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Period: May to December.
Wonderful adventure to Madagascar which start from Antananarivo to Morondava during 8 days/7nights and across all the western Sakalava parts of Madagascar. The boat trip to Tsiribihina River by canoe extends over 150km from Miandrivazo to Antsiraraka and allows you to enjoy exceptional wildlife. From dry and barren scenery, there will appear the primitive forest, gorges, vast sandbanks and the first baobab. Lemurs, herons, teal, hump duck, chameleons and crocodiles will escort us during this river tour. National park Tsingy offers an amazing spectacle of karstic topography with many varieties of endemic flora and fauna. Baobabs and savannah decorates the landscape until Morondava.

Type: Bivouac during the river trip and comfortable hotel for the rest.
Level: Fine health condition, open for all.

It is a tour of 8 days / 7 nights departing from Morondava Antananarivo up as follows:
DAY 1: Antananarivo
Welcome to the airport and transfer to  Hotel. According to your arrival time, we can organize a short tour of Antananarivo city.
Antananarivo is the capital of Madagascar. Built on a beautiful hill and spread over the Ikopa valley, the tour of the capital can interest visitor which discovers Madagascar. We can discover the railway station, Analakely market, arts and craft market and the queen palace.
- Overnight to Shangai hotel or equivalence.

DAY 2: Antananarivo - Miandrivazo via Antsirabe.
Morning:
We take the national 7 to reach Antsirabe city. Landscape of lowland rice-fields, some sacred hills of Imerina, reforestation areas, villages aboard the national 7 which have its all specialties: Ambatofotsy, Behenjy, Ambatolampy… decorates the panorama.
- Break lunch to Antsirabe, a friendly city.
Antsirabe: The Vichy Malagasy
Antsirabe is located at 170km to the south of the capital. The city is a peaceful and relaxing town. City possesses long avenues invaded by rickshaws and bicycles. Installed up more than 1500m, travelers enjoy generally its mild climate. Antsirabe is also a spa center. The city is endowed with solid infrastructure and numerous architectural remains such us the railway station, Catholic Church, hotel des Thermes, thermal sources…
Afternoon: On the road to Miandrivazo township.
We take the national road 34 to reach Miandrivazo village. At 195km from Antsirabe, the Middle West will plunge us into a warm tropical temperature.
The cool climate will decrease since Mandoto town, the last foothills of the middle West. We will arrive to Miandrivazo at the evening. Stroll to the village and distraction.
Miandrivazo, "I wait my mistress"
Miandriavazo is one of the major towns of "Menabe" region. Built on the left banks of Mahajilo River which is a tributary of Tsiribihina River, Miandrivazo village is characterized by hot temperature and it is the second hottest city of Madagascar. The village site hosted in a bowl and offers a magnificent sunset near the edge of the river.

Day 3: Miandrivazo - Mahajilo - Tsiribihina river
After registration fees to police and town hall office, the river tour begins from Miandrivazo and spreads over 150 kms during 03 days before connecting Antsiraraka village, an isolated village to the north of Belo/Tsiribihina.
This is our first day to Tsiribihina river and you will enjoy the beautifful scenery along Tsiribihina river dominated by the range montain of Bongolava. Varietis of water-birds: Kingfisher, Coucal and Cuckoo malagasy...Chameleons will be happy to meet you into these reeds near the river.
- Camping and bivouac

 



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