Fanomezantsoa Andrianirina
Your Malagasy Personal Tour Guide
About me
My name is FANOMEZANTSOA ANDRIANIRINA, just shortened to FANO.

Since 1996, I have been guiding and developing itineraries for various tour companies as a wildlife guide.

I am very familiar with all of the "must visit" sites in Madagascar and my many experiences allow me to provide you the 'tour for a lifetime' in this country.

For those who are looking for a Madagascar local tour guide : I am fluent in English, German, French and Malagasy...



Fanomezantsoa Andrianirina
Personal Tour Guide in Madagascar

ITV 18 Andrefantsena - Andranonahoatra
102 ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar PHONE: (00 261)32 02 017 91

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Your Malagasy Personal Tour Guide !

Do you want to visit Madagascar, but aren't sure about how to optimize your chance of exploring the country according to the amount of time you plan to spend there ?

How do you find a reliable and very experienced private tour guide who can help you to arrange your Madagascar trip within the time/budget limits you have ?

It is always very tempting to think that do-it-yourself is the best and cheapest way to organise such a trip.

Madagascar is a large and diverse country with much to offer any traveller.

Trying to arrange your Madagascar tour from what a guide book recommends can be helpful, but very limiting in terms of actual logistics once you are on the ground in Madagascar.

Arranging lodging, domestic flights, park permits and guides and the latest information on wildlife and cultural events can take a great deal of time and unexpected expense.

The best way to visit Madagascar is no doubt to organise it through a local : my Name is FANOMEZANTSOA ANDRIANIRINA, but you may call me Fano !
  • I am very familiar with how things should best be arranged here.
  • I can show you the different aspects of life in Madagascar and tell you the complexities of its cultures.
  • I have travelled extensively throughout the country and I am intimately familiar with people.
  • I offers you a friendly and personalised service.
  • I am able to choose the best hotels, sites and transportation which suit your particular taste, budget and interests.
  • I have years of experience guiding professional birders and knows the flora and fauna of the entire country.
You just let me know your interests and I can organise your trip.

I can offer you the same itinerary in many cases, the same lodges and wildlife, as a larger Madagascar tour operator but I can tailor the tour to suits your personal requests as well.

All of this at a reasonable price!
  • I offer privately guided trips in Madagascar at any time of year, for any length of time.
  • I will help arrange all ground operations and the advance booking of flights, lodgings, vehicle rentals, etc. as you wish me to do.
  • I can draw up for you a tailor-made trip on any region or subject matter you want to explore, see or photograph,birdwatching tour, family hollidays, honeymoon trip, river trip, wildlife viewing and culture.
  • I can also assure you of one thing : I WILL ASSURE YOU A FUN TIME WHEN YOU VISIT MADAGASCAR WITH ME!.
You will have a very personalised service and customized tour which will give you a worry-free Madagascar travel.

Just tell me what you aim to do and I will provide you all the details necessary to realize your ideal tour.

With Best Wishes



Why book with me ?
You will receive a one-on-one approach and you can be assured of a very personal service.

All those who have already travelled with me have witnessed that on their testimonials.

If you have just heard about Madagascar and do not know how to organise your tour here :

  • Madagascar is a large country with a a great deal to see/do.
  • I will custom design for you a great tour which allows you to experience this country within the time and budget you have available to travel here.
  • Again, I can tailor a touring experience for viewing wildlife, for honeymooners and/or for new or experienced adventurers.

For birders in particular :
  • I am myself a birder, and have seen already all the endemics of Madagascar and can organise Madagascar birding tour which suit your pace and desires without being bothered by the fact of being a member of a larger group.
  • I know the locations, the local guides, and the best means of finding the specialities that you seek !

Let me show you !


Sample of tours
The ideas of trip I give you herewith (on the PDF file) are a gist of what can be organised but is not limited to these samples of tours.

You should make a request and I will give you back the draft of an itinerary which suits your personal interests with all the details and prices.
Birdwatching tour
The ideal period for birdwatching in Madagascar is between September and the Begenning of December when the birds are breeding here. Each year I am booked for other companies to accompainy their tour groups but if you contact me early in advance.

I prefer to assist individuals or a small group tour that I will organise myself.

Then you can bird and photograph at your own pace without beeing bothered by others who you have not known before.

I have a very friendly relationship with all the best local guides in different national parks so that we can combine all our experience to make yours a successfull trip.

On my birding tours, other attractions such as lemurs and other endemic wildlife, mammals, snakes and chameleons will not be neglected !

For more information about Birdwatching tour


Family-friendly trip
This sample of a tour will give you an opportunity to see as much as possible of Madagascar's highlights within a relaxing pace.

Haveing fun is a very important factor of this tour.

In Africa ,they have the " BIG FIVE ", here in Madagascar we will give you a " FIVE STAR NATURE EXPERIENCE", with wildlife you will see nowhere else on Earth.

This draft itinerary will give you a fine combination of nature and culture,very different from most proposed package trips to MADAGASCAR, and allowing you to have your own pace while avoiding too many other tourists !

For more information about family-friendly trip

Madagascar discovery
Such a tour tries to give you the most comprehensive access to Madagascar's diversity.

I often suggest different regions of the country to allow you to see a wide range of the country's cultures and nature specialities. There will be many photo opportunities to enable a lifetime of memories.
River trip
This tour is more for Adventurers as they require a small dose of flexibility. The tour allows camping on the river bank with wildlife viewing and trekking through some of the most spectacular scenery in Madagascar.

The TSIRIBIHINA RIVER and the TSINGY of BEMARAHA are the main targets for this trip.
Botanical tour
Madagascar also has a very unique flora. There are 12000 flowering plants of which 80 per cent are endemic to the country.

The tour emphasizes the attractiveness of plants, their beauty of form and colour, their strangeness and their originality.

To gain a vivid impression of the Malagasy botanical kingdom, let us travel across the different regions of the island, observing the main traits of each landscape and its special peculiarities, and noting that those which are unknown outside Madagascar, often have no common names in other languages.
Trekking and wildlife viewing
Imagine seeing lemurs,chameleons, bizzare geckos and bugs, endemic birds....beautiful landscapes and scenery.

You will be travelling to different regions of the island with new thing to see and explore on each and every day.