During the tour to the South, you will discover a great variety of landscapes passing through rainforest, dry savanna plateaus, dramatic sandstone canyons and granite formations. In between the ‘big cities’ of Madagascar you can enjoy the highlands with endless rice fields. Along the way you enter the inspiring daily life of Malagasy tribes, the roads filled with waving and smiling families, chickens and zebu cattle.
Day 1: Tana – Antsirabe (170 km)
After breakfast, you will start driving towards the South. As soon as you leave busy Tana, you can start enjoying the pretty views. The road lingers through the hilly terraced highland and after 70 km you will pass through the village of Ambatolampy, where you can visit an aluminium pot atelier. Continuation to Antsirabe. As soon as you enter the town the roads are buzzing with colourful pousse-pousse (rickshaw).
Overnight at Couleur Café on BB
Day 2: Antsirabe – Ranomafana (250 km)
After short visit of the town to explore craft shops, drivre to Ranomafana passing by the tapia forest, endemic fruit trees. Stop in Ambositra, capital of the hand-craft. After lunch visit of town where woodcarvers perform incredible shows. Arrive in Ranomafana, Night walk to see night active animals.
Overnight at Setam Lodge on HB
Day 3: Visit of Ranomafana NP
This national park is one of Madagascar’s best-known rainforest wildlife hot spots. Ranomafana consist largely of steep, forested slopes over which there are well-designed trails. Some lead to lookout points from where views are mesmerizing. Besides all the beautiful lemurs and other wildlife, leeches are common in this park.
The guide will do his best to show you many species of lemurs, reptiles, birds and insects. During night walks, the guide takes you to a clearing where he pins slices of banana onto branches for the mouse lemurs, and leave scraps of chicken for the Malagasy striped civets.
Overnight at Setam Lodge on HB
Day 4: Ranomafana – Ambalavao (120 km)
After breakfast, drive to ambalavao, passing by Fianarantsoa the second biggest city.
Overnight at Aux Bougainvilliees on BB
Day 5: Ambalavao – Ranohira (220 km)
In morning visit of the first typical village of highlands Ambalavao with its wineries and vineyards and the Antemoro paper. Continue to Anja reserve, here you can see ring-tailed lemurs thriving in spectacular surroundings of enormous granite domes.
Overnight at Relais de la Reine on HB
Day 6+7: Visit of Isalo NP
Start of the 02 days to explore this majestic park, by visiting the Canyon the Maki then walk until Namazaha camping place in where you will install your tent, you will be on full board
start to visit the Piscine Noire and Bleu then walk to the Piscine Naturel, the end of Afternoon you arrive at the parking place in where the driver waiting for you to drive back to the hotel overnight at Relais de la Reine on HB
Day 8: Ranohira – Toliara – Ifaty (170 km)
Drive to Toliara throughout the south-eastern landscape. Passing by Zombitse NP to see the dancing SIFAKA. Lunch in Toliara. Continue to the northward on a sandy and bumpy road.
Night at Dune d’Ifaty on BB.
Price: Contact us
- Car with a driver including fuel
- Guide that accompanies you during the whole trip.
- Entry fees to mentioned parks and reserves including a local guide
- Accommodation in hotels based on a double room, including breakfast
- Tax ( vat 20%) and tourist hotel taxes
- Lunch, dinner and drinks
- Personal expenses and tips
- International and domestic flights