Chaland Espace Mada

Tsiribihina River Descent

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Tsiribihina River Descent  : Season from 1st April to 15th November. 3 days / 2 Nights  cruise. Trip advised before going to Tsingy of Bemaraha.

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All about the Tsiribihina River Descent.

Period : Considering various factors (rainy season, state trails, water level, the period of Tsiribihina river descent is from April to Middle of November included. Climatic factors can shorten or enlarge this period. Accomodation : Accommodation is in Camp : we provide, igloo tents, mattresses 8cm, pillows, sheets, blankets. The camp is assembled and disassembled by the accompanying staff. Guiding : The Tsiribihina river descent is guided by a local guide knowing Menabe region.Guides Language : We provide French, English and Italian speaking guides

On the Barge

Crew / Staff : The crew is composed of at least 3 people: a sailor, one help skipper, a cook. Additional staff can come in support if necessary (if the water level is very low, for example). The crews are experienced, know the passages, and the most interesting places for wildlife. Barge Description :

  • Type of boat : Barge, one can compare it to a barge. Length 10 to 15 metres, capacity 6 to 20 people depending on the barge.
  • Post Steering : 1 skipper and an aide skipper
  • Kitchen : 1 stove and an assistant
  • Bridge below, 2 parallel with cushion seats, tables for the meal, part shade
  • Upper deck, for a more panoramic

 Meals : The food during the descent is stored in large coolers and can be kept during the 3 days. Breakfasts copious, and hot meals for lunch and dinner. Beverages: charged to the customer, transported in ice chests (water, beer, coca). The Tsiribihina River :

  • Distance : The distance of the descent is around 120 kms.
  • Fauna and Flora : Due to its variety, we can compare the Tsiribihina, to a meeting of several nature parks ; a scene very dry and without vegetation, will appear on the dense forests, gorges, cliffs, huge sandbar, the first baobabs announcing the arrival on Morondava. The 2nd day one reaches a waterfall and natural pool.Fauna : lemurs, water turtles, chameleons, crocodiles, herons, sarcelles, humpback ducks, guinea fowl, martin fishermen.
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  1. Day1 Departure Masiakampy

    Day 1
    Departure Masiakampy

    Appointment aourd 10 am at to the pier of Masiakampy. It takes an hour in the heart of the savannah to get there. The crew of the barge welcomes you, the cruise will begin in late morning , you will cross vast cultivated plains, enter into the grooves of Tsiribihina around 2:00 pm; stop in the village of Sahambano and refreshing stop at a huge waterfall. The camp will be set up a little down on a large sandbank. The barges are motor barges once used to transport the tobacco, then arranged to transport tourists. At the rear of the barge is the cockpit, the kitchen. Passengers have seats on the lower deck where meals are served. A staircase to go up one Solarium with sunbed.

  2. Day 2 Navigation in the heart of the meanders of the Tsiribihina river

    Navigation in the heart of the meanders of the Tsiribihina river
    The barge continued its navigation in the heart of the meanders of the river Tsiribihina. You will come across boatmen, barges, motor freight destined for local product and means of transport and exchange for the villagers, herds of zebu cattle that cross the river. Along the day you stop to Begidro village’s (which housed tobacco concessions) and Berevo which has a dispensary run by nuns. Landscapes succeed (cliff bats, giant capoquiers, rice fields …). At the end of this day where birds such as herons, teal, knob-billed duck will accompany the crew will find a sandbar for the camp.

  3. Day 3 Direction Belo sur Tsiribihna

    The village wish you «Safe journey!», the barge takes on his way west Belo Tsiribihina; we perceive the first baobabs. Lunch on board the barge. End of descent around noon. The barge could stop at Tsimafana ( left side of the river if you leave to Morondava), or at Belo sur Tsiribihina if you have to continue to the Tsingy Bemaraha.

La descente du Tsirihina en chaland

La descente du Tsirihina en chaland

Tsiribihina River Descent 3 days / 2 nights - Tariffs year 2019

Tsiribihina River Descent 3 days / 2 nights – Tariffs year 2019

Base Euros per person
2 360 €
3 250 €
4 200 €
5 – 6 180 € – 170 €
7 – 8 155 €
9 – 12 125 €

Transfers :

  • Tana – Miandrivazo – Boarding point : 320 Euros to be divided by the number of passengers
  • Included : 4×4 vehicle, fuel and driver, the transfer is calculated on the basis 4×4 vehicle for 3 days ( Day 1 Tana – Miandrivazo – Day 2 Morning Miandrivazo – Embarkation – Day 2 a.m. and Day 3 : driving back with empty vehicle.
  • Miandrivazo – Boarding Point : 65 Euros to be divided by the number of passengers.
  • Landing on Tsimafana – Morondava : 110 Euros to be divided by the number of passengers.

Guaranted departures :

  • Guaranteed departures in 2019 from 2 persons ( 160 Euros per person ) :
    The 07th ( 1O inscriptions ) – 22th ( 04 inscriptions ) and 30th ( 02 inscriptions ) July
    The 02nd ( 08 inscriptions ) – 04th ( 06 inscriptions ) – 06th08th ( 0è inscriptions ) – 12nd – and 18th August
    The 02nd04th ( 02 inscriptions ) – 08th ( 02 inscriptions ) – 24th ( 02 inscriptions ) – 28th and 31st October

    Inscriptions in date of 3rd May 2019

Mode of Booking and Payment

50% deposit for booking.Balance before starting Tana :

  • Cash or
  • CB Visa ou Master Card
  • Barge, fuel, crew : skipper, cook, and assistant
  • English speaking guide.
  • Camping equipment (tents, mattresses, sleep)
  • The full board without drinks