Kirindy tour for 11 days

  • Duration: 11 days Days
  • Arriving: Antananarivo
  • Departing: Antananarivo
Kirindy Mitea (sometimes written as Kirindy-Mitea) is a national park right in the heart of the ancient kingdom of Menabe. It is virtually on the border of the western and southern ecosystems of Madagascar. Kirindy Mitea is roughly 50 km from Morondava, north of the Avenue of Baobabs. It is home to one of the largest continuous tracts of dry forest on the island and is home to the greatest density of primates in the world.
DAY 1 International flight - Antananarivo-Andasibe

Meet and pick up at the airport and deeparture from the capital city and drive towards Andasibe by taking the RN2 to the East coast, for about 4 hours. Stop for a visit in the reserve Madagascar Exotic Park. This farm is unique on the island, allows observing a large number of chameleons, frogs, lizard, snakes and many other animals. Lunch en route. Check-in on arrival before an evening walk to spot some nocturnal lemurs, reptiles, chameleons … with a local guide.

DAY 2 Andasibe

Day to explore Andasibe Mantadia National Park. You start driving to reach the car park with off road for about an hour accompanied by an English speaking guide. The walk takes around 4 hours into the primary forest of Mantadia to spot some species of lemurs like “Black and white ruffed lemur, Red-belled, Bamboo lemur…” and also many types of endemic and medicinal plants, birds and reptiles. Picnic lunch inside the park then driving back to the hotel after the visit.

Day 3 Andasibe-Antsirabe
After breakfast, departure for Antsirabe via the capital of the Red Island. Visit of the village of Iharanandriana, meeting with the villagers. Continuation of the trip by following the National Route number 7. Visit to a workshop for the traditional manufacture of aluminum pots in Ambatolampy. Free lunch along the way. Stops during the route to take pictures of landscapes.
Day 4 Antsirabe -Ranomafana

After breakfast and city tour with rickshaws known locally as push push, we will drive to Ranomafana nationl park.
We head to the beautiful and lush Ranomafana rainforest. We stop in Ambositra for lunch.
Arrival in Ranomafana in the afternoon. Possibility to go at a night walk to spot nocturnal lemurs, chameleons & frogs.

Day 5 Ranomafana

Visit the national park of Ranomafana which is an incredibly diverse wildlife paradise. It has a total of 90 species of butterflies, 115 species of birds, 62 species of reptiles, 98 species of amphibians and almost 12 species of lemurs. In terms of flora, the park still has a lot of surprises in store. You can find there the most beautiful plants of Madagascar.

DAY 6 Ranomafana - ANJA Park- Antsirabe

Departure from Ranomafana to join Ambalavao and at your arrival, discover the Community Anjaha Reserve .Here, we have chance to watch troupes of Ring-tailed lemurs on the granite boulders .Continuing south the pine trees thin out and the fertile soil of the highlands gives way to drier savannah ,Cactus, Termite mounds and the dust of the mid south .We will come back to Antsirabe.

DAY 7 Antsirabe- Kirindy
After breakfast, visit the Kirindy reserve (dry forest) to admire a wider variety of medicinal plant species and the 2 species of diurnal lemurs sheltering there.
Free lunch then departure for Morondava in the afternoon. Visit the amorous baobab before stopping for a moment on the baobab alley to be able to contemplate a beautiful sunset. It is a great classic that you should not miss under any circumstances.
After the spectacular sunset, continue to the town of Morondava, check in at the hotel.
DAY 8 Kirindy - Morondava

Kirindy Park and Baobab Avenue. All transport between sites is in a well-appointed vehicle, usually an SUV. During your 8-hours between the two parks, you will see the otherworldly trees, beach vistas, wildlife parks, and bizarre deserts and vegetation that make Mada Earth's Most Unique Island. Save money and time and see everything here in one great and memorable day out with this tour! 

Day 9 Morondava

Free day 

Day 10 Morondava-Antananarivo

You will drive to the airport of Morondava to catch the flight to Antanananrivo.

Once there, you will visit the Antananarivo city.

Day 11 Antananarivo city tour -Ivato international airport

Before you will transfer to the airport, you will will continue visiting Antananarivo city.

Kirindy, 50 km northeast of the town of Morondava, is a privately managed forest by a Swiss company dedicated to a selective and sustainable logging (Centre de Formation Professionelle Forestière). It comprises one of the most outstanding and threatened wildlife habitats in Madagascar: the dry deciduous forest, whose extension has been reduced to 3 per cent of their original extent. Dominated by majestic baobab trees and a forest canopy of even 14 m altitude, this protected area of approximate 100 square kilometres is the only place where the world's smallest known primate, the giant jumping rat, occurs. This animal can hop like a miniature kangaroo, but is also seen walking on all four limbs. The Sakavala people living here are mainly proud zebu holders.