We cordially invite you to take advantage of the chance and tour the island’s remote South-West, which is also the location of the most southerly red-tailed tropicbird breeding colony in the world and draws tourists and bird watchers from all over the world. On this Safari you will visit different tourism destinations including Tsimanampetsotsa National Park, Nosy Ve, and Tulear. Tsimanampetsotsa National Park, It is situated in the southwest of Madagascar, close to the coast and about 90 kilometers south of Tulear, and has 430 km2 of spiny forest and wetlands. The park is called after its magnificent lake, which is the park’s primary feature. This area was previously protected in 1927 because of its biological significance—ninety percent of the flora and fauna are endemic!—primarily as a refuge for water birds. It was designated a national park in 1966. Due to the fact that Tsimanampetsotsa—which in Malagasy means “lake without dolphins”—is located in the driest region of the island, which only receives about 300 mm of rain annually, these water supplies are essential for both people and animals and plants.
On this excursion you will also visit Nosy Ve, which is a flat, deserted island that is about 5 kilometers from Anakao off the southwest coast of Madagascar. Before capturing the continent, the French first set foot here in 1888. There are still some old French settlers’ tombs here. The island has also been used as a pirate hideout and a port for the escape of slaves.
Upon landing at Tulear, You will board a boat that will take you to the charming fishing village of Anakao. Spend the afternoon relaxing on the beautiful sand beaches and blue sea. You might have the good fortune to see the magnificent Humpback whales while they migrate (July to September).You can set out on a motorized pirogue tour to see these critters up close for an extra fee and with advance notice. Alternate optional activities include game fishing and snorkeling, both of which require advance reservations.
Today we will leave for a day trip to the Tsimanampetsotsa National Park, where we will have the opportunity to see two of the four species of lemurs (two of which are nocturnal), the extremely rare Grandidier’s mongoose (endemic to this area only), the Radiated Tortoise, the species of blind fish that lives in the underground caves, but most notably, the Greater Flamingo colony.
Today you will visit the peaceful island of Nosy Ve, which is important to the Vezo people and where villagers sacrifice zebu according to traditional rites every year. The island is home to the world’s southernmost all-year breeding colony of red-tailed tropicbirds, attracting ornithologists from all over the world. is home to the most southern red-tailed tropicbird breeding colony in the globe, drawing ornithologists from all over the world to the region. This island excursion will be a highlight of your vacation, with exceptional sightings of these birds, lovely white beaches, and fantastic snorkeling.
After breakfast, you will be carried by boat to Tulear and then to the airport for your journey back to Antananarivo, where your memorable tour will come to a close.
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