This tour is a must. The islands can be visited all year except during February, as then the rains peak. Yacht Charter packages are also available. Reminiscent of a 'wild west' movie set, Morondava is the centre of the Sakalava kingdom and their tombs. The Morondava basin is baobab country and is the gateway to many of the wonders of the western region including the Kirindy Forest, the Avenue of the Baobabs, the Tsingy de Bemaraha, Belo Sur Mer, and famous for its river rafting expeditions.
Morondava offers sandy streets and vast seashores rocked by the passage of schooners and pirogues with their sails filled by the wind. Fishing is the main activity of Morondava, pulsating with the ancient rhythms of the Vezo fishermen. Shrimp is called pink gold here, sustaining many families since the opening of a processing factory. Tailor-made action-packed river expeditions for the adventurous, can range from one to several days to suit you.
Canoeing down the meandering rivers of the region is the ideal avenue to reach natural unspoiled places, and makes for wonderfully civilized camping. How much closer can you get to nature? Lokora: Excursions to Lokora beach is by fast motor boat travelling east through very scenic natural botanical gardens in a semi swamp land running parallel, but inland, to the coast line.
A short hike over the hill with breath taking views leads you down to Lokora beach. En route view large elephant ear plants, insect eating plants, village culture, outstanding views. Lunch is served on a lovely beach next to a local fishing village. A great day of experiences. Berenty: The 2 hour drive up from Fort Dauphin introduces you to the strange Spiny forest trees, and large Baobabs.
The famous dancing Lemurs, the Sifaka, are common in the park. You can choose to drive up from Fort Dauphin for the day, or, if you decide to spend the night you can also enjoy spotting the nocturnal Lemurs after dark.
Binoculars and a torch are a recommended accessory. Red Tsingy, a more delicate and very unusual version on the Grey limestone Tsingy, found uniquely in several areas of Madagascar - the red Tsingy are made of sandstone and present beautiful forms. Amber Mountain is a long-extinct volcano covered by primary tropical rainforest, including craters and waterfalls. A bewildering array of animals and plants have specially adapted to thrive in this moist 'island' of biological diversity.
Lemurs, birds, chameleons, geckos, and truly immense rain forest trees, are among some of the natural wonders you will encounter. Currency - As soon as you have cleared through customs, change some money into Ariary at the airport Bureau de Charge. Any currency not used can be converted back into Euros prior to leaving Madagascar at the airport Bureau de Charge. Do not take South African Rand to Madagascar.
Tipping - be careful not to be persuaded or bullied into over tipping. At tip of Aries would be considered reasonable. When to go - This depends on your interest. Nature enthusiasts should go from late August to January. Certain parts of western Madagascar are not accessible in summer December - March after rains. July to September is also good for whale watching on the east coast. Power supply - Volt - European round two-prong plugs. Health requirements - No immunizations are necessary. Malaria prophylactics are essential.
Drink only bottled water or take water purification tablets. Travel insurance - is recommended as it covers medical, injury, lost luggage, flights cancellation etc. Ask Selftours for more info. Customs allowance - cigarettes and 1 litre of alcohol. What to pack - Comfortable, casual and light clothing, a fleece track suit is an ideal all-round item, warm, keeps any bugs away from you, does not get crumpled in a suit case and is always presentable. Pack warm clothing for winter nights. Take insect repellent and protective wear for the tropical sun and rain.
If visiting Perinet Lemur forest a Dry Mac is recommended as the rainy season is all year round and it can be chilly in the evenings. Your travel insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day of the trip.
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Due to the varying nature, availability and cost of health care around the world, travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of every journey. Please note these dates are for Intrepid is committed to travelling in a way that is respectful of local people, their culture, local economies and the environment.
It's important to remember that what may be acceptable behaviour, dress and language in your own country, may not be appropriate in another. Please keep this in mind while travelling. In Madagascar, we stay in locally run accommodation including guesthouses, smaller-scale hotels and homestays in an effort to support the local economies. We also visit locally-run restaurants and markets where travellers will have opportunities to support local businesses and purchase handicrafts created by local artisans.
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Top 5 Strange Species of Madagascar. Fat-Tailed Dwarf Lemur Known to hibernate for up to eight months of the year, this cute critter lives off fat reserves stored in its hefty tail - saved especially for these months of inactivity. Aye Aye This odd-looking lemur can be found mainly on east coast of Madagascar. Careers Different Jobs at Goway.
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What are the top things to do in Madagascar Avenue of the Baobabs, Menabe This is a large group of baobab trees giant deciduous trees which line the road between Morondava and Belon'i Tsiribihina in the west of Madagascar. Marie Beach Another excellent beach is St. What Animal Life can I see in Madagascar? Diving in Madagascar Nosy Be is where most of the top diving sites can be found. When is the best time to visit Madagascar? What types of tours are available in Madagascar?
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Trips Per Page 25 50 Apply filter changes:. Apply all filters. Take in the incredible scenery and enjoy the abundant wildlife available here. Next will be the opportunities to see the largest lemur, the Indri, and a visit to Lemur Island with its habituated lemur species. Lastly, you will walk the Sacred Forest in search of ring tailed lemurs, and then experience the traditions of the local Antandroy tribe. Nosy Be Head to a private island paradise off the coast of Madagascar to experience quintessential barefoot luxury.
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