Akanin’ny Nofy: A Haven of Peace

Much to the delight of nature lovers, the rainforest of Andasibe National Park is home to rare and endemic species such as “Indri Indri” or “babakoto” which are among the 25 most endangered species of primates in the world.

The private reserves of Peyreiras and Vakona forest lodge also present a fascinating biodiversity: chameleons, frogs, lizards, islets with lemurs, crocos park.
The crossing of the Pangalanes Canal to reach Akanin’ny Nofy (or the “Dream Nest”) is peaceful and quiet and is known for the warm and cheerful welcome of the Betsimisaraka people that will be crossed along the canal.

Before reaching the capital for a much more cultural discovery, the sun and the sea of Foulpointe are absolutely to discover.

Major sites :

The private reserve of Peyreiras : butterfly park and amphibians, reptiles …
Andasibe National Park: home to the famous lemur of Madagascar.
Boat trip through the Pangalanes Canal.
The city of Tamatave, capital of the Betsimisaraka ethnic group, the first port of Madagascar.
Foulpointe : canoe trip around the Reef Barrier to discover the underwater fauna and flora.

Day 1 : ANTANANARIVO – ANDASIBE

Departure to Andasibe, the closer park of the Capital.
Stop and visit of the private reserve of Peyreiras to discover varieties of chameleons and reptiles existing in Madagascar.
Possibility of nocturnal visit to meet : uroplatus, batraciens, chameleons, microcèbes, stick insect.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel..

Day 2 : ANDASIBE

Visit of the National Park of Andasibe to meet the biggest Lemurs of Madagascar « indri indri », the fulvus, the bamboo-lemur or the hapalemur griseus and variety of reptiles in a rainy forest : lush vegetation, Tree ferns…
In the Afternoon, visit of the Lemurs’ Island at Vakôna Forest Lodge.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 3 : ANDASIBE – MANAMBATO – AKANIN’NY NOFY

Driving to Manambato, the dock to Akanin’ny Nofy.
Crossing the Ampitabe Lake. Observation of lush vegetation, Tree fern…
Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Day 4 : ANKANIN’NY NOFY

Visit of “le Palmarium”Private Reserve : forest of palm tree, carnivorous plants, lemurs
Free afternoon.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Day 5 : AKANIN’NY NOFY – TAMATAVE

Free morning.

Early in the Afternoon, crossing the “Canal de Pangalanes” to go toTamatave.

During the trip, you will have the opportunity to find  lush  vegetations (niaoulis, typhonodorum or  éléphant’s ear, bulrush, pandanus), and birds : ducks, herons…

Day 6 : TAMATAVE – ANTANANARIVO

Transfer to Tamatave’s airoport and Flight to Antananarivo.
Depending on the flight Schedule, discovery of the Capital and its neiborhood : The Upper city, the Craft Market

Circuits Le canal des Pangalanes

“Arcadia Travel, during your trip, will lodge you in the best hotels for an unforgettable stay, among which we propose the following ones”.

ANDASIBE

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ANDASIBE HOTEL ***

Andasibe Hotel, 3 star hotel, opens its doors on 20 comfortable and spacious bungalows. In the heart of a jealously guarded endemic nature, enjoy an unforgettable holiday with the many activities offered by Andasibe Hotel.

 
INDRI LODGE ***

“Indri Lodge” is 18 double or twin bungalows, 03 family bungalows, spacious with private terrace, view of the garden or the pool to relax, all equipped with a toilet, a shower with Jacuzzi and water hot.

TAMATAVE

 Calypso Tamatave
CALYPSO ****

It now has 69 rooms accessible by 2 lifts: 48 “superior” rooms including 4 family and 2 for disabled, 10 “luxury” rooms, 4 “prestige” rooms 4 “luxury” suites, 2 “prestige” suites, 1 “VIP” suite.

« The legendary canal Pangalanes is a channel of eastern Madagascar built in the twentieth century. 700 kilometers long, it connects Farafangana to Tamatave, a port city constituting its outlet »

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