Day 1 : Fly to Antananarivo
Overnight flight to Antananarivo. Transfer to Lokanga Boutique Hotel for a 2-night stay.
Day 2 : Antananarivo
Morning city tour in a vintage, open-top car. Afternoon at leisure. Special chef’s dinner this evening. (B, D)
Day 3 : Fly to Ifotaka Community Forest
Fly to Mandrare River Camp and stay 4 nights. Afternoon at leisure. Evening wildlife walk in the Forest of Zenavo, a prehistoric spiny forest. (B, L, D)
Day 4 : Ifotaka Community Forest
Morning walk to the Sacred Gallery Forest in search of ring-tailed lemurs and Verreaux’s sifakas. Afternoon at leisure. Evening walk through the sacred spiny forest filled with the ancestral tombs of the local Antandroy tribe. Finish with sunset drinks on the Mandrare river banks. (B, L, D)
Days 5-6 : Ifotaka Community Forest
Early morning walk in the spiny forest to look for endemic birds. After breakfast, visit the local market (Thursdays and Saturdays) or the local village to meet the Antandroy tribe. Afternoon at leisure. Evening sunset drinks served amid the baobab trees with music and dance performances by local villagers. Full-day trip the next day to the stunning Lac Anony, home to greater flamingoes and a variety of salt water birds. Walk along the lake shore to a beautiful picnic spot, scale the 70-foot-high sand dunes for incredible views and go for a swim in the lake. (B, L, D)
Days 7-8 : Fly to Fort Dauphin • Manafiafy
Early visit to the local market or the spiny forest. Then take a short scheduled charter flight to Fort Dauphin and have lunch in a local restaurant. Drive to Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge for a 4-night stay. Night walk in the coastal rainforest to spot some of the five species and three sub-species of lemur, over 80 bird species and an abundance of geckos and chameleons. Next morning visit the Antanosy community. Afternoon at leisure. Evening exploration of the mangroves by motorboat to spot endemic birds. (B, L, D)
Days 9-10 : Manafiafy
Early morning sunrise walk where you may see redcollared lemurs foraging for food. The rest of the day is at leisure. Late afternoon walk in the nearby community forest to see Madagascar’s largest bat, the flying fox. Following morning at leisure. Humpback whale watching and deep sea fishing are available at an extra cost (Jun – Oct). Afternoon visit to Manafiafy village with its traditional wooden houses and pirogues lining the beachfront. End your day with drinks at sunset overlooking Manafiafy bay from a rocky outcrop. (B, L, D)
Day 11 : Fort Dauphin • Fly to Antananarivo
Drive back to Fort Dauphin. Fly to Antananarivo by scheduled charter flight. Transfer to Le Royal Palissandre (or similar) for 1 night. (B, L, D)
Day 12 : Antananarivo
Morning tour of Ambohimanga, one of the 12 sacred hills of Antananarivo. En route back to the hotel visit La Digue handicraft market. Afternoon at leisure. Day room at Le Royal Palissandre. (B, L, D)
Day 13 : Departure
Very early flight to your next destination.
As per itinerary :- B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner.