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Nothing is compares a relaxation on the barges of the river Bemarivo to admire the landscapes of an infinite variety of banks of the river and the epic barges of "The River of Good Hope".
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This place is the last habitat of one of the most endangered primate species, the totally black-coloured Perrier’s sifaka. Other endangered mammals living in the reserve are the crowned and Sanford’s lemurs or the Northern ring-tailed mongoose. We can spot as well some very rare birds such as the Van Dam´s Vanga or the Madagascar pond heron and many reptiles and amphibians.
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At the Mahavavy delta, the fishermen’s villagers of the Ampitsopitsoka will warmly welcome you in the community. Ampitsopitsoka fishing village is the place for shore bird and the endemic Bernier's Teal. This village is a favorite place to observe migratory birds and pink flamingos (September December).
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These forests are unique even within Madagascar, with flora and fauna quite distinct from lowland forests elsewhere: many species of plant and animal at Tsitongambarika are endemic not just to Madagascar, but to south-east Madagascar, some being known only from this site. Recent discoveries have included more than a dozen plant and animal species new to science, including frogs, lizards and snakes, and numerous other threatened species.
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Sainte Luce Reserve offers the ultimate ecological experience. Littoral forest on sandy soil – one of the most threatened vegetation types in Madagascar – can still be found in the South-East region of Madagascar.
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The Sauvage hike will lead you through an area where the influence of mankind is minimal and tourists are hardly ever seen. You will spend the nights in different villages.
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A five-day trek, deep into the forest, to spot the Babakoto, as the Indri-indri is locally known, or one of the other thirteen species of lemur that live here.
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The town of Fort Dauphin is one of the most attractive tourist spots in Madagascar. Situated in the deep south-east of the island, Fort-Dauphin is built on a small peninsula, it is bordered on three sides by beaches and breakers. The town is dominated by splendid mountain chain, the chain of Anosy and the Peak St. Louis, on the north side of the city, which offers a unique and unspoiled view of the area.
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We have is a variety of activities to do in Andohahela National Park, including numerous circuits by foot or by bicycle, possibility of going trekking, hiking.
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We can make an aircraft available to its customers within a very short period of time, for a private and personalized charter flight, taking into account the customers' travel and schedule imperatives, on the most suitable aircraft.
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Discover the endemic baobabs of the region, navigate in the Mozambique Channel, facing the archipelago of Nosy Hara. The departure is from a pier in Diego. Spend a quiet day and enjoy the tranquility of navigation; maybe you will have a chance to see turtles, dolphins or whales...
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One-day quad-raid from Diego Suarez. Discover an extraordinarily unusual site Tsingy Rouges, a masterpiece of nature caused by erosion and sculpted according to the vagaries of wind and rain.
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A raid of 7 days from Diego Suarez in North of Madagascar, ideal for an acquaintance with the north of Madagascar. This raid offers a total change of scene and an unusual discover of the north of Madagascar. The north of Madagascar is the perfect place for Quad biking. Lots of national parks with natural wonders punctuate the track.
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A small raid of 3 days from Diego Suarez in North of Madagascar, ideal for adventurers looking for a thrill! This raid offers a total change of scene and an unusual discover of the extreme tip north of Madagascar. Various landscapes, various tracks: You will cross dirt, mangrove, vast grassy and desolate plains to the plain of Babaomby "father of the zebus", and northern villages of Red Island, taking its time, we will take you through the varied tracks of Baie du Courrier, Babaomby and Cap d'Ambre.
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This thrill tour begins generally at your bungalow’s door step, in the sea resorts Mahambo or Foulpointe, or from your hotel in Toamasina city. Maningory is one of big rivers which starts from the highlands and flows into the Indian Ocean. The river makes strong feelings in the heart of the eastern forest. The descent in raft is perfectly secure even though impressive waves sometimes force to navigate on IV or V class passageway.
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The area of Ampefy is characterized by volcanic landscape and has been classified as an ecotourism destination by Madagascar National Parks. Volcanoes dating back two million years ago and over 40 lakes of volcanic origin are scattered in a region of 400 km2. Your tour will be covering Antananarivo – Ampefy – Antananarivo (by car) and including private reserve of lemurs.
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It is a small raid from Diego Suarez. Cap Diego takes its name from the peninsula of Cap Diego, natural harbor perfectly sheltered. This site, presenting strategic defense assets, was very active in the 19th century, at the time of the French administration.
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This ride from Diego Suarez will delight experienced riders and adventurers. During a long quad-day, 150 km will be covered, detailing each type of terrain: sandy tracks, red earth, crossings, fords, mire, mangrove...
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This one-day trip from Diego Suarez in the opposite direction of the "classic" circuits going towards the Mozambique Channel... The geographical isolation of this site allowed it still be preserved. You will cross the Diego towards the south and discover many popular areas of Diego Suarez as the Grand Pavois, Ambalavola...
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Anjozorobe characterized by hills interposed with rice paddies, the forest is special because its location is between the eastern and central of Madagascar. It’s so amazing! A lot of biodiversity that competent scientific and administrative authorities have classified this forest as a conservation area priority.
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Ambohitantely special reserve protects the last of the original highlands forest. It is covered with natural forest and grassy plains and is known for its astonishing populations of palms. It is inhabited by 12 mammal species including the common brown lemur, the brown mouse lemur and the eastern woolly lemur (the latter two being nocturnal). It is a great location to see birds – with over 48 species including the Madagascar crested Ibis. The Reserve contains also rodents and species of the genus Microgale.
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Cruise on the Pangalanes Canal "Ranomafana NP - Manakara and railway Côte Est - Fianar, the "little train of the cliffs"
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In addition to the different ecotourism tours of the region, you will have the opportunity, in Fort Dauphin, to admire the humpback whales of the Indian Ocean. They performs spectacular jumps out of the water, has long pectoral fins and its singing is very elaborate. It lives in the oceans around the world and is a favorite subject for whale-watching tourism. Although the two major sites are Antongil Bay and Sainte-Marie Island, these mammals are easily observable in Fort Dauphin and Manafiafy.
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The company NDAO-i-Travel offers an adventure to the ends of the earth. We organize a day trip, with a guide, to discover the cave of Cap Andavaka (Tanjon 'Andavaka). You will be surprised to meet lemurs and other animals in this secret corner of Madagascar. The west coast of Fort Dauphin is good to the exploration of astonishing sandstone cliffs, as wild as the Isalo, where you can walk along in the foam of the rough sea.
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The most popular walk from Tolagnaro (Fort Dauphin), of course, climbing on the Pic Saint Louis, which you cannot miss, since The Pic Saint Louis is the only place where you can admire magnificent views of Fort Dauphin and its region. This peak dominates the whole city and culminates at 529 m of altitude.
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The forests of Mandena are in southeastern Madagascar, about a 20-minute drive northeast of Tolagnaro (Fort Dauphin). This protected reserve was established by QMM to protect 230 ha of rare littoral forest in the region that is the centre of their controversial mining project and is now mainly community-managed.
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Ideal place for lovers of peace and nature, for walks or family swimming outings, it is also well known by surfers since it is the best surf spot in Fort Dauphin. The lake is perfect for sailing and the whole area of hills and dunes is great for strolling.
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The Ifotaka Community Forest is a vast area of the most unusual forest on Earth which is home to the traditional Antandroy tribe. The reserve protects 22,000 ha of spiny thicket and gallery forest in the south east of Madagascar. The forest is considered sacred by the Antandroy people, since it hides the ancestral tombs of the Antandory tribe, making it a very interesting and culturally rich place to visit.
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Nature adventure aficionados will definitely be enticed by the allure of Kalambatritra's richly blessed lush virgin jungles. In this nature delight, one can expect nothing less than to have one’s breath taken away. The very important Kalambatritra Special Reserve nevertheless remains poorly known. It is situated to the north of the Andohahela National Park, south-west of the Manombo Special Reserve and to the west of the Midongy du Sud National Park.
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Midongy du Sud National Park in southeastern Madagascar provides opportunities to view several lemur species, though only the well-seasoned traveler should attempt this journey and then only during the drier months. The climate is extremely humid during all the year, and the temperatures are cool (yearly average is 18°C). Apart from the unpleasant weather, the difficult access makes Midongy a tourist destination just for adventurous travellers and hardcore nature lovers.
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Created around 1900, this garden located at the foot of the Pic Saint-Louis, has also kept an old colonial house as a guest house for those who wish to travel back in time… but who also want to breathe more fresh air and be closer to nature.
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Lokaro bay and the islet attached is as close to paradise as you'll get. This bay is in the Lonely Planet as one of the top beaches in the world and that is true. Just bear in mind it is isolated and well-preserved area of inland waterways, green hills and barrier beaches. It is one of the world’s last frontiers as they only exist in remote corners of the globe. A magnificent place: the white sandy beach under our feet, the forest behind us, the turquoise sea in front with small islands and brown rocks.
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A real haven of peace, the Domaine de la Cascade of Manantantely, meaning a place of honey, is the ideal place to relax. Indeed, it is an area with a green landscape, a waterfall which is finished by a natural swimming pool. The Domaine also allows the practice of outdoor activities as the trekking or the camping.
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Farafangana is a former colonial town, whose charm has not tarnished over time. Farafangana makes you dive into a picturesque setting where the many colorful markets will offer you all the region’s flagship products (coffee, cloves, pepper, rice, fruits). You will enjoy a peaceful, non-tourist and culturally rich town because three main ethnic groups live there: the Antefasy, the Zafizoro and the Rabakara.
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Land of contrasts, the South-East of Madagascar, boasts an indented coastline of exceptional beauty, matches perfectly with the hinterland where the word discovery has its full meaning. It is easily understandable that for centuries this coast has attracted visitors. The southeastern coast of Madagascar is extremely rich and varied. From beautiful deserted beaches to rainforests, it's a colorful journey waiting for you.
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This Pangalanes Canal cruise begins at Mahanoro in the East of Madagascar, and offers you completely different experiences than you have already got in the East of the Red Island. This charming and soothing journey to Canal des Pangalanes via Mananjary will take you to the Ranomafana National Park, located in the Highlands, and will open the way for the next destination of your Madagascar holidays (with us) of the Highlands and the South of the Big Island.
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This charming and soothing journey takes you to Ranomafana National Park from the city of Manakara on the Southeast coast, by choosing it, you will get: firstly, the incredible natural abundance of Ranomafana National Park, and secondly, the wild and luxurious spectacle at Canal des Pangalanes.
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Mananjary, a town in the southeast of Madagascar, is located 160 km north from Manakara and 130 km from Ranomafana National Park. Located away from the hustle and bustle of large cities, Mananjary is the perfect place to go for an innovative trip. On the edge of the Canal of Pangalanes, this small town in the southeast of Madagascar will answer all your desires. A veritable garden of exoticism, Mananjary will delight nature lovers. Mananjary is home to Lake Mahela directly overlooking the sea.
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One of Madagascar mysterious communities can be found in the rainforest hinterland just east of Ambalavao. The Tanala people, also called Antanala, live in South East Madagascar and are separated by the mountainous range from the coast by the Antaimoro and other ethnic groups. They are a large tribe of forest dwellers living inland. Their homeland separates the east coast from the Central Highlands.
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It is a beautiful spot, and from the top of the dunes there are views of blindingly white beaches whipped clean by the wind and pounding surf, the scene of innumerable storms and shipwrecks over the centuries. Yet, protected by the towering dunes, the lake shore is serene, gently lapped by clear, warm water with only the frayed echo of children's laughter to break the silence.
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Pic d´Ivohibe Special Reserve is located south of Andringitra National Park in the southeastern Madagascar. The climate differs depending on the altitude, which varies between 750 m and 2060 on the top of Ivohibe Peak. Due to its difficult access and the lack of infrastructure, this pretty isolated Reserve is still very few visited and little known. It can be reached by means of a four-wheel-drive vehicle, though the journey can be challenging. It is a place for real adventures and true nature-fans.
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The unusual tranquility and beautiful scenery with many hiking opportunities in the Manombo Special Reserve where numerous endemic lemurs live (the white-collared brown lemur and the black-and-white ruffed lemur), invite you to stay longer to explore the forest. You will also see a multitude of birds, reptiles, and batrachians which live together in a rich endemic vegetation. This site is a little corner of paradise almost intact.
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Berenty is a must for first-time visitors, and often the first stop on any inaugural trip to South Madagascar. Although sometimes crowded in the high season, it is still a delightful place and one where the lemur-watcher can immediately add four or five species to a lemur life-list. The reserve is also excellent for birdwatching, and has what must be the most accessible roosting site for the Madagascar flying fox (Pteropus rufus) in the entire country.
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Andohahela National Park is in extreme southeastern Madagascar. The Park is situated in the mountainous zone of the famous chains of Anosy, which is an obstacle for the trade winds and create a magic place of climatic contrasts making it possible to discover at the same time three different worlds: In the East, a wet tropical forest, in the West a semi-arid dry forest comprising thorny bush, and between the two, an intermediate zone being used as transition.
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Manakara is one of a group of old seaside towns along the south-east coast of Madagascar, which also includes Mananjary, Vohipeno, Farafangana, Vangaindrano. Each has its own unique character, features, and atmosphere and together they make up some of Madagascar's best coast travel experiences. The littoral cities are not overwhelmed with tourists as some of the coastal areas can be. You can discover all these places with NDAO-i-Travel.
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This extraordinary tour from Antsirabe made with one best of what the region has to offer: Hiking across steep gorges of Manandona, rafting on rapids without danger and at last hiking to join the road between Ambositra and Ambatofinandrahana. 3 intense days, full of emotions, discoveries and efforts. The mood is very friendly when you go meet the lost villages of these peaceful valleys.
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The Sahatany Pegmatite Field is situated 25 km south-west of the town of Antsirabe, and covers an area about 150 km2. More than 100 pegmatites of both beryl type LCT pegmatites and complex type LCT pegmatites are found in this area, and many of them have been worked for gem polychromatic tourmalines, rose beryl, spodumene, rose quartz etc.
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Mount Ibity is a must-stop location during your trip through Antsirabe. Experience your passion for hiking or trekking and explore the attractions of the Ibity. Our tours will take you to the famous precious stone mines where tourmaline, quartz and beryl are extracted. Of course, your journey will inevitably lead to the imposing mass of Ibity. The caves and rocks will delight lovers of all kinds of challenges.
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With help from locals, Antsika Association members set up a comprehensive set of aerial suspension bridges, steel cables, pegs and ladders ‒ all of which can be traversed safely using climbing harnesses - and trained local guides in climbing, equipment maintenance and safety skills.
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You will do what any other tourists will not do, climb up the highest tree for the sunset experience. Climbing up this 18 meter tree might seem be daunting at first, but it is easy with the pulley system, only 10-15mins up the tree with some leg effort and little arm strength. It gets a little tiring midway and you rest for a few seconds to admire the whole scene while a bunch of other tourists will be watching us.
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A four-day water hike in the heart of the most unknown canyons of Massif Isalo… You will be amazed! The largest part of the canyons is in the south of National Road 7, from Ranohira to Benenitra and at the edge of Onilahy river. We will be focused on this part of Massif Isalo which offers more spectacular landscapes than the northern part (Isalo National Park).
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We invite you to discover the beautiful landscapes of Isalo National Park on horseback, outings of a few hours, half day or one day. This service is for beginners but motivated riders. Hikes are accessible for visitors of all ages and any levels of training. All outings are accompanied by our guide.
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This hike in the Isalo National park is for beginners but motivated riders. A hike is accessible for visitors of all ages and any levels of training, capable to go for a walk of 2 hours on horseback.
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These hikes of 2 to 4 days are accessible for visitors of all ages, capable to go for a horseback ride of 5 to 6 hours per day on average. The package includes: hiking and excursions, horse riding. Horse riding hikes length 5 to 6 hours per day on average; In bivouacs – individual tent; Full Board: Breakfasts, Picnic Lunches, Dinners at the bivouacs; Beverages: Included during bivouac for wine and aperitif; Assistance vehicle for luggage and camp equipment.
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Horse riding hikes length 5 to 6 hours per day on average. Horses can gallop and trot several times a day (2 or 3 times a day). Riders must feel comfortable at all three speeds. The hike lasts 8 days, including 7 days on horseback and a day of rest. It is the 8 nights hike, including 4 in bivouac and 4 in the bungalows of the equestrian club or in Isalo Rock Lodge.
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Duration: approx. 2 hours; Difficulty: Beginner to level 1, from twelve years old; Security: Complies with International standards. All equipment is provided (harness, helmet, lanyard, gloves) and you will be accompanied by a professional guide who will also help you discover the richness of the endemic flora and fauna.
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Quad tours remain the most accessible way to discover many areas, mainly along south-western coast of Madagascar. Ready for the adventure? Enjoy a wonderful tour toward beautiful and wild areas. You choose the destination you want to go and the duration of your tour; we organize everything to make it unforgettable.
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The trekking is done from Tulear on quads. The circuit winds along the Onilahy river for 70 km. Before reaching the lakes, we cross the forest inhabited with lemurs. The Seven Lakes is a place where the water flows in cascades from lake to lake above the river. It is located in a forest heritage “xerophylic thickets” on the Belomotse Plateau. The return trip can be done on the river with a traditional pirogue or a kayak as an option, but it will take at least another couple of days.
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Seven Lakes Forest is an oasis of greenery in the middle of the bush, adorned with the spiny vegetation which distinguishes the area. Sit back or enjoy walks in the woods; the observation of the local wildlife which includes lemurs, caves and other cultural sites are equally part of the discovery of the area. The highlight of the show is the cascade of the seven lakes.
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This adventure trip of several days from Tulear is as interesting on quads as on a sailboat or by car. We will pass by the "hut of loving pirates" at the edge of the beautiful Ambatomilo lagoon (Salary Bay), dwarf baobab forests (PK-32), and discover the monumental forest of Mikea (The Mikea National Park, Madagascar's Forgotten Forest), sacred cave with bats and "sea geysers” Tompolove.
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In this one-day tour from Tulear, you will discover Saint Augustin Bay, Sarodrano peninsula and its caves and get acquainted with the sacred rites. You will also find a monument symbolizing the virtual line of passage of the Tropic of Capricorn through Madagascar.
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You will discover the joy of the ride to the majestic dunes of the Vezo-coast of Tulear-Ifaty in complete safety. Drive on the beach, which stretches for dozens of kilometers in complete freedom... You will discover mangrove and a fabulous forest of majestic baobabs, their inhabitants and the famous sand dunes of Ifaty. Marvelous photos in your social networks are guaranteed!
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For independent kitesurfers with good level, we organize kitesurfing trips Vezo-coast from Tulear and to take back up the kite... Quads follow you by the road. A real pleasure!
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Miary’s village, located 10 km of Tulear, is well-known for its sacred banyan which is a fig tree characterized by long descending branches that reach the ground and thus look like roots. The tree, which is protected by a wooden fence, is so large that resembles a forest itself!
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Table Mountain - a beautiful site of Madagascar, is located at the entrance of Toliara. The place is breathtaking and will take you on a journey between earth and sky, you will have the opportunity to admire the magnificent scenery of the hinterland and the coastline in an overview 360.
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The site is classified as “natural monument and protected harmonious landscapes” and understandably justify its name. The place is breathtaking and will take you on a journey between earth and sky. You might climb mounts and enjoy a 360° vantage point as well as roam underground to uncover hidden corridors. Adventures awaits you!
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The Saint Augustin’s bay is located near of Tulear and benefits from a geostrategic location at the mouth of the Onilahy river. Due to its practical aspects, the region was historically a preferred location for spice traders and slavers. Sailors from all over Europe made the bay their landing zone. Nowadays, Saint Augustin is a quiet Vezo fishing village and is disturbed only by divers and submarine hunting enthusiasts.
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Visit the first fully developed community mangrove reserve in southwest Madagascar and truly support the local community! Located between Tulear and Ifaty-Mangily, this community-based mangrove reserve offers the unique opportunity to take a guided boardwalk tour of southwest Madagascar's mangroves and explore its unique flora and fauna. This site is particularly noted for its wetland bird diversity (at least 37 species)!
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You will have terrific impressions left of all of fascinating activities and night time entertainment. You are the sort of trip-taker who wants to dive right into the excitement. We definitely realize how you feel. There's a reason why you want to travel to a place like Sava, where you'll find lots of things to see and do. You'll see for yourself when you peek at our inventory of activities for Sava.
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Daraina - Protected area Loky Manambato is a wildlife location, it is ideal for Wildlife photography. Ideal for viewing: aye-aye, daraina sportive lemur, golden-crowned sifaka, Sanford’s brown lemur, greater hedgehog tenrec.
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Tampolo Marine reserve, a wonderful place where the forest meets the sea: Sublime hills full of vigor and exuberance, basaltic remnants piercing the vast ocean and coral... We welcome you in the heart of a beautiful creek lying within a friendly structure. The Nature offers you its green carpet. Tampolo is above all situated between two well-known all over the world reserves, the Nosy Mangabe Special Reserve of and the Masoala National Park, without considering the various marine parks situated around the peninsula.
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Forest walks, snorkeling, kayaking, traditional pirogues, swimming in the sea and the crystal-clear streams, whale watching, fishing and experiencing sustainable life in the rainforest with the local Malagasy community. No matter where you head in Masoala, where you go, swim, dive or stay: Everywhere you’re surrounded by a breath taking number and beauty of rare animals and plants, which let you forget all the efforts and the burdensome travel there. You are looking for the last paradise? Then Masoala is your place to be.
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Nosy Be offers a wide range of activities that will please even the demanding visitor. Enjoy a relaxing break on white sandy beaches, blue-green sea and the amazing coral reefs.
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Breathtaking views. This can be an excellent start to your stay in Nosy Be (Fascene’s airport transfer) or an exclusive final act, to glance at places you've been to (transfer to the Fascene’s airport).
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Every year between June and November more than 7000 humpback whales migrate from the Antarctic to the waters of Madagascar to breed and calve. Whale watching in Madagascar is a really special experience for anyone with an iota of interest in sea-life, and wildlife in general.
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Off the North coast of Madagascar, Nosy Be island remains a jewel forgotten by the modern world. It’s tropical waters boast dozens of pristine coral reefs, hiding an array of underwater life unrivaled in beauty and diversity. Diving in Nosy Be unveils a fantastic biodiversity, preserved from mass tourism. You will do here authentic exploration dives, far away from the crowds…
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Nosy Tanikely Marine Reserve – famed for its world-class snorkeling and diving. Beach of fine sand and turquoise sea await you. Lazing of course, but also snorkeling! With a mask and snorkel, go to meet many colorful fish just a few steps from the beach, explore the underwater world of anemones and coral, hopefully swim with a turtle or two!
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A getaway close to nature! In the Lokobe National Park, chameleons, lemurs and birds live in an environment where the only sound is the ocean. This preserved forest is the area of Nosy Be where the original and primary forest has been preserved.
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It is one of the most beautiful islands around Nosy Be. Here, the word paradise takes on its full meaning. It invites you to relax in a multicolored decor. Nosy Iranja is a place that dreams are made of.
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Do you like hiking? Discovery? The great outdoors? Nosy Komba is the ideal place for an easy hike, off the beaten track and in the forest, in the heart of a nature that is almost intact and an abundance of wildlife.
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Nosy Sakatia, the most authentic island of archipelago Nosy Be, is known for its flowers but also it has many other riches. The Orchids Island is still unspoilt piece of paradise, offering excellent snorkeling, diving and moderate hiking. Discover the chameleons, birds or rare medicinal plants that you will encounter during your day.
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Nosy Sakatia, the so-called Orchids Island is still unspoilt piece of paradise, offering excellent snorkeling, diving and moderate hiking. Nosy Sakatia is only 6 km long and 2 wide - it is the most authentic island of archipelago Nosy Be (protected and classified by the Ministry of Environment).
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A Quad ride in Nosy Be. Explore Nosy Be in an unprecedented way. Relax and feel strong through off-the-beaten paths: the quad. A superb quad adventure through Nosy Be awaits you! Adrenaline rush and rapture guaranteed!
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These little pieces of paradise with pearly white sand and turquoise blue sea, transparent as gin, create terrific places to experience the island's charm. They are ideal for swimming and water sports, with magnificent sunsets, like of paradisaical postcards. There can be very fun night life is also good - it's no surprise that more and more visitors come to Nosy Be as an excellent alternative to the expensive Mauritius.
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With the whole crew you will fully enjoy your vacations, worrying for nothing because the skipper knows the region very well. His presence won’t modify in no way your liberty to navigate because he will be happy to let you the control anytime you want.
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Diego Suarez is a must place to visit, to enjoy the beauty of the Red Island. It is a jewel that requires a long stay to discover all the treasures it contains. The perfect place to hang around and prepare for visiting the neighborhood. This is the town with a range of fine restaurants and some fantastic places and national parks. In Diego is a special and very pleasant atmosphere where magnificent beaches stretch as far as the eye can see and where natural sites of beauty attract visitors. Visitors love this town.
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A wellness center in the heart of the Malagasy bush is what the Jungle SPA offers you! Therapeutic massage room, mud bath and essential oils, pedicure/manicure salon. There is Hammam, Sauna or Sweat Lodge. But also, its spaces, fitness, Yoga and meditation…
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The "Route of Adventures" of Jungle Park is located next to the camp. It is composed of progressive routes to discover playfully environment and the practice of a sport open to everyone!
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Try the first tract of Mountainboard in Madagascar! Want to try the power of the kite? There are also spots!
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The Jungle Camp (parrot camp) is the Jungle Park campground which is a tented structure organized around a central zone in the trees.
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A Tree is a Dream. A cabin in the trees is a dream that takes the height, make take to the heights to your Dreams! Sleep in the trees!...
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In the heart of the park «Ambohitra Antsingy» it is a real eco village, an incredible haven in Ecodôme
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This beautiful plantation in Ambanja, established in 1904, is a leading producer of organic cocoa, spices and essential oils, and a visit to this little slice of paradise is not only highly informative but a true festival of the senses.
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This one-day circuit from Ambanja makes it possible to discover the High Sambirano and its immense cocoa plantations, its rice fields and its small villages.
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This one-day circuit from Ambanja allows to discover the mangrove of Sambirano region whose role is an essential for the west coast of Madagascar that it protects from erosion, and also serving as a nursery for many marine species. Depending on the tides, can explore on canoeing mangrove labyrinths or walking by to plant some of these strange trees, both terrestrial and aquatic.
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Trekking tour along the Sambirano River from Ambanja to the first mountains of the Tsaratanana Integral Reserve - 8 days/7 nights. It requires a reasonable level of fitness.
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It is not a difficult cycling tour through the cocoa region - 4 days/3 nights. This tour is ideal for nature enthusiast and chocolate lovers alike.
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The French Mountain is a unique and exceptional area of adventure and discovery in a dry tropical forest: The best for trekking in the North of Madagascar! A multitude of circuits adapted to your level of the leisurely journey to the day to the most remote sporting adventures... We have many trekking tours and different difficulty.
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The Mountain of the French (Montagne de Francais) is a unique and exceptional area of adventure and discovery in a dry tropical forest: The best for trekking in the North of Madagascar! A multitude of circuits adapted to your level of the leisurely journey to the day to the most remote sporting adventures...
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The area of the «Ambohitra Antsingy» forest, also called Mountain of the French is among the best place for caves in the North! A Karstic Mountain digged one more than 15 kilometers will allow you to discover many caves, some of them for the first time!
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A real spectacle of sculpture and colors, the Tsingy Rouges will offer a magnificent recollection to the fascinated and patient visitors. Shaped by the wind and the rain, they are unique in Madagascar…
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A series of beautiful turquoise bays, lined with long white beaches that bear fascinating names such as the Pigeons’ Bay, the Duns’Bay, the Sakalava Bay. In the latter, there are three islets but also the Baie des Sakalava, a tourist resort in a bay open to the winds and big waves of the Indian Ocean that make this place one of the best surfing spots in Madagascar. The three bays are magnificent wild landscapes.
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The Emerald Sea is a lagoon located at the entrance of the bay of Diego Suarez (Antsiranana in Malagasy), the second largest bay in the world after Rio de Janeiro. It is protected swirls of the Indian Ocean by a coral reef and the islands Nosy Diego and Nosy Suarez, and closed by the Babaomby peninsula where proudly stands a native forest, dominate by the baobabs with their size.
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We will arrange for you kitesurfing lessons from discovery to advanced levels in Diego Suarez (Antsiranana). Learn to kitesurf or improve your style with customized courses of 3, 6, 9 and 12 hours.
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This trip from Antsiranana takes you through some truly stunning landscapes. You go on to know gradually the richest in diversity and beauty of the amazing uncommon kind in the north. It includes land, coast and sea. Following discovery of the earth’s natural beauty, marine and coastal excursions offers you the admiration of an unforgettable holiday.
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Recognized in UNESCO's World Heritage classification, the Nosy Hara archipelago contains a total of 31 bird species and 18 terrestrial species, as well as exceptional underwater fauna and flora. The preservation of this archipelago is justified to preserve its biological wealth. During excursions at sea, it is possible to reach the island of Andatsara, one of the smallest islands of the Nosy Hara archipelago, but also Nosy Kolo, Hao Island, Goat Island and many more. The area is full of coral reefs.
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To get to the extreme northern tip of Madagascar, a 4x4 vehicle is essential. The trail leading to the village of Antsisikala passes through a very picturesque limestone relief flanked by imposing baobabs. The fifty kilometers journey takes approximately 4 or 5-hours. At the cape, the magnificent coast seems to have been shredded. From here you are 400 km of Dzaoudzi (Mayotte).
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It is the roof of Madagascar with its peaks Maromokotra, at 2876m above sea level, the unique place of Malagasy flora with endemic species, the classified area among the nine precious stones of the biodiversity of Madagascar. Tsaratanana Integral Reserve lies about 80 km south-east of Ambanja.
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It is one of the first and oldest national parks of Madagascar. This rainforest with endemic fauna and luxuriant vegetation and its six volcano lakes and three waterfalls – is a paradise for rare animals and plants, which occur only here and nowhere else on Earth. The climate is perfect, the cool air refreshes after the heat of the lowlands. Montagne d'Ambre National Park offers various attractions ranging from the visits of its various places of interest to the most demanding hiking.
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The most unique things to see are the tsingy and the caves. Losing yourself in the Ankarana reserve is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It is a spectacularly eroded limestone fortress of sharp ridges, patches of dense tropical jungle, deciduous forest, deep caves and canyons (actually the biggest underground network of Africa with an altogether length of 120 km) and rushing rivers.
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The park main attractions are of course the tsingy formations and the rich wildlife. This chaos of limestone rocks carved for thousands of years by rain and wind offers over 2000 ha a succession of caves and diaclases (narrow passages). On its sharp points grow baobabs and rare pachypodiums. It's a bit like visiting the more-famous Tsingy de Bemaraha, but without the crowds. Trails weave among the rocks, and rope bridges cross the canyons. A true sanctuary of nature.
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Madagascar, it is not only the beauty of the beaches, nor just the freshness of the exotic climate. It is also a field of demonstration of galleries fairy like the cave of Anjohibe. A place that is probably not at all unknown to tourism enthusiasts. Located on the edge of the bay of Mahajamaba, this small wonder renowned, deserves the visit of all the adventurers in the soul.
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Mahajanga attracts tourists from all over the world attracted by the brilliance of the sky, the beauty of its beaches, the colors of the landscape, the sea on which stands multicolored dinghies with latin sails, luxuriant vegetation of its coast and its mangroves, Its exceptional sunshine and above all the spontaneous and warm welcome of its inhabitants, peculiar to those of the whole island.
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The course of the river is punctuated with islets which shelter an important avifauna. This lively waterway offers scenic performances.
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Betsiboka River is a 525-km long river in central-north Madagascar. It flows northwestward and empties to Bombetoka Bay, forming a large delta. The river is surrounded in mangroves. The river is distinctive for its red-colored water, which is caused by river sediments. The river carries an enormous amount of reddish-orange silt to the sea. Much of this silt is deposited at the mouth of the river or in the bay. It is dramatic evidence of the catastrophic erosion of northwestern Madagascar
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The formation of these caves dates from the secondary era (about 65 million years) and continues until the Quaternary (2,5 million years). The strong rainfall of this period allowed the water to erode the calcareous rocks and to constitute these caves. Fossils of lemurs and dwarf hippopotamus aged 18 000 years were discovered there.
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The Cirque Rouge (Red circus) it is a ground near Mahajanga which presents a mosaic of different colors passing from the pink to chestnut with the bordeau and which is illuminated in all its splendor under the effect of the sun.
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It is easy to imagine a small island far from any civilization, but to find one that truly conforms to our imagination is almost mission impossible. Nosy Saba is one of those islands that plunge you into a world apart, where the Malagasy philosophy of mora-mora (pronounced moura-moura) meaning to go gently finds there all meaning. Turquoise sea, fine sandy beaches, exceptional underwater scenery are as many natural treasures that are offered to visitors of this little corner of paradise.
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Classified Ramsar site, the complex covers a total area of 300,000 ha and comprises 23 lakes including Lake Kinkony, which is the second largest lake in Madagascar. It is also formed by diverse landscapes: mangroves, swamps, dry forest of Tsiombikibo, the Gallery forests along the Mahavavy River, the Palm Savannah and the Bay of Boeny. The site is ideal for watching rare birds of Madagascar.
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The Antrema forest station has been classified as the first Malagasy biocultural site since 2000. This reserve consists of 153 plant species (76% endemic), 23 amphibian and reptile species, 75 bird species, 5 species of lemurs, including the famous "crowned sifaka" (crowned propitheca, considered by the Sakalava of Antrema to be the representatives of their ancestors thus protected by their culture and placed under the supervision of Prince), and marine fish, fresh and brackish water.
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Sahamalaza Îles Radama National Park has a big touristic potential since it offers a perfect combination of land and sea activities. Some circuits and excursions across the mangroves and the littoral forest as well as diving currently available.
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For lovers of nature and authenticity, for professionals as well as novices of sport fishing, for fishermen and those who accompany them, for you who plan to spend a holiday in Madagascar, with or without big game fishing, Narinda Bay is the ideal destination, with its center of big fishing.
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Nosy Lava is an island that is located in the northwest of Madagascar facing the resort town of Analalava on the mainland. One-way ticket to the penitentiary Hell to paradise. With its turquoise waters and coconut palms, this magnificent island of white limestone and savanna rocks has sheltered Madagascar's last stronghold.
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Bay of Moramba is part of unique and magical places where the beauty of nature is breathtaking. It is one of the most beautiful natural sites in Madagascar. It is home to a unique fauna and flora. Inaccessible and covered with vegetation, the rocky islets are a sanctuary for many endemic plant and animal species. Wet at the foot of a small islet covered with majestic baobabs, pachypodiums....
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To shift from a classic holiday place to a real ecotourism destination, Majunga focused on promoting new sites and especially Antsanitia. 30km north of Mahajanga are authentic fishing villages on the edge of a huge unspoiled beach. The site allows you to take full advantage of the wilderness area.
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Lake Mangatsa is a sacred place and even politicians come usually here to seek the advice of the ancestors.
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Mahajanga is well known for its lively nightlife. However, any visitor will get to know here a different type of nightlife than going into a club. Holidaymakers use to site until a very late time at night at seafront and eat kebabs while they listen to the music played spontaneously by some youngsters nearby. A really exciting seafront nightlife that will help you to immerse in the picturesque local customs!
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Guided tour of the lakes, baobabs, the crocodiles and lemurs. This authentic and wild site, in the heart of the "bush", is ideally reachable by the coast.
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The name of the Bay of Baly, Eastern-sounding, evokes unknown myths. The place has nothing of mythical, If the extraordinary beauty of the wild and secular nature that prevails. Rare are the rich sites of such diversity with landscapes to cut the breath and an incredible rare wildlife and endangered.
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Ankarafantsika National Park, and especially the Ampijoroa area, is one of the best sites for first-time visitors to Madagascar. Accommodations are good and lemur-watching is easy. With a little bit of luck one can see all eight lemur species in an afternoon, an evening, and a morning.
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Toamasina city (often still known by its French name Tamatave) it’s a convenient spot to break the journey between Antananarivo and Île Sainte Marie, or to organize a trip down the Canal des Pangalanes, or to discovery Toamasina Province.
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This beautiful east coast village is home to some luxuriant vegetation, beautiful beaches, very easygoing locals and some nice, fun surf. The tranquility is the main mode of the village but does get interrupted by a village party. A guitar will be playing somewhere most of the nights as song, beer & rum are part of what the locals call “The good, easy life in Mahambo”.
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When strolling along the white sandy beaches of Toamasina you cannot but spot the intriguing island a little offshore from Toamasina with its lighthouse like an admonishing finger. This beautiful little island covered with dense forest (approximately 30-45 min by boat) provides an excellent opportunity for an excursion.
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To organize your own creative trip to Tamatave. Take our excursion The Palmerie. The Palm Oil Experience and Our favorite heart of crafts.The one at the same time you can combine creative tourism, ecotourism, cultural tourism, gastronomy etc...
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It is one day-night excursion. The tour starts with a visit to a small nature reserve north of Toamasina to come eye-to-eye with twelve different species of lemurs, and also frogs, chameleons, birds, and much more. Discover the magic of Madagascar at Park Ivoloina.
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Île aux Nattes is a tropical island, with curving white beaches and overhanging palms, a turquoise sea with waves breaking over the reef, a gentle breeze and a lush green interior. Slurp a coconut and feel like being in paradise with your feet in the sea!
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This itinerary is ideal for those who appreciate navigating peaceful water canals, through lagoons, rivers and lakes. On the inland-shores there are areas where the plants are abundant, especially in the remaining pockets of tropical forest. There are little villages to visit and several tourist destinations, like a lemur park, a nature reserve, an agro touristic site, a distillery of essential oils, an orchid garden, too much to mention.
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Akanin’ny nofy (Palmarium), known as the ‘nest of dreams’, this peaceful and relaxing haven is home to white sand beaches, forests, scattered orchids, strings of lakes and mangroves, all factors that have made the reserve to one of the most popular visits in the Pangalanes canal.
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It is the only place to see the Critically Endangered Lac Alaotra bamboo lemur (Hapalemur alaotrensis), which is endemic to the immediate vicinity of the lake, and occupies one of the most unusual niches of any primate.
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These creatures can grow up to 15m in length and weigh 45 tons, yet they seem incredibly gentle and peaceful as they slip smoothly through the waters. Mothers swim close to their new-born children, shepherding them through their first migration.
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You can observe a diversity of coralline formations within the shark-free lagoon with just a mask and snorkel. Divers will find the combination of healthy coral, abundant tropical fish, marine turtles and the wrecks of pirate ships make very rewarding diving.
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Sainte Marie island is proud to lay claim to one of the world’s only legitimate pirate cemeteries, which, set atop a hill, features crumbling headstones with worn-away engravings that hint at the Island’s existence as a paradise for shifty sailors.
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Whether you call it island of Sainte Marie, Nosy Boraha or Ile Ste Marie, it won’t change the fact that it is a unique tourism spot that resembles no other and it are, besides Nosy Be, one of the most visited islands of Madagascar and has a good infrastructure.
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This is the least visited National Park where you will see the real wildlife of Madagascar. Through this site you will able to capture the true beauty of this wonderful biome and ecosystem.
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Lemur Island, a private lemur sanctuary accessible only by a canoe, where rescued lemurs clamber for food and petting from their visitors. You will enjoy a ‘lemur on the shoulder’ experience. Guests are guaranteed a plethora of memorable encounters, whether during a leisurely canoe ride down the river at dawn or in the afternoon, or on a walk through the forest to witness the life abounding here.
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Justified by its enormous biodiversity, Torotorofotsy was declared Madagascar’s 4th Ramsar site in 2005. Torotorofotsy marsh is also a destination for tourist and researchers alike. In 2007, a population of one of the rarest lemurs in the world, Prolemur simus, was found in the Torotorfotsy area.
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The farm “Madagascar exotic”, a valuable hot-spot for nature lovers. This place was founded by Mr Peyrieras (that is why the farm is also called Réserve Peyrieras), who is a true expert in Madagascar fauna. The vast area includes a small river and a natural pool.
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First time visitors to Madagascar should spend at least two nights in Andasibe, and go to the Mantadia National Park.
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The small Analamazaotra Special Reserve is one of the most frequently visited sites in the country, one of the easiest to reach, and one of the best places to observe lemurs in Madagascar, and indeed one of the best primate-watching sites in the world.
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The PALA jewelers in Antananarivo, Madagascar is a gem trader with a reputation for its premium quality gemstones and handcrafted jewelry design. Established in 1922, PALA is one of the original gem traders of Indian heritage to have settled on Madagascar.
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Chocolaterie Robert is a traditional cocoa producer and chocolate maker using Trinitario and Criollo cocoa beans organically grown in the Sambirano region of Madagascar. The result is an irresistible range of pralines and chocolate bars made by ancient recipes containing only natural Malagasy ingredients.
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How to see lemurs on a daytrip from Antananarivo? Lemurs' Park is a private park, located at the gates of the capital, where you can also watch a dozen species of endemic birds and chameleons, turtles, etc. The site is also a botanical park. The lemurs in this park are free, so it´s not a Zoo. It's a good place to visit if you haven't had the chance to see lemurs elsewhere, or if you need one final lemur fix before you go!
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Spanning three hectares, this lush green oasis is ideal for day trippers from Tana or as an entertaining pastime before catching a flight or after your arrival on the island.
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Tana is surrounded by the “twelve sacred hills of Imerina”, the hilltop villages of the old Merina clans before they became a single kingdom. Some of these sites have been obscured by modern developments, but one, the UNESCO World Heritage Site the Ambohimanga Rova, is a significant and fascinating historical site. Although less well-known than the Rova in Antananarivo, it is in many ways more impressive.
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Tsimbazaza is a zoological and botanical tropical park in Antananarivo offering visitors who do not have time to visit all Madagascar's natural environment, to get acquainted with the flora and fauna of Red Island. The beauty of this amazing natural attractions attracts hundreds of tourists and locals seeking to enjoy rare animals and exquisite tropical plants.
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Discover the magnificent landscapes of Madagascar. Travel like no other along the forests and through a lot of streams and rivers. Immerse yourself in the heart of landscapes rich in colour and a variety of wildlife. See Madagascar as you have never seen it! And of course lemurs! Want to admire the splendor of the landscapes of the Red Island and make a trip to the colonial past? Imagine a change of scenery?... We have a solution for you! "TransLemuriaExpress".
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Antananarivo offers a multitude of treasures to discover. There are numerous activities to do there, for everyone of different tastes. Whether you prefer historical culture, fauna and flora, or adventure, the capital of Madagascar will meet all of your expectations.
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Ampefy is a small borough on the banks of Itasy Lake. For those who prefer relax, resting, fresh air, far from the crowded beaches, discover this small haven of peace nested in the area of Itasy and which offers many treasures of curious forms. The splendid volcanic landscapes of this region offer some good hikes and fantastic views of the area, very undulating and different from the usual image of the Red Island.
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After the Lily waterfall and the Lake Itasy, the stay with Ampefy also makes it possible to enjoy the spectacle offered by the Analavory Geyser. By a hike or mountain bike ride it possible to reach the geyser. This one is situated from a few kilometers of Ampefy. It offers a gushing spectacle of many sources of a few high meters.
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This is one of a very pretty and very clean town and one of its most prosperous. Its broad large avenues are shaded and bordered by jacaranda trees. During the flowering season, these colorful plants make the town even more charming with all the jacaranda trees purple flowers layers associated with rickshaws, dominated especially by the sharp orange color, gives a very particular stereotype and an exceptional key.
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The train ride from Fianarantsoa to Manakara, the Fianar–Côte Est, is an experience not to be missed. The 163km route takes you through dense rainforest past waterfalls and the photographic opportunities will be excellent.
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Perched on a 1675m high peak, the Tsinjoarivo site dominates the vast horizon of the great East Forest, which stretches more than 100 km to the sea and overlooks the bubbling waterfalls of the river Onive in a great din of water and in an atmosphere of rainbow irregular fog.
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This Crater Lake with its volcanic landscape is formed by following deep and impressive collapse. Nested at an altitude of 1881m to the hollow of a small mountain, Tritriva has very abrupt walls. The rocks facing its border make it possible to have a splendid and vertiginous sight on the entire lake. This lake full of legend and myth releases a strange impression.
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Welcome to Fianarantsoa (fi-a-nar-ant-soo), or Fianar for short, the gate to the Isalo National Park and the Ranomafana national park, or to take the train to Manakara - the Fianar–Côte Est, a railway down to Indian Ocean. The county town of Fianarantsoa was founded in 1830 by order of the Queen Ranavalona 1 at the site of an ancient village Betsileo. Its name means "the place where one learns the good" and the city brings it well by the reputation of its university.
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Ambalavao is a very attractive small town, the "Door to the South”, is situated south of Fianarantsoa. Set amid beautiful mountainous countryside with numerous boulder-like peaks, Ambalavao is like a charming French village.
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Discover the Zafimaniry people and their art. Walk along paths used by the local Zafimaniry people through rice paddies and villages. Known for their distinctive woodcraft, the Zafimaniry’s exquisitely decorated houses, granaries and tombs are constructed using perfect joinery, without the use of nails. These have been recognized by UNESCO as Masterpieces of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
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This ecological reserve is a dry forest nestled at the base of three, large granite mountains. The reserve is impressive with staggering granitic boulders and green valleys. Its nickname is “Anja Park”. Due to its rocky character, the reserve is also known as “Rocky Park”.
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Sprawled across the ridges and valleys of the upper Namorona River basin its thick tangle of trees and plants is bathed by a constant flow of moist air drifting up from the Indian Ocean, helping to make this park one of the most biodiverse places on the planet.
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Circuit Imarivolanitra (or close to the skies): a 28km 3-days journey, it is the climbing of the peak Boby and the meeting with its high-altitude inhabitants after crossing the grassy savannas. The 3-days ascent of Pic Boby involves overnighting at campsites. The Pic Boby hiking is a must-do when you go to Andringitra. A nice relaxing three-day pace perfect for enjoy the scenery and admire the plants, that you would find nowhere else in the world.
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Circuit Diavolana (or full moon) takes you through wild meadows of flowers, and orchids to a lunar landscape which deserves its name well!
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With sumptuous landscapes punctuated with massifs of granite, Andringitra National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One of the most beautiful parks in Madagascar, the Andringitra massif offers an incredible natural wealth. It is open to all, and large spaces’ and moutain walks’ lovers won’t be disappointed as a panoramic view awaits them!
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Salary is a true gem with probably the nicest totally wild white sand beach of the whole country, a long seven kilometers, with coral reefs with enchanting colors, and turquoise lagoon, and primary forest concealing wealth, still preserved. This is our an one of the best choices outside the main tourist routes of Madagascar, to offer you a real authenticity, a special contact with the beauty of our island and its inhabitants without forgetting the comfort, safety and accessibility.
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Ifaty and Mangily are two separate villages 3km apart that share the same beach, known as Ifaty Beach (the Dunes d’Ifaty, for example, is in Mangily). The bay of Ifaty is for many travelers synonymous with idleness, beautiful beaches lined with coconut palms... but also a seaside resort of a certain magnitude, mostly welcomed after a long trekking tour.
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The south-western coast of Madagascar, where the Vezo people live, is bordered for over 400 km with coral: fringed, barrier (Toliara, Ifaty) or cays (Nosy Ve, Nosy Hao) reefs, offering lagoons spectaculars in dimensions and colors, and numerous dive spots, most of them having not even been found yet...
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It is here that the two oceans meet: the Indian Ocean and the Mozambique Channel
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For those nature lovers who want a more in-depth acquaintance with the spiny forest of the South, we offer a new program.
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Of extraordinary richness, the biodiversity of the fauna of the Reniala reflects the biological magic of Madagascar. It shelters an amazing, bizarre and unique ecosystem which only occurs in the southern part of Madagascar: the spiny forest.
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The park is the most visited protected area in Madagascar and a popular highlight when discovering the Great South. It is one of the country's most dramatic and pleasant national parks. The park ranges from just over 500m up to 1268m above sea level and the canyons are in places as much as 200m deep. Isalo offers a fantastic, colorful landscape and incredible panoramas.
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Until 1998 Ilakaka was home to a handful of houses, then came the gemstone boom and this sleepy hamlet became the sapphire capital of the world supplying nearly 50% of all the sapphires in the world.
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Bezà Mahafaly contains the most amazing hidden treasures: playful lemurs, a spiny forest, Nile crocodiles, slithering snakes and much more. It is the only National Protected Area in Madagascar that includes the unique and dramatic gradient from riverine to spiny forest.
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Antsokay is a botanical garden specialized in the flora and fauna of Southwest Madagascar that should not be missed by anyone. This is the one must-see attraction. Essentially a 40 hectares distillation of the entire spiny forest in one place, it's a fantastic collection of 900 plant species, 90% endemic to the region.
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Have a drink and merely get a massage, a tan or sleep on the beach...
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Madagascar is one of the high places of surfing and Anakao internationally recognized for its surf spots.
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Each year, from July to September, an impressive daily show, very close to the coast of Anakao, just behind the island of Nosy Ve.
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Our instructor will be at your disposal with the possibility to rent equipment, take introductory or advanced courses, organize day trips with picnics. A unique opportunity to discover kitesurfing, this spectacular sport and quickly accessible to all!
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You can practice all types of fishing with local fishermen in the vicinity of Anakao.
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An exceptional day that can be combined with a whale outing or a fishing party.
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A small island where the fantastic colors of the lagoon are unique
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If you come to Madagascar for scuba diving, you are in the right place. Whether you are a novice, beginner or confirmed diver, we will introduce you to its most secret sites. PADI dives are available for those with a certificate; those who do not have one may take part in a ‘Sea Baptism’.
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For a more dynamic afternoon, quad bikes are usually an ideal way for discovering the surrounding areas of Anakao with the fishing village, the spiny forest and the old French railway and the sand dunes.
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Turning towards the sea, Anakao is not lack of interest in its hinterland for who wants to discover the region.
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Tsimanampetsotsa National Park, in the south west of Madagascar, is usually included as part of a «Madagascar Holidays» to the ‘deep south’. A journey to Madagascar is incomplete without a stop at Tsimanampetsotsa National Park. Do you want to experience an absolutely unique animal and plant kingdom? Then this is your place to be.
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A about 5 km of Anakao, this long island plate lined with sandy beaches, is located inside the coral reef protecting the lagoon. Reaching Nosy Ve in a traditional pirogue Vezo, driven by the warm morning winds to fish, walk and eat there - is a very rewarding experience.
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The park's relict forest shelters an astounding flora and fauna, including 85 recorded bird species and eight lemur species. The Zombitse - Vohibasia National Park is known to be the showcase of the rich birdlife of Madagascar. In 2001, BirdLifeInternational became aware of the region and entitled it an eminently worth protecting endemic bird area (EBA).
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It is best known to birdwatchers who come to see local endemics such as the subdesert mesite (Monias benschi), the long-tailed ground-roller (Uratelornis chimaera), and the running coua (Coua cursor).
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This place as a surfer's paradise. You may forget about crammed Indonesian and Australian beaches. No need to give way to tens of other surfers as none is around - a wave belongs just to you! Between July and November, it is also possible to admire humpback whales.
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One of the main rivers of central Madagascar, the Tsiribihina is born near the village of Miandrivazo, at the confluence of two other rivers. It flows through a surprisingly diverse landscape, until it reaches the Mozambique Channel. Just like its alter ego Manambolo, majestic Tsiribihina takes you along to the heart of the vastnesses of the Malagasy West.
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It is the best way to reach the Tsingy de Bemaraha - to float the calm and scenic section of the river from Ankavandra to Bekopaka, far from any roads and vehicles. This trip is about remoteness, flora and fauna, and beautiful scenery, with the special romance of being on a river… barefoot sandy beaches, moonlight reflecting off the water.
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It is one the “youngest” protected areas of the island (it was established in 1997 and opened to visitors in 2006) and it's well worth the effort to get here. It includes a wide diversity of ecosystems and claims the greatest density of primates in the world.
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Belo-sur-Mer is a popular place for tourists and holidaymakers visiting Morondava. How many people have fallen in love while contemplating the natural beauty of this land of ethnic Vezo, you will be immersed in the culture Vezo. Far from the classic tourist routes, you will discover the authenticity of an ancestral way of life.
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These up to 30 meters high trees belong to the species of Adansonia grandidieri and are considered to be Madagascar’s landmark. Some of these giant trees are allegedly on the island for more than 1000 years. The Alley of the baobabs is a magical attraction for photographers from all over the world.
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Andavadoaka is a village full of natural beauty and the heavenly beaches. A well-worth place to hang around several of days, explore some fabulous diving-sites and walk through a fantastic baobab forest, where these amazing trees grow in the most incredible shapes.
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The richness of the park is made up of 310 species of plants with 28% endemicity rate, 2 endemic families including 20 species classified IUCN and 6 endangered, 3 species of endemic baobab. 63 species of birds live in the Mikea forest, 58 of which are endemic to Madagascar, 9 species of lemurs, 8 species of micro mammals, 6 bat species, 65 herpetofauna species, 24 species of fish including 3 endemic.
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The Makay massif is certainly one of the most monumental works of Nature. Who wishes to be first – for those MAKAY! Stay away from the crowd, stay away from civilization, get to know unexplored - committing adventurous hike with NDAO-i-Travel in MAKAY. A mountain range in the central western part of the island, the Makay is one of the last unexplored areas of the island. It consisting of hundreds of intricate canyons, it is a natural labyrinth and true "safe" of biodiversity.
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Formerly a Swiss forestry training station and now an active German primate research base, Kirindy Private Reserve is a gem. This 120 km2 tract of deciduous dry forest is one of Madagascar’s truly outstanding natural areas – a fauna and flora hotspot that rivals the best in the country.
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The Park consists of the throat of the river of Manambolo, the intact forests, the lakes and the mangrove swamps, the dense and dry forests, and the tsingy which make the fame and the magnificence of the site. "Tsingy" is points of sharp, high and ripped limestones. The history tells that 5 million years ago, the vast limestone plate knew a river erosion which thus worked this spectacular landscape of peaks, faults and cracks that the “tsingy form”.
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Farankaraina Tropical Park, or Parc Tropical de Farankaraina, is located on the Masoala peninsula in Antongil Bay, in the north east of Madagascar. The park covers an area of 1,650ha forest and is home to the Aye-aye, Madagascar's rarest lemur species.
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Navana is the last accessible village by boat before heading into the nature in the direction of Antalaha.
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The Makira forests are a key, intact biodiversity stronghold and a vital bridge maintaining connectivity across protected areas in the region including Masoala National Park and Marojejy National Park, (which are both included in the Rainforests of Atsinanana UNESCO World Heritage Site), Anjanaharibe Special Reserve, Marotandrano Reserve and Mananara National Park.
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Marojejy is one of the most strikingly beautiful and wild areas of Madagascar. It is unique in the world, a place of dense, jungle rainforests, sheer, high cliffs, and plants and animals found nowhere else on earth. Marojejy harbors a remarkably diverse set of plants and animals, many of which are endemic to the area.
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Little known and infrequently visited, the Anjanaharibe-Sud Special Reserve is one of Madagascar’s secret jewels.
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Mananara Nord shelters a remarkable variety of fauna. Small mammals are especially well represented: 17 rodents and 13 lemur species live in these humid forests, such as aye-aye, eastern woolly lemur, brown mouse lemur and the biggest of all lemurs, the indri indri. The indri in this reserve are much darker than the other groups living further south, making spotting them a little bit easier and extremely fascinating.
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Cap Est. The remote and beautiful easternmost point of Madagascar.
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The island of Nosy Mangabe, is a must-visit for anyone with a smidgen of romance in their blood. This small mountainous tropical island totally covered by dense humid forests, with huge soaring canarium trees arising from flying buttress roots, with waterfalls, a spyglass hill - the highest point is 332 meters affording great views, a yellow beach, elusive animals, rock carvings, and the omnipresent sound of the jungle.
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It is a Mecca for nature lovers, as well as the gateway to the Masoala peninsula and is a showcase for unique animal and plant life not found anywhere else in the world. Maroantsetra is the main entry point to the Masoala National Park and Nosy Mangabe Special Reserve. This is the perfect base for exploring the entire bay, including the humpback whales that visit and give birth from July to September.
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Trekking to the summit of Marojejy is a real wilderness experience — one of the most beautiful and wild walks you will likely ever take.
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The name of this trek comes from the Malagasy name for the Silky Sifaka, a beautiful white lemur which is found only in this area.
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Marojejy is one of the most strikingly beautiful and wild areas of Madagascar. It is unique in the world, a place of dense, jungly rainforests, sheer, high cliffs, and plants and animals found nowhere else on earth. The Mantella Trek takes you to Camp Mantella, about a four-hour hike from Manantenina.
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Madagascar, fishing paradise. Off the northwestern coast of Madagascar, abounding in fish, all the species fish of the Indian Ocean can be found, and even the most demanding fishermen and anglers will be proud of their catches.
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Nosy Mitsio is known for its huge basalt columns, resembling organ pipes, also called the Organ Pipes. A jewel of the Indian Ocean hidden in Mitsio archipelago, Organ Pipes is a bizarre natural wonder formed 125 million years ago. With tubular basalt volcanic sediments that project spectacularly into the sky, the site bears an uncanny resemblance to Northern Ireland's famous Giant's Causeway.
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The Mitsio Archipelago is a collection of small islands.The archipelago is made up of more a dozen islands, which are uninhabited except by a few small fishing hamlets and one resort, and is only accessible by boat. The Mitsio islands boast dreamlike beaches with glorious turquoise waters and world-class destinations for excellent diving and snorkelling.
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The Bay of Russians is a fascinating area full of mystery and intrigue. The bay is a real shelter for passing ships. The marine life in the bay itself is spectacular, offering wonderful snorkeling and diving. This region is known for the presence of dolphins, whale sharks and manta rays. The humpback whales mate and give birth in this area. The beaches serve as nesting place for sea turtles. The forests are inhabited by lemurs, wild pigs, bats and birds is represented by one of the rarest raptors, Pygargue Madagascar (Haliaetus Vociferoides).
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At Nosy Komba you can observe lemurs macaco, and at night you hear their cries echoing against the wall mountainous island, jungle atmosphere guaranteed! A gility of these plush redhead and black lemurs is fascinating and majestic as their similarity to us is great. Many families of lemurs macaco inhabit Nosy Komba, they live in a mixed group but females dominate. Males have black fur and females are redhead fur. They eat fruits and plants.
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Diego is full of legends of all kinds, and the Pirate Bay is one of them. It is said that many treasures have been buried here... you may have the chance to discover them!
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One-day quad-raid from Diego Suarez to Baie du Courrier and Windsor Castle. This hike is ideal for those who want to feel strong.
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A thrilling expedition for a destination that is well worth it: a parade of dunes in an unusual setting formed by the junction of the legendary Bemarivo River and the Indian Ocean, offering an extraordinary view and a gigantic natural pool near the ocean.
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Picnic in Antsahalaina: 20 km from the city of Sambava. With its waterfalls, its natural swimming pool, its fauna and the way of life of the rural population going about their daily activities: you will see work at the plantations of vanilla, crops and traditional treatments of the various products including rice, coffee and other commodities of traditional foods.
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