En pays Boina, a dirt track immerses you in the palm universe satrana to royal village Sakalava Mitsinjo. We alternate tour of open pit mine célestites, village and market, swim in the river or the sea, and boat ride from the big lake to the village of Kinkony Ampitsopitsoka fishermen to return to Mahajanga, City shoots shoots on the trail of a fascinating historical past.Less
Transfer to airport and flight to Mahajanga. Reception and transfer to hotel Coco Lodge, a hotel in the city center with pool, and international specialty restaurant. The rooms are hard all equipped with air conditioners and sanitary hot water. The decoration of each room has a friendly character to this superior hotel.
Transfer to the port and departure for the visit of célestites mines in the morning. Swimming and lunch at Katsepy Madame Chabot. In the meantime, crossing by car ferry to Katsepy morning. Puis route pour en 4x4 Care. Picnic lunch at Mitsinjo. Then install the river (I'll have the answer tomorrow if we can reach a river without the cart). Dinner and overnight camping on the riverbank of Mahavavy.
Storage tents and we follow the river drive to Ambinany. crossing by ferry cars and we cross one of the largest Satrana palm forests of Madagascar. Picnic lunch under the palm trees, continuation for Makary. Then camp on a river on a mound built by a village association that offers evening meal animated by a musician member of the Association. Dinner and overnight camping (Igloo tent 3 places, Foam Mattress).
Wednesday is a day like no other : it is the market day Makary, lakefront Kinkony. Meeting between water and land, carts and canoes, pedestrians and bicycles, they all converge on this place that has nothing to do with what we saw the day before market tour Makary : a real walkabout between the bank and the market. Then down the river. Picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight camping on the sand bar from the edge of Mahavavy.
We leave to return to Antafiandakana Mitsinjo. Stop in the village to meet a recent sovereign Sakalava. Then picnic lunch. Crossing the sugar plantation which is renowned Namakia, a former sugar. See you in 25km, au port de la Namakia. A canoe edge outrigger, we slowly descend through the mangroves culminating in a beautiful fishing village under the coconut trees to Ampitsopitsoka. Overnight camping on a beach managed by a Village Association. Meals prepared by members of another flamingos Protection Association.
Depending on the tide, possibility in the morning, to visit the territory by canoe flamingos. Then go with the motorboat back to Mahajanga. We make a stop on the island Nosy Antsoeribory, a former base of Arab traders used the XVIII and XIX century as evidenced by remnants of pottery, the ruins of the houses of the Sultan and Islanders. Picnic lunch in the shade of a baobab. Continue to Mahajanga, Home port. Transfer by car. Overnight Coco Lodge.
An hour and a half drive to get to the park entrance. Visite de la reserve d'Ampijoroa, 'Place of ancestor worship ", it is a dry deciduous forest reserve, including the sacred lake Ampijoroa with crocodiles and the Malagasy pigargue unusual or "Ankoay", one of the most majestic species of eagle fishermen (2 meter wingspan). The forest is home to several species of lemurs (pripithèque, brown lemur, by night : Lepilemur, the lemur that has the size of a mouse, etc…) and birds (coua huppé, mésite, dyale malgache, Ibis,…). 3 hour tour with a local guide. Lunch in the Park prepared by the Association of village women specialists chili-based condiment and lemons. Free afternoon. Rendezvous with a local guide before dinner for a night tour. Night at the Lodge Reserve.
Départ pour Caribou en passant par le marché aux fruits d'Ambondromamy, visit the market which offers a wide variety of tropical fruits and condiments (jujubes, bananas, mango pickles or fruit,…). Then continue to Antsohihy. Lunch Biaina. Analalava route to taking a difficult track (4 hours) to the edge of the sea where the hotel is located Sarindra, a small, simple but clean structure. Dinner and overnight at Sarindra. (wooden bungalow by the sea which 4 rooms have sea views and 6 B the background. Its restaurant serves very good seafood dishes. (Room with shower and toilet).
Transfer to the port Analalava. Rendezvous with canoes and beginning to cruise to Island Radama. The canoes that we use are part of the great families of outrigger canoes Sakalava fishermen using the triangular sails. Depending on the wind and tide, our home base can change but we will move to the Radama archipelago that begins in Nosy Lava through Nosy Saba, Nosy Ambariotelo, Nosy Berafia, Nosy Kalakajoro to Nosy Iranja. 4 at 6 hours of sailing per day, and lunch in the shade sail or a coconut on the beach of our halt : meeting fishermen, sea cucumber hunters, boutres carrier wood,…
At cruise back in home port morning and transfer in a simple hotel in Hell town for a Day Use : chez Jean Michel Amboanara. A car is available for your recent purchases. Lunch at Jean Michel then transfer to Nosy Be airport for a flight to Paris.
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