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4-Day Masoala National Park Rainforest Adventure Tour

Japan, 〒105-0011 Tokyo, Minato City, Shibakōen, 1-chōme−5−25 港区役所 11F

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4 days (approx.) - English

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This tour is designed for those who search for a truly remote forest experience in Madagascar. It takes place in Masoala Forest Lodge Private Reserve which is one of our staff favorites and recommended lodges.

Highlights
  • This tour is designed for those who search for a truly remote forest experience in Madagascar.
  • Charter domestic flights Antananarivo – Maroantsetra – Antananarivo can be purchased as an extra.
  • Enjoy the dramatic rainforest backdrop along with the possibilities of dolphin and whale sightings (July-October).
  • Spot some of the secretive nocturnal wildlife: sleeping birds, mouse lemurs, white-fronted brown lemurs, woolly lemurs, sportive lemurs, leaf-tailed geckos, chameleons, and Aye-aye.
  • Choose from one of the MFL Private Reserve Routes (Green, Yellow, Red, Orange, or Blue) and explore the Masoala Rainforest.
Description

This tour always begins on Sunday.  

Antananarivo – Maroantsetra – Antananarivo flights can be purchased as an extra.


This tour is designed for those who search for a truly remote forest experience in Madagascar. It takes place in Masoala Forest Lodge Private Reserve which is one of our staff favorites and recommended lodges. 

Questions about particular dietary or custom requirements of groups can direct to Fara or Maria Bester at Masaola.

DAY 1: ANTANANARIVO – MASOALA

Today you depart Antananarivo and make your way to the Masoala National Park. Early in the morning you are picked-up from your hotel for your Antananarivo – Maroantsetra charter flight. Upon arrival to Maroantsetra airport you are met by our staff and transferred to our private boat for a short ride to the island of Nosy Mangabe. After a picnic lunch on the beach, you embark on a second boat trip across Antongil Bay to the Masoala Forest Lodge. During this approximately two hour journey, enjoy the dramatic rainforest backdrop along with the possibilities of dolphin sightings and, seasonally, whale sightings (July-October). 

Once you have settled comfortably into your bungalow, meet the other guests for sundowners around a fire on the beach. Or go for a guided night walk at Masoala Forest Lodge and spot some of the secretive nocturnal wildlife: sleeping birds, mouse lemurs, white-fronted brown lemurs, woolly lemurs, sportive lemurs, leaf-tailed geckos, chameleons, and Aye-aye (if very, very lucky).

Accommodation at Masoala Forest Lodge


DAY 2: MASOALA

This morning you will enjoy breakfast on the sea deck before departing for one of the MFL Private Reserve Routes. Choose for yourself whether it will be Green (0,5 km), Yellow (1 km), Red (1,5 km), Orange (2,5 km) or Blue (3 km) Route. Nevertheless your choice you will definitely see several bird species, White-fronted Brown Lemurs, tenrecs and frogs. After that return back to camp for a well-earned lunch and get some rest for your next big adventure. 

Put on some running shoes for a 4-5 hour hike to Tampolo Cascades. It starts along the coastal forest and then cuts inland for an adventure through the beautiful secondary forest. Although the trail does not follow the Tampolo River, you end up at the stunning Tampolo cascades, the tallest waterfall in the area.


After dinner enjoy a relaxing massage especially pleasant after long walks taken today. 

Accommodation at Masoala Forest Lodge

DAY 3: MASOALA

Enjoy your morning coffee and breakfast. Today you will spend the whole day exploring the Masoala Rainforest. Take a quick boat ride up the coast to the primary rainforest in search of Red Ruffed Lemurs, White-fronted Brown Lemurs, Helmet Vanga, Panther, Brookesia, and Parson’s chameleons, dense forest, giant hardwood trees, majestic tree ferns, giant millipede, many medicinal plants, Pygmy Kingfisher and Ground-roller. Return to camp by boat for a well-earned lunch and rest. You will get one more after-hike massage. It will help reduce muscle soreness by reducing inflammation and reduce your recovery time by speeding up cell recovery.

When it’s time for a dinner, enjoy a private table on the sea deck accompanied by sweeping views of the starry night sky, a cool breeze coming off the sea, and the soothing sound of the waves lapping against the rocks beneath you. 

Accommodation at Masoala Forest Lodge

DAY 4: MASOALA – ANTANANARIVO

Enjoy an early last breakfast on the sea deck.

Board the boat for your return voyage to Maroantsetra
followed by the car transfer to the airport where your charter plane awaits
you. Enjoy the stunning view of the Masoala peninsula and Nosy Mangabe on the return to Antananarivo to either catch your international flight or continue on to the next stop of your Madagascar adventure!

END OF SERVICES

INCLUDED:

 – Road transfers in Maroantsetra (airport to boat, boat to airport)

 – Boat transfers from Maroantsetra to the Masoala Forest Lodge, return

 – National Park entrance fees for every day of the stay

 – Private guide for every day of the stay

 – Visit to Nosy Mangabe island

 – Accommodation at Masoala Forest Lodge

 – All meals at Masoala Forest Lodge 

 – All non-alcoholic drinks at Masoala Forest Lodge 

 – MFL’s homemade flavored rums and other local spirits 

 – Activities at Masoala Forest Lodge as per itinerary

 – Two massages

 – Private dinner on the seadeck

 – Laundry service

NOT INCLUDED: 

– Visa

– International flights

– Personal needs

– Activities not mentioned in the itinerary

– Hotels in Antananarivo 

– Premiumliquors; imported wine and whisky

– Tips/gratuities can be settled on check out


EXTRA:

 – Charter domestic flights Antananarivo – Maroantsetra – Antananarivo

Starting Location
Japan, 〒105-0011 Tokyo, Minato City, Shibakōen, 1-chōme−5−25 港区役所 11F.
Itineraries are subject to change.
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