Which tour do I choose in Madagascar

Many are tours in Madagascar offered by tour operators or Madagascar local travel agencies. Sometimes you wonder which tour do I choose in Madagascar.

Madagascar offers trips that you have a wide choice but it suits your availability of stays, travel budget, travel theme or other reasons for stays in Madagascar.

We Madagascar tour operator offers you tailor-made tour or tailor-made travel according to your wishes. Send us your request and we will help you choose your tour in Madagascar.

Customized tours in Madagascar

We offer tours in Madagascar as small measures that you could work together with our team. You could also tell us about your tour in Madagascar plan so that the organization is always up-to-date and confirmed by our field experts. In this case, you will probably have your customized tour in Madagascar designed by yourself with our agents help.

Tours in Madagascar

If you choose Madagascar destination, you have a wide choice of Madagascar tours that you can customize with care with a tour operator, a travel company in Madagascar or the Tsaraventura team. From north to south, from east to west, you can arrange your trip to Madagascar to your own theme of travel so that your tour in Madagascar is your match.

Hiking and Trekking tours in Madagascar

Hiking and Trekking tours in Madagascar

Madagascar is a land of adventure whose rate of road infrastructure remains low which makes the big island of Madagascar a land of walkers. Our hiking and trekking activities in Madagascar are sorted among the most common. Discover our hiking and trekking tours in Madagascar that you can combine with other tours that suit you.

Cultural tours in Madagascar

The island of Madagascar was frequented mainly by Indians, Malaysians, Africans and Arabs. Therefore, we have a mixture of customs and cultures in Madagascar. For those who are interested in cultural tours in Madagascar, we offer designed tours and amenable cultural tours mixing cultures and discoveries. Here are our cultural trips in Madagascar which you can combine with other tours that suit you.

Adventure tours in Madagascar

Madagascar is very rich in area far from the beaten track offering authentic landscapes for those who are thirsty for adventure. By making visits to tourist sites in Madagascar, you have a wide choice of track off-roads for fans of 4WD, motorcycle or quad (laterite, sandy or muddy), some river trip and sea cruise or sailing. We have some small extent tours to offer you as an adventure tours in Madagascar that we have selected among the most visited.

Discovery tours in Madagascar

The island of Madagascar is isolated, a continent island that almost of everything is not found anywhere else so much cultures as biodiversity. We have selected some discovery tours in Madagascar that you can discover at the same time stories, heritages, people, cultures, economy, terrestrial or marine biodiversity, geographical formations, beaches and sea. All this immerses in Madagascar in the authenticity, a scenery life that deserves to be known.

Madagascar birding tour, the highland to the south

Overview

This birding tour in Madagascar is a tour that you could also see Malagasy cultures, way of life, let us say discovery tour because apart nature and birds, there are more unforgettable places along the tour so you could take advantage of it.

The itinerary offers you 5 family birds and 5 birds manificient nesting birds from Antananarivo to Toliara. After visiting the Ramsar site in Antananarivo named Tsarasaotra private park that is a breeding place of more birds. go to join Ranomafana national park. Ranomafana is famous in watching birds, it is one of the best nests of several beautiful and rare birds in Madagascar. We can count around 75 species of birds. In addition, the park of Ranomafana shelters a high percentage of reptiles, frogs and lemurs. One can count more than 120 frog species, 13 species of chameleons and more than 10 species of lemurs. Continue to Ranohira where the Isalo national park is located. This national park is not renown as a birding park, it is famous to its canyons and sandstone massifs, just a really worth visit when people ax to the south of Madagascar but one can find some lemur species and endemic birds like Madagascar Kestrel, Madagascar button Quail, Madagascar bee-easter, Madagascar Sunbird…Following to that, visit Zombitse Vohibasia national park, a mixture of dry and dense forest that the site present 47% of endemic birds of Madagascar or more than 80 bird species, then, 8 species of frogs and an important lemur species. Also, in the vicinity of Toliara, the Tsimanampetsotsa national park which shelters 112 bird species, most of them are aquatics and not to forget flamingo colonies make scenery in the lake and then in Anakao the Nosy Ve Island, a place of Red Tailed Tropicbird breeding and other species. To finalize itinerary, visit the Ifaty baobab forest in Renala. A dry spiny forest that shelters several small bird species.

Best birding period October to December

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Details

Departure city

Antananarivo

Duration Type Axis Level availability
14days/13nights Birding South 1 Sept to Dec

Itinerary

Day 1: Antananarivo

Go to the Tsarasaotra private park located in Antananarivo and have visit of the ramsar site that is a refuge and nesting bird place for fresh water birds in generally, other bird species, endemic bird species and some madagascar endangered bird species could seen like Madagascar Pound Heron, Meller’s Duck, Vulnerable Madagascar, Litle greb…

In addition to close day excursion in Antananarivo, have visit of Rova of Manjakamiadana that is one of the 12 sacred hills of Antananarivo.

Birding, historical place, viewpoints

Overnight accommodation

 

Day2: Antananarivo/ Antsirabe

On road to join Antsirabe, an architecture colonial town famous for its semi-precious and precious stone markets and handicrafts. Visit the aluminium foundry of Ambatolampy in the half way leading to Antsirabe.

Foundry of aluminium in Ambatolampy, visit of Antsirabe workshops, Antsirabe stone

markets and stone museum, people and culture.

Overnight accommodation

 

Day 3: Antsirabe/ Ranomafana 

Join the national park of Ranomafana, one of the most beautiful national parks of Madagascar with its hot spring water. Pass by Ambositra, a must break that offers several shapes of craftmen carved woods. The town is famous to its Zafimaniry Arts

Landscapes, some visits of Ambositra workshops, waterfalls, people and culture.

Overnight accommodation

 

Day 4: First visit of Ranomafana national park

Full day birdwatching in Ranomafana

“Early birdwatching catch the worm”. Go on early visit guided in this humid forest of ranomafana that shelters rare and beautiful birds are easy to find.

Hikking, Ranomafana bird species, reptiles, lemurs, viewpoints, landscapes.

Overnight accommodation

 

Day 5: Second visit of Ranomafana/ Fianarantsoa

A half-day birding in Ranomafana

We personally choose to add a surplus of half-day visit to complete successfully your photography and birdwatching. Followig that, go to Fianarantsoa, the capital of Betsileo ethnic and famous for manufacturing local wine

Bird species of Ranomafana, fauna and flora, swimming allowed 

Overnight accommodation

 

Day 6: Fianarantsoa/ Ranohira

After making some Fianarantsoa’s high lights, continue to the south and pass by a renown village which breed silk and manufacture antemoro paper in Ambalavao. and then visit the Anja community reserve with its numerous catta lemurs easy to find.

The old town of Fianarantsoa or high city, landscapes, view points, visit of zebu markets in Ambalavao allowed, Antemoro paper, workshops, ring tailed lemurs

Overnight accommodation

 

Day 7: Ranohira

Visit guided of the amazing sandstone massifs of national park of Isalo.

Hiking, canyons, panoramic views, swimming in Isalo pools allowed, some bird species, lemurs

Overnight accommodation

 

Day 8: Ranohira/ Zombitse Vohibasia

Have a first visit of Zombitse forest, a transition forest of the west and the east. Birdwatching in Zombitse Vohibasia are easier due its short dry trees.

Landscapes, more than 10 lemur species, rare endemic birds

Overnight Lodge

 

Day 9: Zombitse Vohibasia/ Toliara

Before finishing the RN7 to Toliara, have a second visit in Zombitse to complet birding. Then, continue to Toliara, called a town that never sleeps.

People and culture

Overnight accommodation

 

Day 10: Toliara/ Tsimanampetsotsa/ Anakao 

Let you go birding to the national park of Tsimanampetsotsa which shelters in generally several species of aquatic birds.

Birds watching in Tsimanampetsotsa, Flamingo colony

Overnight accommodation

 

Day 11: Anakao

Go to the island of Nosy Ve by traditional canoe of Vezo, a breeding place mainly for Red Tailed Tropicbird. Also the area is an authentic fishermen area.

Birds, Anakao beach, original Canoe Vezo, people and culture

Overnight accommodation

 

Day 12: Anakao/ Toliara/ Ifaty

Go to Ifaty resort famous for its white sandy beaches and turquoise sea protected by coral reefs.

People and culture, Ifaty beach, Diving allowed

Overnight accommodation

 

Day 13: Ifaty/ Toliara/ Antananarivo

Before going back to Toliara and taking flight to Antananarivo, take advantage to visit baobab forest that shelters also some species of small birds.

Ifaty beach, birding, Souvenirs in Toliara.

Overnight accommodation

 

Day 14: Antananarivo/ Ivato

After some shopping in Antananarivo, transfer to the Ivato airport

 

End of the tour

Best birdwatching period in Madagascar: October to December

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Car rental in Madagascar

Car rental in Madagascar

Tsaraventura with Madagascar car rental offer modular tours in Madagascar or throughout the island of Madagascar for those who want to know, explore or discover Madagascar the great island.
For you who like to plan your trip in Madagascar and go to discover the big island by your own desires, we, renter car in Madagascar have the car of your request.
A driver will greet you at the airport with his map and ready to listen to you.

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Madagascar national roads