BAREFOOT LUXURY SOUTHERN EXPLORER

11 DAYS TO THE SOUTHEAST OF MADAGASCAR THE OMBENI EXPERIENCE & OUTFITTERS

Looking for something very real, very true and very rare?

At Mandrare River Camp, luxury secluded en-suite tents afford intimate

access and insight to the spiny forest, home to an abundance of unique

wildlife and the fascinating Antandroy tribe. Sparkling blue seas, verdant

rainforests and abundant wildlife offer a taste of serenity at Manafiafy

Beach & Rainforest Lodge, where you’ll spend the last four days of this

intimate and up-market safari experience in the south of Madagascar.

Tour Code: BLSE/11

Rev: 2019/20180605

BAREFOOT LUXURY SOUTHERN EXPLORER

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The President & C.E.O

Africa and Tanzania Leading Expert Legend with integrity, Faith and Expert Knowledge to lead from the highest and most respected institution in the world

I’m proud to say it loud that my team and I know Africa better than anyone, Our company was crafted from the fundamental idea and mission to transforming safari towards an equal opportunity an beyond, In understanding the privilege and values of offering the highest and most professional hospitality. ( The safari Grandfather legend Eliud Veneti)  who has now retired but remains key advisory, I’m particularly proud to share that knowledge with all our guests. With us, you will see, experience, taste, and smell Africa like never before. You will explore Africa’s backbone where you will discover magical things. 

Born and raised in Africa; I’ve studied, researched, and trekked this land and I know secret roots, Your Tanzania safari will be special, As our guest, you will receive the red carpet treatment everywhere you go. 

I will show you my home village, where no other tourists visit. You will celebrate with the Wameru Tribe, Maasai tribe, sipping local wines and tasting organic coffee from our family farm to your table. The personalized safari is an unequaled immersion in the fabled beats of Africa in an extraordinary style.”

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Tour Highlights

Mandrare River:
Enjoy fantastic views over the river

Sacred forests & Ifotaka tombs:
Visit the sacred forest with spiny forest, the Antandroy culture and sacred tombs will keep you fascinated

Orchid Garden:
Visit the Orchid Garden which houses an orchid known as the Darwin Orchid and was first examined by him it is a wax-like flower with a diameter of about 12 cm and scientist are baffled as to which animal pollinates it

Morozevo:
Visit an exotic park view birdife and wildlife

Baobab forests:

Optional activities include going to the giant sand dunes of Lake Anony and viewing the baobabs this place has to offer

Manafiafy beach:

Visit the beach at manafiafy, relax and kick your sloffs off

Others include:

Authentic tribal displays, local village and market, walks in the rainforest, exploring deserted beaches, whale viewing (June - December), snorkelling, canoeing in the mangroves

QUICK FACTS & DEPARTURE DATES 2019

Departure is possible every day of the week from 1st April – 5th January, subject to flight schedules and lodge availability. Mandrare River Camp is closed from 5th January to 1 April each year, due to the rains.

Quick Facts

Tour type:
Lodge Package

Countries visited:
South Africa

Vehicle:
Sedan / Minibus for transfers and day tours Game drives: Open 4x4 safari vehicles

Group Size:
Minimum 2

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THE SOUTHEAST OF MADAGASCAR THE OMBENI EXPERIENCE & OUTFITTERS ITINERARY

Tour hosted by: Ombeni Emanuel & Ombeni Safari Team

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. Unpack and settle in, then spend the rest of your day at leisure enjoying the culture and history that Tana has to offer.

Accommodation: Grand Urban Hotel or similar (double room with en-suite bathroom)

Dinner: For your own account
DAY 2: ANTANANARIVO – FORT DAUPHIN
After breakfast at your hotel, you will be transferred back to Ivato airport for your two-hour flight to Fort Dauphin, on the south-eastern coast of Madagascar. Upon arrival you will be met by your guide and will take lunch in Fort Dauphin, before driving west towards Antandroy Spiny Forest.
The three-hour journey offers a contrast of landscapes ranging from the rice paddies of the eastern seaboard over the lush tropical plateau to the drier arid region of sisal plantations and “spiny forest”. You will arrive at your luxury tented camp in the late afternoon, allowing you to settle into your accommodation and enjoy the breath-taking views across the Mandrare River. Accommodation: Mandrare River Camp or similar (Private luxury tents with en-suite bathroom, hot water) Breakfast: The Grand Urban Hotel or similar

Lunch: Lunch in Fort Dauphin

Dinner: Mandrare River Camp or similar
DAY 3: MANDRARE RIVER CAMP – MORNING AND AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES
Enjoy a relaxed breakfast on the banks of the river, before embarking on a trip to the sacred Antandroy forest, crossing the river on foot to observe lemurs and many bird species. You will also be able to see the tombs of the Antandroy ancestors, and your guide will explain in detail about the culture of ancestor worship.

Lunch will be served at your camp, and there will be time to relax before you depart on an afternoon activity, unless you would prefer to rest at camp and enjoy the serenity of the river. Some of the activity options include a trip to the giant sand dunes of Lake Anony, watching the sun set at the Baobabs, night walks (gallery and spiny forest), watching various species of lemurs and birds, watching traditional dancers, and a visit to the village or local school.

Accommodation: Mandrare River Camp or similar (Private luxury tents with en-suite bathroom, hot water)

Breakfast: Mandrare River Camp or similar
Lunch: Mandrare River Camp or similar
Dinner: Mandrare River Camp or similar

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DAY 4 & 5: MANDRARE RIVER CAMP – MORNING AND AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES
These two days will be spent enjoying the various activities located at and around your luxury tented accommodation. These will be on suggestion of your guide, tailored to your interests. Activities from the camp take place in the early mornings and late afternoons and evenings to avoid the heat of the day. There are a number of designated forest areas in close proximity to the camp, where, with permission from and being accompanied by one of the local village chiefs it is possible to explore, together with your guide, this unique and fascinating natural paradise.

Accommodation: Mandrare River Camp or similar (Private luxury tents with en-suite bathroom, hot water) Mandrare River Camp

Breakfast: Mandrare River Camp or similar
Lunch: Mandrare River Camp or similar
Dinner: Mandrare River Camp or similar
DAY 6: TO MANAFIAFY
Situated on a beautiful white sandy bay, fringed with forest covered mountains, your lodge offers barefoot luxury with wildlife and water on your doorstep. Enjoy the location of your lodge in the afternoon, as the sunsets over the bay. • Please note it is possible to fly between Mandrare River Camp and Fort Dauphin, which reduces the long road transfer. The flight requires a minimum of 2 people to operate, takes approximately 30 minutes, requires reservation in advance and costs from EUR 200 per person. Maximum 3 people per plane.

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

Breakfast: Mandrare River Camp or similar
Lunch: Lunch in Fort Dauphin
Dinner: Manafiafy Beach and Rainforest Lodge or similar
DAY 7-10: 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:
Canoeing 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 sea 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 or similar (Private bungalows with en-suite bathroom, sundeck and separate access to the magnificent unspoilt beach)
DAY 11: RETURN TO ANTANANARIVO (VIA FORT DAUPHIN)
You will drive back to Fort Dauphin and continue to the airport for your scheduled flight to Antananarivo, where you will connect with your departure flight.

Please be advised: Accommodation are subject to change
on the basis of time of registration

Reaching the destination

A shuttle transfer service is available from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg to
Hoedspruit town, Eastgate Airport or designated transfer collection points in close proximity to the
lodges (optional and at additional cost). Alternatively, clients may fly in to Eastgate Airport, from
where they will be collected by a representative from the lodge. Please note on the Exquisite version of the Kruger Experience, clients can either fly to Skukuza Airport and proceed by vehicle transfer or fly to Sabi Sabi airstrip directly. Flights are not included in the package rate.
*Should you wish to overnight in Johannesburg prior or after your stay in Kruger, please enquire with
our reservations office regarding possible options.

Activities included in the Cape Town (all versions):
• Half-day Cape Town city orientation tour
• Full-day Cape Peninsula Tour
• Return airport transfers


Meals included:
• Breakfast x 3

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PRE-DEPARTURE INFORMATION

DEPARTURE:

When arriving in Antananarivo in the morning of Day 1 of the tour you will be picked up from the airport and embark on your tour. Should you arrive prior to day 1, pre tour accommodation can be arranged and you will be picked up from your hotel on the morning of day 1 (Pick up time will be confirmed on arrival).

TRANSPORT:

In Antananarivo we use an air-conditioned vehicle, and for the rest of the tour, we use 4×4 vehicles.

ACCOMMODATION:

The accommodation on this tour has been selected for its barefoot luxury offering, quite unique to Madagascar.

The Grand Urban Hotel has 45 rooms, with a mix of elegance and charm. The rooms are opulent, clean and sophisticated in its decor. The Hotel has a trendy restaurant and the menu ranges from local specialities to Mediterranean dishes. At night the Skybar turns into a lively place where a cocktail and conversation are the perfect duo.

Mandrare River Camp has just six private tents situated on the riverbank, each enjoying spectacular views of the river and the surrounding landscape. The camp has many natural wonders nearby, allowing you to explore this unique part of the world. Each double or twinbedded tent has en-suite facilities with solar water heating and solar power for night time lighting.

Manafiafy Beach and Rainforest Lodge contains only five private bungalows and offers an intriguing combination of rain forest lodge and barefoot luxury beach property all rolled into one. Each spacious en-suite bungalow is constructed out of local stone and mangrove poles under a palm-thatched roof having its own sundeck and separate access to the magnificent unspoilt beach and ocean.

VISAS:

A visa is required to enter the territory of Madagascar and can easily be obtained upon arrival at the airport of Antananarivo with a validity of up to 90 days. Tourists staying for less than one month, can purchase a visa for 115’000 Ariary (around 35 €). Paying with the exact amounts or small currency is advised. No photographs are required, however please ensure that passports are valid for at least 6 months after return date.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:

Please note that travel and cancellation insurance is mandatory for every guest travelling with Ombeni Madagascar Safaris. All insurance is solely the responsibility of our guests. Please ensure you arrange your own insurance with protection for the full duration of your journey to cover personal injury, damage and loss of personal items including but not limited to camera equipment and other electronic items, medical expenses, repatriation expenses and loss of luggage, etc. Please speak to your travel agent if you require assistance. MAKING YOUR TRAVELS MEANINGFUL: The OMBENI fOUNDATION Your booking makes a difference: http://theombenifoundation.org

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"Our safari to Tanzania under the auspices of Ombeni African Safaris was one of the most memorable vacations we ever had. The guides we had were professional, knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and personable. We were more than satisfied with the services they provided. We were amazed at what we saw while on safari. We visited five national parks, and the wildlife viewing was beyond our wildest imagination. We saw vast varieties of wildlife up close and personal. The accommodations at the lodges we stayed at were very good, and we enjoyed the food. We are extremely satisfied with our experience."
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society and economy in the places we travel to. We do this by instigating
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