Madagascar Immersive Birding Tours - 34 days

Map – of the Madagascar Immersive 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.

Drive back Tulear and  boat transfer to Anakao. 

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

Drive back Tulear 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.

Early morning birding in the park and continue to Ranomafana. On the way, short visit of Anja Reserve for the famous Ring-Tailed lemurs.

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.

Fly to Mahajanga.
Drive to Ampitolova for birding.
Return to Mahajanga.

Boat/ferry transfer to Katsepy and drive southwards off-road to Makary at Kinkony Lake . Start birding in the afternoon. Night at camping.

Birding on board dugout canoe on the Lake.

Return to campsite.

Early morning depart and drive back to Katsepy. Boat transfer to Mahajanga.

 

River boat trip upstream the Betsiboka River to Bombetoka islet for birding and then return to Mahajanga.

Drive eastwards to Ampijoroa/Ankarafantsika National Park.

Birding immersion at Ankarantsika. Morning and afternoon hikes.

Long day drive to reach Antsohihy through out valleys and mountains. Birding on the way.

Drive eastwards through mountains to get to Bealanana and then off-road to Bemanevika base camp.

Reach the forest edge and start birding in the forest and around the lakes and marshes. Full day birding.

Drive back to Antsohihy and relax.

Continue upnorth to through the valley of Sambirano and then to Ankarana National Park. 

Birding and wildlife viewing at Ankarana.

Continue driving to Mountagne d’Ambre.

Birding in the rainforest of the park – then down to the Lake Mahery.

Early depart to Antsiranana.

Continue to the Three bays to observe some shorebirds.

Possibility of beach activities like Kite surfing or just swimming.

Fly back to Antananarivo. Birding at Tsarasaotra Lake.

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

End of the tour.

This day of the program can be removed depending on the  flight schedules.

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

 

Baobab Avenue and Birds