Madagascar Combo Birding-Wildlife Tours - 21 days

Map – of the Madagascar Combo birding-wildlife tours

ITINERARY OUTLINE

Meet and greet at the airport. Transfer to your hotel and check in. Tour briefing.

Fly to Mahajanga. Upon arrival, drive eastwards to reach Ampitolova for birding.
Then, drive to Ankarafantsika/Ampijoroa NP.
In the evening, short night walk.

Birding immersion at Ankarantsika. Morning and afternoon hikes.

Full day drive to Antananarivo. Birding on the way.

Drive eastwards to Andasibe/Périnet. Birding on the way. On arrival, birding at Analamazaotra National Park and/or VOIMMA Reserve.

Early in the morning, drive to Iaroka, a primary rainforest managed by local community run located on the south of Andasibe NP. This 6-hour hike is rather challenging but worth-it to spot the endemic Helmet Vanga.

Transfer to Mantadia Reserve to spot birds and other wildlife.

Early morning depart to Maromizaha, a nearby Reserve to spot other species. 

Then drive back to Antananarivo in the afternoon.

Fly to Fort-Dauphin. Upon arrival, drive westwards the semi-desert landascapes of the Southern Madagascar. 

Whole day for the wildlife viewing and for birding safari at the reserve.

Drive back to Berenty and then fly to Antananarivo.

Fly to Morondava. Upon arrival, drive northwards through the Baobab Avenue to the Kirindy Reserve home for the famous Fossa and many other wildlife species and birds.

Morning walking safari and birdwatching inside Kirindy.

Return to Morondava. On the way, enjoy the sunset at the Baobab Avenue.

At dawn, return to the Baobab Avenue to enjoy the sunrise – Then full day drive to Antsirabe.

Visit of some handicraft workshops in Antsirabe then continue to Ranomafana.

Whole day to enjoy the wildlife and for birding at the Park.

Depart to the Great South of Madagascar. On the way, visit of the nature reserve of Anja to spot the famous Ring Tailed Lemurs. Continue southwards enjoying the landscapes and some birding spots.

Early morning depart. Birding at few spots in Isalo. Then reach Zombitse National Park.

Continue southwards to the Baobabs and savannah.

Birding at the Lake Belalanda before reaching Ifaty.

Birding in Ifaty inside the spiny, baobab forests and its surroundings.
In the morning, drive back to Tuléar and continue to Andatabo (La Table) for a birding visit. Then, transfer to the airport and fly back to Antananarivo.
After the breakfast, birding at the Ramsar Site of Tsarasaotra Lake. Depending to your flight schedule, you will be transfer to the airport and fly homewards

This program is subject to adjustment as per the
flight schedules   . +/- 1 day to might be added consequently.

TOUR OPTIONS & EXTENSIONS

The spots below can be added to this tour according your targets and interests.

Top target:  Madagascar Teal

Iaroka Reserve is an alternative to Masoala National Park.
Top targets: Helmet-Vanga, Nutach Vanga

 

Located in the very dry forest of the south home for several endemic species and water birds.

Top target: Verraux Coua, Madagascar Sandgrouse

Located in north of Antananarivo, in the eastern corridor rainforest.