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Day trip to Andasibe Lemurs provided by Dadamanga Travel Service

Day trip to Andasibe Lemurs

Day trip to Andasibe Lemurs
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
14h
Hotel pickup offered
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    14h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
This is a long day of driving, and, unlike other operators, we are realistic about the timing. You really do need to leave early in the morning to see the lemurs still active. But, if you do not have time to overnight, it is the only way to see wild lemurs within driving distance of Antananarivo. Our team are specialist English-speaking driver / guides, who travel with English-speaking clients all year. Once you arrive in Andasibe, the visit will totally absorb you in the amazing nature of Madagascar until your return to Antananarivo. Schedule of tour: 05:30 depart Antananarivo 09:30 enter Analamazaotra or Mitsinjo Park (2.5 hour visit) 12:00 transfer to Vakona Hotel to visit Lemurs Island 13:00 lunch at Vakona Hotel Restaurant (included food-only set-menu) (if available - may be substituted for a different restaurant, or, a picnic) 14:00 transfer to Moramanga to Peyrieras Reserve 15:00 leave Peyrieras to return to Tana 19:00 arrive at your hotel in Antananarivo
Know before you go
  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English, French
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 206144P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
  • A 1.5 litre bottle of water is supplied for each person.
  • All entrance fees to parks
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - The Mitsinjo Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Vakona Private Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Reserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic
Exclusions
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities
Duration
14h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We will collect you from any one central Tana location.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
  • A 1.5 litre bottle of water is supplied for each person.
  • All entrance fees to parks
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - The Mitsinjo Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Vakona Private Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Reserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic
Exclusions
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We will collect you from any one central Tana location.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
14h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    The Mitsinjo Reserve
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Vakona Private Reserve
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Reserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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Shankara S
Morondava, Madagascar9 contributions
Dec 2019
Even though 1 day is seldom sufficient for experiencing East central Andasibe region of this vast and mystic island nation, if you are time strapped like us, speak little to no French or Malagasy for that matter, then this tour should be a no brainer.

In a short window of time (8 hours plus drive time from Tana) Dadamanga is able to pack an agenda with so much variety like

1. Get to see this beautiful rainforest that involves a moderate hike,
2. Sotting and getting a flavor of lemurs and their colonies/communities in wild over there,
3. Experiencing a whole slew of lemurs (landing on your shoulders and taking off from there) in a semi wild Vakona Private reserve island,
and
4. Coming across lemurs in the wild at Peyrieras reserve as well as getting up close and personal with some of the wildest native creatures of Madagascar including some wild Chameleons, snakes, frogs, insect/moth species at Peyrieras -

This all goes fast but is worth the time, money and effort. Be ready, be fit (workout before you arrive) and Dadamanga personally, professionally takes care of the rest right from pickup at hotel in Tana early in the morning, all the fees to reserves, lunch and drop you off at Tana at your hotel in the night.

Did I mention the lunch at Vakona - what a heavenly treat!!

Thanks Dadamanga.
Written January 2, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ha ha what a nice review. So happy that you were happy, we are very grateful. I spoke to my driver the moment after he dropped you off to check that all had gone ok and he assured me that you were happy so, that is all that matters. Yes, it is an action-packed day, glad you managed to deal with it, glad you enjoyed lunch, glad that it all went well, we try hard. Best wishes and thanks for your time to write a review. Brett
Written January 3, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

dmm20901
Washington DC, DC10 contributions
Sep 2019
Madagascar is a country where it is very helpful, if not essential to have people on the ground coordinating your trip. Brett and his team were great in helping us plan the 10 day tour and making the arrangements. We appreciated the helpful pre tour information and responses to our questions.

Lova, our guide and Zo our driver were excellent. Lova was one of the most knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful guides that we have ever had in many years of traveling. On the way to Fianarantsoa, I asked him if we could take a tour of the Karenjy car factory. Although he was unfamiliar with it and it wasn't on our itinerary, he promptly called and cajoled the receptionist into giving us a private tour of that fascinating multipurpose factory that day. On another day we were passing through a village and he spotted a famadihana procession on its way to the tomb. He had the driver pull over and respectfully asked the family if we could observe. What followed was a fascinating experience that we would have only otherwise experienced as a traffic jam in a village. His ability in identifying flora and fauna was unmatched. Although we had excellent local guides in the national parks, Lova frequently picked out interesting creatures that no one else had seen.

Granted this is a glowing review, but what about the negatives? In general the accommodations were good and comfortable, however there were a few places where I think we could have done better. For the cost, I think that it's reasonable to expect water pressure and hot water, and we did not get that (Relais des Plateaux in Tana, Andasibe Lemurs Lodge). We could have probably done better than the Hotel Thermal in Ranomafana. Isalo Rock Lodge was great in every respect.
Written September 17, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks so much for the review, we really appreciate you taking the time to come on line and let us know about your experience with Dadamanga in Madagascar. We are very grateful. I have passed on your comments to the team, and I am sure Lova will be very happy to read that you enjoyed his service. I wish the problems of hot water and water pressure were taken more seriously by the hotels, it really is a problem and I am a bit shocked that you even had problems at Relais des Plateaux, one of the best hotels in the Ivato area!!! I just recently had a few days at an expensive hotel in Anakao that will remain unnamed and they delivered half a bucket of warm water to the room at 0600 and at 0800... that was the extent of hot water to shower with!!! Needless to say, they have now moved down the list considerably. We have noted your comments and will discuss with the hotels in question, thank you very much for the feedback, without honest feedback from clients we could never stay up to date with how hotels are being run because as much as I would like to, I cannot get around to see them all myself every year (what a lovely thought though)... Again, thanks, very grateful. Brett
Written October 7, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sagebush1
Edmonton, Canada4 contributions
Sep 2019
A big thank you to Brett, Christian and the Dadamanga team for arranging our two day tour from Tana to Andasibe return. Our two day tour was arranged at short notice and the communication via e-mails ensured we knew exactly what we would be getting and the cost. These two days were one of the highlights of our trip to Madagascar as it was our first time seeing lemurs and chameleons in the wild and doing a night walk in a rainforest. We had been planning on seeing only the Mitsinjo Reserve and the Analamazaotra National Park. However, Dadamanaga suggested the Peyreiras Reptile Park and the Lemur Island. We were so pleased we added these stops to our tour agenda as they were highlights of our trip.

We were so grateful that our driver, Stephen, was such a skilled driver and we felt safe on the horrible roads and highways. Even Stephen's knowledge of how to escape the traffic clogged roads of the capital as we began and ended our tour was very impressive.

Do not underestimate the importance of a good driver as the roads in many places in Madagascar are in horrible shape! Even on this major road between the capital to the coast with Madagascar's main port, vehicles have to come almost to a stop to navigate deep potholes that, at times, cover the entire road. As a result time to travel relatively short distances are longer than you might expect but match the estimated times outlined on the Dadamanga tour agenda.

Also, we really appreciated the information package that accompanied our tour agenda. We knew what to expect with our various destinations and approximate times. Especially helpful were the extra sections on getting a SIM card, animal welfare and preparation suggestions.

I would highly recommend Dadamanga Travel Services.
Written October 31, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
It was our great pleasure to arrange your short visit to Andasibe, and we are delighted that our team supported you well and that you enjoyed the visit. We are very grateful that you gave us some time to come on line and leave this review and we have shared it with our team. Thanks again. Brett
Written November 4, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Leigh Ann
1 contribution
Sep 2019
I booked super cheap flights to Madagascar on a whim, but I realized pretty quickly that I didn't have the time or emotional energy to figure out how to plan for a trip on my own. So when I saw Brett answering questions on TripAdvisor, I reached out about planning a trip. Great communication about the itinerary, even as we went back and forth a few times. I was sort of worried about sending a lot of money to Madagascar in advance--like would someone really be at the airport to pick me up??? But my guide - Malala (who I adore) - was there as promised. All of the accommodations were beautiful. I was really excited to have a female guide, as a woman traveling by myself. Beyond that, Malala was super friendly and lovely, and even went to get me supplies when I was sick. She was super knowledgeable. Our driver Angelo was great too.

I wanted to see wildlife (lemurs and whales really) so I saw lemurs around Andasibe, and then went to Sainte Marie, where I saw no whales (this was no one's fault). The only recommendation I have is that if you're going to Sainte Marie, don't take the ferry! You should 100000% fly. And take dramamine if you're going to go look for whales. :-)
Written September 24, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Leigh Ann, thanks so much for coming onto TA to leave a review, all of us in the office and the scores of local people who work for Dadamanga during the busy season, are very grateful for your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed yourself and we really appreciate your good humour. Best wishes and we hope you will come back one day to see some more of our amazing Madagascar.
Written September 27, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Outstanding
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