Antananarivo Tour with Lemur Park and Ambohimanga Palace
You and other guests are picked up in the morning at the "Gare," Tana's most famous colonial landmark for a 9 hour tour. You will see the history and culture of Antananarivo, from the Indonesian settlers up through the French Colonial to the quintessential Malagasy landmarks of the Indian Ocean's most colorful capital. In the afternoon say hello to your furry friends you came all the way to see at the Lemur's Private Park Reserve. Cap it off with the views from the astounding Rova, atop the mountain of Tana in the Haute-Ville ("High Town,") including the Ambohimanga Palace.
Departing Gare at 7:00 a.m., you will first make your way to "Tana", the most vivid and vibrant city in Madagascar. Tana offers a kaleidoscope of ethnic foods, flavors, fashion, and is built on a hill overlooking the planes of the central rift of the island. Next, you are onward to Rova which looks out over the city below for a great viewpoint. Lake Anosy, the government and historical buildings, the president's house, and the central markets and antique train station of Tana intertwine with the San-Francisco-like hills and winding roads with faded French splendor and unique local architecture. In the afternoon you will drive more than an hour out of the city to visit Lemurs in the closest park to the city where you can see several species. Along the way you will detour to Ambohimanga, palace of the queen of the old kingdoms of Madagascar. In the evening, return to your chosen hotel at approx 4 p.m.