Malagasy essentials

Set off to discover Madagascar, starting with the Andasibe forest and its lemurs, then on to Morondava with its Baobab avenues, and ending in Kirindy, a national park famous for its varied fauna, including the Fossa.

Andasibe and Morondava

When we think about Madagascar, the first images that come to mind are often those of lemurs and majestic avenues of baobab trees. With this in mind, Vivy Travel has designed a one-week tour to combine these two emblematic attractions of Madagascar. On the program for this trip, you’ll discover:

  • The famous Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, located in the eastern part of Madagascar, renowned for its diverse wildlife, including one of the island’s largest lemurs, the famous Indri Indri.
  • Morondava and its avenues of baobabs, one of nature’s most spectacular scenes. You can admire these impressive trees at sunset or sunrise.
  • Kirindy National Park, where you can observe the fossa, Madagascar’s largest carnivorous mammal. This park is renowned for its biodiversity and thorny-dry landscapes.


Antananarivo – Andasibe

Your guide will meet you early in the morning at your hotel, one hour before departure, to give you a general presentation of your tour and all the activities you'll be enjoying during your nature getaway. Once everything is in place, you'll set off for Andasibe National Park, along Madagascar's Route National 2. Arriving in Marozevo, you'll start your visit at the Pereyras research and conservation center, a reserve very popular with wildlife photographers thanks to its variety of fauna species such as lemurs, bats, chameleons and various types of amphibians, A few meters away, if you feel like it, you can also discover the history of the Malagasy army since its creation in the Musée de la Gendarmerie in Moromanga, which traces its history from the first republic to the present day. Towards the end of the afternoon you arrive in Andasibe, check in at your hotel before joining a nocturnal expedition in the park to discover the nocturnal species active at night: nocturnal birds, lemurs and other species. After our visit we return to the hotel for a rest.
Overnight at the hotel Mantadia Lodge or Similar in BB.


Awakened by the imposing call of a lemur heard several kilometers away throughout the park, your guide gives you time to have breakfast and get ready before taking you on a tour of Analamazaotra National Park, a visit dedicated to finding the different species of lemur present in the park, with a special focus on the famous Indri-Indri, Madagascar's largest lemur. You can also meet the Bezanozano ethnic group during your visit, a friendly and smiling people who live around the park. After your visit, you'll have lunch in a local restaurant for a local speciality, or in your hotel of your choice. In the afternoon, you'll visit the private reserve of the Vakona Forest Lodge hotel, where you can enjoy an afternoon of relaxation aboard the barque heading for the lemur islet.

Overnight at the hotel Mantadia Lodge or Similar in BB.

Andasibe- Antsirabe

You'll have to leave the eastern part of Madagascar to reach the western part, where the Avenue des Baobab awaits you. We'll spend the night in Antsirabe before heading for Morondava next day.

Overnight at the hotel Chambre du Voyageur or Similar in BB.

Antsirabe – Morondava

We take the road again towards Morondava via Miandrivazo, several stops along the way to give you time to admire the western landscape, which is so different from the eastern part of Madagascar.

Overnight at the hotel Vezo Beach Morondava or Similar in BB.


We wake up very early in the morning to watch the sunrise over the Avenue des Baobab before heading for Kirindy reserve, where we'll visit the sacred Baobab tree and some of the surrounding villages to learn about the local culture. Arriving in Kirindy, we're going to visit the Kirindy reserve to see the diurnal species. After that check into your hotel before joining a nocturnal visit to the Kirindy reserve, where you can observe several species of fauna active at night: Microcèbe (small lemurs), Jumping Rats, Chameleons and other endemic species.

Overnight at the hotel Relais du Kirindy or Similar in BB.

Kirindy – Miandrivazo

We're heading back to Miandrivazo to spend the night before heading back to Antananarivo. Overnight at the hotel Soa Lia or Similar in BB.

Miandrivazo- Antananarivo

We'll be heading back to Antananarivo after spending a few days in the western part of Madagascar, visiting local artisans along the way. Your guide will then drop you off at your hotel, and wish you a pleasant flight. Overnight at the Au bois vert or Similar in BB.

  • Room  including breakfast
  • English-speaking driver guide
  • Entrance to all parks and reserves
  • Fees for local guides 
  • A 4x4 car with air conditioning
  • International flights
  • VISA
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Dinner during the tour (Unless a change is requested)
  • Any International Travel Insurance
  • Respect Local Customs: In Morondava, as in many parts of Madagascar, local customs and taboos, known as "fady," are deeply respected. It's important to inquire about and adhere to these cultural norms, which can vary from one region to another.
  • Environmental Respect: When visiting Andasibe National Park, it's crucial to respect the natural environment. Stay on designated paths, avoid disturbing wildlife, and do not litter to maintain the park's ecological integrity.
  • Cultural Sensitivity: Be mindful of local customs and traditions. Always ask permission before taking photographs of local people or sacred sites.

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