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Montagne d’Ambre NP
Ankarana SR Nosy Be
THE TROPICAL NORTH • Page 07
Ankify Radama Islands
The north of Madagascar includes several national parks and reserves, the country’s highest peak and also the most popular tourist destination – the Nosy Be Archipelago. The North is also home to Jenman Island Safari’s privately owned fishing camp, Turtle Bay.
Anjajavy Masoala NP
Nosy Mangabe SR
Ile St Marie
Lesser travelled with largely dense rainforest and a long coast line, the east of Madagascar is highly tropical and an adventurer’s delight!
EAST Tamatave Canal de Pangalanes
Tsingy de Bemaraha NP
THE ABUNDANT EAST • Page 17
THE CENTRAL HIGHLANDS • Page 23 The central highlands is Madagascar’s most travelled overland route from the city to the south-west coast. Antananarivo, the capital city, is contained within this area.
THE DRY SOUTH • Page 31
The south of Madagascar is the most exotic, with spiny forests, abundant wildlife and excellent beaches and coral reefs.
Ranomafana NP Fianarantsoa
THE REMOTE WEST • Page 31
With a dry climate, deciduous forests and endless sandy beaches, the west of Madagascar contains the limestone Tsingy, and several fascinating National parks with good hiking.
Lake Tsimanampetsotsa NP Berenty Reserve
Upmarket / Business
Fort Dauphin Scuba Diving
Deep Sea Fishing
All our tours and packages are combinable
Introduction to Madagascar Jenman Madagascar Island Safaris introduces you to Madagascar, set 400 kilometres off the east coast of Africa, entirely surrounded by the warm, Indian Ocean. Madagascar is the world’s 4th largest island, and is separated from southern Africa by the Mozambique Channel. The country’s largest attraction is its unique collection of animals and plants, many of which are found nowhere else on earth. From eco-safaris to luxury getaways, this island is the perfect setting for a tailor-made adventure and has everything you’ve ever wanted and more than you’ve ever expected.
Health and Hygiene Please be aware that Madagascar is a Malaria area. We recommend you bring a high factor sunscreen to avoid sunburn as the sun in Madagascar can be very harsh.
Time Difference Adjust your clock upon arrival at the airport: add 2 hours during summertime and 3 hours during wintertime to GMT.
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Weather and Seasons
Who travels to Madagascar?
Only two seasons exist in Madagascar: dry and wet season. Wet season lasts in most areas for 5 months (December to April). In eastern Madagascar it rains quite often all year long, whereas it rarely rains in western Madagascar.
The Leisure traveller – this covers a multitude of holiday maker, from the water-sports enthusiast and the eco-traveller to honeymooners and those looking for a family beach holiday. The business traveller – business travel to Madagascar is increasing rapidly. We offer good accommodation including transfers, meals, conference facilities and can also organise your pre and post travels.
On the central highlands, winter nights can drop to around freezing point. Please bring warm clothes if you travel to central Madagascar between May and September. From November to March, it is hot in southern and western Madagascar. The temperature in the coastal regions is generally higher than that in inland Antananarivo.
Entry Formalities All nationalities require a visa, which can be obtained from the Consulate of Madagascar in your own country, or upon arrival to Antananarivo international airport. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months before expiry date. With a valid passport and a return flight ticket, you can easily obtain a visa at Antananarivo airport. No photographs are required.
Money Ariary (AR) is the local currency in Madagascar, and we recommend that you change money into Ariary on arrival. The airport banks are always open at each international flight arrival, and their rates are similar to the banks in town. Please note that only EUR, USD & GBP can be exchanged. Credit cards (Visa only) are occasionally accepted in large hotels and restaurants, mainly in the city and larger tourist destinations such as Nosy Be. Travellers Cheques are not recommended.
Photo: Don Pinnock - Getaway
Accommodation Madagascar is a destination still untouched by mass tourism. This means that much of the accommodation is more basic than other countries such as Mauritius or the Seychelles. Luxury (4*) accommodation is available in the more travelled areas such as Nosy Be and Antananarivo, but these still fall short of the western world’s standards. Please be prepared for this, and consider this as part of the rustic charm of Madagascar.
How to get to Madagascar From South Africa: Airlines: Regularity: Flight duration:
Johannesburg - Antananarivo Air Madagascar, Airlink 7 days a week 3 hours
From Europe: Airlines:
Via Paris or Milan - Antananarivo Air Madagascar, Air France
Air Madagascar flies four times a week from Paris and twice-weekly from Milan to Antananarivo where it connects with 40 destinations in Madagascar. It is also possible to fly to Madagascar via Mauritius, Nairobi and Bangkok.
Photo: Don Pinnock - Getaway
Jenman Madagascar Island Safaris Jenman Madagascar Island Safaris is a division of Jenman African Safaris – one of the leading safari travel operators in Southern and East Africa. Led by brothers Garth, Brendan and Andrew Jenman, Jenman Island Safaris is based in Cape Town, South Africa with an operational office in Antananarivo, offering tailor-made travel to Madagascar. Since 1993, Jenman African Safaris has grown at a steady pace and has achieved a reputation for reliability, safety, high service levels and excellent value for money. Jenman Island Safaris has positioned itself to be able to provide its customers with the product they require, whether it is a budget or an upmarket holiday to Madagascar, catering for those who are looking for a value-for-money experience.
Why Choose Us? • • • • • • •
Our staff have travelled extensively in Madagascar, and personally know the places you want to visit We offer tours, beach packages, dhow safaris, yacht charters, family trips, diving and fishing trips, and honeymoons We specialise in tailor-made travel to Madagascar We have a solid reputation for safe, comfortable, fun-filled travel to all parts of Madagascar We cater to everyone’s needs, from camping to luxury hotels We can provide for larger groups on customised itineraries We are committed to eco-friendly, sustainable responsible tourism
Tailor-Made travel Creating a tailor-made tour is an excellent way to make your Madagascan dreams come true. Throughout this brochure you will find numerous packaged tours that Jenman Island Safaris runs in Madagascar. You can book one of our packaged tours or if you’d like, one of our experienced travel consultants can tailor-make a private tour to meet your departure date, time period, group size and budget.
Contact us for further information, or to help plan your special tailor-made safari
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Sustainable Tourism … ATTA (African Travel and Tourism Association) creates a hub for the positive development of travel and tourism in Africa. With over 350 members, the African Travel and Tourism Association (ATTA) is Europe’s largest trade association promoting Africa.
Photo: Don Pinnock - Getaway
Responsible Tourism We run our tours in keeping with the following guidelines TIES (The International Ecotourism Society) defines ecotourism as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people.” This means that those who implement and participate in ecotourism activities should follow the following principles: • • • • • • •
Minimise impact Build environmental and cultural awareness and respect Provide positive experiences for both visitors and hosts Provide direct financial benefits for conservation Provide financial benefits and empowerment for local people Raise sensitivity to host countries’ political, environmental, and social climate Support international human rights and labour agreements
What our clients say! Kevin & Nadia - USA “Nadia and I had a wonderful time in Madagascar - everything went smoothly! Thanks for everything. My trip with Nadia was the best time I’ve had in many years and your organization played a major part in making it happen.”
Megan & William – South Africa William and I had the most fantastic holiday EVER!!! Honestly for both of us it was the most incredible holiday of our lives. Thank you so much for all your help and advice; you were an integral part of our holiday.
Pierre van Zyl - South Africa The dhow trip was excellent – just too short – will go back anytime – well organized and one hell of an experience. Planning to go and cycle there in the near future – hopefully around the entire continent!
Catherine Nicolaides - South Africa
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The service from Jenman Safaris was first rate; from the original enquiry to the final booking. In so far as Madagascar & Nosy Be is concerned, it is still a little piece of heaven on earth and I fell completely in love with the environment, the culture and the people. You need to be adventurous & have an open mind. You cannot visit expecting it to be like other Indian Ocean islands e.g. Mauritius. You need to get out and appreciate the wonder and beauty of the people and the land.
Montagne d’Ambre Ankarana Nosy Be
4-DAY DIEGO & MONTAGNE D’AMBRE PACKAGE Enjoy a 4-day visit to this well-known montane rainforest, with its broad trails, fascinating flora & fauna and splendid scenery.
Ankify Radama Islands
ITINERARY: Day 1: Arrival to Diego – Montagne d’Ambre Day 2: Montagne d’Ambre National Park Day 3: Return to Diego Suarez Day 4: Diego Suarez – home destination
The northern mainland of Madagascar includes several popular national parks and reserves, and the country’s highest peak (Tsaratanana Massif at 2,876m). The area is good for trekking, water sports and observing animals. Highlights include excellent wildlife viewing, red tsingy, trekking and night walks in Montagne d’Ambre National Park, kite-surfing and windsurfing around Diego, whale watching at Russian Bay (October–December).
Montagne d’Ambre National Park
Ankarana Special Reserve
Just an hours drive from Diego lies this excellent example of montane rainforest. It is visitorfriendly with good information and hiking trails, a comfortable climate and a vast array of flora and fauna. Highlights are night walks, sightings of lemurs, chameleons, orchids, birds and mongoose, as well as the waterfalls and crater lake.
The reserve is an island of limestone tsingy and forest, with caves and canyons which have collapsed over time, allowing a river-fed forest to grow. Many lemur species, birds, reptiles and insects make Ankarana their home.
Upon arrival to Diego Suarez, we drive to Montagne d’Ambre National Park and enjoy a guided afternoon visit of the park, before returning to our warm and cozy lodge for the evening. The following day we enjoy our time in the reserve, exploring and observing the endemic wildlife known to the area. In particular, we look for the two species of habituated lemurs, mongoose, and the multitude of birds living in the park. Returning to Diego, we have time to explore the town, before departing the next day – homeward bound. For a full itinerary and further details on the tour, please ask at your local travel agent, or view the itinerary on www.travel2madagascar.com Don’t forget - any of our packages can be tailor-made, or amended to suit your needs.
MADAGASCAR NORTH ADVENTURE An 8-day discovery of the best of the northern highlights with rainforests, night lemurs, tiny chameleons, hidden waterfalls, and crater lakes!
ITINERARY Day 1: Day 2: Day 3: Day 4: Day 5: Day 6: Day 7: Day 8:
Arrival to Antananarivo Antananarivo – Diego – Montagne d’Ambre Montagne d’Ambre - Ankarana Special Reserve Ankarana Special Reserve - Ankify Ankify – Nosy Be Nosy Be Nosy Be - Antananarivo Antananarivo – home destination
Arriving in Antananarivo, you will be collected and transferred to your hotel in town, where you spend your first night in Madagascar. The following morning, you fly to Diego Suarez and head to Montagne d’Ambre National Park – one of Madagascar’s most visited natural attractions. Continuing onto Ankarana nature reserve, we observe the karst pinnacles, sacred caves and underground rivers that are home to many lemurs and interesting bird species. After an evening on the beautiful coast of Ankify, we travel by boat to the island of Nosy Be, where you will spend the next 2 days at leisure, enjoying the snorkelling and island activities available to you. We return to Antananarivo for an evening at leisure, followed by a flight to your homeward destination.
Nature Lodge This eco-lodge is situated at the entrance of Montagne d’Ambre National Park, and overlooks the Bay of Diego in the Channel of Mozambique. Nature Lodge is an ideal starting point for various excursions in the north of Madagascar, such as Montagne d’Ambre National Park and Ankarana Special Reserve. The 12 bungalows are made from local materials, and have a warm and cozy ambience with magnificent views over the bay from the private terrace. The restaurant opens up onto a large terrace with panoramic views of the Bay of Diego and the mountains. Enjoy the local dishes made of cocoa, seafood and other fresh products from nature and round off your day in the cosy bar with exotic drinks such as litchee rum or coco punch.
12 bungalows with private bathrooms and private terrace Restaurant & bar Activity Centre
Airport Nosy Be Hell-Ville
NOSY BE AND SURROUNDING ISLANDS
MADAGASCAR DHOW CAMPING TRIP Enjoy 8 days of the island hopping lifestyle in Jenman’s own exclusive-use dhow, and camp out on peaceful, un-spoilt beaches around the Nosy Be archipelago. Arriving at the airport of Nosy Be, you will be met and transferred to your local guest house for the evening. The following morning we set sail for the islands on our Dhow, visiting some of the following islands, and camping on their shores for the next 6 nights.
Photo: Don Pinnock - Getaway
Russian Bay - A beautiful and remote place opposite Nosy Be. Enjoy the fantastic marine life for snorkelling and fishing, and the abundant birdlife, reptiles and lemurs. Nosy Iranja - Nosy Iranja is a peaceful and remote island with crystal clear waters, good fishing, wonderful walks and fantastic opportunities to sea kayak and explore on foot. Mahalina - here we relax in the beautiful surroundings, or kayak up the mangrove swamps. The area is great for snorkelling, fishing and spear-fishing.
15km from the north-western coast of Madagascar lies the large island of Nosy Be. Here you can still discover a small piece of paradise, despite its growing tourism industry. Nosy Be offers travellers a taste of everything Madagascan, such as lemurs and chameleons, local rum and delicious seafood, beaches and activities and a warm inviting ocean. Accommodation options are varied also, and most will find something suitable. Two of Madagascar’s most exclusive resorts (Nosy Iranja, and Tsarabanjina) are accessible from Nosy Be.
We may use A-frame bungalows on Mahalina, instead of camping. Lokobie Reserve - a protected reserve, Lokobie offers wildlife galore with the likelihood of you spotting several lemur species and chameleons. Nosy Tanikely - a marine reserve teeming with underwater flora and fauna, allows us the chance for some superb snorkelling in warm waters with great visibility.
A visit to Nosy Be does not restrict you to one destination, as it is part of an Archipelago, with many smaller islands surrounding it. Some of our favourites include Nosy Tanikely – a marine reserve offering excellent snorkelling in crystal clear water, Nosy Komba, where you can have a lemur jump on your shoulder, and Nosy Sakatia, where you can snorkel, dive, hike and relax away from the crowds of the mainland. Climb up Mount Passot (350m) and you will be able to see Nosy Be in all its beauty: its jagged coasts, the numerous bays and lovely coves, the deserted beaches and the sparkling water.
Nosy Komba - an island with quaint villages, craft markets and famed for its habituated lemurs, who may take a jump onto your shoulders! Day 8 sees us returning to Nosy Be port, where you will catch your flight home, or stay on for a few days at your leisure. Photo: Don Pinnock - Getaway
Sakatia Island Situated near Nosy Be, Sakatia Island is a tropical paradise and a true breakaway. With no roads or motor vehicles but plenty of foot paths, you can wander at leisure and explore the beauty of the island. It offers typically unspoilt tropical fauna and flora and has a population of only 300. The island is fringed by spectacular coral reefs to be enjoyed by the snorkeller or scuba diver alike.
Radama Archipelago Located 90km south west of Nosy Be, the Radama Archipelago consists of four islands, of which Kalakajour is the most northern and the smallest. It is here that Jenman Madagascar Island Safaris has built Turtle Bay Camp – a privately owned fishing base, which is home to fish eagles, beautiful coral beds, and spectacular fishing. Just 3km off the beach you will find a continental drop off with abundant Tuna, Barracuda, Sailfish, and Giant Kingfish.
Highlights Snorkelling at Nosy Tanikely Marine reserve Scuba diving and deep sea fishing Lokobe Nature Reserve Nosy Sakatia (Orchid Island) Nosy Komba – seeing the lemurs up close Artisans market, and local market
SCUBA DIVING PACKAGE
TURTLE BAY FISHING PACKAGE
Discover the spectacular underwater world of the Nosy Be archipelago, on our 8-day scuba diving package to Sakatia Lodge â€“ Nosy Be.
On our 8-day fishing package to the remote island of Kalakajour, you can revel in the fishing opportunities of the reefs around the island, at Jenman Madagascar Island Safaris privately owned camp.
ITINERARY Day 1: Days 2 -7: Day 8:
Arrival at Nosy Be Sakatia Lodge Antananarivo - Johannesburg
Day 1: Days 2 -6: Day 7: Day 8:
Arriving at the airport of Nosy Be, you will be met and transferred to the island of Sakatia. Enjoy your first tropical dinner on the island and spend your evening listening to the calls of the exotic bush.
Arrival to Nosy Be Turtle Bay Camp Turtle Bay Camp - Antananarivo Antananarivo â€“ Home destination
Arriving at the airport of Nosy Be in the evening, you will spend your first night in a Bed & Breakfast in Hellville, before transferring the next morning by fishing ski boat, to the remote island of Kalakajour. During your transfer, you can enjoy some trolling on the way to the camp.
10 dives have been included in your package, allowing for 2 dives per day (with options for weights and tank hire only, or full equipment hire). Your non-diving hours will be spent at your leisure, enjoying the island, hiking, snorkelling, and taking additional excursions from the lodge if you wish.
Enjoy some excellent fishing just 3km off Turtle Bay beach, where you will find the continental shelf dropping from 10 to 100 meters, running parallel along the coast for 13 km.
On day 7 - your last day in Nosy Be - you will be transferred from Sakatia Lodge to Nosy Be airport for your flight to Antananarivo. Here you will overnight at the IC hotel (or similar), close to the airport, before flying home the next day.
Three days fishing boat hire has been included in your package, allowing you to enjoy the remaining two days of surf fishing, kayak fishing, excellent fly fishing off the rocks, or just relaxing! Additional ski boat hire is available, should you wish for more time out on the ocean.
For a full itinerary and further details on the tour, please ask at your local travel agent, or view the itinerary on www.travel2madagascar.com
On day 7 you can enjoy more trolling during your transfer from Turtle Bay Camp back to Nosy Be, where you will catch your flight to Antananarivo. Here you will overnight at the IC hotel (or similar), close to the airport, before flying home the next day.
Photo: Leonard Flemming
Photo: Don Pinnock - Getaway
Turtle Bay Camp is situated on Kalakajour - the smallest & most northern of the four islands of the Radamas archipelago. Located 90km south west of Nosy Be, Kalakajour is home to fish eagles, beautiful coral beds, and spectacular fishing. Just past the continental drop off, one can find Tuna, Barracuda, Sailfish, and Giant Kingfish.
MADAGASCAR ISLAND HOPPING
Situated at the foot of the Sacred Mountain and Nature Reserve on the south part of the island, and on one of the most beautiful parts of Madagascar, lies Sakatia Lodge. Accommodating a maximum of 20 guests, this lodge has an intimate and relaxed atmosphere. The Lodge has a stunning lounge/ bar area and a separate restaurant area – all overlooking the ocean and fringed by the sacred forest of Sakatia. Constructed of wood, brick and thatch, all the accommodation is in a detached local bungalow style, and all have en-suite bathrooms. Sakatia Lodge has its own scuba diving school, and the lodge can also arrange activities such as deep sea fishing, canoeing, massage and day trips to nearby islands.
Enjoy 7 days discovering the different islands around Nosy Be – from Sakatia Island, to Nosy Tanikely, Nosy Komba and the Lokobie Nature Reserve.
ITINERARY Day 1: Day 2: Days 3 & 4: Days 5 & 6: Day 7:
Antananarivo – Sakatia Island Sakatia Island Nosy Komba Lokobie Nature Reserve Lokobie Nature Reserve – Antananarivo
NOSY BE BEACH PACKAGE
Arriving at the airport of Nosy Be, you will be transferred to Sakatia Towers guest house, where you will spend the next two days enjoying the relaxed island life. Continuing on to Tanikely, you can experience an afternoon of snorkelling in the fabulous clear waters of the marine reserve followed by a picnic lunch on the beach. We proceed to Nosy Komba, famous for it’s lemurs & thick forest, where you will spend two days on its shores, and then to the nature reserve of Lokobie, where your last two nights are spent at Jungle Village. There are excellent walks available in the reserve, and throughout the trip, much of your time can be spent as you choose, with plenty of activities to keep you busy, from snorkelling, riding on pirogues and sea kayaks, to just sipping a drink whilst you enjoy the ocean views.
Escape for 5 days to the popular island of Nosy Be with its buzzing street life, excellent scuba diving, and surrounding islands of the archipelago.
ITINERARY Day 1: Days 2 & 3: Day 4: Day 5:
Arrival at Nosy Be Vanila Hotel – Nosy Be Nosy Be – Antananarivo Antananarivo - Johannesburg
Arriving at Nosy Be airport, you will be transferred to the Vanila hotel, where you will spend 3 nights relaxing at leisure. During your stay, you can enjoy some of the excursions offered by the hotel to the smaller surrounding islands off Nosy Be, such as Nosy Komba - with a chance to view the semi-tame Black Lemurs, or Nosy Tanikely - for exceptional snorkeling and scuba diving off the island of Nosy Sakatia. For a full itinerary and further details on the above tours, please ask at your local travel agent, or view the itineraries on www.travel2madagascar.com
Vanila Hotel Set on the west coast of Nosy Be island in a magnificent tropical garden, the Vanila hotel offers mid range accommodation with spectacular views and plenty of activities to keep you occupied. With a multitude of swimming pools, restaurants and bars, a private beach on Sakatia island, and an excursions booking desk, you can choose to stay active, or just relax.
4 Nature bungalows - fan, mosquito net, en-suite bathroom, cold water 4 Ocean bungalows - verandah, sea view, fan, mosquito net, en-suite bathroom, hot/cold water 1 family bungalow – sleeps 4, verandah, fan, mosquito nets, en-suite bathroom, hot/cold water Restaurant & bar overlooking the ocean Credit card facility (Visa only) On-site scuba dive centre – NAUI approved Birding, trekking & canoeing
Sakatia Towers This guest house is situated in the private bay of Ankofiamena on the north-eastern side of Sakatia Island. The house is built 12 metres above the sea overlooking the Sakatia Channel and the western hills of Nosy Be, and offers a private beach, gazebo and a boardwalk from the ocean. The restaurant serves exceptional local dishes on its long verandah, with the best view from Sakatia Island. Meals are a communal affair, where you can catch up on your fellow travellers’ day, or the fascinating stories of your host. Sakatia Towers offers a diverse range of activities on and around the islands, so that you can choose to explore, or just relax on the veranda with an exquisite view.
47 Garden or Ocean view rooms, with air-con or fan, minibar, safe & TV
3 double bedroom guesthouse, fan, mosquito net, en-suite bathroom
2 Prestige Suites with DVD player, Jacuzzi on balcony & private lounge
2 double bedroom family bungalow, mosquito net, en-suite bathroom
2 Swimming pools
1 bedroom bungalow with a fan, mosquito net, en-suite bathroom
2 restaurants & 4 bars
Restaurant & bar
Internet facility & Conference facilities
Snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing, canoeing & sailing
Massage, Water skiing, canoeing, trekking
Birding & forest walks
Excursions desk - offering day tours and longer trips
Excursions to many of the surrounding islands in the Archipelago
Tsarabanjina Lodge Situated on an idyllic tropical island, 40 miles from Nosy Be (90 minutes by speedboat), Tsarabanjina Lodge brings an exquisite and exclusive experience to the Mitseo archipelago. The private island offers an air of tranquility carried about leisurely by the soft pace of the sea and its natural surroundings. Sheltered from natural disasters, the region is bathed by sunshine all year round. Each of the 21 bungalows are unique, spacious, and sea facing with a private terrace. Surrounded by exotic birds, pristine lush vegetation and untouched coral reefs, you can only relax beneath the undivided service of the staff.
21 large en-suite bungalows with fan, mini-bar and private terrace Bar & 60-seater restaurant Boutique, library, Internet Massage & Aqua gym Water skiing, sailing, trekking, tennis
Iranja Lodge Iranja Island consists of two islands connected by a 1500m sandbank which can be walked across at low tide. The smaller southern island hosts the Legacy-owned Iranja Lodge â€“ a luxurious resort only 90 minutes speedboat ride from Nosy Be. Each of the 28 spacious suites overlook the fabulous ocean reef, and have their own private terrace offering tranquility and privacy. They are built with natural Malagasy materials and are exquisitely finished. The idyllic white beaches which surround the island are covered with coconut palms, tropical flowers, and are fringed by lush vegetation. The bird life is diverse and the island is also home to huge Coconut crabs. The island has many attractions and amenities, one of the most notable being that it is an important breeding reserve for hawksbill turtles.
28 Suites & 1 Villa with ceiling fan, verandah and ocean view Restaurant/cocktail bar Babysitting, Massage & Internet Safe & CD player in each room Gymnasium & infirmary Paragliding, waterskiing, walking trails Turtle watching available
Masoala NP Nosy Magabe SR Ile St Marie
MADAGASCAR EAST PACKAGE An 8-day forest and beach discovery to the East of Madagascar – enjoy the dense forests teeming with wildlife, the intricate waterways and idyllic beaches.
Much of the east & north-east coast is less travelled, yet these areas hold much of Madagascar’s unique flora and fauna amongst their dense rainforests.
ITINERARY Day 1: Day 2: Day 3: Day 4: Days 5 & 6: Day 7: Day 8:
Canal de Pangalanes
Ranomafana NP Fianarantsoa
Antananarivo - Andasibe National Park Andasibe National Park - Ankanin’ny Nofy Ankanin’ny Nofy - Tamatave Tamatave - St Marie St Marie St Marie - Antananarivo Antananarivo - your onward destination
Departing from Antananarivo, we drive east through the green and luxuriant vegetation to the national park of Andasibe. That evening and the next morning we enter the reserve to watch the world-renowned night active lemurs, & to see the Indri – the largest lemur species. Continuing east, we reach Ankanin’ny Nofy, or “Nest of Dreams”. Here we visit the private park of Le Palmarium, where you will discover the endemic flora and fauna of Madagascar, such as rare palm trees and orchids, as well as reptiles and 10 different species of lemurs living in its trees. Later you will transfer on the Pangalanes Channel by boat to Tamatave, where we continue on to the magical island of St Marie.
Canal de Pangalanes
Here you can relax for several days, enjoying the lagoon, tropical flowers and almost-Caribbean atmosphere. Plenty of optional excursions await you, such as a boat trip to the small island of Ile aux Nattes, or a visit to the Pirates cemetery.
A series of lakes linked by canals transport you from Manambato to Tamatave on a small motor boat. Stopping for the night at Lake Ampitabe affords you the opportunity to visit the Palmarium reserve with good trails and friendly lemurs.
For outdoor-lovers, the island offers many opportunities to explore on foot, or you can enjoy the crystal waters of the Indian Ocean while snorkelling or scuba diving. From July to September, you will have the chance to see the majestic humpback whales near the island.
The peaceful boat journey takes you past local scenes of fishermen checking their nets and children playing in the canals.
Masoala peninsula and Nosy Mangabe These areas are leading destinations for eco-tourists due to the diverse areas of virgin rainforest harbouring the greatest number of unclassified species. Unfortunately they are difficult to access, have very wet weather and are only for the most adventurous traveller.
MASOALA ADVENTURE Photo: Don Pinnock - Getaway
Sainte Marie Island The island of Sainte Marie is known for its beautiful white sand beaches and coral reefs. Its dense vegetation and the difficulty of navigating the lagoons which surround it made it an ideal base for pirates and, later a colony for convicts. Today the island is a vacation paradise. It has the world’s only pirates’ cemetery and visitors can walk among cashew and cinnamon trees, snorkel from the offshore islet or dive from one of the beautiful sandbanks. The island is less touristy than other resort islands of Madagascar, making it an ideal location to relax and enjoy the sunshine. From July to September, humpback whales can be seen playing in the ocean and breaching out of the sea in the narrow canal that separates the island from the mainland. They can be seen everywhere from the island but it is best to take a whale watching cruise and get an up-close look at these magnificent grey giants.
Highlights Whale watching (July – September) Pirate Cemetery Snorkelling and scuba diving Deep sea fishing Exploring the island by bicycle, motorbike, quad bike or on foot A visit to the Parc Endemika The small island of Nosy Nato, or ‘Ile aux Nattes’ with Pirogue
Spend an adventurous 8 days discovering the wildness and beauty located in the Masoala Peninsula, in the north-east of Madagascar.
ITINERARY Day 1: Day 2: Day 3: Day 4: Day 5: Day 6: Day 7: Day 8:
Arrival in Antananarivo Antananarivo – Maroantsetra Maroantsetra – Masoala Masoala Masoala – Nosy Mangabe Nosy Mangabe - Maroantsetra Maroantsetra - Antananarivo Antananarivo – home destination
Arriving in Antananarivo, you will be collected and transferred to your hotel, where you spend your first night in Madagascar. The following morning you fly to Maroantsetra, to spend your evening in this charming town at the bottom of Antongil Bay. A boat transfers you to the Masoala Peninsula, where you will spend two nights at the primary rainforest, exploring the unique species on land, and the colorful marine world. Between July and September you may spot the majestic humpback whale in the Bay of Antongil. Staying overnight at Nosy Mangabe and enjoying a night walk in the forest gives you the opportunity to see the Aye-Aye – the world’s largest nocturnal primate, as well as other endemic flora and fauna, and the Betsimisaraka tombs. Another evening in Maroantsetra allows you time to enjoy activities such as exploring by motorcycle or sea kayak, or snorkelling in the crystal clear water. You spend one more day and night in Tana before returning to your home destination. For a full itinerary and further details on the above tours, please ask at your local travel agent, or view the itineraries on www.travel2madagascar.com
SAINTE MARIE BEACH PACKAGE
La Petite Traversee
Looking for a 7-day break? Lay back and unwind on this beautiful paradise island, with secluded coves, relaxed islanders and a coral fringed coastline.
Located on the northern shore of Ile aux Nattes, La Petite Traversee is a small and exceptionally friendly place. The lodge sits on the canal that separates Ile aux Nattes from St Marie, which is just a pirogue trip away.
ITINERARY Day 1: Arrival in Antananarivo Day 2: Antananarivo - St Marie Days 3-5: St Marie Day 6: St Marie - Antananarivo Day 7: Antananarivo - Home destination
La Petite Traversee offers excellent South African hospitality with comfortable accommodation. The spotless en-suite bungalows are built in a typical rustic Malagasy style with island materials, and the lodge serves a Malagasy/South African menu with a well stocked local and South African pub.
Arriving at the airport of Antananarivo, you will be met and transferred to IC hotel (or similar), where you can relax after your flight and take a swim.
You can treat yourself to the wide range of exquisite dishes served in the island-theme restaurant or out on the tidal deck.
The next day after your flight to St Marie, you will be transferred to Vanivola “Hotel de Charme”, with a private beach & pool. Your days at leisure can comprise of anything from the hotels many available excursions - from boat tours to different parts of St Marie, to road trips, scuba diving, whale tours (in season) and quad bike tours.
One more night is spent in Antananarivo, away from the noise of the city, before you embark on your flight home.
Restaurant & bar
For a full itinerary and further details on the tour, please ask at your local travel agent, or view the itinerary on www.travel2madagascar.com
Vanivola Hotel This charming hotel is situated on the main strip of St. Marie, and is within walking distance to other hotels & restaurants. Set on its own small, private beach, the hotel offers a variety of rooms and bungalows with private terrace. Enjoy the local specialities in the elegant restaurant, or sip a cocktail in the piano bar. The swimming pool with inflatables, children’s play area and DVD collection will keep your children entertained.
Rooms/bungalows with air-con/fan, mosquito net, terrace
6 bungalows with mosquito netting, a safe & en-suite bathroom
Internet Activity centre for island day trips Massage available
Boraha Village Boraha Village is located on the lesser-developed east coast of Saint Marie Island. Surrounded by luxurious tropical vegetation & facing the lagoon, the lodge is peaceful, private and offers all you would need for a relaxed break on a tropical island. The 12 Malachi-style villas are made in the typical island-style, and have sea views and private terraces. The restaurant offers a variety of gourmet local foods made with fresh exotic flavors, such as fish, lobster and grilled shellfish, vanilla duck, crab and zebu steak.
Swimming pool & children’s play area
Private villas with en-suite bathroom, mosquito nets, safe
Restaurant & bar
Restaurant & bar
Massage room & Activity centre
Excursions desk - offering day tours & boat trips
Wake boarding, Water skiing, canoeing
Mountain bike, motorbike & quad bike hire
Mountain bike, motor bike & Quad bike hire
Princesse Bora Lodge This exclusive lodge offers luxurious villas set in a beautiful tropical garden facing the palm-fringed beach and lagoon. Each of the spacious villas are constructed of local materials and have a fan or air-conditioning, a safe, mosquito net and a private, large wooden terrace. The excellent restaurant offers light and creative dishes influenced by Creole, French and Malagasy cuisine.
5 Premiere Bungalows (sleeps 2 plus child â€“ aircon) 6 Luxury bungalows (sleeps 2 plus 2 children - aircon) 9 Comfort bungalows (Sleeps 2 â€“ fan only) Infinity pool Restaurant & Bar Watersports Mountain bike, motorbike & quad bike hire Massage
Andasibe NP Antananarivo
Antsirabe NP Ranomafana NP
1000 VIEWS OF MADAGASCAR Discover the best of Madagascar on this fascinating 11-day tour with lemurs, colourful tribes, tropical beaches, bustling markets and ever-changing scenery.
The most well-travelled route in Madagascar covers the central highlands. This area runs from the capital city, Antananarivo, down the RN7 to the south-west coast to Tulear’s white sandy beaches and rich marine life. Containing the country’s main international airport, Antananarivo is a place you will most certainly encounter. Antananarivo, better known in the shortened version, “Tana”, is the bustling capital of Madagascar with approximately 2 million inhabitants. Situated in the high plateau, it is a fascinating city with cobbled roads, zebu carts and clusters of red clay houses on hilltops overlooking patchwork paddy fields. Tana is an interesting place to explore for a day or two if you have time.
Andasibe National Park An excellent wildlife experience, Andasibe is a 4-hour drive east from Tana, and so should be visited on an overnight basis. We would recommend two nights for a good experience (see our package opposite for details). Expect to see the famous Indri Indri (the largest species of lemur), grey bamboo lemurs, brown lemurs, and other species. Andasibe is also good for spotting a variety of chameleons, frogs, spiders and birds.
Day 1: Antananarivo – Andasibe National Park Day 2: Andasibe National Park Day 3: Andasibe National Park – Antsirabe Day 4: Antsirabe – Ranomafana National Park Day 5: Ranomafana National Park Day 6: Fianarantsoa – Isalo Day 7: Isalo National Park Day 8: Isalo – Ifaty Day 9: Ifaty Day 10: Ifaty – Tulear – Antananarivo Day 11: Antananarivo Departing from Antananarivo, we drive east through the green and luxuriant vegetation to the national park of Andasibe. That evening and the next morning we enter the reserve to watch the world-renowned night active lemurs & to see the Indri – the largest lemur species. The following day we get closer to the islands second largest tribe – the Betsimisaraka. Heading southwards across the highlands with its spectacular eroded hills called “lavaka”, we arrive in Antsirabe and explore. We spend a day in the National park of Ranomafana, enjoying its beautiful landscape, primary forest and many species of endemic wildlife. Continuing south, we stop in at Ambalavao for a touch of wine tasting, and then reach Isalo – home to the extraordinary landscapes of Isalo National Park. A days hiking here reveals to you many types of vegetation, animals, reptiles, and incredible sights of natural beauty. Leaving the interior behind, we enter the driest part of the country with its fascinating Spiny forest – Tulear. In Ifaty you have a chance to recover from your travels on the tropical beach, or take part in some of the many activities available to you. We return to Tana by plane where you can relax or take in the bustling street life before your flight out of Madagascar the next morning.
Ranomafana National Park Accessible by road from Antananarivo or by plane to Fianarantsoa, Ranomafana is a superb mountain rainforest housing 12 species of lemur, over 100 species of birds (36 endemic) and many reptiles and insects. We visit both of the above destinations in our 1000 Views of Madagascar tour (see page 24)
ANDASIBE RESERVE PACKAGE Photo: Don Pinnock - Getaway
On our 3-day combinable package to the fascinating National Park of Andasibe, you can observe the eastern mountain rainforest area, known for its population of the largest species of Lemur – the Indri Indri.
Highlights & Attractions in Antananarivo We can pre-arrange several day excursions in and around the city of Antananarivo, such as a visit to the handicrafts market, the Lemur park, a city tour or a 2-day trip to Andasibe reserve.
Business Travel Contact us for your business needs in Antananarivo. We can arrange your conference, airport transfers, accommodation, as well as some tours before or after your appointments.
Day 1: Antananarivo – Andasibe National Park Day 2: Andasibe National Park Day 3: Andasibe National Park – Antananarivo Upon collection from the airport, or your Antananarivo hotel, we drive to Andasibe through the green and luxuriant vegetation of the east. After checking into Vakona Forest Lodge, we depart on a night walk in Vakonas private reserve, to observe night active lemurs and other nocturnal animals. The next morning we visit the National Park of Andasibe, where we will search for the Indri Indri, amongst other endemic species. The afternoon brings a visit to “Lemur Island” to meet the resident Lemurs up close, and then some time to relax, when you can enjoy some of the other activities available at Vakona Forest lodge. On your final day we depart for Antananarivo, where your Lemur experience comes to an end.
Vakona Forest Lodge
Surrounded by a dense and peaceful forest, Vakona Forest Lodge offers comfortable accommodation just 1km from Andasibe National Park.
Five minutes from the airport and approximately 30-40 minutes from the city centre, the IC Hotel offers Malagasy hospitality with comfortable and bright rooms.
Each of the private bungalows has its own terrace where you can relax to the sound of wildlife after a day of lemur viewing, horse-riding, or walking.
The hotel is situated on a hilltop with panoramic views of the countryside, and is great for guests wanting excellent value, and peace and security in a friendly hotel close to the airport.
Vakona has its own private reserve where you can observe Madagascar’s endemic species, as well as “Lemur Island” - a charming island accessible by canoe, and home to rescued habituated lemurs.
All the wooden furniture and flooring is made from Rosewood – a wood local to Madagascar, which creates a warm atmosphere. Each room has a private bathroom and spacious veranda overlooking the rice paddies and highland village.
24 en-suite bungalows with mosquito net, safe & outside terrace
14 en-suite rooms with mini-bar, TV and veranda
Restaurant, bar & boutique
Restaurant & bar
Swimming pool, mountain bike and walking trails
Boutique, Fax and Internet
Horse-riding & canoeing
Wildlife night walks & Lemur Island
Feon’ny Ala The Hotel Feon’ny Ala is situated at the edge of Andasibe National Park, so you are as close to nature as possible! The hotel offers good value and is a perfect choice for serious nature lovers who will be sure to enjoy a forest night walk from the hotel. Of the 40 A-framed bungalows, there are six doubles with shared bathrooms for the budget-conscious traveller. As you wake up, you can listen to the call of the Indri Indris – the largest species of lemur, and a resident of Andasibe.
Le Relais des Plateaux Only a five-minute drive from the airport, and surrounded by numerous exotic scents, Le Relais des Plateaux provides quiet air-conditioned rooms in a relaxing setting. The rooms are located around a small interior garden, creating a peaceful environment. All the bedroom furniture is created out of rosewood, is designed by a Malagasy, and built locally. The hotel has a quality restaurant which seats 120 people, and the large bar opens onto the terrace for cocktails.
The large restaurant provides good local food, and is great for group bookings.
19 en-suite rooms with TV, Mini-bar, safe & air-con/heater
40 A-framed bungalows with shared or en-suite bathrooms Restaurant & small bar
Restaurant & bar Children’s play area Large swimming pool Boutique
Charming, conveniently located and unique, La Varangue offers a personal touch to your stay in Antananarivo. The lovely rooms and suites are spacious and bright, and the hotel is set in a romantic garden.
This traditional Malagasy lodge is situated in the city centre, within walking distance to the many restaurants and boutiques nearby. Charming, comfortable and yet affordable, the rooms are simple with en-suite bathrooms, and the terrace outside offers a tranquil space to relax within the bustling city.
The hotel restaurant is known to be one of the best in Tana, offering European specialities as well as the traditional Malagasy tastes and scents of the island.
5 rooms with fan & en-suite bathroom
5 rooms & 2 suites with safe, minibar, TV & telephone
Small terrace for relaxation and breakfast
Restaurant & bar Internet facilities
Résidence Lapasoa Situated in the upper part of town and close to restaurants and boutiques, Residence Lapasoa offers a unique experience with Malagasy hospitality and is perfect for tourists looking for good value accommodation. Each of the rooms are individual and bright, and decorated in a Malagasy theme. The hotel’s restaurant “KuDeTa” is well known, very popular, and serves a variety of French and Malagasy cuisines.
10 en-suite rooms with air con/fan, TV, safe & phone Restaurant & bar Free Internet use
Palissandre Hotel & Spa Situated on a hill in the heart of Antananarivo, this 4* hotel offers unrivalled views of the city from your comfortable air-conditioned room. With its exotic yet elegant rosewood interior, the Palissandre Hotel brings you true Malagasy hospitality. Relax and indulge yourself in the Palissandre Spa including hammam, gym, swimming pool and a large choice of beauty treatments such as massages, manicure/pedicure, facials and many more, or simply enjoy a cocktail on the terrace with the best views of town.
46 rooms with air-conditioning, safe, minibar, satellite TV & telephone Restaurant & bar Spa with swimming pool & gym Conference & Internet facilities
Hotel Tana Plaza Located close to the train station in the heart of the city, the Hotel Tana Plaza provides comfortable accommodation of a 3* international standard. Popular with tourists and business people alike, the rooms are comfortable with both air conditioning and heating, and the restaurant offers French cuisine of a high quality.
Located in the heart of the business district, Hotel Colbert offers charming rooms and suites of an international standard, making the hotel popular with business travellers and tourists alike.
75 en-suite rooms with aircon/heating, satellite TV, phone & safe Restaurant & bar Meeting room with Interne
140 rooms with air-con, safe, satellite TV, mini-bar & telephone Room service 24 hours 4 Restaurants & 2 Bars Gym, swimming pool, beauty treatment centre Business centre with Internet facilities Boutique, Hairdresser Travel agency for activities
Hotel de France The Hotel de France lies in the heart of the city, on the Avenue de lâ€™indĂŠpendance. It offers pleasant accommodation of a 3* international standard, which along with its convenient location, makes the hotel popular with both tourists and business people. The hotel has two restaurants, a bar, and a small conference room that can hold up to 25 people, with Internet facilities.
Hotel Carlton The Carlton Hotel is among the best in Antananarivo, offering accommodation of a superior nature, just 10 minutes away from the city centre, and 15km from the airport. Situated in a business area close to the government district, and near the major international offices, the hotel contains a conference facility for up to 600 people.
171 en-suite rooms with air-con, Cable TV, phone, safe & mini bar Restaurant, bar & whisky lounge
24-hour room service Secure parking for 80 cars
30 en-suite rooms with aircon/heating, satellite TV, phone & safe
Business centre with Internet connection
Restaurant & bar
20 boutiques, ATM, casino and nightclub
Conference room with Internet
Swimming pool, gym, massage & Hammam
Tsingy de Pemaraha NP
SOUTH AND WEST MADAGASCAR
Tulear Lake Tsimanampetsotsa NP Berenty
Beza-Mahafaly SR Andohahela SR Fort Dauphin
South Highlights: Excellent surfing, rich marine life for snorkelling and diving, hiking in Isalo National Park, plentiful wildlife and the spiny forest. West Highlights: Tsingy, good wildlife viewing, trekking and luxury beach destinations.
The south of Madagascar is the most exotic, with spiny forests, abundant wildlife and excellent beaches and coral reefs.
The west of Madagascar is mostly dry with deciduous forests, and contains the famous Tsingy and several National Parks.
Isalo is an excellent hiking park, with several established circuits. A huge attraction is the sandstone rocks which are cut by deep canyons and have eroded into unusual shapes, as well as the rare endemic plants and the plentiful lemurs.
Fort Dauphin, Berenty Reserve and Andohahela Special Reserve Fort Dauphin has a backdrop of green mountains flowing into a deep blue sea, and it is the base for Berenty Reserve and Andohahela Special Reserve. Berenty Reserve is world famous for its population of ring-tailed and sifakas (dancing lemurs), and offers the best opportunity in Madagascar for wildlife viewing. Birdwatching is also rewarding here, and the excellent forest trails make the reserve a safe and easy place to explore. Andohahela contains both rainforest and spiny forest, but this reserve is not as easily accessible as Berenty, requiring a 4x4 vehicle, and is more for the committed adventurer.
Lake Tsimanampetsotsa National Park
The large shallow soda lake is the highlight of this National park, which has some striking spiny forest, and baobabs, and most famously, the lake itself, which is renowned for its waterfowl, notably flamingos and the Madagascar plover.
Beza-Mahafaly Special Reserve Not only does this reserve contain both spiny and riverine forest, with habituated ring-tailed lemurs and sifakas lemurs, but it is also home to the fossa – Madagascar’s largest carnivore.
A varied bush and beach tour through the south of Madagascar. Enjoy this varied 15-day tour of bush and beach, where you will see a variety of wildlife, dry forests, humid rainforests and canyons, and spend time hiking and relaxing.
Isalo National Park
SOUTH AND MORONDAVA PACKAGE
Day 1: Day 2: Day 3: Day 4: Day 5: Day 6: Day 7: Day 8: Day 9: Days 10-13: Day 14: Day 15:
Arrival to Antananarivo Antananarivo – Antsirabe Antsirabe – Ranomafana Ranomafana – Fianarantsoa Fianarantsoa – Ranohira Ranohira Ranohira – Tulear Tulear – Morondava Morondava – Kirindy – Morondava Morondava Morondava – Antananarivo Antananarivo – home destination After a night in Antananarivo, we travel south by road via Antsirabe to Ranomafana National Park. In this rich and diverse forest, we search during day and night for 12 species of lemur as well as many types of birds and reptiles. Travelling through Fianarantsoa on our way to Ranohira – the base for the Isalo National park, we take in the Anja park, well known for its families of Ring-tailed lemurs.
Anjohibe Caves Only accessible by 4x4 in the dry season, the caves and natural swimming pool are 82km north-east of Mahajanga. The caves have 2km of passages and are full of stalactites, stalagmites and bats, whilst the lower of the two waterfalls occasionally accommodate the local crocodiles.
A full day at Isalo National park brings trekking to see the sandstone, streams, canyons and endemic flora and fauna. Continuing down to Tulear, we take in the dry spiny forests, baobab trees and Mahafaly tombs, as well as a tour of the city.
Taking a flight to Morondava, we visit the dry Kirindy forest and the famous Baobab avenue, after which we spend four days at leisure soaking up the sun on the pristine white beaches before returning to Antananarivo and your homeward destination.
Situated 120km north of Mahajanga, the luxury Anjajavy hotel offers secluded beaches and a large natural reserve with a magnitude of wildlife.
Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park A UNESCO World Heritage site, this park has fabulous scenery, Tsingy and plenty of wildlife.
Kirindy Reserve An excellent and rewarding reserve with mongoose, jumping rats, and a good place to see Fossa.
4WD TO THE DEEP SOUTH Explore this central and southern circuit of Madagascar over 15 days, with its many highlights of national parks, forests and plentiful wildlife. Tour only possible May – October.
ITINERARY Day 1: Arrival to Antananarivo Day 2: Antananarivo – Antsirabe Day 3: Antsirabe – Ranomafana Day 4: Ranomafana – Fianarantsoa Day 5: Fianarantsoa – Ranohira Day 6: Ranohira - Isalo Day 7: Ranohira – Beza Day 8: Beza – Beheloka Day 9: Beheloka – Tsimanampetsotsa Day 10: Tsimanampetsotsa – Itampolo Day 11: Itampolo – Faux Cap Day 12: Faux Cap – Berenty Day 13: Berenty – Fort Dauphin Day 14: Fort Dauphin – Antananarivo Day 15: Antananarivo – home destination
After a night in Antananarivo, we head south for Ranomafana National Park, where we enjoy a night and a morning walk through the reserve to discover its hidden treasures. Having visited a wine producer and a paper factory, we enter Anja park to observe its families of Ring-tailed lemurs. A whole days trekking in Isalo National Park reveals the many highlights of the region. The next day takes us through to Beza National Park to observe the spiny and gallery forest with its lemurs, tortoises, birds and sifakas. Tsimanampetsotsa National Park is the next stop, where we enjoy its colour-changing lake and the huge flocks of flamingos, the Madagascar Plover and if we are lucky, the very rare Grandidier’s mongoose. Following a day of rest on the beach at Faux Cap, we continue onto Berenty private reserve, where you can see lemurs at close range, and then to Fort Dauphin, before returning to Antananarivo and home.
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Anjajavy Located on the western coast, 120km north of Majunga, Anjajavy is a reserve teeming with wildlife and lemurs. The luxury lodge is accessible only by plane from Tana and Nosy Be, and it is ideal for the demanding eco-tourist. Each of the 25 two-storey Rosewood villas face the sea and offer luxury private accommodation with personal lounge areas.
25 en-suite villas with aircon, breakfast and lounge areas Swimming pool & Boutique Restaurant & bar Catamarans, windsurfing, snorkelling, water skiing, canoeing, Guided walks, village and market visits Mountain bike hire
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