Madagascar’s Extensive Birding Tours - 24 days

Map – of the Madagascar’s Extensive Birding tours

ITINERARY OUTLINE

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

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

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 Tulear. Then drive to Ifaty. On the way, birding at Belalanda Lake and other spots if time allows – otherwise the next day morning.

Birding in Ifaty inside the spiny, baobab forests and its surroundings.

Early departure to Tulear and then to Andatabo for birding. Return to the harbor and boat transfer to Anakao. 

Drive southwards to the village of Ambola. In the afternoon, drive to Tsimanapetsotsa National Park for birding. 

Return to the Park for birding and drive back to Anakao.

In the afternoon, boat transfer to Nosy Ve for birding.

Boat transfer to Tulear and drive to Zombitse National Park. Stop and birding.

Continue to Isalo.

Day exploration and hiking inside the National Park.

Drive upnorth. On the way, visit of the nature reserve of Anja to spot the famous Ring Tailed Lemurs. Continue nortwards enjoying the landscapes and some birding spots.
Whole day to enjoy the wildlife and birds at the Park.
Another day to explore the park.
After an early breakfast, drive back to Antananarivo. En route, visit of small fragment of native rainforest and marsh on occasion, holds some species of birds.

Whole day drive to Ampijoroa/Ankarafantsika National Park. On the way, stops at some birding spots along the way.

One of the very birding hotspots. Enjoy your morning and afternoon birding time including the Lake Ravelobe.

Continue westwards to the coast. On the way, stops at some marshes.

​River boat trip upstream the Betsiboka River to Bombetoka islet. Birding and return to Majunga.

Continue to Ampitolova  Lake for birding – and fly back to Antananarivo.

Transfer to the airport and fly to Maroantsetra. Due to the tide and wind in the afternoon, the transfer to Masoala should be the next day.

Boat transfer to the Masoala peninsula. Birding inside teh park.

Continue exploring the park. After the lunch, transfer to the Marine Reserve and enjoy the lagoon and birding in the surrounding forest.

Early morning boat transfer to Maroantsetra and fly back to Antananarivo

Visit of the Lake Tsarasaotra and transfer to the airport.

End of the tour.

TOUR OPTIONS & EXTENSIONS

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

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

 

Baobabs, Fossa and birds.

* This program is subject to adjustment as per the flight schedules