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Short Madagascar Safari


Best time to go
Apr - Oct

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Short Madagascar Safari

Palmarium & Andasibe

In this safari you can experience a vast amount of wildlife in a short amount of time. Head into Andasibe National Park and Mantadia Reserve to offer you a truly unique insight into the initial fauna and flora of Madagascar. See a plentitude of lemurs, reptiles and other wildlife, as well as going on a noctornal walk to see how the park comes alive at night. Then head over to the Palmarium Reserve to witness diverse topography, blissful beaches and coves, as well as seeing some of the endemic wildlife for which this country is renowned. Enjoy a walk through the forest with one of the lodge guides, with the possiblility to see a family of indri, Coquerel's sifakas, black lemurs, crowned lemurs, black and white ruffed lemurs and red lemurs.

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Why book this trip

See a vast amount of wildlife in a short period of time. Indri, brown lemur, greater and golden bamboo lemur and dwarf lemur, as well as a huge array of other wildlife and reptiles (leopard Chamaleon, Leaf tail gecko) and birdlife, marine life.

Wander in Andasibe in search of a multitude of lemurs and reptiles and take night walks to spot noctornal creatures.

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Day 1 - 2: Arrive Antananarivo (Tana) - Andasibe National Park

On arrival in Antananarivo, you will be met by your driver and driven to your hotel. The following morning, you set off in the direction of Andasibe Reserve passing through highland scenery and rice paddies (approx drive time. 5 hours).

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Day 3: Andasibe National Park

A montane forest park offering the chance to spot a variety of lemurs, reptiles and birds. One of its most famous inhabitants is the indri, the largest of lemur with a black and white teddy bear-like appearance.

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Day 4: Andasibe National Park - Palmarium Reserve

This morning you set off east towards the Pangalanes Canals on the east coast. This is a series of lakes that were linked together to form a safe passage up the east coast. After a 60 minute boat trip passing through fishing villages you will arrive at the private reserve of Palmarium.

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Day 5: Palmarium Reserve

Go in search of aye aye where currently 6 live on a nearby island. Hunted by the Malagasys, they are now seldom seen in Madagascar, so this opportunity is very rare and is the best place in the country to see them. The tour takes approximately one hour, including return boat transfers.

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Day 6: Palmarium Reserve - Andasibe National Park

Today you make your way to the renowned reserve of Andasibe by boat through the Pangalanes Canal and then by road. This afternoon enjoy your first exploration of the park. For those a little more adventurous enjoy a night walk to see what nocturnal fauna and flora you can spot!

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Day 7 - 8: Andasibe National Park - Depart Antananarivo

One final excursion into the park this morning before transferring to Tana (approx. 5hrs). A chance to relax and enjoy the facilities of your hotel this afternoon or alternatively explore this atmospheric city! You will be driven to the airport in time to connect for your onward flight home.

Why Natural World Safaris?

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Wildlife Specialists

Wildlife remains our primary focus and we ensure accommodation is carefully selected as the very best places to stay for front-row wildlife spectacles for the time of the year you are travelling. Hear the Indri before you see them and wake up to their songs of communication in the early hours of the morning with the mist still hugging the rainforest canopy.

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Wealth of Experience

Natural World Safaris has a long established pedigree in Africa, starting in 2005 after our CEO and Founder Will Bolsover had spent many years guiding on the continent. We maintain close relationships with our partners on the ground, from lodge owners to frontline conservationists, affording our clients access and opportunities that nobody else can match.

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Tailored Safaris

Share your interests with our Destination Specialists and we will match you to the in-country experts, providing you with nothing but the best access and highly experienced wildlife trackers and guides. Safari are meticulously planned to be seamless in terms of quality and service, with private transfers available throughout.

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