10 Days Madagascar River Canoe Tour
Can you imagine a quieter and more relaxing way of exploring this wonderful country other than paddling down the serene Tsiribihina river - just you, your guide and magnificent nature. Discover unique wildlife, bizarre and exotic plants, a strange and mystical culture most of which can be found nowhere else in the world.
Madagascar river canoe tour offers you the ultimate in peace and tranquillity away from anything remotely commercialised. We travel through the following areas:
Antananarivo – Tsiribihina River – Kirindy Forest – Morondava.
No previous experience required as there are no rapids and the river remains calm throughout. Suitable for all age groups.
Day 01: Arrive Antananarivo
You arrive at Antananarivo airport where you will be met by our representative after which you will be transferred to your hotel.
Optional excursions could include: A city tour - the Artisans Flea Market - or the Lemur Park just south of Tana.
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast and overnight.
Day 02: Antsirabe
Early morning departure from Antananarivo overland to Miandrivazo with lunch in Antsirabe. Here you meet your guide and load up our canoes before setting off on the Tsirbihina River tour. Three nights camping in tents, meals are served on the shore. Campsites on the Tsiribihina River are usually large sandbars with smooth and clean tent sites.
Day 03 & 04: Tsirbihina River tour
You travel approximately 160 KM's on the Tsiribihina river, the trip is relaxing and you will enjoy calls of birds such as bee-eater, coucal, pied crow… Water birds, fruit bats, lemurs and a large variety of wildlife will accompany us on our river cruise.
On the river you will see dense vegetation along the banks, towering cliffs and baobab forests. Pass several ranges of wooded hills through the Gorge of Bemaraha with its steep rocks before you stop at Anosin' Ampela, a wonderful waterfall where you can refresh with a natural waterfall as your shower.
Day 05: Antsiraraka
Your River safari ends near Antsiraraka, where you overnight. Next day you continue on passing through diverse landscapes, isolated natural wilderness beside the Tsiribihina River, reminding us how far away we are from home. Passing villages where the river kids smile and ecstatically wave their hands with excitement.
Day 06: Kirindy Forest
Today you are collected by your guide and travel south overland through the western deciduous forest, a natural history trip with its endemic fauna & flora in the Kirindy Forest. Afternoon and evening walking tours of the forest in search of the large diversified wildlife. Overnight accommodation in the forest.
Day 07: Morondava
You will visit the Kirindy Forest and continue south via the Avenue of Baobabs & Baobabs in love to your final destination being Morondava where you will enjoy comfortable sea side accommodation at Chez Maggie.
Day 08 & 09: Morondava
You have two gorgeous days to relax and unwind on the beach or around the pool at Chez Maggie.
Day 10: Departure
Transfer to Morondava airport for our return flight to Antananarivo connecting with your flight home.