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Cruise on the Pangalanes Canal “Manakara – Ranomafana NP via Mananjary”
This charming and soothing journey takes you to Ranomafana National Park from the town 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. The Canal des Pangalanes is a series of sweet water lakes and lagoons parallel to the coast of the Indian Ocean, separated by a narrow stretch of land. The lakes are connected by a man-made channel system that forms an inland waterway from Tamatave through to Farafangana (which is known to be the gateway to Manombo Special Reserve, small but attractive), making it the longest canal in the world. This trip offers you to live along the spices road from old times!
About trip: the river trip - 110 km, 3 days of cruise, 2 nights in bivouacs, 1 night at the lodge in Mananjary, 60 km by a car. Discover a wonderful nature, a magnificent spectacle, wild and luxurious. We cruise sometimes in a “green tunnel” to land on crystal waters and other paradisiacal places. We will use motor pirogues made of wood, 10m length and covered by a removable roof for the part of the channel where nature is boundless. 6 passenger maximum capacity. Meals are served hot, made of fresh products.
Do not hesitate to visit villages to discover the daily life of the villagers turning mainly on the fishing but also the braiding of mats and the construction of canoes and new huts. On board a traditional dugout canoe, discover a luxuriant and wild vegetation dotted here and there with fruit trees and in the air exotic perfumes mixing coffee, lemon grass, mango, vanilla...
ENJOY THIS... Cruise on the Pangalanes Canal:
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Day 1: Manakara – Ambavan’ny Loholoka: Meeting at 7-30 am at your hotel (30mn drive to Anosy pier). The cruise begins with a series of little wild channels. You will travel in the middle of rich and unique vegetation. After 4 hours cruise, we reach a sand lagoon. This will be our first bivouac.
Day 2: Ambavan’ny Loholoka – Ambinanin’i Namorona: The boat keep on cruising in a Green Tunnel on 8 km! Then we will cross the mouth of Namorona river before assembling our bivouac. During the 9 hours of cruise, we will cross pirogues and motor barges doing local products freight. They are the only mean of transportation for surrounding villagers. The villagers are more curious to observe us than we are. Each visit stop of the village provokes a gathering of curious people and the ambience is guaranteed!
Day 3: Ambinanin’i Namorona – Mananjary: We will cruise to the north in direction of Mananjary. The soft sound of water lapping against the lake shore. It's wonderful to hear the sound of the nature. Also you will see birds in large numbers - kingfishers, guépiers, fody, egrets and herons, and all the seabirds who come there to make an incursion. Arrival in Mananjary around 2 pm after 6 hours cruise. For your accommodation in Mananjary, we suggest your rooms at Hotel Jardin de Mer or Hotel Vahiny Lodge. These hotels offer services which will meet your expectations. A veritable garden of exoticism, Mananjary will delight nature lovers. Mananjary is home to Lake Mahela directly overlooking the sea. After a trip have a rest at the hotel, or take a city tour. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: After breakfast, to satisfy your escape desires, lose yourself in the plantations of coffee trees and clove trees, and then learn about the region’s biodiversity! 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. Enjoy a refreshing treatment at the beach of Sidi Eden! During your visit, you will always be welcomed by the local people with a smile which you will find nowhere else. These people with their exemplary kindness are always ready to serve you. A stop by the river port and the marketplace will help you to better imbibe the lifestyle of the Antambahoaka people. In the afternoon we continue our trip to Ranomafana, about 3 hours away. The road is lined with the travellers palm and the area we drive through is famous for the mining of gold. In the villages you will see women with gold teeth; the sign of wealth. In Ranomafana we stay in hotel near the Ranomafana National Park to discover it the next day and continue our Madagascar holidays.
NOTE: The cruise depends on the weather! The guide is the only one to decide to change the program in case of bad weather. As for all river tours, unusual weather conditions can constraint us to change the itinerary to ensure safety for all. If there is too much wind or too much rain, there may be delays.
About meals: Full Board (except breakfast at D1 and dinner on the last day) with wine and aperitif during cruise. Meal plan: generous and well-balanced meals with fresh food mixing savors and spices. Meals are served hot. Aperitif and snacks. Generous dinner for a deserved rest. Beverages: bottled water, juice, tea, coffee, wine and aperitif, rums, beer.
About accommodation: In tents, mattress and blankets provided in bivouacs/camps; at hotel in Mananjary. Our team take in charge almost everything in the camp. However, your help may be needed if lateness during the tour.
This package includes: Full Board (except breakfast at D1 and dinner on the last day) with beverages: bottled water, juice, tea, coffee, wine and aperitif, rums, beer; Accommodation in bivouacs/camps; The crew: 2 guides, cook, skipper during the navigation, porters; All the camping equipment; 4×4 car transportations.
About safety: We always brief our customers before we go on a trek. We strongly advise you to subscribe to an individual insurance more efficient than our local insurance.
Not included: Personal expenses, tips, phone; Sanitary evacuation policy. In option: to be specified during your order.