Andasibe Reserve Classic Package
From: $ 425.00 per person
Andasibe National Park is probably the most famous National Park in Madagascar. A perfect stopover for every traveller wanting to experience Madagascar’s endemic wildlife and lush rainforests. Hear the loud call of the Indri and spot well-camouflaged chameleons. The National Park contains 11 different species of lemur and over 300 different species of frogs, promising a large variety of animals during your tour. Enjoy a visit to Lemur Island where you are guaranteed to spend even more time with the gorgeous lemurs of Madagascar.
Private lodge tour, Explore the Andasibe National Park on an island holiday adventure. Starting and ending in Antananarivo – 3 Days
Andasibe National Park – Topographically, the area is characterised by low hills covered by a degraded forest and dotted with a few small, attractive lakes. The best time to visit this area for a stunning Madagascar vacation is from September to January, and in May.
Lemur Island – Here you will be able to meet the resident lemurs up close and personal!
Vakona Forest Lodge – Located in a eucalyptus plantation on the doorstep of the national park, Vakona Forest Lodge is a nature lover’s paradise. The lodge offers comfortable accommodation in a peaceful and natural setting and is the area’s only luxury hotel.
* The Andasibe Reserve Package is also available as a Superior Package.
Please note that Madagascar is a country which is in its infancy when it comes to tourism. Accommodation is limited so all the below accommodation are subject to availability, and we reserve the right to change these using similar accommodation of the same standards
Day 1-2 Classic Acommodation: Grace Lodge or similar(bungalows with en-suite bathrooms,and veranda)
Group size: Minimum 1, Maximum 10
Vehicle: 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
Spending money: Clients are advised to bring enough money to cover their lunches and dinners, the purchase of curios and additional entertainment. Madagascar’s currency is the Ariary. Euros are the most practical and convenient currency to exchange into Ariary at the Airport. International credit cards and travellers cheques are very seldom accepted.
First Aid: Our guides are trained in basic first aid and the vehicle is equipped with a medical aid kit. Preventative Malaria medication should be taken before the trip and throughout its duration, although it is advisable to consult a doctor prior to departure.
Luggage: Maximum baggage allowance on the plane will be 20 kg. Please bring a backpack or soft barrel bag, not a suitcase. Don’t bring too much clothing, as there are washing opportunities along the way. Please adhere to the allowance specified as space for luggage is limited.
Insurance: It is compulsory for all travellers to have insurance covering their personal requirements, medical expenses (including emergency medical evacuation cover) and personal possessions. This is to be arranged before leaving your home country. Jenman Safaris has comprehensive public liability insurance.
- Track suit
- Walking shoes
- Light trousers/jeans
- Swimming costume
- Sun hat
- Warm clothes
- Long-sleeved shirts
- Torch & spare batteries
- Water bottle
- UV protection
- Mosquito protection
Visas: 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 90 days. Tourists staying for less than one month, can purchase a visa for 80’000 Ariary (around 23-27 €). 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 return date. In addition to the entry visa, the Malagasy government is proposing the introduction of a frontier levy of 10 € in the near future, still to be confirmed and variable at short notice.
Gratuities: If you feel you have been looked after well by your crew or guides, and you wish to show your appreciation for their services, a monetary tip is very welcomed by those in Madagascar. Here follows some suggested guidelines:
- Around EUR 4 per person, per day (10,000 Ariary) for a guide or a guide/driver.
- Around EUR 2 (5,000 Ariary) for a park guide, depending on your satisfaction.
- Around 5% of the bill at a restaurant
- 200 Ariary per bag for a porter.
- As Euro coins cannot be changed into local money in Madagascar, it is advisable to tip in Ariary.
We would ask that you please reserve your generosity for tipping for services only, and not providing free hand-outs to children or adults, as this encourages begging.
- Accommodation based on a bed & breakfast basis in twin sharing room
- All transfers and transport mentioned in the program
- English speaking driver*
- Specialist guides in the national park as per program
- All entrance fees
- All excursions mentioned in the program
- English speaking guide
- All excursions not mentioned in the program
- Bottled water, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
- International flights, visas and travel insurance
- All lunches, dinners
- Personal items
Please note that Malagasy drivers speak basic English and have general knowledge of history, culture and the fauna & flora in Madagascar. A supplement is payable should you require a specialist guide to accompany you throughout the tour.