The endeminc lemur of Madagascar
Perinet Pangalanes Sainte Marie
Tour East Perinet
Road to the East Malagasy Coast : Andasibe, The Canal of Pangalanes ( Ankany Nofy ) and the island of Sainte Marie
The Eastern Tour : it allows you to discover a real primary forest in Madagascar: the Perinet and Mantadia reserve which is home to the Indri lemurs, the Pangalanes Channel (Discovery of the villages Betsimisaraka, night out at Lake Nepenthès), Tamatave, Foulpointe, Mahambo and the island of Sainte Marie reputed in August for Humpback Whales .
Fauna, Flora, History of East Coast
Madagascar Lemur: The Indri
Indri is considered the largest day lemur. It is arboreal, and has a white and black coat. Its height is around 70 cm and its weight is 7 kilos; this will be your main attraction when visiting the Analamazotra Reserve. Its songs lasting up to 3 minutes will attract your attention each morning.
The Traveller’s Tree ( “Arbre du Voyageur” ), Symbol of the East
Endemic in Madagascar, it is a herbaceous plant resembling a palm tree and up to 10 meters in height. Its vast leaves evoke a fan. It is a veritable reservoir of water that once encouraged the traveller to cool off. Some parts are used by the locals for the construction of their vegetable huts. The “falafa” (split petioles) help to make the wall panels. The leaves of the tree are used to make blankets; The trunk is used to make the floor. The traveller’s tree is the emblem of the national airline Air Madagascar. It has been exported to botanical gardens in Mauritius, Congo, Hawxai and South China.
Sainte Marie, Pirate Island
The filibusters were on the lookout for any boat approaching the island; guns were their weapons of choice. If you visit the Pirate Cemetery, your guide will tell you the story of one of the most fascinating of them Olivier Levasseur, nicknamed “The Buse”. Diving enthusiasts can head north to Ambodifotatra (the island’s capital) where ships still lie there, including the Fiery Dragon, the richest pirate ship in history.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Accessible à tous
Group Size Large Group
Period : Every month, but it’s best to avoid the rainy February; whales are visible at St. Mary’s from July to mid-September.
Description : The East road : You will discover the Perinet reserve where you can find the famous lemur Indri, The Pangalanes Channel, Mahambo and Sainte Marie island.
Access / Level : For all, very well appreciated by children.
Accommodation : Level 2 stars good comfort.
Cars / transport : Airport or port transfers and assistance are well included. 4×4 air-conditioned vehicle, English-speaking driver
Availability : Tour without regrouping. The proposal can be adjusted according to your time of stay on site
Flights : We can assist you with domestic flights. International flights are to be booked by you.
Antananarivo - Andasibe
Pick up at your hotel or the airport in the morning and departure for Perinet Reserve (National Park of Analamazaotra). Short break along the way at Pereyras Farm. It’s a private reserve for breeding reptiles (lizards, chameleons, snakes, amphibians) and butterflies including the world’s largest butterfly the Comet, and various insects. Continuation to Andasibe. Installation at your hotel. (Step 150 kms – 3h30) Check in Grace Lodge for 2 nights.
Andasibe - Perinet Reserve
In the morning visit of Analamazaotra National Park (The Périnet – Details MNP Web Site . ) .Little, medium or big circuit adapted to your physical condition (Tours can last from 2 to 6 hours). The reserve of Analamazaotra is very well known for its lemurs ”indri indri”, the biggest lemur of Madagascar, its powerful cry wakes the forest. An indri can perform a jump of 10 meters. In the afternoon we go to the private reserve of Vakona (islands of lemurs and the crocodile park) canoe trip in the islands and back to the hotel.
Andasibe - Manambato - Akany Nofy
In the morning we go ahead to Manambato , located Rasoabe lakeside in order to take boat for crossing the Pangalanes to Ankanin’ny Nofy, a paradise between water and forest, during the ride, bird watching, water plants, rice paddies, fish water fishing soft. Installation in Ecolodge Bush House . (Step 160 kms – 3 hours, continuation by boat from 30 to 45 min)
Boat to visit the hamlets of Ambodivontaka county, crossing the Ampitabe lake in 15 minutes. Then we follow the small river to reach the first village. Kingfishers follow us flying from tree to tree along this little river. In this village, Boogie’s Solidarityis giving free medical consultations and helping with the construction of an anti-cyclonic school building. Visit the village, school, coffee plantations and meet the friendly villagers. A short hike of 40 minutes to reach the next village, Haranana, crossing Pandanus and traveller’s treesforest. We can see women weaving the local basketry, people back from fishing. Here, we support health and educationprojects. Boat back to Bush House at the end. Departure around 8 am, length and distance 3 hours, 10 kms. In the afternoon, detent on the site.
At nightfall, around 5:30 pm, we walk along the Ampitabe Lake to the patch leading to the Pitcher plants lake. Our night adventure begins here, as we start looking for nocturnal lemurs Avahilaniger. We paddle on a canoe on this lake. On the trees, the eyes of these nocturnal lemurs shine on the light of our lamps. Birdsongs and other sounds of nocturnal animals are immersing us inside the forest of Pandanus, Ravinala, and carnivorous plants. Only the lapping of our paddles in the water breaks this absolute silence. If we are lucky, we will crocodiles’ eyes on the surface of the water during this adventure. Then we paddle on a small brooklet leading to lake Ampitabe and go home to the lodge. This tour can also be walked.
Ankany Nofy - Tamatave - Manambato - Tamatave - Mahambo
We go back by boat to Manambato, the driver is already there. Continue by road to Mahambo through hills and green mountains made up of bamboo, traveler’s trees, palm tree.We cross the coastal city of Toamasina , it’s the largest port of Madagascar, continue towards Foulpointe along the east coast of the island and lush. Arrival in Mahambo by mid / late afternoon. Installation at the hotel at the edge of a lagoon. Mahambo is known for its lobsters that restaurants offer in season. (Step 175 kms, 4h30) Hotel La Pirogue.
Mahambo - Soneranivongo - Sainte Marie
In mid-morning transfer by boat to Sainte Marie (around 2 to 3 hours crossing, with secure Company ”El Condor” ) .Transfer land to the hotel. Île Sainte-Marie is known for its authenticity and preserved its groups of humpback whales, its romantic history and hospitality of its inhabitants. Hotel Boraha Village for 3 nights.
Day 7 and 8
Stay at the hotel that can offer you all kinds of excursions: from July to mid September there is a ” Safari Whales Watching”, outing to ”Iles aux nattes” or ”the island with mats”, to the cove, island tour by bike or car.
”Safari whales watching” : Just a few steps from the coast and further out to sea, It’s spectacular! During these three months (July-September), only concerned about their amorous jousting cetaceans perform amazing leaps above the water, or hit the surface of the water with their pectoral fins, or probe and show their flukes, or come to the surface to observe what is happening there, and later in the season the mothers with their calves await us … An unforgettable experience to live absolutely!
Iles aux Nattes or ”Nosy Nanto” is located in south of Sainte Marie. It is separated by beautiful clear water and blue lagoon which surrounds the island to fully mats and separates the Indian Ocean by a large and beautiful coral reef. One of the characteristics of the island , the existence of Blévec lighthouse, from which the view is magnificent and extends over the reefs and the East Coast. Iles aux nattes one of the unmissable places in Sainte Marie. Upon crossing pirogue, the scents of tropical flora promise you an unique moment of escape ..
Sainte Marie - Tana
Transfer Sainte Marie airport and flight back with Tsaradia to Antananarivo. End of services.
Public rates 2020 of East Madagascar Tours per person
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Confirmation by mail of the present trip.
After Espace Mada confirmation of hotels availabilities, transport and eventual flights : 30% Deposit plus domestic flights by bank transfer or Online Payment. Balance before departure from Tana :
- CB Visa or Master Card
- Euros Cash
- Double room accommodation
- Necessary tourist taxes
- Vehicle 4 WD with English speaking driver ( from day 1 to day 6 )
- Driver allowances
- Return of Vehicule to Tana from Mahambo
- Entrance and guide fees in the parks ( Pereyras, Perinet, Vakona, Circuits in Ankany Nofy : Betsimitsaraka Villages Solidarity tour, Night tour on the Pitcher plants lake )
- Boat transfer Manambato – Ankany nofy back and return
- All transfers hotel -airport – hotel
- Boat transfer Mahambo – Sainte Marie
- Lunches, Drinks, extra and tips
- Domestic flight Sainte Marie – Tananarive ( we can book it for you for : Flight Information . )