Lot Il A 25 Antalarnohitra Antehiroka
Ambohidratrimo - Antananarivo 102
info@madagascar-natural-tours.com
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FROM THE TSINGY TO MAROJEJY

 

Day 1 : Arrival in Madagascar. our team will meet and welcome you at the airport ,then you will be transferred to your hotel.


Day 2:
Take a flight to Diego suarez and meet our driver and guide at the airport .Drive to Montagne d'Ambre national park following by a visit. This is a stunning National Park and is comprised of a huge tropical forest with waterfalls and volcanic lakes.  There are numerous animals that inhabit this national park including the ring-tailed mongoose, the fosa and 8 types of lemurs,60 species of reptile, 35 types of frog and 40 species of butterfly. 

                            

 

It is also home to 75 bird species including the locally endemic Amber mountain rock thrush which is is tame and ubiquitous ,Madagascar crested Ibis, pigmy kingfishers,paradiseflycatchers.Overnight at an hotel


Day 3 :
Drive to Tsingy rouge then continue to Ankarana national park.Tsingy rouge is a beautiful canyon landscape which come from erosion and give hundreds of pecular red cones.Thissurnatural landscape of any beauty  provides some of your best photographic opportunities in Madagascar.Night in Ankarana at an hotel


Day 4:
Full day visit of Ankarana national park. It is a spectacularly eroded limestone fortress of sharp ridges, patches of dense tropical jungle, deciduous forest, deep caves and canyons (actually the biggest underground network of Africa) and rushing rivers. With an annual rainfall of almost 2000 mm, the underlying rocks undergo a heavy erosion producing an amazing karst topography, being its most known result the fantastically eroded limestone spires, known as “tsingy”.


The Park is in fact one of the most visited specially among hikers: it offers incredible trails, unique and terrific landscapes and a lot of animals!


This reserve contains one of the highest density of primates of any forest in the world. Its dense forests support one of the largest and least disturbed populations of crowned lemurs. Sanford's brown lemur, perrier's black lemur, northern sportive lemur and dwarf lemurs, ringtailed mongoose, fossa, tenrecs and Madagascar striped civet are also a common sight.


Almost 100 bird species, 50 reptiles (including some endemic and threatened snakes and geckos) and 10 frogs cohabit in the Park. Inside the spectacular and huge labyrinth of caves 14 bat species, local endemic blind shrimps and the world's only known cave-living crocodiles are waiting for your visit. At night swarms of bats and flying foxes swoop in the darkness.  Night at the  same hotel


Day 5:
Drive to Daraina. Daraina is a village in northeastern Madagascar and lays directly on the street leading from Ambilobe to Vohemar. The 120Km to get there is bad so This is an adventure trip and is indeed quite has tough ride.  This evening,You will be taken for a night walk .Overnight camping


Day 6:
Early breakfast and start the visit after the breakfast. The forest of Daraina is the best and only place on the world to see the extremely rare golden-crowned sifaka (Propithecus tatersalli). These white lemurs with their golden marks have been listed as “critically endangered” by IUCN for years, but protection efforts are unluckily still kept within small limits.


There is only this one, tiny population of golden-crowned Sifakas left worldwide (estimated not 10.000 animals in complete). In the same forest, you can perhaps also see an yet undescribed species of fork marked lemurs, which was discovered only in 2010.


And there’s another third, very rare lemur inside this protection area: The Aye-Aye, a bizarre creature which already casted its fascinating spell over lots of photographers and nature lovers.And I could say that Everyone who wants to experience the last marvels of nature, should hurry up to come to Daraina! In some years, the forest including its lemurs could be gone completely, without anyone taking notice of it.


After the visit, you will drive to Sambava and overnight at an hotel.


Day 7:
After breakfast, you will do an hour drive to get to Manantenina where the Marojejy park entrance is.Meet your local guide and the porters ,get tickets then start the trek to the beautiful rainforest of Marojejy. Marojejy is one of the most strikingly beautiful and wild areas of Madagascar. It is unique in the world, a place of dense, jungly rainforests, sheer, high cliffs, and plants and animals found nowhere else on earth.


The Mantella Trek takes you to Camp Mantella, about a four-hour hike from Manantenina. Camp Mantella (elevation 450 m [1475 ft]) has six cabins furnished with beds, mattresses, and bedding. It also has a large sheltered eating area with an assortment of cooking utensils. A campground is located nearby for those who prefer to pitch a tent. This area of lowland rainforest is a good place to see several species of lemurs, many birds (including the helmet vanga) and many species of amphibians and reptiles. The beautiful Cascade de Humbert waterfall is a short walk (800 m) from the camp. For best wildlife viewing, we recommend at least two days for this trek.


Day 8:
The Simpona Trek is a continuation of the Mantella Trek, leading from Camp Mantella up to Camp Marojejia (about a two hour hike). Camp Marojejia is located at the transition between lowland and montane rainforest (elevation 775 m [2540 ft]), and is perched on a hillside with stupendous views overlooking sheer granite outcrops and lush vegetation. The camp consists of a sheltered eating area and four cabins furnished with beds, mattresses, and bedding.


The name of this trek comes from the Malagasy name for the Silky Sifaka, a beautiful white lemur which is found only in this area. To increase your chances of spotting this elusive animal, we recommend hiring a "Simpona Specialist" in addition to your guide. Plan on spending at least three days in the park for this trek


Day 9:
Come out of the park and drive down back to Sambava. Night at an hotel


Day 10 :
Take the flight back to Antananarivo. Fly out End of the tour