A perfect trip combining two of southeastern Madagascar’s most stunning areas.
First you will take a charter flight to Ifotaka – a small town in Madagascar’s South Eastern forest , which is home to unique wildlife comprising a varied ecosystem made of coastal rainforest and flooded forests, as well as lemurs, birds and reptiles.
Your home here will be at the secluded Mandrare River Camp, a camp which is close to the wildlife and the local Antandroy tribe. A luxurious outpost lost in culture and nature. All the luxurious tents have a private terrace to provide you with uninterrupted views of the spiny forest.
After 5 days here spent animal watching, trekking, enjoying the local culture and relaxing, we fly to the azure blue waters of the peninsula of Fort Dauphin and the powder soft Manafiafy beach. With its relaxing atmosphere, barefoot chic, this Madagascan beach offers a stylish relaxed experience. Your home here is on a private island enclosed by tropical plants and your time can be spent relaxing on the beach, in your hammock, whale and bird watching or exploring the underwater environment – this being one of the top dive (& snorkel) destinations in Madagascar
A perfect mix of beach and jungle await you on this unique experience.
Luxury Madagascar South East Flying Circuit Itinerary
DAY 1: ANTANANARIVO:
After arriving in Antananarivo (or Tana, as it is known by the locals), you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.
DAYS 2-5: IFOTAKA AND MANDRANE RIVER CAMP (B,L,D)
You will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight to Ifotaka early morning.
You are met on arrival at Ifotaka airport and transfered to Mandrare River Camp. Here you will spend the next four nights on an all inclusive basis. The journey takes around three hours, with the possibility of lemur, bird and reptile sightings in season, the proximity to local tribes, the Mandrare river and the Mandrare Valley rainforest as a dramatic backdrop to the destination.
On arrival at the camp, you are welcomed ashore and settle into camp. After freshening up in the accommodation, lunch is served in the beach house.
Some of the activities you can choose to do are:- exploring the sacred forest in the camp area , enjoying the traditional market, taking a guided walk in the forest, with the possibility of spotting sifakas and warty chameleons in the forest.
These activities are possible during the day or at night.
DAY 6-9 : FORT DAUPHIN AND MANAFIAFY BEACH (B,L,D):
Today we will head out on the next part of our adventure from Ifotaka to Fort Dauphin by plane and transfer to Manafiafy beach. On arrival you will be able to relax and discover the rainforest’s weird and wonderful nocturnal creatures.
Manafiafy Beach offers sparkling blue seas, verdant rainforests, abundant wildlife and distant mountains. The sheltered bay provides the perfect spot for swimming and snorkeling (equipment provided) with its calm waters and coral based sea life.
This trip also offers many activities including trips into the mangroves and wetlands by motorboat or kayak, picnic lunches on one of the nearby uninhabited islands, day and night walks in the littoral rainforest. We also can go whale watching by motorboat and see these amazing mammals close-up.
DAY 10: ANTANANARIVO (B,D):
This morning you will transfer back to Fort Dauphin Airport in time for your flight back to Tana.
Upon arrival at the airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
DAY 11: End of Trip (B):
This morning you will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight home.