Southern Africa by Intrepid Travel

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Page 15 of Southern Africa

madagascar madagascan explorer original plus local payment eu595 physical culture shock 15 days ex antananarivo itinerary day 1 antananarivo arrive in antananarivo and meet the crew day 2 antsirabe travel through the beautiful highland scenery to antsirabe famous for its thermal springs gemstone merchants and french-style architecture explore the town by foot or hire a pousse-pousse rickshaw day 3 ranomafana visit the wood-carvers village of ambositra continue on through the mountains and magnificent rainforest to ranomafana take a guided nocturnal walk in search of lemurs day 4 fianarantsoa enjoy a guided forest walk in ranomafana in search of the golden bamboo lemur before visiting the sahambavy tea plantations near fianarantsoa day 5 ranohira see paper made in the traditional way in ambalavao after leaving the mountains the air feels drier and warmer and the vegetation becomes more sparse pass a group of rocks known as the `door to the south before travelling up the horombe plateau and ranohira days 6-7 isalo national park spend two days walking in isalo national park a vast region of windpolished and water-scoured rock towers in the evenings camp under mango trees near a natural swimming pool days 8-9 ifaty/tulear stop and look at the many mahafaly tombs along the side of the road play in the sun and surf or take a walk to the nearby spiny forest day 10 fort dauphin fly to fort dauphin a town with magnificent views an interesting history and fine sandy beaches day 11 berenty lemur reserve take day and night walks through abundant wild orchids to see the ring-tailed lemurs and sifakas day 12 fort dauphin return to fort dauphin for lovers of seafood dine on the city s famous oysters day 13 antananarivo fly back to antananarivo and spend time exploring the capital pick up some mementos or pastries at the french-inspired markets day 14 perinet national park visit mandraka butterfly and chameleon centre and take a guided nocturnal walk in perinet national park to see many different types of lemur day 15 antananarivo return to antananarivo after a walk in perinet to see and hear the amazing indri biggest of all the lemurs above exploring madagascar megan hassett below island wildlife megan hassett accommodation hotels/lodges 13 nts multishare hotel/lodge 1nt transport minibus or similar plane walking group size max 12 meals 14 breakfasts 4 lunches 5 dinners budget allow eu210 for meals not included departs selected sat 2007 start 16 dec 06 jan 20 jan 03 feb 17 feb 03 mar 17 mar 31 mar 14 apr 28 apr 12 may 26 may 09 jun finish 30 dec 20 jan 03 feb 17 feb 03 mar 17 mar 31 mar 14 apr 28 apr 12 may 26 may 09 jun 23 jun 23 jun 30 jun 07 jul 14 jul 21 jul 28 jul 04 aug 11 aug 18 aug 25 aug 01 sep 15 sep 29 sep 13 oct 07 jul 14 jul 21 jul 28 jul 04 aug 11 aug 18 aug 25 aug 01 sep 08 sep 15 sep 29 sep 13 oct 27 oct 27 oct 10 nov 24 nov 08 dec 22 dec 29 dec 2008 12 jan 26 jan 09 feb 23 feb 08 mar 22 mar 10 nov 24 nov 08 dec 22 dec 05 jan 12 jan 26 jan 09 feb 23 feb 08 mar 22 mar 05 apr 05 apr 19 apr 03 may 17 may 31 may 14 jun 28 jun 19 apr 03 may 17 may 31 may 14 jun 28 jun 12 jul · take a walk through perinet national park · spot lemurs · explore ranomafana national park at night · visit the tea plantations at sahambavy · see colourful butterflies and chameleons at mandraka · hike through isalo national park the trip was exceptionally well organized and i loved that we used as many local small businesses as possible our guide was great and our group were interesting fun to be around highly recommended to anybody silvia springolo intrepid traveller trip code ysy 39