Experience Andasibe, one of Madagascar’s most famous national parks, renowned for its endemic wildlife and lush wilderness. Enjoy the chance to spot chameleons, tenrecs, a wide variety of orchids, and of course, different species of lemurs. Also enjoy a unique cycling experience through Ambohimanga King’s Palace – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Andasibe Reserve Lemur Experience is a thrilling 5-day tour that begins and ends in Antananarivo, Madagascar. This exclusive wildlife and cycling tour will take you through Antananarivo’s stunning landscapes, the Andasibe Nature Reserve, and the historic Ambohimanga King’s Palace. Explore the heart of Madagascar’s biodiversity as you come face to face with a cornucopia of endemic animals, such as amusing lemurs, fascinating chameleons, and a symphony of unusual birds. This immersive adventure combines the thrill of wildlife discovery with a cultural touchpoint at the spectacular Ambohimanga King’s Palace.
Highlights of the Tour
Antananarivo – Also known by its shortened name, Tana, this is the capital and largest city of Madagascar. The streets are lined with museums, palaces, and colonial architecture as well as a number of bustling markets and local eateries.
Andasibe Nature Reserve – The Andasibe-Mantadia corridor is situated in the foothills of eastern Madagascar. Its conservancy is filled to the brim with untouched rainforests and natural beauty and is home to a variety of endemic wildlife such as lemurs, chameleons and birds.
V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve – The reserve’s abbreviated name means Vondron’olona miaro mitia ala which in English, translates to “Local People Love the Forest”. Founded by the local villagers as an alternative to the government-run national park, serving not only a recreational purpose but as a means of educating the local people about ecotourism and conservation.
Ambohimanga King’s Palace – This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to important palaces and sacred sites dating back to the 17th and 19th centuries, and still to this day remains a place of worship and high spiritual significance. The Royal Hill of Ambohimanga is the highest and most revered of the 12 hills surrounding the capital city and is regarded as the embodiment of the Malagasy cultural identity.
Please note that Madagascar is a country that is in its infancy when it comes to tourism. Accommodation is limited so all the above-mentioned accommodations are subject to availability, and we reserve the right to change these using similar accommodation of the same standards.
Antananarivo (or similar)
Day 2 & 3
Andasibe (or similar)
Antananarivo (or similar)
When arriving in Antananarivo on the morning of day 1 of the tour, you will be picked up from the airport and embark on your Andasibe Reserve Madagascar tour. Should you arrive prior to day 1, pre-tour accommodation can be arranged and you will be picked up from your hotel on the morning of day 1 (Pick up time will be confirmed on arrival).
Transport will depend on the size of the group:
A small car for 2 – 3 people
A minivan for 4 – 6 – 8 people
A bus for 10 people or more
A visa is required to enter the territory of Madagascar and can easily be obtained upon arrival at the airport of Antananarivo with a validity of up to 60 days. Tourists staying for less than one month can purchase a visa for 115’000 Ariary (around 35 €). Paying with the exact amounts or small currency is advised. No photographs are required, however, please ensure that passports are valid for at least 6 months after the return date.
Please note that travel and cancellation insurance is mandatory for every guest travelling with Jenman Madagascar Safaris. All insurance is solely the responsibility of our guests. Please ensure you arrange
your own insurance with protection for the full duration of your journey to cover personal injury, damage and loss of personal items including but not limited to camera equipment and other electronic items, medical expenses, repatriation expenses and loss of luggage, etc. Please speak to your travel agent if you require assistance
Making your travels meaningful
The Grow Africa Foundation (163-738 NPO) is the responsible tourism initiative started by Jenman African Safaris. The focus of Grow Africa is to make a positive impact on the environment, society and economy in the places we travel to. We do this by instigating and supporting local social and environmental projects.
Your booking makes a difference: With every booking to the value of R10,000 / US$1,000 / EUR1,000 or more a donation of R50 / US$5 / EUR5 will go to the Grow Africa Foundation.