Kenya and Madagascar Safari
Days 1, 2 and 3 – Masai Mara
On your arrival into Nairobi, you will be met and transferred to the domestic airport for your flight to the Masai Mara for the start of your Kenyan Safari. You have 3 nights to explore the Masai Mara on game drives, bush walks and village visits.
The Masai Mara is one of the most well-known wildlife reserves in the world and is most commonly associated with the great wildebeest migration. Millions of wildebeest and zebra migrate throughout the year between the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and the Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya, following the rains that give the grasses the water needed to grow. Typically, the great migration is in the Masai Mara for a couple of months between June/July and September before the herds move back south to give birth.
The Masai Mara is also very well known for its big cat sightings with cheetah, leopard and lion all quite common.
Day 4 – Antananarivo
This morning you fly back to Nairobi and onward to Antananarivo (Tana), the capital of Madagascar. Here you are met and transferred to the hotel for the night. Tana is a colourful city with lively markets through the centre of town. Spend the day relaxing or exploring the city.
Days 5, 6 and 7 – Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
After breakfast your driver/guide will collect you from the hotel and drive you 3 hours east to Andasibe National Park for the start of your Madagascar lemur safari. Andasibe is one of the more accessible national parks in Madagascar, making it one of the most popular forests to explore. Home to some of the more impressive lemurs including the largest lemur in Madagascar, the indri-indri. A large black and white teddy bear looking lemur, the indri’s calls can be heard echoing through the forest mist in the mornings. The eery cry gives their location away as you head into the forest in search of these beautiful animals.
Other iconic lemurs in Andasibe-Mantadia include the diademed sifaka which is a gold, grey, white and black sifaka. Truly arboreal, they are masters of the forest moving from tree to tree with such ease.
Spend your days exploring the forests in search of lemurs, chameleons and the other endemic creatures of this incredible island.
Day 8 – Antananarivo
From Andasibe make your way back to Tana for the night.
Days 9, 10, 11 and 12 – Anjajavy
From Tana you fly by light aircraft to the private lodge of Anjajavy on the north west coast of Madagascar. Anjajavy is located on a private reserve with several private beaches as well as some incredible lemurs and endemic animals. Spend your days relaxing by the pool, getting a massage at the spa, reading a book in the lush gardens or finding your own white sandy beach to just let go and chill on. For those people wanting a bit more activity, there are several activities you can choose from including guided walks around the reserve in search of lemurs, visits to the nearby village, boat trips to nearby islands, sailing, snorkelling and diving. Anjajavy really does have it all, making it the ideal location to add onto your Madagascan safari.