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Madagascar's southern national parks

16 days from £4,245pp

Includes flights
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Itinerary highlights

  • Visit Madagascar's eastern rainforests.

  • Trek for lemurs in a number of national parks.

  • Swim in the natural pools of Isalo.

  • See the Spiny Forest.

  • Snorkel on the southern coast.

Price includes

Scheduled international and domestic flights
In destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
All accommodation
  • Antananarivo
  • Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
  • Antsirabe
  • Ranomafana National Park
  • Isalo National Park
  • Tulear (Toliara)
  • Antananarivo

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Antananarivo.

Day 2 Antananarivo

Day 2 Antananarivo

Antananarivo

On arrival in Antananarivo (Tana) you will be met and assisted with currency exchange before being driven to your hotel in central Tana.

Day 3 Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

Day 3 Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

Antananarivo , Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

Today you will be met by your driver and guide who will collect you from your hotel and drive you through the countryside from Tana to Andasibe. Here you will spend the next few days exploring the rainforest looking for the indri, the largest of the lemurs.

Day 4 Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

Day 4 Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

You will have an English speaking guide for your time in Andasibe. He will take you on a forest walk in the Andasibe National Park to search for the indris. In the afternoon you may wish to enjoy a further walk in the park or go to the Mantadia National Park to explore. After dark you can enjoy a night walk along the road parallel to the park where you will often get some good sightings of chameleons as well as lemurs.

Day 5 Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

Day 5 Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

Today you have the opportunity to head back into Andasibe with your guide. There are a number of different walks you can take so there is no danger of repeating yourself. I would also suggest you head to Indri Island. Although the lemurs here are not wild it gives you a wonderful opportunity to see these incredible animals close up.

Day 6 Antsirabe

Day 6 Antsirabe

Andasibe-Mantadia National Park , Antsirabe

After breakfast your guide will drive you back towards Tana and onto Antsirabe where you will over night. Antsirabe is a small market town which you will have the chance to explore should you wish. It offers a great insight into Malagasy life as you will have the chance to see craftsmen going about their work.

Day 7 Ranomafana National Park

Day 7 Ranomafana National Park

Antsirabe , Ranomafana National Park

Today you will leave Antsirabe and continue your journey down to Ranomafana where you will spend the next couple of nights. En route, you may like to stop off at Ambositra for lunch and visit the Zafimaniry wood carvings. Arriving in the afternoon you can relax at your lodge in Ranomafana National Park or enjoy a guided walk to start exploring.

Day 8 Ranomafana National Park

Day 8 Ranomafana National Park

Ranomafana National Park

Today you will have guided walks in Ranomafana where you will have the chance to see many lemurs and look for smaller creatures such as chameleons and frogs.

Day 9 Isalo National Park

Day 9 Isalo National Park

Ranomafana National Park , Isalo National Park

This morning you will have an early start as you drive down to Isalo where you will spend the next three nights. Along the way you will have the chance to stop and take photographs of the stunning scenery. You may also like to stop off at Anja Park where you will have the chance to see some ring tailed lemurs. You will then arrive in Isalo National Park, where you will spend the next few nights hopefully in time to watch sunset through La Fenetre - a dramatic window-like hole in the rock.

Day 10 Isalo National Park

Day 10 Isalo National Park

Isalo National Park

A full day of guided walking in the park will allow you to explore one of Madagascar's most diverse parks today. Very different to the lush tropical vegetation in the east, Isalo's attraction is its vast rolling plains broken up with mountains.

Day 11 Isalo National Park

Day 11 Isalo National Park

Isalo National Park

Enjoy more activities in Isalo National Park today.

Day 12 Tulear (Toliara)

Day 12 Tulear (Toliara)

Isalo National Park , Tulear (Toliara)

Today you will leave Isalo and head to Tulear. On the way you will get to go for a walk in a small reserve of dry deciduous forest called Zhombitse. Once in Tulear you can relax at your hotel this evening.

Accommodation

Day 13 Tulear (Toliara)

Day 13 Tulear (Toliara)

Tulear (Toliara)

You will be able to enjoy the nearby Arboretum with some lovely examples of the diverse flora and fauna found in south Madagascar. This afternoon you can relax in the lovely surroundings at your hotel.

Accommodation

Day 14 Antananarivo

Day 14 Antananarivo

Tulear (Toliara) , Antananarivo

You will be taken to Tulear airport this morning in time for your flight back to Tana. In the capital you may wish to take some time to wander, exploring the streets and markets.

Day 15 International return flight

Day 15 International return flight

Antananarivo , International return flight

You can explore the capital further this morning before heading back to the airport for your onward flights.

Day 16 International return flight

Day 16 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Audley Travel specialist Andrew
Audley Travel specialist James

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Andasibe National Park (Perinet)
 
 
 
Antsirabe
 
 
 
Ranomafana National Park
 
 
 
Isalo National Park
 
 
 

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