Madagascar Wilderness Trek

Madagascar Wilderness Trek

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Madagascar Wilderness Trek

15 Days Starting and ending in Antananarivo

Visiting:

Antananarivo

,

Isalo National Park

,

Andasibe Mantadia National Park

Tour operator:

Explore!

Physical rating:

Medium, Moderate

Special diets catered:

Vegans, Vegetarians

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

MF

Group size:

4 - 16

Age range:

Adult

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

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Tour Overview

Verdant rainforests and dramatic landscapes are the setting for this holiday in Madagascar. Get off the beaten track, trekking through lush tropical vegetation, granite hills, highland meadows and surreal sandstone landscapes. Wildlife - See Madagascar's unique wildlife from lemurs to chameleons Remote villages - Interact with the friendly and hospitable local people Imarivolanitra (2658m) - Ascend Madagascar's highest climbable peak

Highlights

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    Wildlife - See Madagascar's unique wildlife from lemurs to chameleons

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    Remote villages - Interact with the friendly and hospitable local people

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    Imarivolanitra (2658m) - Ascend Madagascar's highest climbable peak

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icon Day 1: Trip starts in Antananarivo

Location:

  Antananarivo


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  No Meals


Arrive in Antananarivo, built over twelve hills, Madagascar's capital is a blend of the old and new - Old wooden style houses, french colonial buildings and modern offices and apartments.

For those arriving on time our Leader plans to meet you in the hotel reception at 7pm for the welcome meeting and for those that wish, there is the chance to go out for dinner. There are no activities planned today, so you are free to arrive in Antananarivo at any time. If you would like to receive a complimentary airport transfer today, you'll need to arrive at Ivato International Airport (TNR) which is around 15 minutes' drive from the hotel. Should you miss the meeting, your leader will inform you of any essential information as soon as you catch up.

If your flight arrives earlier in the day, perhaps you might choose to explore independently. This once medieval capital, which is affectionately known as 'Tana', where the houses appear stacked one upon the other down the sloping hills of the highlands.

icon Day 2: Bus to Ranomafana National Park.

Accommodation:

  Hotel


This morning we have an early start for our long journey south by charter bus via Antisarabe and Ambositra to Ramonafana National Park. We drive through subtropical highland, the volcanic field around Antisarabe, terraced rice paddies and village communities typical of the Malagasy highlands. Ranomafana is one of Madagascar's most spectacular national parks. The hills are covered in primary and secondary cloud and rainforest, and there is a great diversity of flora and fauna These include 12 species of lemur and over 115 species of birds, some of which are endemic to the area. There are also many small streams and waterfalls running through the park, joining the Namorona River as it flows off the highlands and into the valley.

Tonight we stay at the family ran Manja hotel is in simple en-suite bungalows with mosquito nets and electricity and an on-site restaurant offering a variety of dishes. It is fantastically located close to the National Park entrance.

icon Day 3: Hike through the rainforest. Look for lemurs

Accommodation:

  Camping


Early this morning, with porters carrying our overnight bags, we hike into the forest looking for local wildlife including lemurs. If we are extremely lucky we will see the endangered golden bamboo and greater bamboo lemurs. It was the discovery of the rare golden bamboo lemur here that persuaded the government to create Ranomafana National Park in 1986. We stop for a picnic lunch before heading into the primary rainforest where we stay at a simple campsite with one long drop toilet and cold water shower.

Today's 10 kilometre walk is expected to take around six hours with 230 metres of ascent. The terrain is hilly rainforest and the walk is mainly on unmade forest trails

icon Day 4: Wildlife trail and thermal baths at Ranomafana

Accommodation:

  Hotel


This morning we take another wildlife walk in to the forest hoping to see more animal species, including the black-and-white ruffed lemur which can only be found in this primary forest area. We then hike out of the forest area along the Varijatsy Trek Circuit to the village of Ranomafana on the banks of the Namorona Rive ending at the thermal baths and swimming pool - the name Ranomafana locally means 'hot water'.

Today's 12 kilometre walk is expected to take around five hours with 530 metres of ascent. As yesterday the terrain is hilly rainforest and the walk is mainly on unmade forest trails.

icon Day 5: Drive to Ambalavao. Visit the Anja Community Reserve

Accommodation:

  Hotel


Today we travel to Ambalavao via the ancient royal city of Fianarantsoa. Ambalavao is a beautiful town, the houses in the 'Old Town' are brightly coloured with steep tiled roofs and wooden balconies. It is also a lively market town, home to the largest cattle market on Madagascar. After an optional lunch we visit the nearby Anja Reserve, a local community reserve, where we hope to see ring-tailed lemurs before returning to Ambalavao for the evening.

icon Day 6: Drive into Andringitra National Park. Start four day hike

Accommodation:

  Camping


After breakfast we travel by 4WD to Andringitra National Park where we will spend the next three days. On arrival we trek with porters east through several small villages to the first forest campsite, where we have a picnic lunch. The park scenery is stunning, encompassing high mountains, granite outcrops and deep valleys, and supports rainforest, mountain forest and high altitude meadow vegetation. As a consequence it is one of the most biodiverse areas of Madagascar with over 1000 species of plants, 100 species of birds, 50 species of mammals (including 13 of lemurs) and 55 species of frogs. However the park covers a large area and much of it is grassland meadows (it is covered in flowers including orchids December to April) so the wildlife isn't always easy to see. This is a small basic campsite in a forest clearing with simple facilities and no showers, water is taken from the nearby stream. After dinner, we take a nocturnal nature walk looking for some local animal nightlife in the forest.

Today's five kilometre walk is expected to take around two hours with 300 metres of descent. The path passes through local villages and through fields before meeting the edge of the forest area at the campsite.

icon Day 7: Wildlife trail. Trek through rainforest and a meadow plateau to higher campsite

Accommodation:

  Camping


Starting early we make a wildlife walk, looking for birds and lemurs, before we begin our trek up to the park's highest campsite, Andriampotsy. We gain altitude on this trek as we pass through the Imaitso forest and arrive at a meadow plateau at the foot of the main Andringitra granite outcrop. We have a picnic lunch on the way up and then follow the trail past several streams to the campsite, the base camp for the climb to the highest point of the reserve, Pic Imarivolanitra. The campsite is basic with one long drop toilet and only bucket washing available, our cook provides us with an evening meal before we turn in for the night.

Today's 12 kilometre walk is expected to take around four hours with 520 metres of ascent, mainly uphill along unmade tropical forest paths.

icon Day 8: Walk to the summit of Imarivolanitra (2,658 m)

Accommodation:

  Camping


Today we walk up between a series of granite boulders to the summit of Imarivolanitra (2,658m), the highest point in southern Madagascar. It is a fairly steady climb on a well-managed path and the views from the top of this mountain down over the park are breathtaking. We then descend along the same paths via last night's campsite to a lower campsite, another basic campsite with one long drop toilet and water is taken from the nearby stream.

Today's 15 kilometre walk is expected to take around seven hours with 600 metres of ascent and 650 metres of descent. It is a steady ascent along narrow mountain paths followed by a descent on similar paths down through tropical forest.

icon Day 9: Travel to Isalo National Park

Accommodation:

  Hotel


After walking to the park entrance we return by 4WD to Ambalavao, and then head south west by charter bus to Isalo National Park where we stay in Isalo Ranch Hotel. This hotel is on the edge of the Isalo sandstone massif where the dry forest is home to sifaka, ring-tailed lemur and brown lemur.

For the next two nights we stay at an eco-lodge in simply furnished traditional thatched roofed bungalows. From the hotel we can see the sandstone hills that have been eroded by nature to form deep gorges and bizarre shapes. The electricity and hot water is solar generated, there is an on-site restaurant, bar and outdoor swimming pool.

Today's five kilometre walk is expected to take around two hours with 500 metres of descent. We descend down to the park entrance on unmade forest trails and access roads.

icon Day 10: Wildlife Trail. Swim in natural pools

Accommodation:

  Hotel


Isalo offers a totally different landscape from either Ranomafana or Andringitra. The main massif is a huge area of sandstone eroded into deep gullies on the eastern side. There are patches of dry forest throughout the reserve which are home to lemur groups although they are shy and rarely seen. The temperatures are much hotter and plant life reflects this with moisture retaining species such as aloes and the extraordinary dwarf baobabs. After a morning wildlife trail we walk with our porters through the sandstone massif of Isalo to natural swimming pools and return to Isalo Ranch.

Today's eight kilometre walk is expected to take around four hours with 250 metres of ascent, along uneven sandstone paths.

icon Day 11: Hike out of park. Drive to Ifaty Beach via Zombitse Park

Accommodation:

  Hotel


This morning we drive west to Toliara. En route we stop at Zombitse National Park, which despite years of slash and burn farming in the area, hosts an area of dry deciduous forest. This harbours a wide variety of wildlife including several lemur species and the elusive fossa (a cat-like mammal endemic to Madagascar), as well as many birds and reptile species. Throughout the forest are magnificent baobab trees. From Toliara we continue to Ifaty Beach, a small resort on the west coast, our base for the next two nights.

Today's four kilometre walk is expected to take around two hours with 250 metres of descent, along uneven sandstone paths.

icon Day 12: Free day in Ifaty Beach

Accommodation:

  Hotel


Today is free to relax or explore the area. Ifaty Beach is a huge sandy bay which looks out over a lagoon protected by a barrier reef up to seven kilometres from the shore. Traditional fishing villages are scattered along the bay and fishing is still done in sail powered outrigger canoes. There is an option to visit the reef for snorkelling. There is also is an excellent forest walk in the Reniala Reserve just inland from the beach area, where strange spiny forest can be found and some of the most attractive of the endemic bird species, such as the long-tailed ground roller, sub-desert mesite and sickle-billed vanga.

Today's optional two kilometre walk is expected to take around two hours.

icon Day 13: Fly to Antananarivo

Accommodation:

  Hotel


Today we fly from Toliara to Antananarivo airport from where we transfer to our hotel. The time of the flight varies so the rest of the day is free to relax.

icon Day 14: Day walk in the highlands and villages around Antananarivo

Accommodation:

  Hotel


This morning we transfer to Ambohitrabiby Hill, on the outskirts of Antananarivo, by bus and take a gentle walk to the top of this sacred hill. The walk takes us through local highland villages and rice paddies, learning about local silk weaving along the way before returning to Antananarivo in the afternoon.

Today's six kilometre walk is expected to take around three hours with 250 metres of ascent, along simple footpaths.

icon Day 15: Trip ends in Antananarivo

The trip ends after breakfast at our hotel in Antananarivo.

There are no activities planned today, so you are free to depart from Antananarivo at any time. If your flight is departing later in the day luggage storage facilities are available at our hotel. If you would like to receive a complimentary airport transfer today, you need to depart from Ivato International Airport (TNR) which is around 15 minutes' drive from the hotel.

What's Included

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    Accommodation

    4 nights simple camping 6 nights comfortable hotel 4 nights simple hotel

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    Airport Transfers at Destination

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    All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

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    Meals – Half Board

    Breakfast: 14 Lunch: 8 Dinner: 8

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    Fully Guided

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    1 bottle of Mineral Water per person per day

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    Country Entry Visas

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

Yes

Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

Yes

What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

4 nights simple camping 6 nights comfortable hotel 4 nights simple hotel

What is the maximum group size?

16

What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

Moderate

    Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes

    Do I need to bring a sleeping bag?

    Yes. As you do not carry it yourself, this may be down or synthetic, but it must be 3/4 season comfortrating (temperature 0°C to 10°C). A silk or fleece liner helps to keep your bag clean and adds an extra season. Basic roll mats are provided but we would advise you bring a thermorest type mat too as the ground can be cold.

    I'm going on a walking/cycling trip-do I need to train?

    It will depend on the grade and how fit you already are. Check the trip page for details of the walking or cycling grade and how far you’ll be walking/cycling each day. For moderate or challenging trips in particular we’d recommend doing some walks or cycles before you leave to build up your fitness and prepare you for the distances being covered.

    Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    We have a wide range of ages nationalities on our small group trips and they come from all walks of life.

    Should I get travel insurance?

    Yes–it is a condition of booking that you are fully insured when travelling with us

    How long has the tour company been trading?

    At Explore, we're the experts in adventure travel. Our small group adventure holidays have been running since 1981. Today, Explore is one of the most trusted travel companies in the UK with over 500 trips to more than 120 countries.

    Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    Yes, but there are no concessions for doing so, and we must have a record in your booking advising as such before the trip departs.

    Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

    Being a responsible company is a large statement, something that has to be entwined within the very fibre of a company. Discover the charities and partnerships we support as part of this at https://www.explore.co.uk/about/sustainability/charities-and-partners

    What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    We want to be as clear as and as honest as possible about what happens if you decide to that you no longer wish to travel on your trip. Our booking conditions have details of the costs you’ll incur when you cancel-these charges depend on how long it is before your planned departure.

    What is the accommodation like?

    We choose comfortable accommodation in the best locations possible. We opt for small, local and family-run accommodation where we can, as opposed to large chain hotels. We typically use hotels that are the equivalent of European 3-star, and you’ll usually have an en suite room. Occasionally, where we want to get off the beaten trail we may stay in more basic accommodation.

    What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Sustainability is embedded within the fibre of Explore, it emanates from the inside out. But as we enter a new decade it is clearer than ever that our world needs help, and Explore has created a sustainability strategy based on the 2015 UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

    What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Our flexible booking and safety policies mean you're protected before and during your travels with us. Receive a full refund if your trip is cancelled, transfer your trip free of charge up to 10 days before departure minus any irrocoverable costs.

    Do I need to be very fit to book with you?

    All our trips require some level of active participation. This could be on a cultural trip, trek, safari, expedition or voyage. It is in the interests of all members of the group that everyone should be capable of fully participating in the activities of their chosen trip.

    What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Final documents will include a comprehensive trip itinerary, climate and country information, budgeting and packing advice visa and passport information and details on optional activities available.

    Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Yes on most of our trips. Most trips are based on customers sharing twin-bedded rooms. If you book a group trip as an individual, you will share a room with someone of the same sex. However, on many trips we offer the opportunity to pay a supplement to pre-book a single room, known as our single room option. On some trips a single room will be provided every night, on others it will be provided o

    Do we have to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to travel

    It’s now a condition of booking a trip with us that customers should have one of the following before they travel - — Be vaccinated against COVID, having received the full recommended course, and allowing enough time for immunity to take effect. Full vaccination includes any booster required to keep the vaccine valid. — Have taken a negative test (rapid antigen or PCR) within 72hrs of departure.

    Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Explore will only offer hotels that have specific COVID-19 protocols in place and comply with local government guidelines. We will ensure these measures include; enhanced room cleaning, ventilation, social distancing, regular cleaning and disinfection of high frequency touch points in public areas, food safety, staff re-training and minimising contact within the properties.

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Madagascar Wilderness Trek

A simply amazing trip which was very well organised both in advance and on the ground when we were in country.

A simply amazing trip which was very well organised both in advance and on the ground when we were in country.


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Carol

24-Oct-2019

Madagascar Wilderness Trek

I am so happy that I did this trip and would not hesitate to recommend Explore to friends, and book myself on a further Explore trip!

I am so happy that I did this trip and would not hesitate to recommend Explore to friends, and book myself on a further Explore trip!


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Catherine

23-Aug-2019

Madagascar Wilderness Trek

A fantastic trip to an amazing country. Thank you Explore for yet another memorable holiday.

A fantastic trip to an amazing country.

Thank you Explore for yet another memorable holiday.


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Karen

31-Aug-2019

Madagascar Wilderness Trek

I would recommend Madagascar to anybody; the people are so friendly and prices are cheap. I think Explore could add additional holidays to different regions of Madagascar

I would recommend Madagascar to anybody; the people are so friendly and prices are cheap.

I think Explore could add additional holidays to different regions of Madagascar


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Mervyn

20-Aug-2019

Madagascar Wilderness Trek

Amazing value for money. Hery deserves an award as he was so inspiring, helpful and really made the trip wonderful for us.

Amazing value for money.

Hery deserves an award as he was so inspiring, helpful and really made the trip wonderful for us.


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Jane

21-Oct-2017

Madagascar Wilderness Trek

It was an amazing experience, Madagascar is an incredible country and I can not wait to back one day to explore the north of the island. The trip was well organised ....more

It was an amazing experience, Madagascar is an incredible country and I can not wait to back one day to explore the north of the island.

The trip was well organised and planned, we saw so much in such a short time.

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Madagascar Wilderness Trek

15 Days Starting and ending in Antananarivo

Visiting:

Antananarivo

,

Isalo National Park

,

Andasibe Mantadia National Park

Tour operator:

Explore!

Physical rating:

Medium, Moderate

Special diets catered:

Vegans, Vegetarians

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

MF

Group size:

4 - 16

Age range:

Adult

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

Private Available:

Request A Private Tour

From:

$3070

$2932 (USD)

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"•Visit Habana Vieja •Take trip out west to Valle de Viñales •Experience Trinidad •Visit a live cabaret show •Tour Habana Vieja in a classic car •Enjoy a slice of paradise at Playa Las Tumbas"

Must pack items for Cuba

"•Do bring cash - USD or Euro, not credit cards •Do pack a few portable charges - power goes out periodically. •Rain coat/umbrella for any season. •Pack “your spontaneity” and go with the flow… "

Favourite time of year to visit Cuba

"Any time between October - April is a great time to visit. The island has a beautiful Caribbean climate where the days are warm and sunny with very little rain, particularly in Havana or on the coast."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Treat yourself and chat with a stranger or two! Cuba is one of the world’s safest countries to visit. It’s a wonderful and enriching way to get a real Cuban perspective and make new friends too. "

About Our

  • Travel Photographer
  • Countries Visited:

    174 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    India

  • Dream Destination:

    Mauritania

  • About them:
  • A visual storyteller and avid explorer. l have travelled to over 170 countries and territories on all 7 continents (and lived in 12) l believe the world is changed by our example and not our opinion.

Abruzzo

Italy

What do you love most about Abruzzo?

"This area is among the most beautiful in Italy for admiring foliage. We are on the border between Lazio and Abruzzo and here it's possible to admire Autumn in its maximum power."

About Our

  • Content Creator and Travel Photographer
  • Countries Visited:

    19 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

  • Dream Destination:

    New Zealand

  • About them:
  • I am a software developer, content creator and traveller. I am constantly looking for adventures, living my life and sharing the sensations it gives me every day.

Alicante

Spain

What do you love most about Alicante?

"Alicante is the perfect size; the city centre with bars, restaurants and shops is only a few minutes walk from the amazing beach and waterfront where you can sunbathe, swim and relax!"

Any must-dos for first-time visitors to Alicante?

"Be sure to climb the historic Santa Barbara Castle above the town centre for panoramic views. Take some drinks and enjoy the sunset for a true Alicante experience!"

Favourite time of year to visit Alicante

"Spring or Autumn are both great times to visit, the weather is warm and sunny. There are also fewer tourists about so you can better enjoy the beaches and bars."

What else can I see in the area?

"The whole coastline north and south of Alicante is stunning, with sandy beaches and amazing rock formations, or you can take a day trip on the ferry to the heavenly island of Tabarca!"

Favourite way to spend a day in Alicante?

"Head to the beach and play some volleyball at the free public nets, jump in the sea to cool off between games and then stroll to a local bar for tapas and a jug of tinto de verano in the evening."

About Our

  • Hospitality & Tourism Specialist
  • Countries Visited:

    26 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Spain

  • Dream Destination:

    Croatia

  • About them:
  • Originally from New Zealand, I am a travel and tourism specialist always looking to explore new places and live new experiences.

Portugal

What do you love most about Portugal?

"There's always something new to explore in the Algarve area, hidden beaches, natural arches, caves and more"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Waking up early to go surfing will make your day!"

@iamjenn.y 's Top Tips

"Visit Playa Falesia, it's such a unique beach!"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Portugal is such a small country, you can do day trips to nearly anywhere! For example, spend a day in Porto and do a port wine tasting!"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Strolling around the narrow streets of Lisboa"

About Our

  • Travel Photographer
  • Countries Visited:

    26 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Mexico

  • Dream Destination:

    Brazil

  • About them:
  • Travelling is my biggest passion as I love to get in touch with new cultures and languages. Photography is my second biggest passion so I capture landscapes & people

Morocco

Must pack items for Morocco

"Warm clothes as it gets really cold in the desert at night as well as up in the High Atlas Mountains"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Aït Benhaddou is one of the most stunning places I've ever seen! A city completely built out of clay!"

What do you love most about Morocco?

"I love all the crafts and art that people sell on the streets"

@iamjenn.y 's Top Tips

"Spend at least one night in the Sahara Desert – it will be incredible and you even get to see the Milky Way!"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Exploring the streets of Marrakesh "

About Our

  • Travel Photographer
  • Countries Visited:

    26 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Mexico

  • Dream Destination:

    Brazil

  • About them:
  • Travelling is my biggest passion as I love to get in touch with new cultures and languages. Photography is my second biggest passion so I capture landscapes & people