Naturalist discovery tour

Mada Tour Antoka is a competent agency capable of organizing and carrying out specific circuits according to customer requests. Here is an example of a naturalist trip already carried out by our agency in 2019.

Since 2015, our agency has collaborated with Palmeraie-union, an association from La Réunion which is associated with an international association.
It is an association of botanic enthusiasts based in Reunion. The association contributes to the development of actions to enhance and safeguard the remarkable sites of Reunion, rich in the last wild stations of endemic palm trees. It also develops scientific and technical partnerships with associative structures in charge of the protection of forest reserves in Madagascar.

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D1 : La Réunion- Taolagnaro
Departure from Saint Denis and flight to FORT-DAUPHIN, arrival at TAOLAGNARO (ex-FORT-DAUPHIN), reception at the airport, transfer to the hotel "NEPENTHES". Lunch at the hotel and afternoon city tour.
D2 : Fort-Dauphin- Antsoso (06h)
Departure very early after breakfast around 07:00 in the morning for ANTSOHO in the direction of the North East.
To reach the village of ANTSOHO you will have to cross 03 ferries then hike to the Mountain of IVOHIBE at 1h30 from ANTSOHO.
Then picnic lunch and afternoon departure at 2 p.m. towards ANTSOHO, arrival at 3:30 p.m.
While the guides set up the tents, the other members of the team prepare dinner. Camping on site.
D3 : Ivohibe
Breakfast and start of the excursion in the morning to discover the IVOHIBE forest.
Return to camp for lunch. Afternoon break for relaxation or free time. Evening dinner and camping.
D4 : Ivohibe-Saint Luce
Breakfast, departure from IVOHIBE and return to ANTSOHO (01h30mn journey time). Arrival at ANTSOHO, transfer by car towards SAINT LUCE (03h journey time).
Arrival on the scene and visit of the FIMPIA forest. It is an association of villagers which manages part of the SAINT LUCE forest in which there are lemurs.
Installation at the Hotel "VAHINE", lunch and dinner at the restaurant in SAINT LUCE. Overnight at the “VAHINE” hotel.
D5 : Saint Luce :
Breakfast. Meeting with the COBA association (it is a village association), then discovery of the different types of Palm trees such as: Dypsis Saintelucei, Dypsis Scottiana. Picnic lunch. Return to the hotel "VAHINE" in the afternoon for dinner and to spend the night.
D6 : Fort-Dauphin
Breakfast and departure SAINTE LUCE towards Fort-DAUPHIN. Lunch in a restaurant in FORT -DAUPHIN, then installation at the hotel "NEPENTHES".
D7 : Fort Dauphin-Ankazofotsy
Departure from FORT -DAUPHIN, taking road N°13 towards ANKAZOFOTSY in the ANDOHAHELA National Park to discover other species of plants such as: the Dypsis decaryi palm, the Baobab adansonia, the Pachypodium lamerei and also towards the forest of Alluaudia procera (Fantsiolitse). Afterwards, picnic lunch near the Natural Swimming Pool, afternoon swimming and return to the hotel in FORT -DAUPHIN to spend the night.
D8 : Fort-Dauphin-Pic Saint Louis
Visit of the PIC ST LOUIS, this peak dominates the whole city culminates at 529 m altitude you can admire at the top one of the most beautiful panoramas of the island with SAINTE LUCE, the bay of LOKARO. Picnic lunch on site. Return and dinner at the hotel “NEPENTHES”. Overnight.
D9 : Saiadi Botanical Garden
Visit of the botanical garden which is rich in vegetation (palm tree, orchid, VIHA Typhonodorum lindleyanum (originally from Madagascar) and which contains a multitude of endemic animal species: Lemur catta maki, crocodile breeding... This garden is located at 30 mins from town. Lunch on site and after the visit return to the hotel. Overnight at the Népenthès hotel.
D10 : Fort-Dauphin
Breakfast, free day, visit of the city lunch at the restaurant outside - to see on the spot -, Dinner and Overnight at the hotel "NEPENTHES" in FORT -DAUPHIN.
D11 : Fort-Dauphin - La Réunion
In the morning, transfer to the airport, check-in and assistance with departure formalities. Flight to Reunion.
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