Madagascar - Baobab & Tsingy Explorer

Classic, Morondava to Morondava

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

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.

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

Highlights

  • Search for lemurs and unique wildlife
  • Experience an unforgettable sunrise and sunset at baobab alley
  • Discover nocturnal creatures on a night walk in kirindy reserve
  • Explore the peculiar rock formations of the unesco-classified tsingy de bemaraha strict nature reserve
  • Explore the manambolo river in a canoe

Itinerary

Day 1 Morondava There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. Additional Notes: Please contact your booking agent if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation, a flight, or road transfer to Morondava. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Morondava/Kirindy Forest (1D) 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. Included Activities: Baobab Alley at Sunrise Kirindy Forest Night Walk Transport: 4x4 (3.00-4.00 hours, 60km)
Day 3 Kirindy Forest/Bekopaka (1B, 1D) 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. Transport: 4x4 (5.00-6.00 hours, 150km)
Day 4 Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park (1B, 1D) Morning canoe adventure on the Manambolo River, with an afternoon exploring the Little Tsingy's. Included Activities: Canoe the Manambola River Little Tsingy Visit
Day 5 Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park (1B, 1D) Enjoy a full day exploring the peculiar rock formations of the 'Great Tsingy'. Additional Notes: Hiking the Great Tsingy is more adventurous than the Little Tsingy and involves sections of scrambling on exposed rocks, crossing hanging bridges and large vertical drops. It is not technically difficult, but should not be attempted by the faint hearted or those suffering from vertigo. (The panoramic views are worth the effort though.) If you do not want to visit Great Tsingy on this day, there are alternatives to spend an additional day in Little Tsingy. Included Activities: Great Tsingy Visit
Day 6 Bekopaka/Morondava (1B) The sandy track leads back to Morondava passing through Baobab Alley in time for sunset. Included Activities: Sunset at Baobab Alley Transport: 4x4 (9.00 hour(s), 220km)
Day 7 Morondava Opt for a group farewell dinner as the trip draws to an end.
Day 8 Morondava Depart at any time. Additional Notes: Please contact your booking agent if you would like to book post-tour accommodation, a flight, or road transfer to Antananarivo. Included Activities: Departure Day (Activities)
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