vegetation and flora. The tour takes you into the heart of the semi-dry / semi-wet forest of Andohahela National Reserve, an immersion in a magic universe, where you will relax and rest in a cool natural pool of Tsimilah, hollowed out in rosy-coloured stone!

After a picnic lunch, head back on the road mid-afternoon to Fort Dauphin, arriving around 5:00pm. Continue to Ambinanibe beach, one of the best spots with a completely wild, unspoilt, beautiful beach and huge sand dunes encircled by Anosyennes mountain range. Discover and admire the village with an insight into the fishermen’s everyday life, setting and pulling the nets. The site is a real blend of elements making the visit a memorable moment of your stay. Enjoy the calm and feel the pleasure up to sunset.

Night at hotel – DBB

Breakfast and then leave by boat to Lokaro Bay situated north of Fort Dauphin. Cross marshes and mangroves, creeks of white sand, forest of ravinalas and badamiers, discover unspoilt habitats and unusual forms of granite cliffs dominating the ocean. Live in the moment, walk in the hills and cruise along the coast, snorkelling and swimming in Lokaro Bay.

Night at hotel – DBB

Free day to relax and enjoy the area and the various nautical activities such as kitesurfing, surfing and more.

Night at hotel – DBB

After breakfast, transfer to Fort Dauphin airport for your flight back to Antananarivo. You’ll be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel.

Night at hotel – BB

Today you may have a city tour and visit the handicraft market depending on your flight departure time. Lunch at a local restaurant (own account). Transfer to the airport for your international flight home.

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