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RN7 with Andasibe and boat trip on the Pangalan Channel

Price from 2990 €
Duration 17 days

About the trip

With our individual tours we offer you the comfort of a vacation organized with German thoroughness in combination with the independence of an individually planned trip.

An eventful tour, full of sights and very varied landscapes, which can be divided into three parts- The highlands with its very varied landscape- The humid forest of the east and its wealth of fauna and flora.

Particularly interesting in this tour is the boat trip on the Pangalan Channel, a boat trip along the east coast with incredible landscapes. An area forgotten by tourism.

A string of natural rivers, streams, lakes and artificial canals stretches along the east coast of Madagascar. Parallel to the Indian Ocean, the Pangalanes Canal stretches 700 km from Tamatave to Farafangana. On its way, the canal crosses forests and villages. A boat trip on the Pangalanes is a real discovery of Madagascar.

In the form of lakes or lagoons, the landscapes are permanent exhibitions in unusual places of life. We meet fishermen on their dugout canoes, rafts that carry mountains of fruit ... An invitation to travel on the channel of Pangalanes for the curious and the freshwater sailors.

The arid south, the savannahs with their specific fauna & flora.An adventure to share with the inhabitants of different Malagasy ethnic groups. They will be happy to introduce you to their country and their customs. All in all, this tour allows you to show a rich overview of a very diverse part of this fascinating island island.

Many extensions and connecting tours are possible, the offers are only examples of possibilities that can still be personally adapted to the individual expectations of the guests upon request.

The travel days in detail

Day 1: Arrival in Antananarivo

The first day is initially dedicated to your arrival in Madagascar. We will pick you up after your landing at the airport Ivato in the Madagascan capital Antanarivo and bring you to your place of accommodation in Villa Sibylle. If you have any food or beverage requests for your arrival, it is best to let us know in advance so we can take care of them.

Day 2: Drive from Antananarivo to Andasibe

Early in the morning you will drive east on the winding and well-maintained RN 2. On the way you will have the opportunity to visit the famous private reserve "MadagascarExotique" of the famous explorer Andre Pereyras where an unimagined variety of reptiles, amphibians and - in a nearby forest - lemurs pose unabashedly for the camera. Moramanga is the next stop before heading to the nearby Analamazoatra area. Near the Andasibe National Park You will have the opportunity to listen to the singing cries of the Indri Indris, who often come right into the hotel complex. Overnight stay at the hotel "Eulophiella Lodge or equivalent".

Day 3- Andasibe / Mitsinjo

Today, after breakfast, you will visit the Mitsinjo Reserve. During the hike of several hours you will see Indri Indris and other, highly rare animal and plant species. After returning to the hotel in the late morning, we will go to the "Vakona Zoo": on the famous lemur island, which is approached by boat, numerous lemurs cavort, which were once taken from illegal captivity and "reintroduced" here. However, the animals have lost all shyness and literally jump on the visitors' noses, so washable rainwear is highly recommended. The nearby forest is home to a large number of crocodiles, the rare "fossa" and other zoological features of Madagascar and can be easily explored on a 1-2 hour walk. Night walks in the rainforest are possible from the lodge.Overnight at the hotel " Eulophiella Lodge ".

Day 4 - Andasibe to Mahanoro

After breakfast, you will leave the rainforest but the landscape remains lush green and the air is warm and humid. In Antsapanana there is a huge selection of tropical fruits to buy on the side of the road.After that the route becomes more curvy to Vatomandry, the place is already on the Indian Ocean.From Vatomandry it is then another 90 km on a not very good roads to Mahanoro.

Day 5 - Mahanoro to Ambohitsara

Departure on the Pangalan Channel by motorboat. After breakfast, the crew of the "Ravintsy motorboat with dining room, a panoramic terrace with deck chairs for watching, kitchen and toilet are also on board.The boat leaves Mahanoro and passes through the area of interest for its birds, then comes the crossing of the Mangoro River and continue up the narrow channel to the lake before docking in Ambohitsara.At sunset you will enjoy the terrace lounge bar under the pandanus trees and in front of the sea.The accommodation is simple andexceptional, 100% wilderness. Dinner and overnight at Pangalanes forest lodge (category "bush comfort, shower with bucket and dry toilet outside.Meals: Lunch and dinner included on board.Boat transfer distance: 60 km - Duration: +/- 3h30.

Day 6 - Amdranotsara - Nosy-Varika - Ambahy

Departure towards the south on the canal, wide and narrower passages on the canal. Small villages on the banks of the river, forests and peaceful landscapes on the banks of the canal that then connects with the lake Analampotsy, the lake is crossed and then the river Sakaleona must be used to continue. This then leads to the small town of Nosy-Varika which we visit to stretch our legs. After this break on land, we continue south until we reach the village of Ambahy, where a "jungle camp" is set up for the night, each bungalow consists of a roof made of local plants that is water-repellent and dense. Underneath is a comfortable safari tent with two single beds each.Shower as the previous day with bucket and outdoor toilet. Meals: Lunch on board / Dinner at campDistance of the boat transfer: 160 km - Duration: +/- 6h30 and walk: +/- 1 hour.

Day 7 - Ambahy - Mahela - Ambohitsra - Mananjary

After breakfast at the lodge we will visit the school and the bush health clinic and pharmacy. Here you can drop off useful donations (medicines, clothes, supplies). Visits to the village where we meet the local people are possible. After another three hours on the boat heading south we reach the village of Ambohitsara.on request another very interesting visit to the east coast. Ambohitsara is known for an east facing white elephant made of marble whose origin is still unknown and disputed. A mystery.After lunch on board we will continue south. At the end of the afternoon we reach Mananjary where the boat trip ends, a small peaceful port in the middle of nowhere surrounded by coconut trees and bougainvillea. Overnight stay at the very posh Vahini Lodge

Day 8 - Mananjary - Sahambavy

Continue through a very varied landscape that leads through the different vegetation zones up to the highlands .Overnight stay in one of the most beautiful hotels on the island, huge tropical garden on the shore of a lake, a tree house, a railroad car as a luxury apartment, bungalows on the lakeOvernight stay in Lac Hotel***.

Day 9 - Sahambavy via Fianarantsoa to Ambalavao

In the morning, a small guided walk is organized through small rice fields and especially through the Betsileo landscape. After leaving the town of Fianarantsoa and arriving in a small village where we will be invited to a typical Malagasy meal . In the afternoon we will continue towards Ambalavao, a very important city for the Zebu trade. The landscape changes into mountains, vineyards decorate the valleys and huge boulders stand surrounded by greenery.

Day 10 - Tsaranoro Mountains

This day is dedicated to hiking in the Tsaranoro mountain range. After breakfast, we slowly ascend to the Tsaranoro Valley, along ancient zebra paths, through vegetation that is very different from what we are used to: palm trees and other tropical plants show us, despite the altitude, that we are in a completely different climate zone than the day before.In the afternoon we arrive back at Tsarasoa Camp and enjoy cold drinks and the hospitality of the staff there.Depending on the wishes of the guests it can be day hikes from the lodge but you can also set up a camp in the mountains for an overnight which allows longer hiking tours.Overnight at Tsarasoa Lodge or in the tent

Day 11 - Tsaranoro to Isalo

Today we continue south, the fertile highlands end here and a landscape of huge granite rocks surrounds us. Short rest in Ihosy and then after about 2 hours drive we reach Ranohira, situated in the middle of the wide plateau of Horombe. Here lies the famous Isalo National Park which we will visit the next day.Overnight stay in the hotel "Isalo Rock Lodge****".

Day 12 - The Isalo National Park

Day of discovery of the Isalo Massif, its strange granite and sandstone sculptures and unique flora and fauna. The Isalo National Park includes a large part of the massif north of the RN7. It consists of continental sandstone from the Jurassic period whose shapes, colors and natural sculpture formation can be seen very differently in different areas of the park. Isalo is a vast area covering almost 82,000 hectares with an average elevation of 1000 meters.Amidst the barren and mineral landscape, there are magnificent natural pools and waterfalls surrounded by lush tropical nature.The duration and severity of the day's hike will be adjusted to the abilities of the participants. This completely overpriced park can also be easily replaced by the private area of Isalo Rock Lodge after the hike in Andringitra, identical landscape to enjoy at leisureOvernight at Hotel Isalo Rock Lodge ****

Day 13 - Ride from Ranohira via Ilakaka to Sarondrano

On this day of Journey through Madagascar Say goodbye to Ranohira and go by car to Ranohira. further south. Along the way there are several opportunities for Excursions an: Ilakaka Sapphire Mine, Zombitse Vohibasia National Park or the giant Baobab trees are just three possible examples. You will leave Tulear behind you and then directly go to Sarondrano. Here extends a stunning headland into the sea and beautiful dream beaches await you. The overnight stay takes place in the Résidence Eden Lodge an excellent guesthouse, which is still considered a real insider tip on the island.

Day 14 - Stay in Sarondrano and the surrounding area

The days at the Mozambique Channel on your Journey through Madagascar are all about various day trips and individual activities. During these three days you will stay exclusively in Sarondrano and the nearby surroundings, staying throughout the night in the wonderful Résidence Eden Lodge. Your daily program you can Assemble yourselfWe will gladly support you in this to the best of our ability: Relaxing hours on the dream beach are just as imaginable as sailing trips, diving or a boat trip to the humpback whales. Simply contact us and we will take care of a Program package, which corresponds to your individual wishes.

Day 15 - Flight from Tulear to Antananarivo

This day is from Spirit of optimism characterized: After the relaxing days in Sarondrano, it's back to Tulear and from there by plane directly to the capital Antananarivo. Depending on the time of day you can then still explore the surrounding area, otherwise it goes directly to the hotel Villa Sybille or to an exceptional restaurant with excellent dining options.

Day 16-Stay in Antananarivo and the surrounding area

On the penultimate day of your exciting journey through Madagascar the capital of the island state is once again on the program: In Antananarivo, you will have numerous opportunities to go on Discovery tour to go. An example of a real attraction is the Lemurs Parkwhere many of the cute animals can be studied in detail. For this day we have a Day Use in the Villa Sybille so that you can store your luggage there and freshen up in the evening, if necessary, before we take you to the airport.

Day 17 - The Return flight to Europe

The last day of your 17 days vacation in Madagascar is entirely devoted to the return journey. This day you will on the plane to Europe and presumably learn about the different experiences and impressions of their Journey through Madagascar dream

Facts and figures

Facts and figures about the tour

As already mentioned above, you have with this Journey through Madagascar numerous possibilities for a individual recreational activities. If you need help, for example, to fill the days in Sarondrano with activities, we will be happy to help you with numerous recommendations and assistance. Different sections of the tours can be additionally individualized on request become. All you need to do is contact us. Together we can then ensure that your Madagascar vacation becomes a real dream.

Various connection tours can harmoniously enrich this trip, we adapt the possibilities to your wishes and expectations.

Below you can see the list of costs as well as the services included or to be paid by the customer:

17-day Tour from Antananarivo to Tulear Price per person
2 to 3 guests 2990 €
4 to 5 guests 2950 €
6 - 7 guests 2890 €
8 - 9 guests 2820 €
10 guests or more 2790 €


For single rooms we have to charge a supplement of 680 €.

Integrated into the basic price:

English speaking tour guide

Accompaniment and logistics

all nights including breakfast

Full board on the boat from Mahanoro to Mananjary

Breakfast and transfers and trips as specified

Four-wheel drive car and driver and fuel

Not integrated into the basic price:

Lunch and dinner

Personal expenses

German speaking tour guide possible with surcharge

individual leisure activities

Entrance fees to the national parks (about 20€ per person and per park)

Sightseeings and excursions (about 20€ per person and per park)

national and international flights

Visa (available at the airport for 25€)


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After 10 months of total inactivity, self-employed people in the tourism industry in Madagascar are completely without income. There is no opening of the borders in sight in Madagascar and we are at the beginning of the rainy season, which is the low season, even in normal times. I have started a fundraiser for the guides and drivers I know well. From this money we will buy rice and other essentials and distribute them regularly, if possible, until the resumption of travel activities in April 2021 at the earliest. My special thanks to those who have already donated. I will start buying rice tomorrow and will begin distributing it this week.
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