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ANTANANARIVO – MANJAKANDRIANA – MORAMANGA - ANDASIBE NATIONAL PARK - TANA.
After the morning breakfast, your personal driver will pick you up from your hotel in tana heading to Andasibe national park as known as perinet park . This park is only 138 km a way from tana which takes you four hours driving with tar road and curving. On the way, you will visit one of the practical insect and reptiles reserve at Peyrieras or known as Madagascar exotic in Marozevo owned by naturalist Andre Peyrieras. The centre provides the opportunities for close viewing of some chameleons, leaf tailed geckos, butterflies, crocodiles, Verreaux’s sifaka and common brown lemurs that are habituated. This is an option but you can skip it if you are not keen on it. Then you will pass the next the big town called “Moramanga “ where we will stop for lunch and allow you to photograph local people at the open market .While you arrive in andasibe park , you have an option to have night walk seeing mouse lemurs and other nocturnal wonders.
Recommended accommodation :
overnight at hotel analamazaotra or grace lodge hotel for midrange option and at sahatandra hotel or vakona lodge and andasibe hotel for luxury option . ( bed and breakfast are included )
After breakfast, drive to the park gate and meet your personal local guide and walk into the park . Andasibe hosts 11 species of lemurs of which the biggest, the Indri Indri, is easily spotted because of its impressive shrieks. It cannot bear being in captivity, so it can be admired only in its natural milieu. The park also shelters several species of birds, reptiles, insects and batrachians. After visits, drive back to the hotel and have lunch. During the afternoon ,explore lemur's island or known as vakona reserve . This reserve contains 60 groups of lemurs, terencs birds, crocodiles. Close photographs are guaranteed. After the visits, back to the hotel and will stay at the same place.
Recommended accommodation : overnight at hotel analamazaotra or grace lodge hotel for midrange option and at sahatandra hotel or vakona lodge and andasibe hotel for luxury option . ( bed and breakfast are included )
Take your morning breakfast then drive smoothly back to tana with the same road and then our driver will drop you to the hotel or to airport if you have connection flight at the same day .
PRICE : 490 Euro for 2 people.
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PRICE : 580 Euro for 2 people.
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This is a largish town 48 km from tana heading to Moramanga. The town also has a BOA bank, a hospital, a pharmacy and petrol station.
MADAGASCAR EXOTIC :
Formerly known as Mandraka reptile’s farm, this place is well signposted at Marozevo on the right side of the road. Madagascar Exotic is a park which was owned by a prominent naturalist to help preserve many species of reptiles and chameleons, but now is more of a viewing/display area for these exotic reptiles. It's really fantastic to see the large variety of reptiles up close and to be able to walk in the woods and see different species of lemurs. Also all the beautiful chameleons, geckos, frogs and other reptiles were brought out of crowded cages so we could photograph them closely.
is a city (commune urbaine) in Madagascar. The name Mora-manga literally means “cheap mangoes”. The city of Moramanga has an important place in the history of Madagascar. It was in Moramanga, on the night of the 29th of March 1947 that the Malagasy uprising against French colonial rule started. Moramanga is also the capital city of the Bezanozano tribe (one of the eighteen tribes in Madagascar). The market town of Moramanga lies along the Antananarivo–Toamasina road, 112 km east of Antananarivo and 26 km west of Andasibe. The BNI-CL and BFV-SG banks have branches with ATMs on the main road. Moramanga has different nice places to stay and Malagasy gastronomy restaurant style. Here is another option place to stay if there are no rooms available in Andasibe Park. It has about 30.000 in habitants.
ANDASIBE VILLAGE :
Andasibe is a town and commune. It belongs to the district of Moramanga, which is a part of Alaotra-Mangoro Region in Toamasina Province. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 12,000 in 2001 commune. Primary and junior level secondary educations are available in town. It is also a site of industrial-scale mining. The majority 60% of the population of the commune are farmers. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are cassava and sweet potatoes. Industry and services provide both employments for 20% of the population.
PERINET NATIONAL PARK :
In late 1990s the long-established reserve generally known by its colonial name of Perinet (but officially Analamazotra) was combined with Mantadia national park. This andasibe reserve has 810 ha protects the largest of the lemurs, indri indri. There are 11 species of lemurs altogether in Andasibe, although you will not find them all. There are tenrecs, beautiful and varied insects and spiders, as well as reptiles. This is also a great place for bird watching. Specials to look out for include the velvet asity, blue coua and nuthatch vanga. The trails in Andasibe have been carefully constructed, but nevertheless, there is quite a steep ascent (up steps). To visit the parks, you are obliged to take local guide which is finding at the entrance of the park easily and most of them are knowledgeable for wildlife and bilingual including French and English speaking.
VAKONA RESERVE :
This is a private reserve and it’s known as Lemur’s island. It homes about 60 groups of lemurs, terencs, birds and crocodiles etc ………. You can discover here also some medicinal plants which are could found in Madagascar only. Close photograph is guaranteed here. They have their own private guide and their fee is already included in the price.
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