Madagascar - Baobab & Tsingy Explorer Madagascar

Madagascar - Baobab & Tsingy Explorer

Madagascar

Hiking
Canoeing
8 days

Overview

Love gorgeous landscapes, unusual creatures, and exploring the outdoors? Then why haven’t you been to Madagascar? This eight-day adventure introduces you to Africa’s remote island paradise by way of Bekopaka’s famed Baobab Alley, the nocturnal creatures of Kirindy Reserve, the stunning weathered rock formations of the Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve, a canoe ride to caves along the Manambolo River, and maybe even encounters with the odd lemur. Madagascar is one of the most otherworldly places on Earth; you may not even believe it when you see it.

Map

Itinerary

Day 1Morondava
Arrive at any time. There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.
Day 2Morondava/Kirindy Forest
An early start to the day to see the sunrise at the Baobab Alley. Continue to Kirindy Forest Reserve, where you may be lucky enough to spot the giant jumping rat, or Fossa, the largest carnivore on the island. This evening, enjoy a night walk, the highlight of a visit to Kirindy.
Day 3Kirindy Forest/Bekopaka
Continue to Bekopaka, our gateway to the National Park of Tsingy de Bemaraha. Load into 4x4's and head out on sandy roads heading north to Bekopaka, before arriving cross the Tsiribihina and Manambolo rivers by local ferry.
Day 4Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park
Morning canoe adventure on the Manambolo River, with an afternoon exploring the Little Tsingy's.
Day 5Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park
Enjoy a full day exploring the peculiar rock formations of the 'Great Tsingy'.
Day 6Bekopaka/Morondava
A full day driving back to Morondava, stopping for sunset at the Baobab Alley. The sandy track leads back to Morondava passing through Baobab Alley in time for sunset.
Day 7Morondava
Free day in Morondava to relax on the beach, visit the local market, or explore five species of mangroves in a dugout canoe. Opt for a group farewell dinner as the trip draws to an end.
Day 8Morondava
Depart at any time.

Accommodation

Simple hotels (3 nts), huts (4 nts).

What's Included

Sunrise and sunset at Baobab Alley. 4x4 journey between Morondava, Kirindy and Bekopaka. Guided night walk in Kirindy Reserve. Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve guided visit. Canoe excursion on the Manambolo River. All transport between destinations and to/from activities.

Meals Included

4 breakfasts, 4 dinners

What to Take

You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. Your baggage should be clearly labelled and restricted to one soft compact suitcase, backpack, or sports bag, maximum 20kg, plus a daypack. Luggage limits on airlines are strictly enforced and space on vehicles is limited. Porters are not available, so be prepared to carry your own bags. It is important to pack clothes for warm days and cool evenings, though the climate in most centres is pleasant. A set of smart casual clothes is also advisable.

Map

Itinerary

Day 1Morondava
Arrive at any time. There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.
Day 2Morondava/Kirindy Forest
An early start to the day to see the sunrise at the Baobab Alley. Continue to Kirindy Forest Reserve, where you may be lucky enough to spot the giant jumping rat, or Fossa, the largest carnivore on the island. This evening, enjoy a night walk, the highlight of a visit to Kirindy.
Day 3Kirindy Forest/Bekopaka
Continue to Bekopaka, our gateway to the National Park of Tsingy de Bemaraha. Load into 4x4's and head out on sandy roads heading north to Bekopaka, before arriving cross the Tsiribihina and Manambolo rivers by local ferry.
Day 4Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park
Morning canoe adventure on the Manambolo River, with an afternoon exploring the Little Tsingy's.
Day 5Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park
Enjoy a full day exploring the peculiar rock formations of the 'Great Tsingy'.
Day 6Bekopaka/Morondava
A full day driving back to Morondava, stopping for sunset at the Baobab Alley. The sandy track leads back to Morondava passing through Baobab Alley in time for sunset.
Day 7Morondava
Free day in Morondava to relax on the beach, visit the local market, or explore five species of mangroves in a dugout canoe. Opt for a group farewell dinner as the trip draws to an end.
Day 8Morondava
Depart at any time.

Accommodation

Simple hotels (3 nts), huts (4 nts).

What's Included

Sunrise and sunset at Baobab Alley. 4x4 journey between Morondava, Kirindy and Bekopaka. Guided night walk in Kirindy Reserve. Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve guided visit. Canoe excursion on the Manambolo River. All transport between destinations and to/from activities.

Meals Included

4 breakfasts, 4 dinners

What to Take

You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. Your baggage should be clearly labelled and restricted to one soft compact suitcase, backpack, or sports bag, maximum 20kg, plus a daypack. Luggage limits on airlines are strictly enforced and space on vehicles is limited. Porters are not available, so be prepared to carry your own bags. It is important to pack clothes for warm days and cool evenings, though the climate in most centres is pleasant. A set of smart casual clothes is also advisable.

Price

€849

Duration

8 days
Overview
Itinerary
Accommodation
What's Included
Meals Included
What to Take