Madagascar’s Paramount Birding tours - 15 days

Map – of the Madagascar’s Paramount birding 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 morning depart to Mantadia Reserve for birdwatching.

Early morning depart to Maromizaha, a nearby and huge eserve 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.

After an early breakfast, drive back to Tuléar. Then, transfer to the harbour and onboard to reach Anakao. Upon arrival, drive through the sandy trail to Ambola and Tsimanampetsotsa NP. Birding on the way and inside the park.
After a last morning inside the park, drive back to Anakao and then boat transfer to Nosy Ve Island for birding. Return to Anakao.

In the morning, boat transfer to Tuléar, drive to Andatabo (La Table) for a birding visit. Then, transfer to the airport and fly back to Antananarivo.

Birding at the Ramsar Site of Tsarasaotra Lake. Then, transfer to the airport and fly to Maroantsetra.

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 after transfer to the international airport of Ivato.

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