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TOUR ROUTES :
ANTANANARIVO – MANJAKANDRIANA – MORAMANGA - ANDASIBE NATIONAL PARK – MANAMBATO – ANKANIN’NY NOFY - TAMATAVE - MAHAMBO BEACH - SAINTE MARIE ISLAND .
Day 1 :
ANTANANARIVO - ANDASIBE NATIONAL PARK .
Day 2 :
TREK TO MITSINJO PARK - MANAMBATO - ANKANIN'NY NOFY .
Day 3 :
RELAX AND SELF TOURING IN ANKANIN’NY NOFY.
Day 4 :
ANKANIN’NY NOFY TO TAMATAVE BY MOTOR BOAT THEN CAR TO MAHAMBO BEACH .
Day 5 :
MAHAMBO BEACH TO SAINTE MARIE ISLAND.
PRICE FOR MID RANGE HOTEL OPTION : 1 650 Euro for 2 people . ( one double or twin room sharing option )
PRICE FOR LUXURY HOTEL OPTION : 1 750 Euro for 2 people . ( one double or twin room sharing option )
MANJAKANDRIANA : This is a largish town 48 km from tana heading to Moramanga. The town also has a BOA bank, a hospital, a pharmacy and petrol station.
MADAGASCAR EXOTIC : Formerly known as Mandraka reptile’s farm, this place is well signposted at Marozevo on the right side of the road. Madagascar Exotic is a park which was owned by a prominent naturalist to help preserve many species of reptiles and chameleons, but now is more of a viewing/display area for these exotic reptiles. It's really fantastic to see the large variety of reptiles up close and to be able to walk in the woods and see different species of lemurs. Also all the beautiful chameleons, geckos, frogs and other reptiles were brought out of crowded cages so we could photograph them closely.
MORAMANGA : is a city (commune urbaine) in Madagascar. The name Mora-manga literally means “cheap mangoes”. The city of Moramanga has an important place in the history of Madagascar. It was in Moramanga, on the night of the 29th of March 1947 that the Malagasy uprising against French colonial rule started. Moramanga is also the capital city of the Bezanozano tribe (one of the eighteen tribes in Madagascar). The market town of Moramanga lies along the Antananarivo–Toamasina road, 112 km east of Antananarivo and 26 km west of Andasibe. The BNI-CL and BFV-SG banks have branches with ATMs on the main road. Moramanga has different nice places to stay and Malagasy gastronomy restaurant style. Here is another option place to stay if there are no rooms available in Andasibe Park. It has about 30.000 in habitants.
ANDASIBE VILLAGE : Andasibe is a town and commune. It belongs to the district of Moramanga, which is a part of Alaotra-Mangoro Region in Toamasina Province. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 12,000 in 2001 commune. Primary and junior level secondary educations are available in town. It is also a site of industrial-scale mining. The majority 60% of the population of the commune are farmers. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are cassava and sweet potatoes. Industry and services provide both employments for 20% of the population.
PERINET NATIONAL PARK : In late 1990s the long-established reserve generally known by its colonial name of Perinet (but officially Analamazotra) was combined with Mantadia national park. This andasibe reserve has 810 ha protects the largest of the lemurs, indri indri. There are 11 species of lemurs altogether in Andasibe, although you will not find them all. There are tenrecs, beautiful and varied insects and spiders, as well as reptiles. This is also a great place for bird watching. Specials to look out for include the velvet asity, blue coua and nuthatch vanga. The trails in Andasibe have been carefully constructed, but nevertheless, there is quite a steep ascent (up steps). To visit the parks, you are obliged to take local guide which is finding at the entrance of the park easily and most of them are knowledgeable for wildlife and bilingual including French and English speaking.
VAKONA RESERVE : This is a private reserve and it’s known as Lemur’s island. It homes about 60 groups of lemurs, terencs, birds and crocodiles etc ………. You can discover here also some medicinal plants which are could found in Madagascar only. Close photograph is guaranteed here. They have their own private guide and their fee is already included in the price.
MANAMBATO : The village of Manambato, at the banks of the Rasoabe Lake, forms an integral part of the Pangalanes canal. Manambato where people collect motor boat to ankanin’ny nofy or to tamatave. There are some hotels around and it’s safe to swim with its white sand beaches.
ANKANIN'NY NOFY : Known as the ‘nest of dreams’, this peaceful and relaxing haven is home to white sand beaches, forests, scattered orchids, strings of lakes and mangroves, all factors that have made the reserve to one of the most popular visits in the Pangalanes canal. This protected area is home to nearly 100 000 palm trees specific to Madagascar. Ten species of lemurs live in freedom in the reserve, as well as reptiles, amphibians and crocodiles. Visitors can watch Indri Indri, sifakas, mouse and crowned lemurs.
TOAMASINA : (commonly known as Tamatave) is Madagascar second city and with the presence of the main regional seaport has a growing potential for economical activities. It is the country’s largest port, and therefore the country’s commercial hub, handling much of the island's foreign trade. Banks and cash machine can be found here.
MAHAMBO BEACH : The bay of Mahambo, 15 km before reaching Fenerive. Here bathing is safe and fishing and diving are possible activities. If you get bored of merely laying on the sandy beach, you can go on walk excursions into the thick forest, where it should be easy to spot lemurs. Here where you will start or end motor boat trip to Sainte Marie island .
SAINTE MARIE ISLAND : known (more formally) as Nosy Boraha, is an island off the east coast of Madagascar. The main town is Ambodifotatra. The city covers an area of 222 km2, and has a population estimated about 28,000. Safe from sharks, the lagoon of Sainte Marie Island is endowed with significant coralline growth. Its underwater fauna is preserved as a natural heritage and first-class diving site in the Indian Ocean. Ile Sainte Marie is the best place in Madagascar for whale watching. The island is 50 km long and 7 km at its widest point. The south and the north of the island are the best beach and there are plenty of high standing hotels.
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