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Alaotra, Zahamena and Andasibe National Park

Price €575 9 Days
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Alaotra, Zahamena and Andasibe National Park

€575 per person

A private 9 days tour surrounded by nature in the Alaotra Lake Region and the UNESCO world heritage site Zahamena National Park, a unique off the beaten path tour full of endemic discoveries. We will then visit the famous Andasibe National Park.

Andreba Reserve, Lake Alaotra and Zahamena National Park
When to Go
May - November
Private Car Throughout The Tour with English speaking driver | Entry Fee of Mentioned Excursions with local guides | Hotels on Dinner and Bed and Breakfast basis | 3 days Camping with equipment on full board basis |
Not Included
Entry Visa (€35 pp) | Lunches when not in Zahamena | Drinks | Personal Expenses | Anything not Mentioned in Included
What to Bring
Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes , hat, sleeping bag and warm light jacket and light trench coat.
Add 2 nights in Andasibe (1 i/o Moramanga) from €90 pp

Prices per person

  • 1 Traveler €1700, 1 single  
  • 2 Travelers €1100, 1 tw/dbl  
  • 3 Travelers €950, 1 tpl  
  • 4 Travelers €800, 2 tw/dbl  
  • 5 Travelers €675, 1 tw/dbl + 1 tpl  
  • 6 Travelers €575, 3 tw/dbl  

For more options, please contact us

Day 1 Antananarivo
Meet & greet at the airport and transfer to the hotel in the city center. Hotel Sakamanga or similar.
Day 2 Antananarivo - Andreba 310 km, 10 hours' drive
We will spend most of the day traveling. We have leave Antananarivo by 7AM. In 3 hours, we arrive in Moromanaga (100km) where we will take the secondary road heading north to the Alaotra basin. The road is bad and we will arrive for shortly after sunset. Hotel Parc Bandro.
Day 3 Andreba
After breakfast with tour on a typical pirogue the shores of Lake Alaotra and the surrounding marshes. This is a great opportunity to see the only reed-dwelling lemur, the endemic Alaotra gentle lemur.  We spend the afternoon visiting the village of Andreba to discover the local culture and traditions. Hotel Camp Bandro.
Day 4/5 Andreba - Antanandeva 30 km, 1 hour drive
We leave Andreba early in the morning after breakfast, to continue north to Antanandeva, the entrance of Zahamena National Park. The park is an ecosystem rich in biodiversity through its dense wet forest. Favored by its geographical position, it is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, and one of the richest national park of Madagascar. We will spend the next 2 nights camping near a beautiful waterfall of over 60 meters.
Day 6 Antanendeva - Moramanga - Andasibe 200 km, 7 hours' drive
Before midday, we leave Zahamena to reach Andasibe. Hotel Feony Ala or similar.
Day 7 Andasibe
Another paradise for nature lovers, the Andasibe Mantadia National Park enjoys a rich and unique flora and fauna. The park is home to 11 species of lemurs, 51 species of reptiles and 84 species of amphibians. On a good day, up to 5 species of lemurs can be spotted within few minutes. Among the lemurs we mention the largest of all, the indri, the black and white ruffed lemur, the bamboo lemur, brown lemur and woolly lemur are also residents in the park. We will visit Analamazoatra, for an easier walk, or Mantadia, if you wish a more adventurous visit (2 hours' drive from Andasibe). After sunset, we will also visit Mitsinjo Reserve to spot nocturnal lemurs. Hotel Feony'Ala or similar.
Day 8 Andasibe - Antananarivo 160 km 6 hours' drive
Return in the morning to Antananarivo with a visit to the sacred citadel of Ambohimanga (Unesco site). It was here that the first King of Madagascar, Andrianoinpinimerina, lived there towards the end of the 18th century. Hotel Sakamanga or similar.
Day 9 Antananarivo
Transfer to the airport is our last service.
Moramanga is located on the RN 2 30 km before Andasibe. The main sources of income is the industrial cultivation of pines and eucalyptus trees, which is gradually developing at the expense of the nearby rainforest.
The village of Andreba is located in the region of Lake Alaotra. Small hills surround a vast rice plain and marshes. These hills are suffering from erosion due to massive deforestation, a real environmental disaster.
Zahamena National Park
The park is home to a great wealth of fauna and flora. A true paradise for biologists, you will discover more than 151 species of vascular plants or pteridophytes but also more than 500 species of woody plants, 22 species of palm trees, 60 species of orchids, 10 species of Pandanus as well as an evergreen forest. Concerning the biodiversity of the park, the park is the ideal place to observe an avifauna rich in number but also in species! In fact, nearly 112 species of birds have found refuge there and coexist with many other animal species, including some 40 reptile species, 13 species of lemurs such as diademed sifaka, black-and-white ruffed lemur, the indri, the hairy-eared dwarf lemur, the nocturnal aye-aye and the endemic lake Alaotra bamboo lemur.