(Camps are closed from 10 January 2017 to 19 March 2017)
This is an outstanding trip and experience Mandrare River Camp and Manafiafy beach and rainforests which are among our favorite accommodations in Madagascar. Laid-back and intimate tented-camp and lodges in the far-off place of the island. An exceptional site that makes you discover Madagascar soul in an idyllic setting.
- Unique flora and wildlife of the spiny desert
- Cultural encounters: Antandroy tribe
- Beaches stay at Manafiafy
Tour in Half board in Antananarivo and All Inclusive at Mandrare River Camp and Manafiafy Beach and rainforest including 8 dinners / 7 lunches / 8 breakfasts
|Day||Itinerary at a glance|
|D1||Abroad – Antananarivo|
|D2||Antananarivo – Fort Dauphin – Mandrare|
|D5||Mandrare – Manafiafy|
|D9||Manafiafy – Fort Dauphin – Antananarivo|
Day by day itinerary
Day 1: Johannesburg – Antananarivo: Arrival at Ivato international airport. Meet and greet and transfer to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Day 2: Antananarivo – Fort Dauphin – Mandrare: 1:15 hr flight + 3:30 hr drive Flight to Fort Dauphin. Then, you will be driven to Mandrare River camp where you will stay for the next three days in a tented camp; solar powered with private veranda and thatched shelters. All inclusive at the camp includes meals, picnic lunches, alcoholic and soft drinks (Beer, wine, sparkling wine, Gin, rum, whiskey, Brandy).
Day 3 and Day 4: Mandrare: Two full days exploring the gallery and spiny forest with its unique ecosystem and wildlife including Verreaux’s Sifaka, Ring tailed, Sportive and Mouse lemur and other animals. Encounters with Antandroy tribe and learn about their culture and tradition with sacred forest, tombs, ceremonies, traditional music and dancing. Visit of a local school built by the hotel as well as the intriguing local market held in the nearby village which is the meeting point of the local villagers. All inclusive at the camp.
Day 5: Mandrare – Manafiafy: 6 hrs drive We leave Mandrare in the morning and drive to Manafiafy passing through sisal plantation, villages, Andohaela National Park and Fort Dauphin. Then we head North till Manafiafy Lodge. Installation at your lodge. All inclusive at the camp includes meals, picnic lunches, alcoholic and soft drinks (Beer, wine, sparkling wine, Gin, rum, whiskey, Brandy). Local activities included: walks, mangrove trips, excursion with motorized boat.
Day 6 to Day 8: Manafiafy: Many sea, shore and rainforest-based activities are included: Canoeing into the mangrove, snorkeling in the protected bay, coastal trip and motorboat trips into the mangroves, daytime and nighttime walks in the rainforest spotting lemurs, chameleons and other small animals. Visit of fisherman’s village, local markets and schools sustained by the Lodge. Open air massage pavilion is also available or lying on the white sand protected beaches. Optional excursions payable onsite: sport fishing, whale watching from early June to early September. All inclusive at the lodge.
Day 9: Manafiafy – Fort-Dauphin – Antananarivo: 2:30 hrs drive + 1:15 flight Transfer to the airport and flight to Antananarivo.
Price on request
Overnight stay in Half board in Antananarivo on Day 1, in double room basis
Private meet and greet
All inclusive at Mandrare River Camp and Manafiafy beach and rainforest include:
All meals, picnic lunches
Alcoholic and soft drinks (Beer, wine, sparkling wine, Gin, rum, whiskey, Brandy, Port)
English-speaking guide in Antananarivo
A service of a qualified Malagasy guide in Mandrare and Manafiafy on all visits
All return transfers mentioned in the program
All entrance fees, local guides fee, local excursions
A 50 000 MGA conservation levy towards local community and environmental projects
Lunch and drinks in Antananarivo
French champagne and Premium spirit
Whale watching and sport fishing trips
Services not mentioned in the program
Tour is feasible only from 20 March 2017 to 09 January 2018, can be combined with Andasibe National Park at the beginning or the end of the tour.