Tsiribihina River Cruise, Tsingy of Bemaraha and Morondava
The earth is rich in sometimes amazing and unique landscapes and creatures. A large number of the most impressive representatives from both categories can be found on the island of Madagascar. Here on the so-called Red island you have the possibility fascinating adventures and breathtaking natural spectacles to experience. We would like to present some of them to you on the following Journey through Madagascar present. In doing so, we rely on a exciting mixture of adventure and nature experience trip - on this tour you can meet lemurs, go on a wild river trip on the Tsiribihina and have a spectacular scenery which has not for nothing now been classified as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. But this alone is not all. We make it possible for you on this tour completely after your individual wishes and preferences to travel. In this sense, we make you the offer to modify the presented tour, if necessary, according to your very personal wishes. If you wish to do so or need additional information, feel free to contact us.
Detailed info about the tour:
The tour presented below is like a Trip to a completely different worldOn the other hand, it also requires the best possible planning. For example, the Tsiribihina can be navigated only during the months of May to November, because otherwise it has too much water, which would make a crossing life-threatening. In addition, the Tsingy from Bemaraha during the season, by the way, can not be reached even with an excellent four-wheel drive vehicle. However, even in the months of May to November, from time to time there may be various restrictions that mean that some areas or sections of the tour must be changed. Therefore, we feel it is particularly advisable to plan such a varied and exciting tour in the best case already a bit plan in advance. Exactly then we can also contribute concretely to the fact that also your personal desires still full entrance into the planning of this Journey through Madagascar find Tour extensions or tour combinations are of course also possible with us.
Day 1: From the Malagasy capital to Antsirabe
In the morning of the first day your extraordinary journey through Madagascar with a car trip in the direction of the south. Initially planned is a stopover in Behenjy to visit the epicurean delights to indulge in. In Behenjy you will find one of the most renowned restaurants in Madagascar and you can taste numerous specialties of duck liver. Afterwards, we will continue towards our destination of the day, Antsirabe. Planned in advance but still another Stopover in Ambatolampy. There you can visit an aluminum foundry, where the famous aluminum pots, known throughout Madagascar, are produced under very difficult conditions. Towards evening we will arrive at Antsirabe, a city often called the the industrial heart of the highlands is called. You will be welcomed in Antsirabe at the Couleur Café and treated to a gala dinner before your night's rest.
Day 2: It goes on to Miandrivazo
Miandrivazo is the next big point on your itinerary and at the same time one of the hottest places in all of Madagascar. Accordingly, it is necessary to ensure that you always have enough drinking water. The Trip to Miandrivazo is very varied and leads towards the west and through the Bongolava Mountains. For lunch, a stopover in Mandoto is a good idea, if you like you can do another Stopover at the gold prospectors in Diavolana be inserted. In Miandrivazo you will be welcomed at the Hotel Le Piroguier, where a delicious dinner will also be waiting for you. Upon arrival, you may already have a first View of the Mahajilo, which will be your destination the next day.
Day 3: A ride on the Tsiribihina
After breakfast, today you will first go directly to the police chief, because there you will do a registration before boarding the boats for the river trip. At first you will go down the very wide Mahajilo quite leisurely. On the way you will also have lunch, which will strengthen you for the further trip. The Ride lasts until early eveningbefore you find a camp for the night on one of the many sandbanks. There the day then ends with a cozy and convivial dinner as well as an overnight stay in the tent directly under the impressive starry sky.
Day 4: The journey on the Tsiribihina continues
After breakfast, the team tidies up the camp and the Ride on the river continues. On the boats you can experience not only a wonderful feeling in harmony with nature, but also in addition numerous animal observations in the surrounding forests. Around noon there will be a Rest by the waterfall called Anosy n'ampela, which will delight you with its beauty. After that we continue through the gorges of Tsiribihinawhere one photo motif follows the next. Afterwards, there is a rest in Begidro, a small village that lives primarily from tobacco cultivation. The local people are very curious and hospitable. In addition, here you have the opportunity to buy products such as beer, cigarettes and other things. Afterwards the journey continues. We will spend the night again in a romantic camp on the river bank.
Day 5: One more day on Tsiribihina
Today, after a comfortable night in camp, Tsiribihina awaits you again, although the scenery will change greatly today. It is slowly but surely getting warmer and at the same time more humid. On the horizon are now the Bemaraha Mountains to recognize. If you do not feel tonight after another night in the Camp on the riverbank long, but prefer to stay in a bungalow complex, this is possible for an additional charge. Otherwise, rest again in the cozy camp.
Day 6: Going to Bekopaka
Leaving the boats and the camp behind, you will be picked up again by four-wheel drive car and taken to Belo-sur-Tsiribihina to the ferry. There you will first dine at the restaurant called Mad Zebu. This restaurant is no longer an insider tip, but is known throughout Madagascar for its delicious food. Afterwards it goes further northThe road over which your car drives can be considered a bit bumpy. You will reach Bekopaka, the entrance to the Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, towards evening and spend the night in the hotel Olympe d'Bemaraha.
Day 7: The small Tsingy and a ride on the Manombolo are coming up
Before heading to the big Tsingy of Bemaraha, you will have a short side trip to the small Tsingy. The March through the small, fascinating rock needles, which protrude from the ground everywhere, is reminiscent of a walk through a labyrinth and proves to be immensely fascinating. Between the needles you will discover rare pachypodia and various Euphorbia. Also various animals can be seen on this two to three hour tour gladly look. How long you want to stay here is up to you, as we adapt the tour to your wishes. However, you should not forget that after lunch in a fine restaurant on the river, there is another highlight on the day's schedule: a boat will take you upstream the Manombolo. There you expect numerous sacred tombs of the legendary indigenous people of Madagascar, the Vazimba. Afterwards you will go to bed again in the Olympe d'Bemaraha.
Day 8: The great Tsingy of Bemaraha
So that today you can spend a lot of time in the world famous Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park can spend, you leave already around five o'clock in the morning. The walk into the park then begins around six in the morning. Before that, you will be instructed in the correct use of the climbing harness. After a good hour of walking you will see why this climbing harness is so important on your excursion, because after the Passing several narrow caves and steep rock faces you come to a very well designed via ferrata, which leads with numerous stairs, suspension bridges, guide ropes and co. through the park hi to the most fascinating viewpoints. Rarely in your life before will you see such a breathtaking view have enjoyed. Exactly how the tour of the park turns out depends on your individual condition. There are a total of five different ways to explore the park. For the overnight stay is then towards the end of the day again the Olympe d'Bemaraha ready
Day 9: Going back to Morondava
After the eventful days with the big and small Tsingy, the tour is coming to an end. Already early in the morning you will drive back south and continue after lunch in Belo-sur-Tsiribihina across the river. Afterwards, the journey continues by car, leaving behind the dry forest of the west coast. In time for sunset, you should normally reach the Baobab Avenue reach. There, the giant baobab trees cast fascinating shadows in the setting sun, completely immersed in a beautiful red light. After this spectacle we go on to Morondavawhere you will stay in an attractive bungalow complex by the sea.
Day 10: The end of the tour
Today brings the end of the tour. Optionally, from here you can experience further adventures together with us or back travel to Antananarivo and depart from there to Europe. Depending on the departure time you can still a little in advance the Explore Morondava citybefore they move on.
Facts and figures about the tour
At the outset, we have already pointed out to you that you have numerous different possibilities have to make individualizations on this tour. Gladly can individual Travel sections extended or shortened can be made - even changing tours or treks can be done. For this you only need to create a Contact us and then we can initiate all changes. In order for you to know exactly what to expect before you contact us, we have provided you above with the exact daily planning for this trip through Madagascar. We would also like to remain as transparent as possible when it comes to costs and therefore present you with the following table. All services as well as the associated prices are listed in an easy-to-understand manner, so that you can easily find the right solution in your Madagascar vacation there are no unpleasant surprises. However, should any questions arise, please do not hesitate to contact us.
|River cruise Tsiribihina - Tsingy from Bemaraha - Morondava - 10 days||Price per person|
|2 to 3 guests||2.560 Euro|
|4 to 5 guests||2.490 Euro|
|6 - 7 guests||1.980 Euro|
|8 - 9 guests||1.780 Euro|
|10 guests and more||1.660 Euro|
- Accompaniment by German speaking and experienced tour guide
- Four wheel drive car with driver and diesel
- all specified accommodation in the hotels and camping
- Full board with breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Entrance fees to the National Park + boat trip
- Camping equipment
Services not included:
- optional sightseeing, excursions and guides