Madagascar enchants with beautiful beaches with azure-turquoise water, mountains, tropical forests, a desert, and even savannah. It is sometimes referred to as the eighth continent. Formerly an independent kingdom, it became a French colony in 1896 and has been an independent state since 1960, captivating tourists with its unique character.
Culture and history
DEPARTURE FROM CHICAGO
We will embark our journey with the ticket and baggage check to reach Madagascar, located 800 kilometers off the coast of Africa. This place is known for its endemic species of animals and plants that do not exist anywhere else in the world.
After arriving at the international airport and going through customs and visa formalities, transfer to the hotel near the airport. The rest of the day will be free time for relaxation.
After breakfast, we will set out to explore the main city. The next attraction of the day will be Lemur Park. These animals are an endemic symbol of Madagascar and are among the most captivating creatures on our planet.
We will have lunch at Lemur Park, followed by a return to the hotel. Dinner will be at your own leisure.
ANTANANARIVO - MORONDAVA
After breakfast, we will check out of the hotel and head to the airport for our flight to Morondava.
Upon checking into the hotel, we will take an evening stroll at sunset along the famous Baobab Alley. These majestic trees grow here in large clusters, creating a very picturesque view during the sunset.
MANGILY – MANGROVE FORESTS
Today we will set out for a trip to the village of Mangily, located near Morondava. We will go to the mangrove forest, also known as the mangals. We will explore the mangrove forest, also known as the mangrove swamp.
Lunch will be enjoyed in the fishing village of Mangily, followed by an opportunity to learn about the life and customs of the local population.
We will return to Morondava for the night.
Early in the morning, we will embark on a trip to the Marofadilia Reserve. The reserve consists of thorny, dry mangrove forests and inland sand dunes. During the journey, we will make a stop to admire the Baobab Alley once again.
In the reserve, we will search for lemurs, which have gained the title of Madagascar’s symbol. These small primates have long, fluffy tails with distinctive contrasting stripes.
We will then proceed to Morondava for an overnight stay.
MORONDAVA - ANTANANARIVO
ANTANANARIVO - NOSY BE
After breakfast, we embark on the next leg of our journey by plane to the island of Nosy Be. This island is situated off the northwest coast of Madagascar, in the Mahajanga Province. It is said to be home to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. We will have the opportunity to see it for ourselves over the next few days.
After breakfast, we will head to Lokbe Reserve. This is a pristine forest inhabited by lemurs and chameleons, as well as numerous tropical birds. Next, we will visit the fishing village of Ambatozavavy, from where we will embark on traditional boats along the mangrove swamps until we reach the reserve. We will return to the hotel in the afternoon.
Free time, which we can spend on the paradise beach.
DEPARTURE FROM CHICAGO
Today, the adventure in paradise Madagascar comes to an end. After checking out from the hotel, we will be transported to the airport for our journey back home.
Madagascar 2024: Expedition to the Island of Lemurs and Baobabs
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