Andasibe Reserve Package – Standard

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Madagascar – 3 days: Andasibe National Park is propably the most famous National Park in Madagascar. A perfect stopover for every traveller wanting to experience Madagascar’s endemic wildlife and lush rainforests. Hear the loud call of the Indri and spot well camouflaged chameleons.

OvervieLodge package to Andasibe National Park – 3 day. Explore the Andasibe National Park and the endemic animals such as lemurs, chameleons and insects that populate this national park

Tour Highlights

Extensive walks and a night walk in the Natural Reserve of Andasibe – It contains a wide variety of orchids, canopy, and endemic animals

  • We make use of typical African standard lodge accommodation all with private en-suite bathrooms. Accommodation is situated near to or inside National Parks, on the banks of a river, or in other places of interest. The accommodation will be a mix of lodges, chalets and tented camps. Most properties are equipped with swimming pools, restaurants and bar areas. You have the choice to upgrade to a higher standard of accommodation.

    Day 1 – 2 : Grace Lodge or similar.

  • Group Size: Minimum 1, Maximum 10

    Vehicles :Transport will depend on the size of the group:

    • A small car for 2 – 3 people
    • A minivan for 4 – 6 – 8 people
    • A bus for 10 people or more

    Spending money: Clients are advised to bring enough money to cover their lunches and dinners, the purchase of curios and additional entertainment. Madagascar’s currency is the Ariary. Euros are the most practical and convenient currency to exchange into Ariary at the Airport. International credit cards and travellers cheques are very seldom accepted.


    First Aid: Our guides are trained in basic first aid and the vehicle is equipped with a medical aid kit. Preventative Malaria medication should be taken before the trip and throughout its duration, although it is advisable to consult a doctor prior to departure.


    Luggage: Maximum baggage allowance on the plane will be 20 kg. Please bring a backpack or soft barrel bag, not a suitcase. Don’t bring too much clothing, as there are washing opportunities along the way. Please adhere to the allowance specified as space for luggage is limited.


    Insurance: It is compulsory for all travellers to have insurance covering their personal requirements, medical expenses and personal possessions. This is to be arranged before leaving your home country. Jenman Safaris has comprehensive public liability insurance. For an instant quote on travel insurance, please click the following link to our website:http://www.jenmansafaris.com/travel-info/travel-insurance.html


    Packing:

    • Shorts
    • Track suit
    • Walking shoes
    • Light trousers/jeans
    • Swimming costume
    • Sandals
    • T-shirts
    • Sun hat
    • Windbreaker
    • Warm clothes
    • Long-sleeved shirts
    • Camera
    • Torch & spare batteries
    • Water bottle
    • Sunglasses
    • UV protection
    • Mosquito protection

    Visa Requirements:A visa is required to enter the territory of Madagascar and can easily be obtained upon arrival at the airport of Antananarivo with a validity of up to 90 days. Tourists staying for less than one month, can purchase a visa for 80’000 Ariary (around 23-27 €). Paying with the exact amounts or small currency is advised. No photographs are required, however please ensure that passports are valid for at least 6 months after return date. In addition to the entry visa, the Malagasy government is proposing the introduction of a frontier levy of 10 € in the near future, still to be confirmed and variable at short notice.


    Gratuities: If you feel you have been looked after well by your crew, driver or guides, and you wish to show your appreciation for their services, a monetary tip is very welcomed by those in Madagascar. Here follows some suggested guidelines:

    • Around EUR 4 per person, per day (10,000 Ariary) for a guide or a guide/driver.
    • Around EUR 2 (5,000 Ariary) for a park guide, depending on your satisfaction.
    • Around 5% of the bill at a restaurant
    • 200 Ariary per bag for a porter.

    As Euro coins cannot be changed into local money in Madagascar, it is advisable to tip in Ariary. We would ask that you please reserve your generosity for tipping for services only, and not providing free hand-outs to children or adults, as this encourages begging.

  • Included

    • 3 x breakfast
    • Accommodation based on a BED & BREAKFAST basis in twin sharing room
    • All transfers and transport mentioned in the program
    • English speaking driver*
    • Specialist guides in the national park as per program
    • All entrance fees
    • All excursions mentioned in the program

    *Please note that Malagasy drivers speak basic English and have general knowledge of history, culture and the fauna & flora in Madagascar. A supplement is payable should you require a specialist guide to accompany you throughout the tour.

    Excluded

    • English speaking guide
    • all excursions not mentioned in the program
    • bottled water, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
    • laundry
    • international flights, visas and travel insurance
    • all lunches, dinners
    • personal items
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    Day 1. Andasibe

    We will drive to Andasibe through the green and luxuriant vegetation of the east. Along the way we will see Merina villages in the rocky mountains. We will finally arrive to Andasibe between 15h00 and 17h00. At approximately 19h00 we enjoy a night walk within the Andasibe.

    Day 2. Natural Reserve of Andasibe

    We take a morning visit to the Special Reserve of Andasibe. After a short break back at the hotel, you will visit Lemur Island at Vakona Forest Lodge. The rest of your afternoon is at leisure.

    Day 3. Antananarivo

    Today, we head back to Tana, where your lemur experience comes to an end.

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