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Period: May to December.
A memorable wilderness adventures to a beautiful approach of Madagascar. 11 days/10 night’s tour from Antananarivo to Morondava thought visiting Tsingy and the Baobabs. We trek a 2 days to join the loading dock of Manambolo river. Varieties of aquatic fauna and flora during the boat trip to Manambolo river. A tour to amazing Tsingy with landscape of karstic cathedrals which contain various types of bird, lemur, trees species will surprise you. The Baobabs and the sun immerse us in a hot tropical atmosphere.
Level: Fine physical condition.

DAY 1: Antananarivo
Welcome to airport and transfer to the Hotel. According to the arrival time, we can organize a short tour of Antananarivo city.
Antananarivo, the capital with the tropical temperature
Antananarivo is located in the center of the Central Highlands. At the heart of the “red Island” and culminates up 1300m; the original site of the city was on the Analamanga hill or the "blue forest" and descended gradually to the lower address for finally settling in the lower belt. The capital is a grand political, administrative and industrial center. The "Rova" or the queen palace is the core imposing venue of the urban residential areas with recognizable tile roofs all around, the administrative district constitute of large modern building near Anosy Lake.
Occidental missionary construct uptown temple such us Andohalo church, witnessed trend of the Anglo-Saxons architecture of the 18th century. Anosy Lake is taken as an orientation point to explore the city and enjoying a small meeting with "Merina" ethnic. Antananarivo is nowadays inhabited nearly 2.000.000 of peoples.
- Overnight stay to Shangai hotel or equivalence.

DAY 2: Antananarivo - Tsiroanomandidy via Itasy Lake.
Road direction to the West by the national road N°1 to join Ampefy village; crossing volcanic panorama formed by basaltic dome Itasy region.
- Break lunch near the lake.
Itasy Lake:
Itasy Lake is a volcanic formation stretches up 45km2 and localized near Ampefy suburb, 120km away from Antananarivo city. The lake be used such us shelters of 33 species of birds which survive her.
In the afternoon, we pursue our expedition through the west “zebu roads” to join Tsiroanomandidy town.
- Overnight stay to Manambolo hotel or equivalence.

DAY 3: Tsiroanomandidy - Belobaka
By 4wd vehicle, we make a tour on a trail along a hills and valleys landscape and we arrive to Belobaka village before crossing the desert zone.
We continue to a snaky track and approach the Bongolava foothills.
- Camping and bivouac.

DAY 4: Belobaka hiking
Accompanied with our carriers, we trek along this foothill strewn by crevice. We meet along our way native peoples of the region that flows through paths, the only means of transport to explore area.
After 06 hours hiking, we attain the lee shore side of the massif dominates by the vast barren plains of Menabe were sketch’s Manambolo river.
- Camping and bivouac

DAY 5: Ankavandra hiking
We pass a rocky trail along escarpment and follow a charming stream which has natural pools carved by its falls into the rock.
At the bottom, we perceive Akavandra village; final phase of our trek.
We build our camp on the banks of the Manambolo river near the village.
- Camping and bivouac



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