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We really excel at tailor-making your trip to your needs. You may want to see certain species or visit particular parks, reserves or lodges. You may want a private plane or helicopter and high class car, or need to travel at a certain time of year. Tailor-making works whether you are an experienced traveler or trying out a wildlife holiday for the first time, wanting to enjoy a wildlife experiences as part of an occasion like a birthday, honeymoon or anniversary, or a busy executive in search of a short wildlife fix.

Have you always wanted to design your own tour but let someone else handle all the nitty gritty of organizing it? Do you run specialized tours where you'd like us to put them together for you? Keen birders, scuba divers, conservationists, volunteers, photographers, surfers, medical adventurers, hikers, bikers, historians and geologists – no matter what your specialty is, we can tailormake accordingly! We also offer unique tours which you're more than welcome to join us on!

Do you have a large family or group of friends that you would like to travel? Does your company want to run its own set of branded series tours? The NDAO-i-Travel tailormade services and charter team can do organize all of this for you, and more! Whether it be in an air-conditioned bus, a minivan or a 4 x 4 vehicle, we will tailor a tour for you to ensure that your dream holiday takes in everything you're expecting from it.

Our team of well-travelled and dedicated individuals will provide you with a detailed itinerary, suggested accommodation, professional, friendly service and all the support you need to make travelling in Madagascar an absolute pleasure.

Whether your party is made up of two or two hundred travelers, we'll pull something special out of the bag, just for you!

You can enjoy complete flexibility in planning and booking on all our tours for a truly customized Madagascar holiday that is in your budget and personal style. Traveling around a theme or exploring something in particular? Our tailor-made holiday experts are eager to assist in planning an experience that fits your requirements putting you in complete control of your next Madagascar holiday.

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Visiting Reserve
de Nahampoana – exotic tropical park

The old botanical garden of Reserve de Nahampoana can be found seven kilometres east of Fort Dauphin. This well-maintained garden, formerly named Garden of Acclimatisation, covers an area of 50 hectares. Good hiking trails wind through the vegetation typical of the east and south of Madagascar.

This forest reserve deserves much greater recognition. Its exotic tropical setting, with mountains for a backdrop, is prettier than Berenty. You can take a boat trip on the river bordering the reserve, discover a forest of bamboos and explore many other enchanting spots. In the forest there are waterfalls and natural swimming pools that offer quiet and secluded picnic sites. There is a restaurant (reservation required) and 8 lodges equipped (private bathrooms) 100% solar, the rooms are of great comfort. You will also find for sale essential oils produced in the reserve (Camphre, Niaouli), litchis and mangoes. This reserve is not fenced, the people of the neighboring village use it, in the framework of respect for the place and its vocation.

ENJOY THIS… exotic tropical park:

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Nahampoana Reserve serves as an alternative to the overpriced Berenty, when it comes to a close encounter with Sifaka's, which are the stars of the park. Their small, white, fuzzy head, with a black face and snout balances graciously when they move over the ground in their famous “dance".

Every lemur species native to the south of Madagascar lives in this park. During the early morning hours various groups of lemurs, such as Verreaux's Sifaka, Ring-tailed Lemur or Brown Lemur, usually play in the trees and on the ground near the old colonial style building. Lovers of nature prepare to discover in this oasis of greenery 6 species of lemurs including 2 nocturnes (including the famous microceb, tiny lemur 10 to 13 centimeters high, which can be observed during a nocturnal visit if you stay sleeping), turtles, crocodiles, chameleons, birds and other animals that contribute to the magic of the place.

The Reserve is home to many endemic species of the South of the island such as 3 kinds of bamboo trees, the insectivore plant called nepenthes or pitcher plant, fruit trees including lychees, carambolas, tangerines. Amongst the many exotic plants which can be found in the park are the Ravenala Palm, Pachypodium, Madagascar Pitcher Plant, Oil Palm, Canela Cinnamon, Lemon Eucalyptus, young Baobab Trees and the conifer Arokaria, as well as the Triangle Palm Tree which exists in Madagascar only around the area of Fort Dauphin.

Created around 1900, this garden located at the foot of the Pic Saint-Louis, has also kept an old colonial house as a guest house for those who wish to travel back in time… but who also want to breathe more fresh air and be closer to nature.

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