Madagascar Baobabs & Beyond

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 11 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 15-99 yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-18117
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
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  • Starts Antananarivo, Madagascar
  • Ends Antananarivo, Madagascar
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Witness a spectacular pink and yellow sunset behind towering, 800-year-old trees along the Avenue of the Baobabs in the laid-back seaside town of Morondava.
  • Travel along the Tsiribihina River in a traditional barge, stopping to hike to hidden waterfalls, explore remote villages and camp among nature on the banks.
  • Trek through a forest of limestone karsts and cross a sheer drop on a suspended bridge at the Great Tsingy, keeping an eye out for native wildlife including 11 species of lemur.
  • Float down the meandering Manambolo River in a traditional dugout canoe, wind through a deep gorge and past rocky cliffs, soaking up the tranquil atmosphere.
  • Discover the emerald-green waters of Tritiva, an extinct crater surrounded by verdant forest, on a hike through the stunning Antsirabe district.
The "Madagascar Baobabs & Beyond" trip starts from and ends in Antananarivo. It is a wildlife trip that takes 11 days taking you through Tsiribihina, Antsirabe, Antananarivo and 3 other destinations in Madagascar. "Madagascar Baobabs & Beyond" is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Venture into the far reaches of Madagascar on this 11-day journey that reveals the diverse landscapes of one of the most spellbinding countries on the African continent. From the emerald-green crater lakes of the Antsirabe district, to the golden hues of sunset in the Avenue of the Baobabs, experience Madagascar’s rainbow terrain as you leave behind the bustle of Antananarivo and traverse remote paths and waterways into the wild. Experience life along the Tsiribihina Delta on a two-day cruise, see the legendary tombs of the Vazimba people while exploring caves, float down the Manambolo River in a dugout canoe and feel the suspense as you peer down into the vast canyon of the Great Tsingy.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Antananarivo
  • Day 2: Miandrivazo
  • Day 3: Tsiribihina River
  • Day 4: Tsiribihina River
  • Day 5: Bekopaka
  • Day 6: Bekopaka (The Small Tsingy)
  • Day 7: Bekopaka (The Great Tsingy)
  • Day 8: Morondava
  • Day 9: Miandrivazo
  • Day 10: Antsirabe
  • Day 11: Antananarivo
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotel (8 nights), Camping (2 nights)
Meals
  • 9 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Transport
  • Minibus , 4WD , Ferry , Boat
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Miandrivazo - Tsiribihina River Trip
  • Miandrivazo - Tsiribihina River Trip
  • Bemaraha National Park - Small Tsingy walking circuit
  • Bemaraha National Park - Manombolo River Canoe Ride
  • Bemaraha National Park - Big Tsingy Trek
  • Morondava - Sunset at Baobab Alley
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from Antananarivo are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Madagascar Baobabs & Beyond tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. World Nomads' travel insurance has been designed by travelers for travelers.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 1 review
  • Grant Phelps
  • From USA
  • On Oct 31 2022
5 - Excellent
How wonderful Madagascar
I recommend this trip for anyone who seeks true adventure and wants an immersive experience, you're going to love this. I was very happy with our guide Barnabus, most pleasant and engaging. The Madagascar tour provided access to... Read more
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Madagascar Baobabs & Beyond tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 19 September 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 19 September 2024, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 57 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Madagascar Baobabs & Beyond tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.

Visa

For this Madagascar Baobabs & Beyond tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you
  • The visible vertical drop at the Great Tsingy is an incredible sight, however it can be quite intimidating especially for those with vertigo. If you have concerns, please discuss these with your leader once the trip commences.
  • Some of the best scenery in Madagascar is found on hikes. So, while this trip doesn't require a high level of fitness, it’s essential to be at least moderately fit if you want to partake in all activities.
  • This trip includes river cruising on the Tsiribihina River. Camping conditions are basic along the way and there will be no access to bathroom facilities, however this means you have access to more remote parts of the region and the joy of experiencing the elements.
  • As this is a remote part of Madagascar there will be some very long travel days, but we think the unique and rewarding experiences are worth the distances travelled. Due to the conditions of the roads and the impact of little maintenance during the pandemic travel can be slow so a little patience can go a long way.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • What level of fitness do I need for this trip, especially for the long treks? My husband and I are older adults although we both walk an average of 5 kilometers per day and have no health problems.

    While this trip doesn't require an extremely high level of fitness, it’s essential to be at least moderately fit if you want to partake in all activities. ​The tour operator has said that the physical rating for this trip is 3 out of 5, suggesting that moderate physical activities are included and a good level of fitness is required.​ Please also take note of the following important points about this trip for your health and safety:

    • The visible vertical drop at the Great Tsingy is an incredible sight, however, it can be quite intimidating especially for those with vertigo. If you have concerns, please discuss these with your leader once the trip commences.
    • This trip includes river cruising on the Tsiribihina River. Camping conditions are basic along the way and there will be no access to bathroom facilities, however, this means you have access to more remote parts of the region and the joy of experiencing the elements.

  • Do I need a backpack for this trip or is a small suitcase okay?

    ​Regarding the luggage, one small soft-sided bag (small soft suitcase or duffel is ok) plus a simple day pack is essential. We recommend no more than 15-30 kgs maximum per person. We also recommend not bringing hard or externally framed suitcases as they are difficult to store and can damage equipment and other travelers’ belongings. Since your trip is beginning and ending at the same location, excess luggage can be stored at your arrival/departure hotel and can be collected after your trip.

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