The West circuit is the circuit best known and most frequented by tourists with its beautiful beaches and also its beautiful landscapes.
without forgetting some of the most impressive sites of the Red Island, including the Alleys of the baobabs.
Les Allées des Baobabs is a place in the west, where there are many large and majestic baobabs, the type of baobab found there is the Adansonia Grandidieri, which measures up to 30 meters in height and several height meters.
There are also “Fosa” (Fox) which are among the endemic species of Madagascar.
The “Fosa” is an animal that looks like a PUMA, but it is small, it is a carnivorous animal, and it is the enemy of monkeys or lemurs because this Fox hunts these monkeys.
DAY 1: ANTANANARIVO
When you arrive at the international airport,
A member of our team will welcome you. You will then be taken to your vehicle for your private transfer to.
DAY 2: MORONDAVA
Transfer to the national airport for Morondava.
Arriving in Morondava, transfer directly to the hotel.
Towards the afternoon, start a visit on the alley of the baobabs to admire the magical moment of the sunset on these majestic baobabs.
DAY 3: MORONDAVA – KIRINDY RESERVE
After a few hours on the track, we arrived at the Kirindy forest reserve.
This reserve is rich in flora: medicinal plants, baobabs, precious trees…
The Kirindy forest also allows you to observe nearby: lemurs, Fosa (the largest carnivorous animal in Madagascar and predator of lemurs) as well as nocturnal species such as mouse lemurs.
DAY 4: KIRINDY – BEKOPAKA
We resume the trip on the track to reach Tsimafana where we cross the great Tsiribihina river thanks to a motor barge.
After lunch, the track gets worse until Manambolo about 4 hours drive. Another barge will be waiting to cross.
DAY 5: SMALL TSINGY
A trip in a traditional canoe on the Manambolo river, entering the gorges, we observe the natural caves, the lemurs…
Then the visit of small Tsingy which gives refuge to endemic fauna and flora.
DAY 6: GREAT TSINGY
The big day has arrived !
The Tsingy de Bemaraha is classified as world heritage. Even former US President Obama chose Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park for his documentary titled “Our Great National Parks” as one of the best national parks.
The park is 17 km north of the village, the circuit is 4 to 6 hours of walking passing by gigantic limestone cathedrals, limestone blocks carved into blades. Then crossing a suspension bridge of about twenty meters. Breathtaking views. Do not miss also these famous fauna, flora, reptiles and many species of birds.
DAY 7: BEKOPAKA – MORONDAVA
We take the track to return to Morondava. After a few hectic days, finally a little relaxation by the sea.
DAY 8: MORONDAVA – ANTSIRABE
Very early in the morning, we continue our trip to Antsirabe.
Admire the beautiful landscapes, gigantic baobabs on the rice fields, Zebus plowing the fields.
A short break in Miandrivazo before starting a few hours of driving before arriving in Antsirabe.
DAY 9: ANTSIRABE
After breakfast, we move about 22 km from the city of Antsirabe, a walk in the countryside to admire the daily life of the Malagasy, a meeting between the inhabitants of the countryside, with beautiful landscapes, beautiful rice fields.
Towards the afternoon, we visit the large market of Antsirabe, once known as the largest market in Africa.
DAY 10: ANTSIRABE – RANOMAFANA
Leaving in the morning, the trip will be approximately 7 hours drive. After a few hours of travel, we arrive in Ambositra, where we admire the art of wood carving by Zafimaniry craftsmen. This art is elected a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The landscape changes little by little, and we enter the green and tropical part of Madagascar.
DAY 11: NATIONAL PARK
10 minutes drive from the hotel. Ranomafana National Park covers approximately 41,600 Ha. The tropical rainforests of the park are home to extraordinary biodiversity, including a large number of endemic animal and plant species from Madagascar. Like lemurs, chameleons…
DAY 12: RANOMAFANA – AMBALAVAO
We return to national road 7 and then go to Fianarantsoa, which is the capital of the Betsileo ethnic group. A little further south of the city, the landscape changes rapidly. Arriving in Ambalavao, the city is considered an important center in the livestock trade: The Zebu market every Wednesday. And that’s not all, there is also silk weaving and the manufacture of Antaimoro papers.
DAY 13: AMBALAVAO – ISALO
In the early morning and a few kilometers south of the city, we arrive at ANJA park; a forest that contains one of the largest communities of CATTA lemurs, or the famous “King Julian” in the cartoon Madagascar. Hundreds of these Lemurs are found there and can be observed up close.
After visiting the park, we continue our journey to Isalo
DAY 14: ISALO NATIONAL PARK
It is one of the most beautiful parks in Madagascar and also the most visited park. About 81 OOO Ha, a day’s trek through the gorges and canyons without forgetting the Lemurs, the waterfalls and the beautiful natural pools that you can swim in.
DAY 15: ISALO – IFATY
DAY 16-18: IFATY
DAY 19: airport transfer
Day 20: ANTANANARIVO / DAY USE and transfer to Europe
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