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Madagascar Barefoot Luxury Kayak Adventure - 10 nights 11 days
Jenman Safaris Madagascar
Excellent - this safari is a 'must-do' for any traveler that loves wildlife and photography! Safari Co. Rating
Duration: 11 days
Safari type: kayaking adventure
Group size: minimum of (2) 4 people
Departure date: set dates (see below)
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Day to Day Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Antananarivo

Upon arrival in Antananarivo (Madagascar's capital), you will be met and welcomed by an English speaking guide, before transferring to your hotel in the city centre.
Accommodation: Pavillion de l'Emyrne, or similar (double room with en-suite bathroom)
The Pavillion de L'Emyrne has just twelve rooms and is situated in the heart of the old town of Antananarivo. It was originally built as a private residence in the 1930s and is a delightful city guest house with its own garden. Rooms are air-conditioned and have satellite television.

Day 2: Antananarivo – Fort Dauphin

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be transferred back to Ivato airport for your two hour scheduled flight with Air Madagascar to Fort Dauphin, on the south eastern coast of Madagascar.

Upon arrival in Fort Dauphin, transfer by road with lunch at a beach restaurant, then settle into your hotel to spend the remaining day at leisure.

Accommodation: Kaleta Hotel or similar (Rooms with en-suite bathroom, swimming pool, restaurant and bar)

Day 3: Lokaro - St Luce Reserve

Enjoy an early breakfast before we set of on an adventure! Sainte Luce Reserve offers us an experience of the spectacular beauty of south east Madagascar. Your first day of kayaking will be for 4 hours to Evatra, with lunch on the banks of the mangroves and a delightful walk to Lokaro (2,5 hours). Experience beautiful coastal scenery and a gorgeous natural swimming pool nestled in the mountainous coastline.

St Luce Reserve is situated on an island-like peninsula, cut off from the mainland by river mouths to the north and south, the reserve has been established to contribute to the conservation of this extraordinary habitat, as it is some of the very last true coastal forest left in the south east of Madagascar and one of the most critically endangered in the country. The reserve is bounded to the east by the Indian Ocean and white sand beaches, to the west by winding fresh water rivers, and to the north & south by more protected forests. There is no village, there are no neighbours, and as the reserve has fresh water habitat, marine habitat, littoral forest, mangrove, wetland and open grasslands, you will find lemurs, birds, reptiles, mammals, sea turtles, crocodiles.... it's all here.

Accommodation: Bush Camping at Lokaro (stunning palm-fringed beach with great swimming)

Day 4: Belaveno - St Luce Reserve

After breakfast you head North through the mangroves and forest. The river is adjacent to the protected forest and wetland, which also incorporates many kilometres of stunning white beaches. At 9.30am we head off for a 2 hour paddle, followed by a 20 minute walk to a secluded beach where we will enjoy lunch. Relax after lunch, enjoying this idyllic setting, before we set off at 3pm for the 2 hours kayaking to Belaveno.

Accommodation: Bush Camping

Day 5: Ocean Camp - St Luce Reserve

This morning sees us with a 2,5 hour paddle and an 8.30am start. Enjoy another idyllic day of paddling on the river, following the littoral forest through the wetlands and soaking up the sights and sounds of nature and letting the stress and cares of modern living, dissolve away…
In the afternoon, after lunch, we have a 2 hour paddle to a large lake. Wander in the forest to see the fruit bats, before your night walk to spot Mouse, Dwarf and Wooly Lemurs in the forest.

Accommodation: Bush Camping

Day 6 : Manafiafy Beach

After our last day of paddling on the river (2,5 hours), we end at Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge at approximately 11am. Situated on a beautiful, private, white sandy bay, fringed with forest covered mountains, your lodge offers barefoot luxury with wildlife and water on your doorstep. A welcome barbeque on the beach will await you and a most well deserve 30 minute complimentary back massge for those tired muscles…
Enjoy the location of your lodge in the afternoon, as the sun sets over the bay.

Accommodation: Manafiafy Beach and Rainforest Lodge (Private bungalows with en-suite bathroom, sundeck and separate access to the magnificent unspoilt beach

Day 7,8 & 9: Manafiafy – morning and afternoon activities

After breakfast you will embark on your choice of a wide range of wildlife and sporting activities which are included in your stay.

Some of the options include: Kayaking in the mangroves, early morning boat trips for wetland birding, day and night walks in the rainforest to see five species of lemur, snorkelling in the bay and nearby cove, whale watching from the 15ft observation tower (June to December). Boat trips to the nearby islands for a secluded picnic lunch, walks along long empty beaches, visits to the local village and school.
Optional activities, payable locally at the lodge include: massage treatments, whale watching boat trips (June to December), deep see fishing trips.

Forest walks are the main reason for visiting this part of the island and those accessible from Manafiafy are "Littoral" rain forests – shady dense vegetation with a high degree of humidity and home to several Lemurs (collared brown, woolly, brown mouse, dwarf and sportive) as well as reptiles, spiders, birds, insects and orchids.

Walks can be done at any time of the day and early evening, and are always accompanied by a Manafiafy guide.

The rocks, islands and bays surrounding Manafiafy provide endless opportunities for exploring and within a short boat ride it is possible to find deserted beaches, scout for whales, or snorkel in the crystal clear water viewing corals and tropical 'aquarium' fish. There is
always something to do at Manafiafy and each excursion provides its own reward of new experiences – most of them unique to the island of Madagascar.

Accommodation: Manafiafy Beach and Rainforest Lodge (Private bungalows with en-suite bathroom, sundeck and separate access to the magnificent unspoilt beach)


Day 10: Return to Antananarivo (via Fort Dauphin)

You will drive back to Fort Dauphin and continue to the airport for your scheduled flight to Antananarivo, for your last night in Madagascar. Upon arrival in Antananarivo (Madagascar's capital), you will be met and welcomed by an English speaking guide, before transferring to your hotel in the city centre and a farewell dinner!

Accommodation: Pavillion de l'Emyrne, or similar (double room with en-suite bathroom)

Day 11: End of Tour
Transfer to the airport for your return flight.
Rates include:
2 night in Antananarivo at Pavillon de l'Emyrne on a bed and breakfast basis, 1 night in Fort Dauphin at the Kaleta Hotel, 3 nights bush camping and kayaking through the St Luce Reserve an all-inclusive basis (activity, meals, soft drinks, beers, dome tents, stretcher beds, extra mattresses, lighting, bush showers & toilets), 4 nights at Manafiafy Lodge inclusive of activities, meals, local soft drinks and beers, as well as all required transport in an air-conditioned vehicle in Antananarivo, and in 4x4 vehicles in all other locations; the services of an experienced professional Malagasy guide, all excursions, park fees and community/environmental levies. All kayaks, personal buoyancy aids and paddles are provided.
Rates exclude:

International and domestic flights (Antananarivo – Fort Dauphin) and their taxes, Any excursions not mentioned in the program, all wine and spirits, laundry, visas and travel insurance, personal expenses and souveniers.



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Group size of 4: Date of Travel: Per Adult Sharing:
Low Season 20 March to 20 June
20 November to 10 January
€ 1,935.00
High Season 21 June - 31 August € 2,099.00
Single Supplement 01 April 2013 – 20 June 2013
21 Nov 2013 – 17 Dec 2013
€ 415.00
The rate above is valid for a group size of minimum 4 clients; should your chosen departure have less than 4 clients or more than 6 clients, the below rates apply. You will be informed latest 30 days before travel. For private groups (also possible on different departure dates), the below rates apply!
Date of Travel: 2 - 3 Pax: 4 - 6 Pax: +7 Pax:
Low Season € 2225 € 1935 € 1765
High Season € 2499 € 2099 € 2011
Please note all rates quoted are in EURO €
Internal Flight Antananarivo – Fort Dauphin – Antananarivo from: € 350
**Please note that for both internal flights and international flights the rates are subject to class, availability and subject
to change.
**Please note and there are no trips from September to 19 November
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