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Land of the Aye Aye

Land of the Aye Aye

FROM PRICE: $ 2870

The Maroantsetra region shelters the rare Aye Aye lemur in the Masoala National Park rain forests. The Aye Aye is known for its long, skeletal middle finger, fox like ears and rodent teeth.

Want to try and spot the elusive aye aye? Head east!

Masoala and Andasibe National Parks, Madagascar -  10 nights/11 days

Where is it?

Where is it?

The trip starts with a flight to Maroantsetra via Tamatave in the north east. You'll cross by boat to Ambanizana to vist Masoala National Park for the night and then enjoy an excursion to Nosy Mangabe to find the aye aye the following day.

Madagascar, Africa's Galapagos

You'll return along the same route to Tamatave, where a boat transfer crosses to the Pangalanes Channel. Visit Palmarium private park to spot lemurs and chameleons in the rain forest surrounding the huge, blue lake nestled in the forest. Sail on to Brickaville before travelling to Andasibe National Park by car.

Enjoy two nights in the Andisibe area listening to the wailing call of the Indri Indri before ending in Antananarivo and connecting to your onward flights.

What is the best time of year to go?

What is the best time of year to go?

Madagascar has a tropical climate with most rain falling between December and March. The driest months are generally May to November in most regions other than the East where the driest months are August to December.

How to get there

How to get there

The safari starts and finishes in Antananarivo, Madagascar's capital. The best international flights to get into Madagascar are on Air France via Paris, Kenya Airways via Nairobi or South African Airways via Johannesburg.

Your Zambezi consultant will assist you with your international flights if required.

Tips and Notes

Tips and Notes

Included in the costs:

  • Entrance fees and parks fees to parks; all transport and flights within Madgascar; all accommodation on a bed/breakfast basis in Madgascar; guide/tour leader

Excluded from the costs:

  • Lunch, dinner, drinks and laundry; International flights, Visa fees; tips and items of a personal nature; travel insurance; excursions not listed in the detailed itinerary.

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