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Discovering Berenty Reserve, is a real sanctuary for the 2 000 lemurs who live there freely. The Reserve allows you to discover 102 species of birds and more than one hundred other species: reptiles, turtles, bats. Natural and floristic varieties, such as forests, red sands, bush offer a show of incomparable endemic wealth.

This tour allows you also the meeting with the Indri Indri, the largest lemurs in the reserve Périnet and more over endemic fauna and flora.

Highlights

  • Discovering several species of lemurs in their natural environment in Berenty.
  • Other fauna and flora in Berenty,
  • remarkable wildlife in Andasibe  National Park ;

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  • Duration : 07 days (from Antananarivo to Antananarivo)
  • Participant : 6 persons
  • Support crew : English-speaking Malagasy Guide
  • Accommodation : All in hotel
  • Vehicle : Bus or minibus
  • Meals : Full board
  • Period : October

Day 1–24/10: Arrival Antananarivo.

Flt  KQ 205 –Departure at 0635 Hrs : reporting at 0400hrs

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Mumbai airport

1010hrs  arrival  at Nairobi

Flt KQ 256 –Departure 1120hrs Nairobi International airport

1440hrs arrival at Antananarivo

Your guide is waiting for you in the hall of the airport and drive to the hotel after these long hours’ flight Installation at the hotel 

Meals : Lunch not included (on board) / Dinner included at the hotel.

Your hotel in Antananarivo : LE GRAND MELLIS View on website : www.hotel-mellis.com

In the heart of the city, close to the Independence Avenue and embassies, Le Grand Mellis is classified 3 stars and provides its visitors with a casino, an outdoor pool and a spa and fitness center opened recently. The restaurant Paris Delhi offer a wide selection of vegetarian Indian dishes and non-vegetarian but also tasty and European dishes To accompany your meal wonderfully, we suggest our best selections of French wine. « Le Bar Fly », accessible at any time offers a multitude of different whiskeys and cocktails from classical to elaborate.

Day 2–25/10: Antananarivo by flight (1hour) Fort Dauphin  by road (3hrs 30minutes drive) Berenty

Transfer to the airport and flight to the deep South of Madagascar.

Flight Antananarivo – Fort Dauphin MD 714 (08h00 - 09h50)

Welcome by the hotel staff.

Drive towards Berenty reserve. Thirty kilometres from Fort Dauphin, we change abruptly from the green area of the Antanosy  to the spiny vegetation of Androy just after a pass. We stop on the way to see an endemic palm (triangular palm) and nepenthes pitcher plant. You can discover many species of spiny bushes and trees such as aloes, euphorbia, didieracea, baobabs. We will drive through sisal plantation in Mandrare valley before getting to Berenty reserve.

NB : The program of this day might changed depending on the flight schedule.

Meals : Lunch included / Dinner  included at the hotel.

Your hotel in Berenty : BERENTY LODGE View on website : www.madagascar-resorts.com

Located in 85 km of Fort Dauphin, the hotel lodge is just at the entrance of Berenty Reserve in the heart of the dry and spiny forest.29 guestrooms or bungalows set up in private estate, a real sanctuary of nature. A restaurant, a bar, a cafeteria, are at your disposal.

Day 3–26/10: Berenty Reserve

Located about 100 km from Fort Dauphin, near the town of South Amboasary and inside a huge sisal plantation, the Berenty Private Nature Reserve covers an area of 240 ha along the river Mandrare. Its wildlife belongs to the gallery forest classified as spiny bush characteristic of southern of Madagascar.

The fauna is mainly composed of lemur, four species are particularly very common in the south : Verreaux Sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi verreauxi), Ring-tailed lemur (lemur catta), Grey mouse lemur (microcebus murinus) and White footed  lemur (Lepilemur leucopus). The Brown lemur (Eulemur fulvus rufus) was introduced from Morondava area but been adapted to the environment.

Turtles, chameleons, snakes and butterflies are also found there. It is a good spot for bird watching as well. The flora is composed of Tamarind trees, Didieracea (Didiera trollii, Alluaudia procera), Euphorbiacea (Euphorbia stenoclada, Euphorbia onoclada), Apocynacea (different Pachypodium, Catharantus roseus) and Liliacea (different species of Aloe).

A museum is built into the reserve devoted to Antandroy tradition and arts, exposing parts of everyday life, musical instruments, amulets and other talismans intended to the art of divination.

Duration : All day

Meals : Lunch included / Dinner  included at the hotel.

Your hotel in Berenty : THE SAME AS THE PREVIOUS DAY.

Day 4–27/10: Berenty by road Fort Dauphin by flight Antananarivo

You have a few time to greet  a few lemurs in the forest if you are up early. Head to Fort Dauphin airport from Berenty. We might have time to visit the Fort Flacourt.

Flight Fort Dauphin – Antananarivo MD 715 (10h25 - 12h10)

Welcoming in Tana and lunch in a restaurant near the airport.

We drive north in the afternoon for the visit of Ambohimanga historical Palace

Back to the hotel at the end of the afternoon. Drive to your hotel.

NB : The programme of this day might be changed depending on the flight schedules.

Meals : Lunch included / Dinner  included at the hotel.

Your hotel in Antananarivo : LE GRAND MELLIS View on website : www.hotel-mellis.com

In the heart of the city, close to the Independence Avenue and embassies, Le Grand Mellis is classified 3 stars and provides its visitors with a casino, an outdoor pool and a spa and fitness center opened recently. The restaurant Paris Delhi offer a wide selection of vegetarian Indian dishes and non-vegetarian but also tasty and European dishes To accompany your meal wonderfully, we suggest our best selections of French wine. « Le Bar Fly », accessible at any time offers a multitude of different whiskeys and cocktails from classical to elaborate.

Day 5 – 28/10: Antananarivo > Andasibe (150kms-3hours drive)

Aftern breakfast, we drive east towards Andasibe National Park. This is one of the main roads of the country, it is relying the most important sea port in Toamasina and the capital Antananarivo, a heavy traffic. We leave the highlands by the steep slope of Mandraka where starts the forest corridor representing generally the eco-region along the east part of Madagascar. Visit of the butterfly farm to see an amazing concentration of chameleon, gecko, leaf-tailed gecko and butterfly of course. Then go on east. Arrival in Andasibe in the afternoon. Installation at the hotel and then go for a night walk in the Mitsinjo community reserve.

Meals : Lunch included / Dinner  included at the hotel.

Your hotel in Andasibe : VAKONA FOREST LODGE View on website : www.hotelvakona.com

The hotel is located at 5km from Andasibe village near the National Park. Bungalows are built in the nature by the forest. Vakona Forest Lodge has comfortable bungalows with air conditioner. A spa, swimming pool, mountain bikes and private reserve are at your disposal. Horse riding is also possible to the surrounding forest.

Day 6 – 29/10: Andasibe National park >Antananarivo.(150kms-3 hrs 30 mints drive )

We walk into the forest to discover this protected area with a local guide. It is mainly covered with rain forest that peculiar to the east part of Madagascar. The park provides a habitat for rare and/or endemic species of rain forest, a remarkable biodiversity. Here we meet the largest lemur, which is the Indri Indri with fascinating family group behaviour. The guide will inform you about their customs. The Aye-Aye (DaubentoniaMadagascariensis) is an endemic nocturnal lemur, which is the most strange and archaic of all species. Other species living in the forest are bamboo lemur (HapalemurGriseus), woolly lemur (AvahiLaniger). The flora is very interesting, there are many medicinal plants. We drive back to Tana at the beginning of the. Transfer the hotel near the airport for a day use and Diner (take shower), We drive to the airport after diner for check in for the flight back.

Meals : Lunch included / Dinner  included at the hotel.

Your hotel in ANTANANARIVO : BOIS VERT View on website : www.auboisvert.com

In a natural setting of a three hectares park, Au Bois Vert Hotel is located close to the airport. Its unique design guestrooms have cable TV network, air conditioning, free internet and safe. The restaurant is famous for its cooking specialty with firewood. A swimming pool is also at clients disposal to get cooler.

Day 7–30/10: Antananarivo –India .

Your guide will assist you for the check in.

Departure with Kenya Airways KQ 260 at 0240 hrs , arrive Mumbai at 0535 hrs on 31st Oct.

Meals : Lunch not included (on board) / Dinner not included (on board).

Price includes :

  • An English-speaking guide along the trip;
  • A local guide who works with us for a several year in Berenty,
  • A Malagasy Tours guide for the east part.
  • Vehicle all along the trip,
  • Accommodations as mentioned in the program,
  • Meals as mentioned in the program,
  • National Parks and indicated sites fees,
  • Local guides in parks,
  • All transfers.

Price does not include :

  • International and domestics flights
  • Tips and drinks,
  • Insurance,
  • Visa +/- 35 €.

It was such an amazing experience travelling with Wings Travels. I look forward for being a part of group tours in future.

Sonali n Group

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