Madagascar birdwatching in north region

birdwatching tour in madagascar

BIRDWATCHING  & BASIC TOURS 11 Day, FB basis, >2 pers

In this birding tour, the Mix of beautiful sceneries rainforest, deciduous dry forest, inside tsingy & birds surprise you:  vangas, couas, Ibis, asities, ground rollers, doves etc. Your daily achievement is our goal. Get more card for photos. Meanwhile admire unique nature, with local ambiance, your sustainable acts/pleasant animations !  See more

PLACES

DIEGO SUAREZ, JOFFRE VILLE, ANIVORANO, IRODO, ANKARANA, ,ANKIFY AND NOSY BE

  • Duration: 11 days, 10 nights

ACTIVITIES

• Trek and birding for 6hours/day
• difference level : >+-500m
• Difficulty : medium
• Animation, camp fire
• Photo shooting
• sustainable acts for preservation


HIGHLIGHTS

• Discovery of various endemic fauna and flora inside amber Mountain, rain forest with an exceptional experience
• +5 days birding and Camping near lake, inside the rainforest
• Continuing 4 days birding inside dry forest with unique places and setting unforgettable Souvenirs Photo
• Authentic exchange with people and their culture
• healthy fresh food,
• contribution to the preservation of reserves
• Difference level +-500m per day
• charmed hotel ecological in the end of the trip

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DAY 01: DIEGO SUAREZ – SAKARAMY JOFFRE VILLE

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Reception to Diego Suarez
Early in the morning, welcome and briefing about the tour.
City tour of Diego: visit of the important place of the City and People Story (garden, Hospital, Office, Sugarloaf…)
Drive with air conditioned car for 01 h To reach wild lake at the side of Sakaramy village.
Go down to the lake and enjoy to shoot photo of birds until 11h30
We meet there Aquatic birds and forest birds as families of egret, Vangas
Picnic lunch
Trek slowly and go up along canyon forest you discover baobab and lemurs (couronatus, fulvis),
The rare smallest chameleon broockesia dispariata, thought already in extinction
And Till 16h to 18h continuing birdwatching
A little rest in a view point to have a 360°view to bays of diego
Sun set and memorable moment with animations.
Take the car to join your hotel
Overnight at your hotel Nature lodge in half board basis
Birding: 6h duration with +200m of elevation gain
Transfer: car for 01 hours, 34km

DAY 02: JOFFRE VILLE – DIEGO SUAREZ

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After breakfast, you visit gradually the amber mountain
this primary forest which is the sanctuary of endemic fauna such as lemurs and sanfordi, Couronatus (crowned Lemur), the smallest chameleon in the world, birds flora , orchids, fichus, large and old trees. The park is also rich in waterfalls, craters, which supplies water to the city of Diego Suarez, with extraordinary panoramic views and beautiful scenery.
It is a magnificent place for nature lovers.
And indeed you enjoy to birding in the entry of the park as forest birds: vangas, ground rolled, cristed Ibis, madagascar“bull bull”
You take your Lunch picnic on the spot.
You discover the ‘Circuit grand cascade et medium circuit’ for 06 h duration
You take your packed Lunch on the spot.
Continuing to the circuit “ 1000 arbre”
Animation and plays
Driven down to your hotel
Overnight at Nature lodge on half board board basis
Elevation gain: +/-,300m

DAY 03: AMBER MOUNTAIN – OLILOLY (common rock thrush)

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After breakfast, departure to reach magnificent view point inside the park
“Olioli circuit” do a boucle and reach the lake, sanctuary of birds as Madagascar coacal (toloho),
And many forest birds as rock throuch
Duration 06h
Animation and plays
Driven down to your hotel
Overnight at Nature lodge on half board basis
Elevation gain: +/-300m

DAY 04: JOFFRE VILLE – LAC MAUDIT

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After breakfast, departure to reach Curve Lake for 5h treks
In this scenery is gradually different you discover many kinds of Orchids
And also many kind of fauna as Bird: especially fisher eagle, ducks family (pygmy goose, fulvous duck etc), lemurs , amphibian: frogs ,
Packed lunch
Overnight at the Curve lake camping
Under tent in full board basis
Elevation gain:+/- 200m

DAY 05: AMBER MOUNTAIN – ANTSALAKA

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After breakfast,
Depend on the weather/clouds we have choice to reach the peak of amber mountain after
for 3 hour trek and birding after or
directly Go down in 4h trek to reach Antsalaka village
Discover daily life of the population, visiting Katy plantation (plant), litchis fields, and school.
Overnight at Antsalaka village
Under tent in full board basis
Elevation gain: – 800m

DAY 06: ANTSALAKA – IRODO

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After breakfast, departure to Irodo, the fisher Village,
2h 30 drive by 4×4 with air conditioned.
Birding In the morning, to see king fisher, bee eaters etc
go down to the canyon for 02 h of discovery
Packed lunch near the village
After 02 h hike for visiting the unique Red Tsingy, discovery this art of nature, effect of erosions.
Red Tsingy is so amazing and unique.
Night at Tsitsihy Under tent in full board basis
Elevation gain: 50m

DAY 07: IRODO – ANKARANA

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Canoeing in the morning to cross the mangrove fields
1h to see close to you the propithecus de perrieri
Birding all the morning, acquatic birds: family heron.
Pic nic lunch
After, visit the cultural place and legendary Antagnavo Lake with crocodiles and its amazing history,
in the village of Anivorano.
After , finish your day by watching the sunset
with a magnificent view near Ankarana National park. 3h duration driven from red tsingy .
Overnight in your Hotel the Ankarana Lodge
on half board basis

DAY 08-09: ANKARANA

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After Breakfast,
In the way to ankarana Birding all the morning, you meet swift , white eyes, common jerry etc.
Visiting for 02 days this great park. It’s one of the varieties of the northern region of Madagascar.
The National Park Ankarana is extended in 18 000 ha
of dry forest and Tsingy. The Tsingy are karstic plateaus in which groundwater has undercut the elevated uplands, and has gouged caverns and fissures into the limestone.
this last is easily accessible and specific in Ankarana.
Also The ‘aven’ or outlets of rivers: it is a very rare phenomenon.
The hike in the tsingy offers beautiful scenery and beautiful point of view of Tsingy especially on the hang bridge
There are exclusively local endemic Flora and fauna such as lemurs, hapalémurs the uroplatus and birds
Picnic Lunch on the site, likely close to the crowned Lemur.
In the afternoon you visit Inside the Park, grottos home of bats, various deciduous plants, unusually adaptable plants to drought.
And the end of each day birding in specific place to see the bird in the end of their days
Overnight at your Ankarana Lodge
on half board basis

DAY 10: ANKARANA – ANKIFY

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After Breakfast, it’s the Day of transfer.
1-Transfer to the port of ankify for 02 h drive from your last hotel.
We continue by cruise with dhow motorized for 15mn to ankify
to reach your hotel Antoremba Lodge
VIP reception and welcome Cocktail
Lunch with sea food
After relaxing
Continuing to activities of birding
Exchange with population
Feed back and debriefing about the tour and its highlights
Overnight at Antoremba Lodge
On full board basis

DAY 11: NOSY BE

After breakfast, early in the morning transfer by speedboat to nosy be
End of our service *
Good Luck


INFORMATIONS ABOUT THE TOUR

Price of the tour: from 1100 Euro/pax
Included: DAY 01 TO DAY 11
Breakfast, packed Lunch, dinner
Snack, water
Expenses of Car and boat transfers rental during all the trip.
Excursion and trekking.
Entrance tickets and guiding fees.
01 bottle of mineral water/pax/day
Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Excluded:
International and domestic flights
Soft drink & alcohol, tips.

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