Mahambo is a coastal village with a safe swimming beach and luxuriant vegetation that comes right down to the shore in some places. It’s much quieter and generally more enticing than Foulpointe, primarily because it’s further from the main road, and while facilities are expanding it should still be some time before resort life starts to take over.
The Andasibe-Mantadia corridor is situated in the foothills of the eastern escarpment of Madagascar. The village of Andasibe offers a perfect base to explore the Andasibe National Park. The 154 km2 park consists of two protected areas: the special Reserve of Indri d’ Analamazaotra and the National Park of Mantadia Analamazaotra, which is better known as “Périnet”.
This conservancy is full of untouched montane forest and natural beauty, and boasts almost all of the eastern rainforest endemics. This area is known for its population of Indri Lemurs, which are the largest living lemurs. During the morning and again in the late afternoon, the sights and sounds of the various lemurs offer an unforgettable wildlife experience.
The Mantadia National Park covers 10,000 hectares. Both Perinet and Mantadia are a sanctuary for birdlife, and the area is known to be the best Ground-Roller reserve in the country. Altogether, this area boasts 112 bird species, eleven lemur species, and is also exceptionally rich in frogs and reptiles, with 39 reptile species, and 36 frog species. Other species of mammals include the Eastern Avahi, the Diademed Sifaka, and the Lowland Streaked Tenrec.
Day 1: Johannesburg –Antananarivo
Arrival in Antananarivo. We meet you. Transfer to La Villette Hotel 3* on a half board basis.
Day 2:Antananarivo –Andasibe
After breakfast, drive to the eastern part of Madagascar. On the road, visit of peyreiras reserve .In the afternoon, visit of Vakona park , then ,nocturnal visit with a local guide.Accommodation at Mantadia Lodge 3* or similar on a half board basis.
Visit of national park, then ,continuation to Mahambo .You will enjoy the green scenery composed of hills, mountains, rice fields, forests etc. Accommodation at La Pirogue on a half board basis.
Days: 04-05-06 : Mahambo
Mahambo is a very quiet place in the Indian Ocean. The hotel is located just in the front of the ocean with its wonderful beach. Accommodation at La Pirogue on a half board basis. Optional Excursions are available such as fishing, snorkeling, hiking etc.
Day 7:Mahambo –Andasibe
After breakfast, return back to Andasibe .Accommodation at Mantadia Lodge 3* on a half board basis.
Day 8: Andasibe -Antananarivo –Johannesburg
Transfer and check in for the flight back to Johannesburg.
SA8252 G JNBTNR DK1 1000 1410
SA8253 G TNRJNB DK1 1500 1725
There are daily flights from JHB to Antananarivo with Airlink. If G Class is not available the price will change depending on what booking class we can get at the time of your enquiry / booking.
**We can also combine this trip with Reunion Island and we would then use Air Austral for the flights. **
Rates are subject to availability, currency and airport tax fluctuations. Peak & High season surcharges will apply.