3 - AUG 6: BERENTY PRESERVE
Overnight at BERENTY LODGE on Full Board.
walk before dinner to see some of the nocturnal creatures especially
the Madagascar Scops Owl and the White Browed Owl.
Morning walk in the gallery forest to see lemurs ( Verreaux's Sifaka,
Ring-tailed lemurs and Brown lemurs ). Berenty reserve is also rich
in birds namely the Madagascar Harrier hawk, Hook-billed Vanga,
. In the afternoon, visit the radiated tortoise
reserve and the sisal plantation factory. A botanical garden is
one of the major subject of this private reserve.
Transfer to the airport in Fort Dauphin. Fly to Antananarivo
via Toliara. Overnight at HOTEL DE FRANCE on Bed and Breakfast.
7- AUG 10: PERINET PRESERVE
Overnight at VAKONA on Full Board.
Evening walk before dinner in the reserve to see some nocturnal
animals. It is the place where you can see closely the smallest
chameleon, Nazitus. If you are lucky, you may find some lemurs such
as the mouse lemurs, woolly lemurs and dwarf lemurs.
Morning expedition in the Mantadia National Park, a new National
Park recently opened to the public an home for the island's most
beautiful lemur called the Diademed Sifaka. This park is rich in
fauna namely the black and white ruffed lemurs, bamboo lemurs and
some red-bellied lemurs. Besides, it is the easiest place to find
the Ground Rollers ( Pitta-like ground rollers, Short-legged ground
rollers, Scaly ground rollers ). During the walk, butterflies and
other insects are all around your you path. As for the flora, you
will discover countless orchids. Then continuation to the natural
swimming pool and to the waterfall. You will encounter different
species of frogs along the path.
In the morning, you will run your discovery to the Analamazaotra
nature reserve. It is not really far from your hotel. It is the
best home for the biggest lemurs of the island, Indri Indri, and
so peculiar for its haunting calls from the forest mist. This nature
reserve has other species of lemurs (Commom brown lemurs, red-belliedlemurs
, bamboo lemurs ). It is a refuge of astronomical bird species (
Velvet Asity, Kingfishers, Madagascar Buzzard, Blue Vanga, Tylas
Vanga, Red-breast Coua,
In the afternoon, drive back to Antananarivo. Overnight at HOTEL
DE FRANCE on Bed and Breakfast.
11-12: FLY HOME
Fly back to the USA via Johannesburg.