Baobabs and Tsingy Explorer

7 days from $3,031 per person*
  • Explore the caves and peaks of the Great Tsingy with private guide.
  • Enjoy a private guided journey through the Alley of Baobabs.
  • Travel across Tsiribihina River and make your way through local villages.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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Enter a world like no other, where the natural landscapes, wildlife and indigenous flora are so unique, you will feel as if you have entered an environment straight out of video-game. This itinerary explores an area of Madagascar that is in itself is a rich, bio-diverse environment boasting unbelievable birds and wildlife species, picturesque rocky terrain, dry yet fertile riverbeds and forests, and so much more. Travel from the Malagasy capital Antananarivo to the boundaries of the Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park where along with an expert local guide you will have the opportunity to trek the rugged terrain and the preserved mangrove forests. Unique only to this the 4th largest islands in the world are the Grandidier’s Baobab trees, a species of tree that have large, cylindrical trunks and blossomed fruit filled canopies, which inhabit and thrive in the dry deciduous forest area along the agriculturally degraded scrubland known as the “Alley of Baobabs.” Keep a keen eye on the various wildlife and bird species as your privately driven vehicle takes you between locations. Quality accommodations throughout provide comfortable evening and a “home away from home” during this trip. ... Show More »

*Please note, Tsingy is closed from mid-November until the end of March due to annual flooding.

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Antananarivo
    Antananarivo
    • Private Transfer - Airport Transfer & Meet and Greet with Welcome Package - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 2 Antananarivo to Morondava
    Antananarivo to Morondava
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Antananarivo - Morondava [(1 hr)] - Economy
    • Vehicle & Driver - Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Tour - Alley of Baobabs & Kirindy Reserve - Guide/Park Fees
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 3 Morondava to Bekopaka
    Morondava to Bekopaka
    • Private Transfer - Morondava - Bekopaka [Spiny Forest & Tsiribihina River (8 hrs)] - Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4 Bekopaka
    Bekopaka
    • Vehicle & Driver at Disposal - Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Tour - Great Tsingy Exploration - Guide/Park Fees
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5 Bekopaka to Morondava
    Bekopaka to Morondava
    • Private Transfer - Bekopaka - Morondava [via the Alley of Baobabs ] - Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 6 Morondava to Antananarivo
    Morondava to Antananarivo
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Morondava - Antananarivo [1 Hour] - Economy
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 7 Antananarivo
    Antananarivo
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Antananarivo

Meet your in-country representative at the airport before setting out on this unique Malagasy adventure.

Please be aware that your driver will be waiting for you at the International Arrival gate. An airport sign with your name should be seen and you may have to look for a logo if the airport gets overcrowded. If you cannot locate your driver please remain calm and approach the Airport Welcome Service. An announcement intended for your driver can be broadcasted there, and this will then become the rally point. In the case of an emergency or you cannot locate your driver, the emergency contact details are on your documents and you should call the mentioned numbers before attempting to leave the airport. 

You will be given your welcome package including maps and more, then be transferred to your hotel.

Note: Visa is needed for entry to Madagascar. This can be purchased upon arrival. Up to 30 Days = $28.00USD per person and must be paid in cash.

Accommodation: Le Relais des Plateaux

Le Relais des Plateaux Hotel is surrounded by a small interior garden and access to the hotel is exclusively pedestrian. Le Relais des Plateaux in Antananarivo is conveniently located at the gateway of the city. If you are coming from the airport by driving, it will take you just about 15 minutes. In the close proximity to the hotel, you can find supermarkets, shops and entertainment venues. There is a wooded park with numerous exotic scents of jacarandas which covers the ground like a gorgeous blanket in the month of November and many others. Le Relais des Plateaux, Antananarivo is counted as one of the most important Hotels in Antananarivo. To render the guests a worthwhile experience, Le Relais des Plateaux offers a host of world class facilities like room facilities, dining facilities, business facilities, and recreation facilities.

Baobabs and Tsingy Explorer Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Antananarivo
Antananarivo
Baobabs and Tsingy Explorer Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Exterior
Exterior

Day 2: Antananarivo - Morondava

Enjoy a private vehicle transfer to/from the Antananarivo International Airport.

Relax during this short flight between Antananarivo and Morondava. The approximate flight time is 1 hour. Luggage restriction applicable to this flight: 20kg (44lb) per person, for checked luggage, the bag must not exceed 158cm (62 inches) in total.  You can have one piece for your carry-on, weighing maximum 6kg (13lb), it must not exceed 115cm (45 inches).

A private vehicle with driver will be at your disposal for the day.

Enjoy your private visit this morning at the Kirindy Reserve. Kirindy is a privately managed forest in one of Madagascar's most threatened ecosystems; its dry deciduous forests. It is famous for the giant jumping rat, but is also home to seven species of lemur, a number of endemic reptiles, flora and other unique species. The visit will take between 2 and 4 hours and it includes a delicious picnic lunch served at the Kirindy restaurant. In the afternoon, you will have a private guided tour of the Alley of Baobabs, and will have the opportunity to enjoy the sunset. Along the Alley there are roughly 20 - 25 trees about 30 meters in height, and of the species “Adansonia Grandidieri”, endemic to Madagascar. Some of these Baobab trees are up to 800 years old, and are locally referred to as “Renala” which translates from Malagasy as “Mother of the Forest". This area was once a dense tropical forest, and these trees did not originally tower in isolation over the landscape. Over time, as the country's population grew, the forests were cleared for agricultural purposes, leaving only the Baobab trees.

Accommodation: Palissandre Cote Ouest & Spa

Palissandre Cote Ouest and Spa is located on Nosy Kely beach in the region of Menabe. There are beautiful landscapes, and blowing sinsets over the sea or on th aisle of Baobabs. The hotel has been particularly careful on its construction by the choice of building material and design. It is composed of rosewood, granite, roof mokotry, and local crafts. It combines comfort and refinement in the purest Malagasy tradition.

Baobabs and Tsingy Explorer Tours 2018 - 2019 -  The Alley of Baobabs
The Alley of Baobabs
Baobabs and Tsingy Explorer Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Baobab Tree
Baobab Tree

Day 3: Morondava - Bekopaka

After your flight to Morondava, a private vehicle will pick you up and provide a transfer to Bekopaka, the gateway to the Tsingy. During this scenic drive, you will pass through the dry and spiny forest of Kirindy, cross the Tsiribihina River and make your way through some quaint little villages. Keep your keen eye's on a swivel as this area is also known for its vast bird and wildlife population.

Accommodation: Le Soleil des Tsingy

Nestled at the heart of a well-preserved nature, the Soleil des Tsingy Hotel is the ideal base for an extraordinary stay. This user-friendly hotel offers 17 cozy and comfortable bungalows and provides its guests with equipment and amenities they need for their stay. An infinity pool, a wide choice of tasty menus at the restaurant and a dramatic view of the Manalambo river and the romantic sunset will provide the travelers full enjoyment of their western Madagascar tour where they can appreciate one of the most impressive and unique natural sceneries in the world.

Baobabs and Tsingy Explorer Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Tsiribihina River
Tsiribihina River
Baobabs and Tsingy Explorer Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Le Soleil des Tsingy
Le Soleil des Tsingy

Day 4: Bekopaka

A private vehicle with driver will be at your disposal for the day.

Enjoy your private guided tour of the Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve. You will meet your experienced park ranger guide for this memorable Great Tsingy hike. During this hike your guide will take you on an exploratory tour through the deep caves and high peaks of the Tsingy’s labyrinth.  This Mecca of wildlife boasts over eleven lemur species, such as the fat-tailed dwarf lemur, numerous families of bats, and hundreds of diverse bird species, like Madagascar’s endemic Henst’s Goshawk. 

Accommodation: Le Soleil des Tsingy
Baobabs and Tsingy Explorer Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Great Tsingy Terrain
Great Tsingy Terrain

Day 5: Bekopaka - Morondava

Enjoy your private vehicle transfer from Bekopaka to Morondava. Depart this morning from Bekopaka back to Morondava where your privately driven vehicle will make a stop at the famous Alley of Baobabs for the sunset.  Along the Alley in some 260 meter long segment is roughly some 20 - 25 trees about 30 meters in height, and of the species “Adansonia Grandidieri”, endemic to Madagascar.  Some of these Baobab trees are up to 800 years old, and are locally referred to as “Renala” which translates from Malagasy as “Mother of the Forest". This area was once a dense tropical forest, and these trees did not originally tower in isolation over the landscape, but over time, as the country's population grew, the forests were cleared for agricultural purposes, leaving only the Baobab trees.

Accommodation: Palissandre Cote Ouest & Spa
Baobabs and Tsingy Explorer Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Alley of Baobabs
Alley of Baobabs

Day 6: Morondava - Antananarivo

A privately driven vehicle will provide a transfer to/from the airport today.

Relax during this short flight between Morondava and Antananarivo.  The approximate flight time is 1 hour. Luggage restriction applicable to this flight: 20kg (44lb) per person, for checked luggage, the bag must not exceed 158cm (62 inches) in total.  You can have one piece for your carry-on, weighing maximum 6kg (13lb), it must not exceed 115cm (45 inches).

Enjoy a private vehicle transfer to/from the Antananarivo International Airport.

Accommodation: Le Relais des Plateaux

Day 7: Antananarivo

Enjoy a private vehicle transfer to/from the Antananarivo International Airport.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Le Relais des Plateaux: Antananarivo

Le Relais des Plateaux Hotel is surrounded by a small interior garden and access to the hotel is exclusively pedestrian. Le Relais des Plateaux in Antananarivo is conveniently located at the gateway of the city. If you are coming from the airport by driving, it will take you just about 15 minutes. In the close proximity to the hotel, you can find supermarkets, shops and entertainment venues. There is a wooded park with numerous exotic scents of jacarandas which covers the ground like a gorgeous blanket in the month of November and many others. Le Relais des Plateaux, Antananarivo is counted as one of the most important Hotels in Antananarivo. To render the guests a worthwhile experience, Le Relais des Plateaux offers a host of world class facilities like room facilities, dining facilities, business facilities, and recreation facilities.

Baobabs and Tsingy Explorer Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Exterior
Exterior
Baobabs and Tsingy Explorer Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Exterior
Exterior

Palissandre Cote Ouest & Spa: Morondava

Palissandre Cote Ouest and Spa is located on Nosy Kely beach in the region of Menabe. There are beautiful landscapes, and blowing sinsets over the sea or on th aisle of Baobabs. The hotel has been particularly careful on its construction by the choice of building material and design. It is composed of rosewood, granite, roof mokotry, and local crafts. It combines comfort and refinement in the purest Malagasy tradition.

Baobabs and Tsingy Explorer Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Palissandre Cote Ouest & Spa
Palissandre Cote Ouest & Spa

Le Soleil des Tsingy: Bekopaka

Nestled at the heart of a well-preserved nature, the Soleil des Tsingy Hotel is the ideal base for an extraordinary stay. This user-friendly hotel offers 17 cozy and comfortable bungalows and provides its guests with equipment and amenities they need for their stay. An infinity pool, a wide choice of tasty menus at the restaurant and a dramatic view of the Manalambo river and the romantic sunset will provide the travelers full enjoyment of their western Madagascar tour where they can appreciate one of the most impressive and unique natural sceneries in the world.

Baobabs and Tsingy Explorer Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Le Soleil des Tsingy
Le Soleil des Tsingy

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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