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Hiking in the Unknown East and Mahambo Beach

Key attractions


If you have sufficient time to really experience the primary rainforest and the culture of Madagascar, and you do not mind living in a basic and remote setting for a few days, you will visit places where few others have ever travelled and where you are likely to see lemurs, chameleons and other animals endemic to Madagascar. A great adventure before ending up at sea resort Mohambo.  It will lead you through several villages where you will get acquainted with the Malagasy culture and where you will experience the hospitality of the villagers. Thus it includes culture and nature.

Key infomration

Price on request
Duration 16 days
Transport A car, motor-boat, aircraft
Distance about 900 km
Camp 5
Difficulity Middle
Regions EastAntananarivo and around

Day by day

Arrival at Antananarivo

Welcome! How was your flight? We are so happy you arrived safe in Antananarivo from your international flight. You may feel a little lost once here, but no worries: we will be there to welcome you at the airport. Our tour will begin in Antananarivo, where are we will depart by car, but before catching a hotel we will visit in the Ivato crocodile farm, also called “Croc Farm”. Spanning three hectares, this lush green oasis is ideal for you to relax.

From the “Croc Farm” we will transfer you to your hotel, where you will stay overnight. Do you want a piece of advice? Choose a light meal for dinner. You will feel more comfortable during your overnight stay at your hotel. In the evening after dinner, over cocktails we discuss our program. From the first day to the last day our experienced and professional guide and the driver will be next to you, so don’t worry about it, they are near to make sure you have everything you need. We are leaving tomorrow.

Arriving in Tana;

Visit in the Ivato crocodile farm, also called “Croc Farm”, lunch and cocktails;

Accommodation at the hotel, Bed & Breakfast;

Dinner and discussion our program.

Antananarivo – Toamasina

You are excited about this trip? We are going to lead you into one of the greatest adventure of your lifetime! Today, depending on the flight schedule, we will proceed to your transfer to the airport and flight to Toamasina. On arriving at Tamatave, the main port of Madagascar, you transfer to the hotel.

Toamasina covers comfortably between the Bay Ivondro and the immense beach along the bay and the Indian Ocean. Its colonial past resurfaces through wide boulevards with ancient colonnaded buildings straight stand side by side. For travellers, it’s a pleasant place, with long, wide avenues lined with flamboyants and palm trees, a seaside promenade and a good selection of restaurants.

After lunch, either on foot or by pousse-velo (tricycle), excursion to learn about the history of Toamasina and its sights, as well as about a cheerful night life of the city. Excellent restaurants and bars, of course, we will also make a visit to the waterfront for barbecue. Must-see Tamatave clubbers. They have done on the dancefloor the fame of the nights of Tamatave for years The Casino welcomes you every evening in a cozy atmosphere.

Flight to Toamasina;

Distance: about 250 km;

Drive time: about 2 hours;

Excursion to learn about the history of Toamasina;

Scouting a nightlife of the city;

Accommodation at the hotel, Bed & Breakfast: Hotel Neptune 4* (our recommendation); or Joffre Hotel 3*; or Ocean 501 3*; or Miray Hotel 3*; or Victoria Beach Hotel 4*.

The first option of the hike: Babakoto Trek. Indri-indri Calling

It is a five-day inviting jungle-trek. Babakoto is the Malagasy name for the Indri Indri, an appropriate name for this trek as you will spend nights in the jungle to be woken up by the Indri-indri’s early morning song. But that is for later. The Babakoto trek is a trek through the jungle where few tourists have ever set foot, with 3 nights spent in different villages and one night in a tent in the forest.

You have to keep up a stiff pace but you will see a lot.  You will get acquainted with the local customs and the local history in particular. So if you are in good shape and have some trekking experience this trek is a good option to venture in Fetraomby and surroundings, deep in the Malagasy rainforest, where the villagers will be proud to show you their culture, their forest and its animals. A unique experience! But beware, it is also the most challenging of our four treks in this region.

The second option of the hike: Sauvage hike

It is a five-day trek for the experienced hiker, in good health. Sauvage means ‘unspoiled’ or ‘wild’. 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.

The trek pass through areas where you will not meet any other travellers. There are no hotels in this remote area. You will be the guest of the local population and will thus experience the authentic Malagasy way of living. The unbelievable views, the varied landscapes and the beautiful rainforest, combined with the easy-going relaxed population will give you a once-in-a-lifetime experience no-one will ever be able to take away from you.

The thrill of rafting on the Maningory River

Today we begins a thrill adventure 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. About 40 kilometers in rapids are scheduled for two days with a bivouac in the forest. Meeting is early in the morning, to enjoy as much as possible the day light. A 4×4 car will pick you up at 6.00 am to take you to the river, which is located about 3 hours of drive from Toamasina.

Mahambo. Bounty Island Experience and Surf destination

After the last 9 action packed days, we now get the opportunity to relax looking out onto the azure blue seas of the Indian Ocean... This place deserves to have you been here as long as possible. Mahambo is an extremely small paradise preserved, hemmed huge almost virgin beaches and coves but easily accessible. Many recreational sports including surfing in the company of fishermen and their sailing canoes. Ideal place to relax in peace.

Or the for restless ones among you, why not take advantage of the rolling waves and thrill of surfing (if you are not already a surfer, this is a memorable place to learn). Mahambo is a small coastal town and is still a relatively new destination on the East Coast.  After the opening of the first school of Surf, this small town has become a destination for surfers.

Or why not try your hand at sea kayaking? Whilst in Mahambo, you will be able to enjoy your time at your leisure. In the evenings you will be able to enjoy fresh seafood and cold beers in one of the local restaurants. Wherever you go, you will receive the warmest of welcomes from the residents of Mahambo. 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”.

Accommodation at the hotel, Bed & Breakfast: l’Hôtel Lodge La Pirogue

Mahambo - Palmarium

Today we leave off to Akanin’ny nofy (Palmarium), known as the ‘nest of dreams’. For years, Akanin’ny nofy (Palmarium) famous for its many very tame lemurs. Ten species of lemurs live in freedom in the reserve, as well as reptiles, amphibians and crocodiles.

We will come back in Toamasina, where we join the Pangalanes Canal. Along the route our boatman will give you the opportunity to visit a fishing village and interact with the fishing folk. Further along as you get closer to Palmarium you will see more and more fishermen tendering their fish traps in their dugout canoes as the village children wave you by. Bamboo rafts are used to transport various small goods up and down the canal as well as large canoes and some motor vessels.

After light refreshments and some entertainment from the resident Lemur family you have the balance of the day free for you to enjoy at your leisure either exploring the area or just relaxing. In this reserve, you can really leave all your cares behind! Soon you forget all your daily life sorrows trying tasty Malagasy food and self-made rum. You can take a sunbath on the beach, let your feet dangle from the boat stage or enjoy swimming in the warm water of lake Ampitabe.

Distance: about 150 km;

Drive time: about 5 hours;

The Pangalanes Canal a boat-trip;

Aye Aye walking. We will have a night program the Aye Aye walking. This nocturnal lemur is very solitary and discreet, you will only see it at night. It’s one of the rarest nocturnal species. It is a very original lemur with its bat ears, squirrel tail and its one finger that is longer than the others. Because of these characteristics they are able to find insects under the bark; they chew through the bark and pick the insects and larvae out;

Sunbath on the beach, swimming and relaxing;

Accommodation at the Palmarium Hotel, Full Board.

Akanin'ny Nofy (Palmarium)

An early start at 6.30 am is called for, either breakfast first or a 2 hour walk seeing and interacting with various lemurs, including the largest Indri Lemur, plus various exotic birds and rare plants in the forest, and breakfast on your return.

After, together with our guide, you can also explore the lowland rainforest via simple paths. All paths inside the reserve are quite flat and easy to walk. From the viewpoint you have a great view over the reserve, the belonging crocodile lake and lake Ampitabe. For years, Akanin’ny Nofy (Palmarium) is been famous for its many very tame lemurs. Ten species of lemurs live in freedom in the reserve, as well as reptiles, amphibians and crocodiles.

In the afternoon we by a boat visit a fishing village located between the ocean and the Pangalanes Canal. It is a relaxing moment alongside the local fishermen. The scenery is guaranteed, you will enjoy visiting, the swim and picnic with fresh seafood on the white sand of the Indian ocean beach.

In the evening there is often a local band at the hotel bar, where you can relax and enjoy the Malagasy music, and lemurs that will spy around the restaurant.

Walking in the Palmarium Reserve (click here to watch photos);

Visit fishing village;

Picnic with fresh seafood on the white sand of the Indian ocean beach;

Sunbathing on the beach, swimming and relaxing;

The Malagasy music and the without number cheeky and friendly lemurs.

Akanin'ny Nofy (Palmarium) - Antananarivo

Today will be a long travel day, through stunning natural scenery on very beautiful and photographic paved roads, you make your way to Antananarivo. There will be plenty interesting spots on the way, but the most exciting is stop at a farm specializing in Madagascan reptiles and butterflies. You visit the exotic farming centre of Mr. Pereyras, Marozevo, where you will see chameleon species of Madagascar, butterflies, lizards, snakes and other interesting animals.

Arrival in Tana in the evening. Once there, refresh yourself. Look by the window, you made it!

In the evening we will have Excursion "Tana-city", then the Goodbye-dinner in the cozy atmosphere of the Le Restaurant «La Varangue».

Distance: about 300 km;

Drive time: about 8 hours;

Visit in the exotic farming centre of Mr. Pereyras;

Excursion "Tana-city";

Goodbye-dinner in the Le Restaurant «La Varangue»;

Accommodation at the hotel, Bed & Breakfast: The Sakamanga Hotel 3* or De France Hotel 3* or Colbert Hotel 4* (our recommendation) or Hotel La Varangue (our recommendation).

Flight Home

Today your tour ends. A transfer back to the airport Ivato. We wish you a comfortable journey home and are sure you will take with you some wonderful memories of Madagascar. Experienced travelers are used to goodbyes, but that doesn't mean they get any easier. When the time comes to depart the wonderful Madagascar, we wouldn't be surprised if you were already planning a return trip!

Transfer to the airport Ivato.

Extend this tour:

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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.

Lemurs are clean-looking. But mainly greedy. These spoilt island brats have the appetites of 18-year-old boys and are willing to do anything to get that piece of banana that you have to offer. Get ready! - many lemurs will be intent on boarding a canoe! Lemurs pirates!

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Included in price

PLEASE NOTE: The price indicated is per person sharing room (DBL or TWIN), it is based on 2 Persons. If the group is of 4, 6, 8, 10 Persons, the price decreases.

*Pick up and drop off;

*Accommodations in standard hotels/bungalows (similar to European hotels 3*), bed & breakfast;

*Accommodation at bivouacs: In tents, mattress and blankets are provided. Full Board with beverages: bottled water, juice, tea, coffee. Our team takes charge of everything in the camp;

*Services during hiking and trekking: The crew of 2 guides, cook, porters; All the camping equipment;

*Car 4x4 with a driver;


*Services of your professional, experienced, English-speaking personal guide-escort (French or Russian language);

*Entrance fees to parks and reserves and the services of local guides;

*Picnics in the stipulated places at the program;

*Excursions and visits as per itinerary (Unless labeled as optional or additional)

*All transfers, including water transport;

*Government taxes and fees, including TVA and tourist tax at hotels;

*Bottled mineral water in the vehicle.

Not included in price

*International air travel;

*Air Madagascar Internal flight (Booking only. If NDAO-i-Travel Madagascar is responsible for issuing domestic flights, payment for all flights will be requested in order to confirm them);

*Visa fee (single entry 1 month visa currently 27 Euros, issued on arrival);

*Your medical insurance;

*Personal items and expenses;

*Soft and alcoholic drinks in hotels;

*Lunches en-route, lunches and dinners (except in places mentioned half or full board), Goodbye-dinner, Lunch in the crocodile farm;

*Additional activities and excursions (for diving, cruising, fishing etc, pre-booking is required);

*Special Requirements: to be specified during your order.

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