Naturwunder Madagaskar

  • Madagaskar - Insel für Naturliebhaber
  • Führung in einer Saphirmine
  • Schaue lokalen Handwerkern bei der Arbeit in Ambositra zu
  • Europäisches Flair in Antananarivo
  • Wandern im Isalo Nationalpark
  • Lemuren in den Baumwipfeln des Regenwalds von Ranomafana
  • Traumstrände in Sainte Marie
  • Begegnungen mit ethnischen Gruppen
  • Lausche den Schreien des Indi, der größten Lemurenart, im Andasibe NP
  • Überblick
  • Leistungen
  • Reiseverlauf
  • Termine & Preise
  • Zusatzinformationen

16 Tage Madagaskar

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Ein Inselparadies mit atemberaubenden Berglandschaften, Regenwäldern und den weißen Stränden des Indischen Ozeans - Madagaskar - eine Oase für Naturliebhaber! Die Insel schützt eine unglaubliche Anzahl an gefährdeten Lemuren, seltenen Pflanzen und Vögel in ihren ausgedehnten Nationalparks. Gehe unter üppigen Baumbaldachinen wandern, laufe durch charmante Städte voller Märkte und europäisch beeinflusster Architektur und genieße deinen entspannenden Urlaub an den atemberaubenden Stränden des Indischen Ozeans. Mit freundlichen Einwohnern, einer faszinierenden Natur und idyllischen Inselaussichten, erlebst du auf dieser Madagaskar Reise ein einzigartiges Stück Paradies.

1. Tag: Antananarivo
Kopfsteinpflaster und Holzhäuser verleihen der Hauptstadt Madagaskars ein europäisches Flair.

2. Tag: Ambositra
Nach einem Stopp in dem von norwegischen Missionaren gegründeten Städtchen Antsirabe führt die Reise nach Ambositra. In der Gegend ist die Kunst der Holzschnitzerei, die ursprünglich von dem Volkstamm der Zafimaniry beherrscht wurde, so stark verankert, dass nahezu jedes Haus mit vielfältigen Motiven verziert ist. Die UNESCO zählt diese Schnitzkunst zum Welterbe. Bei einem Rundgang kannst du in den einen oder anderen Handwerksbetrieb hineinschnuppern.

3.-4. Tag: Ranomafana Nationalpark
Am Morgen erhalten wir in einem nahegelegenen Dorf einen Einblick in die Produktion von Seidenstoffen. Nach Ankunft unserer Unterkunft im artenreichen Naturschutzgebiet von Ranomafana sowie am nächsten Tag hast du Gelegenheit, im Dickicht des Regenwalds seltene Geschöpfe wie Lemuren, Mungos und Geckos zu beobachten.

5.-7. Tag: Isalo Nationalpark
Der Isalo National Park ist für seine tiefen Canyons, bizarren Sandsteinformationen und Affenbrotbäume bekannt. Wir erkunden das Naturschutzgebiet bei einer kurzen Wanderung.

8.-9. Tag: Fianarantsoa
Nach einer Führung in einer Saphirmine besuchen wir ein madegassisches Dorf, wo du zwischen Weinbergen und Reisfeldern ins Gespräch mit den Angehörigen des Betsileo Stammes kommst.

10. Tag: Antsirabe
Die Reise führt durch das Hochland. Mache eine Fahrt mit einer ‚Pousse Pousse‘ – wie Rikschas hier heißen – durch die steilen Gassen von Antsirabe.

11.-12. Tag: Andasibe Nationalpark
Auf Wanderungen durch den Tropenwald hörst du die Schreie des Indri-indri, der größten Lemurenart Madagskars, zwischen dem mit Orchideen und Kakteen durchwachsenen Dickicht. Optional wird in einem privaten Reservat ein ‚Night Walk‘ angeboten, bei dem du mit einem Guide nachtaktive Tiere aufspürst.

13. Tag: Foulpointe
Wir besuchen Tamatave, den größten Handelshafen des Landes, wo die Überreste einer historischen Festung einen alten Piratenfriedhof überblicken.

14.-16. Tag: Ile Sainte-Marie
Ein Boot bringt dich zur grünen Pirateninsel und ihren duftenden Blüten. Tauchen und Schnorcheln ist ein Muss, denn die Unterwasserwelt gehört zu den schönsten Revieren des Indischen Ozeans. Das Festland (Antanarivo) erreichst du in Eigenregie mit Boot, Bus, Taxi oder Flugzeug – für den Fall, dass Sie dieses Paradies überhaupt noch verlassen wollen.

Leistungen enthalten

  • Madagaskar Rundreise gemäß Programm
  • Transporte, Unterbringung und Verpflegung gemäß Programm
  • Ausflüge, Besichtigungen und Aktivitäten wie im Tourverlauf beschrieben:
    • Ambositra Dorfbesuch
    • Regenwald-Wanderung im Ranomafana Nationalpark
    • Geführte Wanderung Isalo Nationalpark
    • Fianarantsoa Stadtbesuch
    • Saphirmine in Ilakaka
    • Anja Gemeinden Reservat und Besuch der Papierfabrik in Ambalavao
    • Geführte Wanderung, Mitsinjo Nachtwanderung und Pereyras Privatreservat im Andasibe Nationalpark
    • Eintritt mit Baobab Bäumen im Zombsite Nationalpark
    • Dorfbesuch in Betsileo
    • Rickscha Stadttour in Antsirabe

Leistungen nicht enthalten

  • Internationale Flüge (gerne über uns buchbar)
  • Nicht genannte Mahlzeiten und Getränke
  • Visumgebühren
  • Reiseversicherungen
  • Persönliche Ausgaben, Trinkgelder
  • Optionale Ausflüge und Aktivitäten
  • Flughafentransfers

Unterbringung

11x Mittelklasse-Hotel
2x Lodge
2x Cottage

Die Unterbringung erfolgt in Doppel- / Mehrbettzimmern. Alleinreisende teilen sich das Zimmer mit Mitreisenden gleichen Geschlechts. Gegen Aufpreis ist auch die Unterbringung im Einzelzimmber buchbar (vorbehaltlich Verfügbarkeit). EZ-Zuschlag bitte anfragen.

Verpflegung


15x Frühstück
2x Mittagessen
2x Abendessen

Es sind keine weiteren Mahlzeiten enthalten. Dies soll dir die größtmögliche Flexibilität bei der Wahl der Mahlzeiten und die Möglichkeit geben, die einheimische Küche des bereisten Landes kennenzulernen. Plane etwa USD200 für nicht enthaltene Mahlzeiten ein.

Tourbegleitung

Englischsprachige Reiseleitung

Hinter jeder Reise steht ein großartiger Reiseleiter. Der Enthusiasmus und das fast unschlagbare Wissen unserer einheimischen und englischsprachigen Reiseleiter werden deine Reise unvergesslich machen. Mit Rat und Tat stehen sie den Reisenden zur Seite. Vom Anfang bis zum Ende der Tour sind sie vor Ort für die Gruppe da, wissen nicht nur, in welchen Restaurants man gut isst und wo die besten Shops zu finden sind, sondern zeigen den Reisenden mit Kompetenz und voller Begeisterung ihre Heimat.

Transportarten

Minibus, Boot

Zusätzliche Übernachtungen

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Flughafentransfer

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Day 1: Antananarivo
Tonga soa Bienvenue! Welcome to Madagascar.
Your adventure begins with a Welcome Meeting at 6pm on Day 1.
Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask the hotel reception where it will take place. If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time, you may wish to arrive a day early so you're able to attend. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). If you're going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. We'll be collecting your insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please ensure you have all these details to provide to your leader.
Antananarivo is Madagascar's charmingly crowded capital.
If you arrive early, take some time to get acquainted with the city - hilly Antananarivo is a fun place to explore. Head to Analakey to visit the permanent street markets or seek out the restaurants and nightclubs.

Special Information: A pre-paid airport arrival transfer is available for pre-booking. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking, or at a minimum 15 days prior to travel (note - we may not be able confirm request made within 15 days of travel).
On arrival in to Antananarivo Airport, please exit the arrival hall. A transfer representative will be waiting to meet you outside of the arrival hall. Please look for an Intrepid board with your name on it.

Optional Activities:
- Antananarivo - Ambohimanga Rova - EUR85
- Antananarivo - Lemur's Park - EUR80

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 2: Ambositra
Rise early and depart for Ambositra on the National road number 7 ( approx 260km, 6hrs ). On the way, we will briefly stop at Ambatolampy, a small town well known for its aluminium pot workshops. Continue our journey making another short stop in Antsirabe. With the tranquillity of a small European town, Antsirabe maintains a Malagasy touch, which it reveals in its markets and traditional quarters. Founded in the 19th century by Norwegian missionaries as a high-altitude retreat, the town was nicknamed 'Malagasy Vichy' for its hot springs and thermal baths. Arrive in Ambositra this afternoon. Visit one of the many small workshops that specialise in crafts as diverse as printmaking, woodcarving and marquetry. Ambositra is the home of the Betsileo ethnic group, the third largest ethnic group of Madagascar. Located close by the Zafimaniry forest, Ambositra is most famous for its woodcraft but it's also known for its silk production, which is very important in the Malagasy culture. The use of silk was once reserved exclusively for royalty but now everyone can wear it, though most of the time its use is reserved for the dead. When a Malagasy is buried, his body is wrapped in a large silk sheet called a 'lambamena'. After a few years, the family traditionally goes back to the tomb and changes this silk sheet with a new one - a custom known as 'famadihana'.

Included Activities:
- Ambositra - Village Visit

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3: Ranomafana National Park
Depart early this morning for the nearby Manandriana villages, to explore the silk process. Each village is specialised in one step of the production, fully handmade.
Enjoy a traditional homestead lunch in the village before travelling on to Ranomafana National Park ( 140km, approx 6.5hrs ). Your accommodation for tonight is a small cottage located within the Park. Ranomafana means 'hot water' in the Malagasy language and this mountainous rainforest area is a haven for small mammals, birds, reptiles and insects, as well as precious-wood trees, palms, bamboo, orchids and carnivorous plants. Ranomafana National Park is home to 13 species of lemur including the famous golden bamboo lemur, first reported at Ranomafana in 1985 and one of the reasons why the government decided to protect this endangered forest.

Accommodation: Cottage
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Ranomafana National Park
Explore Ranomafana National Park on a guided walk, keeping your eyes peeled for lemurs, striped civets, mongooses, goshawks, geckos, frogs and butterflies. You may get a chance to spot a net-casting spider, or the world's smallest chameleon.

Included Activities:
- Ranomafana National Park - Rainforest walk

Optional Activities:
- Kelilalina Botanical Garden - EUR6

Accommodation: Cottage
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5: Isalo National Park
Drive to Isalo National Park (330km, approx 8hrs).
On the way we will stop at the ANJà community reserve, a very good spot for observing lemurs and discovering the local culture. Villagers will be your guides for this excursion. Your tour leader will translate all the knowledge they have to give you. Continue on to the small city of Ambalavao, and visit of the Antemoro paper factory.

Included Activities:
- Ambalavao - Anja Community Reserve
- Ambalavao - Antemoro Paper Factory visit

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 6: Isalo National Park
Today we have a full day to explore the park and discover its inhabitants with a local guide. Isalo National Park is known for its contrasting scenery of deep canyons, crazy sandstone formations and open grasslands. The park is home to over 80 species of birds, 30 species of reptiles and 14 species of mammals including 3 lemur species (ring-tailed, red-fronted and Verreaux's sifakas lemur).

Included Activities:
- Isalo National Park - guided walk

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 7: Isalo National Park / Zombitse National Park
Start the day with a visit to the nearby mining town of Ilakaka, where we'll go on a guided tour of the sapphire mines.
When sapphire was discovered in Ilakaka in 1999, this small village of a dozen houses grew into a mining boomtown, driving Madagascar to become the world's largest sapphire exporter. Today about 30,000 people live here, seeking their fortunes in the hand-dug mine pits, or in gravel sifted from the river. During our visit, we will learn about traditional mining techniques (using “Angady” or spades), which represent an entire life for people.
Later, continue on to Zombitse National Park and witness a true highlight of Madagsacar: the bizarre Baobab Trees. Also known as 'the Tree of Life', these native trees can grow up to 25 metres, with branches that form a distinctive roof-like structure. Baobab trees may be several thousand years old and have strong drought-resistant roots ideal for the harsh savannah landscape. Return to Isalo in the afternoon.

Special Information: If there the itinerary runs to schedule and there are no unexpected delays we will be at the Baobab trees mid to late morning.

Included Activities:
- Zombsite National Park - Entrance including Baobobs
- Ilakaka - Sapphire mine

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 8: Fianarantsoa
From Isalo, we depart for the city of Fianarantsoa, known as the south door ( 320km, approx 7.5hrs ). This afternoon, enjoy a visit to the heritage-rich old city. Soak in the 19th-century charm by walking along labrythine paths and admire the flower-studded balconies of local houses.

Included Activities:
- Fianarantsoa - Guided City Walk

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 9: Fianarantsoa
The colourful town of Fianarantsoa is known for its markets and handcrafts. This heritage site is a must-see with its long paved road, labyrinths of small paths and old houses with flower-studded balconies and gleaming tiled roofs.
Take a day to visit a typical Magasy village, where people live a way of life still the norm for most of the island's population. Explore the countryside around Fianarantsoa, dotted with rice paddies cultivated by the Betsileo people and vineyards that produce the town's famous wine. You'll get a chance to sample local cuisine with a lunch break in the villages.
In the afternoon, visit the historical old city of Fianarantsoa, a very nice area that you can only discover on foot. A local association in collaboration with the PNUD has funded people to renovate their traditional houses.

Included Activities:
- Betsileo - village visit

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10: Antsirabe
Drive to Antsirabe where we have free time upon arrival to discover the city ( 255km, approx 6.5hrs )
With the tranquillity of a small European town, Antsirabe maintains a Malagasy touch, which it reveals in its markets and traditional quarters. Founded in the 19th century by Norwegian missionaries as a high-altitude retreat, the town was nicknamed 'Malagasy Vichy' for its hot springs and thermal baths.
Colourful rickshaws, known as 'pousse-pousse', are a popular form of local transport in Antsirabe. Make use of them in your city tour and discover tree-lined avenues, mixed European-style architecture, markets and more.

Included Activities:
- Antsirabe - Rickshaw City Tour

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 11: Andasibe National Park
Drive to Andasibe (300km, approx 7hrs).
On your way, stop at the Pereyras exotic park, for a visit. This private reserve is a great spot to observe chameleons, frogs, snakes and some lemurs as well.
For those who want to head out and explore the forest at night, we have the opportunity to go on a nocturnal walk through the forest at Mitsinjo, a privately owned reserve to spot endemic butterflies, lemurs and other nocturnal species.

Included Activities:
- Andasibe National Park - Mitsinjo night walk
- Andasibe Nationa Park - Pereyras Private Reserve

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 12: Andasibe National Park
Andasibe National Park, the most visited park in Madagascar, is famous for its 11 species of lemur but this tropical forest is also home to unique endemic birds such as the long-eared owl and the rufous-headed ground-roller, and the smallest living chameleon, Brookesia minima, plus many types of reptiles, insects and frogs.

Included Activities:
- Andasibe National Park - guided walk

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 13: Foulpointe
Head off early to reach Tamatave, the biggest commercial harbour of Madagascar ( 300km, approx 7hrs ). Please note that the roads in this area are particuarly bad and driving times can vary.
On arrival we have free time to explore the city.
Continue on to the coastal town of Foulpointe ( approx 2.5hrs ), a small fishermen village north of the Tamatave harbour.
The vestiges of an ancient fort watch over the pirate's cemetery at Foulpointe.
Stay in a simple hotel with shared facilities located on the beach front.

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 14: Sainte-Marie
Travel along the coast to the small river port of Soanierana-Ivongo and board a boat to the island of Sainte-Marie ( 105km, approx 2.5hrs ).
We arrive at around 11.30am and transfer to Vanivola hotel. Rooms are basic without air conditioning. The rest of the day is free to explore at your own leisure.

Special Information: Please note that, due to inclement weather conditions, the visit to the island of Sainte-Marie is not always possible. If bad weather occurs, alternative arrangements will be made.

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 15: Sainte-Marie
The romantic island of Ile Sainte-Marie was once a shelter for pirates and sea-faring vagabonds. Today its green hills hide a wealth of bays and coves sheltered by coral reefs, with shipwrecks to dive in, remnant primary forests with cascading waterfalls, rare orchids and a bounty of wildlife.
Today is a full day of leisure to explore this lush green island. There is plenty to see and do, with optional activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving, hiking and cycling. The island is also a whale-watching hotspot between the months of July and September.

Optional Activities:
- Ile Sainte-Marie - 4x4 Island Tour - EUR50
- Ile Sainte-Marie - Ile aux Nattes trip (full-day) - EUR45
- Ile Sainte-Marie - Whale-watching tour - EUR50

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 16: Sainte-Marie
You are free to depart any time today as there are no activities planned. Checkout time is 10am.
To get back to the mainland from Sainte-Marie you can take either a flight to Antananarivo or public transport in the form of coach, boat and taxi.
A direct oneway flight from Sainte-Marie to Antananarivo is by far the easiest and fastest way back to the mainland. The flight takes approximately 1hr 40mins and can be booked online with Air Madagascar. Currently this flight departs on Monday, Friday & Sunday each week. As with any online airfare the price will vary but currently costs around 240 Euros for economy class. We recommend that you don't plan to connect any regional or international flights within the same day. It's important to note that these flights can fill up quickly in high season and we also recommend that you purchase a re-routable ticket.
For passengers wanting to travel back to Antananarivo overland or cannot book a flight the below options can be organized through your tour leader on day 1 and paid locally in Euro.

Sainte-Marie to Antananarivo:
Take a boat to Soaniera Ivongo where a private transfer will be waiting for you to take you to Antananarivo Airport or your hotel. This option will leave early in the morning and take 12 hours. The transfer price starts at EUR 212 per person (for a minimum of 2 passengers) and may reduce in price when more passengers book.

Sainte-Marie to Tamatave:
Take a boat to Soaniera Ivongo where a private transfer will be waiting for you to take you to Tamatave Airport arriving at approximately 1pm. The transfer price starts at EUR 123 per person (for a minimum of 2 passengers) and may reduce in price when more passengers book.

Alternatively, take a 3.5 hour boat journey to Mahambo that leaves before sunrise. Take a bus from Mahambo to Tamatave City Centre arriving between 11:00 at 13:00 (depending on departure time from Sainte Marie). This service will be approximately EUR 41 per person.

Tamatave to Antananarivo:
There is a scheduled Sunday Air Madagascar flight from Tamatave to Antananarivo at 19:05.

Alternatively, to reach Antanarivo you can take a local “taxi brousse” for around 12 Euros (approx. 7hours).

Meals Included: Breakfast
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Die Reise endet an Tag 16 auf Ile Sainte-Marie. Es wird empfohlen, noch keine Flüge an diesem Tag zu buchen.

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Eine gute Mischung aus Camping, Hotels und Lodges stellen die Unterkünfte dar. Einige Mahlzeiten sind bereits inkludiert. Wir reisen meist im privaten Minibus, Overland-Truck oder Safari-Jeep durch Afrika.

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