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MADAGASCAR – PREMIUM : 2 Post Conference Field Trips of Island Biology 2019

EXCLUSIVE – Anjajavy, pearl of Madagascar

This peninsula north of Majunga could be called Eden at the end of the world as its biodiversity is exceptional and within reach. The flagship of ecotourism in the Indian Ocean, Anjajavy The Lodge, the only upmarket establishment in Madagascar, combines hotel excellence with the preservation of the extraordinary heritage of this region.

Thanks to its Research Center, where scholars from all over the world meet, and its 10,000-hectare protected area, many programs of study and reintroduction are conducted here.

Various scientific teams have undertaken monitoring of « aye-aye » (Daubentonia madagascariensis), « fossa » (Cryptoprocta ferox), giant turtles (Aldabrachelys gigantea) and other « sifaka » (Propithecus coquereli) …

TOTAL per person for 8 days : 5300 € to 5450 € TTC

Day 1 :

  • Pick-up at hotel and transfer to the Roland Garros airport, Saint Denis, Reunion island International flight to Madagascar – Ivato – Antananarivo airport (times to be specified) Airport pick-up
  • Lunch in Antananarivo –
  • Dinner and overnight in Antananarivo

Day 2 :

  • Breakfast at Antananarivo
  • Transfer to the airport – Personalized welcome and welcome cocktail
  • Private flight to Anjajavy – Overview of the lagoons of the Mahajambe River and the Anjajavy Peninsula.
  • Personalized welcome at Anjajavy airfield.
  • Transfer by 4×4 to your lodge in its protected area of ​​10,000 hectares!
  • Welcome drinks and installation in your bungalow.
  • Lunch at the lodge.
  • Visit the oasis, tea-time and meet the lodge conservation team.
  • Dinner facing the ocean.

Day 3 :

  • Snorkeling and sea kayaking along the karst coast of the peninsula.
  • Lunch at the lodge.
  • Trail of creeks : wild-watching at the end of the day and at dusk (lemurs, reptiles, birds)
  • Dinner facing the ocean.

Day 4 :

  • Discover the karstic network of the region :
  • associated fauna
  • endemic bats
  • geology
  • Lunch at the lodge
  • Discovery of the « Port aux amulettes »
  • Program for the conservation of twelve tortoises Aldabrachelys gigantea – extinct in Madagascar for 750 years and re-introduced in July 2018 on the Anjajavy reserve.
  • Discover the Mangrove
  • Observing the Megachiroptera
  • Return by the mangrove using sea kayak late afternoon.
  • Dinner facing the ocean.

Day 5 :

  • Discovery of the new Anjajavy protected area on foot and by 4×4 vehicle
  • Presentation of conservation issues and threats
  • Monitoring the population of Propithecus coronatus
  • Lunch organized by the lodge
  • Relaxing Afternoon
  • Night out
  • Ethno-conservation program of Fossa
  • Reintroduction program of two Aye-aye
  • Telemetry tracking of both species
  • Dinner facing the ocean.

Day 6 :

  • Boat trip to discover Moramba Bay
  • Geological curiosity
  • Tsingy Islands
  • Associated Biodiversity
  • Dugong Conservation Project
  • Lunch / picnic on one of the islets of the bay
  • Return to the lodge by boat
  • Whale-watching
  • Relax
  • Night out
  • Telemetric tracking of Foussa and Aye-aye
  • Dinner facing the ocean.

Day 7 :

  • Meeting with the villagers :
  • Local fishing
  • Traditional lunch organized by the villagers
  • Discover the malagasy lifestyle
  • Back to the lodge on foot at dusk
  • Nightlife observation
  • Telemetric tracking of « Foussa » and « Aye-aye »
  • Dinner facing the ocean.

Day 8 :

  • Visit the fishing village of Anjajavy :
  • ecotourism
  • community project
  • ethnobotany
  • lunch organized at the lodge
  • Relaxation – Sea kayaking and snorkeling
  • Campfire – Traditional dances and songs
  • Dinner facing the ocean.

Day 9 :

  • Private flight to Antananarivo.
  • Continuation to ATBC 2019 or interna

EXCLUSIVE – Masoala, between jungle and lagoons

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the spectacular peninsula covered with rain forests on Madagascar’s north-east coast is the backdrop to this experience. A luxurious outpost lost in time and in nature … A place of dreams between jungle and lagoons to explore and connect to the fabulous natural heritage of Madagascar.

TOTAL per person for 9 days : 4000 € to 4175 € TTC

Day 1 :

  • Pick up at the hotel and transfer to Roland Garros airport of Saint Denis de la Reunion.
  • International flight to Madagascar – Ivato – Antananarivo airport (times to be specified)
  • Airport pick-up – Lunch in Antananarivo
  • Installation at the hotel
  • Dinner and overnight in Antananarivo

Day 2 :

  • Breakfast at Antananarivo
  • Transfer to the airport – Personalized drinks
  • Private flight to Maroantsetra- Flight over Antongil Bay.
  • Private home – Private boat trip to Nosy Mangabe.
  • Discovery of the Nosy Mangabe fauna (lemurs, reptiles, …)
  • Lunch on the beach.
  • Crossing from Antongil Bay to MASOALA FOREST LODGE
  • Marine wildlife observation (dolphins – whales)
  • Installation in your bungalow.
  • — Campfire and dinner at the beach —
  • Meet with your private guide and organize your next day

Day 3 :

  • Departure by boat for a discovery of the coast and immersion in the rainforest.
  • Back to camp for lunch.
  • The afternoon « snorkeling » and observation of coral or sea turtle beds.
  • — Relax and dine at the water’s edge —
  • Night walk in the footsteps of Aye-aye!

Day 4 :

  • Departure smoothly with a lunch on the ponton.
  • Discovery of the fauna and flora of the rainforest and swimming in the waterfalls of Tampolo    Back in canoe.
  • Meeting with the inhabitants of the village of Ambodiforaha and immersion in the Malagasy culture    Traditional songs and dances.
  • — Traditional meal at the pavilion —
  • Night walk in a private reserve.

Day 5 :

  • Breakfast on the ponton.
  • Departure by sea kayak along the rocky coast Tampolo. Swimming at the « sacred islet ».
  • Discovery of the mangrove
  • Observation of stingrays and Hapalemurs
  • Back to camp for lunch.
  • Afternoon discovering coral reefs around the lodge or relax.
  • — Campfire and dinner at the beach —

Day 6 :

  • Departure by boat for a discovery of the marine reserve of Tampolo until the river mouth of the Antalavia. Swimming or scuba diving on the reef.
  • Walk to the waterfalls of Antalavia and observation of white-fronted lemurs.
  • Picnic at the beach.
  • Back on foot or by boat to the camp.
  • Relax and sunset around the campfire.
  • — Dinner on the beach —

Day 7 :

  • Sunrise over the mangrove and the Tampolo river.
  • Bird-watching and wildlife observation. Breakfast on site.
  • Outing at sea for the observation of whales and marine mammals.
  • Back to camp for lunch.
  • Afternoon sea kayaking along the coast and snorkeling.
  • — Dinner on the beach and night walk —

Day 8 :

  • Relaxation and well-being day
  • Activities at your leisure
  • — Dinner at the beach –

Day 9 :

  • Transfer by boat to Maroantsetra
  • Private flight to Antananarivo.
  • Continuation to ATBC or international flight to Reunion or other