NORTHERN MADAGASCAR SAFARI

NORTHERN MADAGASCAR SAFARI

Day 1 : ARRIVE IN ANTANANARIVO

  • Meet your in-country representative at the airport before setting out on this unique Malagasy adventure.
  • Please be aware that your driver will be waiting for you at the International Arrival gate.
  • An airport sign with your name should be seen and you may have to look for a logo if the airport gets overcrowded. If you cannot locate your driver please remain calm and approach the Airport Welcome Service.
  •  An announcement intended for your driver can be broadcasted there, and this will then become the rally point. In the case of an emergency or you cannot locate your driver, the emergency contact details are on your documents and you should call the mentioned numbers before attempting to leave the airport. 
  • You will be given your welcome package including maps and more, then be transferred to your hotel.
  • Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2 : ANTANANARIVO –DIEGO SUAREZ

  • In the morning, we embark on an excursion to traverse three of Madagascar’s most colourful bays including the Bay of Sand Dunes and Pigeons Bay, whilst bearing witness to the stretch of magnificent white sand beaches of this tropical coast. In the afternoon, ascend through the tranquil setting of French Mountain (400m) and witness the exotic aloes and baobabs in a two hour walk leading to the summit, which offers a panoramic view of the entire region. At the end of the day, we will return to the hotel.
  • Diner and  Overnight at Hotel.

Day 3 : DIEGO SUAREZ  -AMBER MOUNTAIN

  • From Diego, your guide drives you straight to Montagne d’Ambre National Park, which covers 18,200 ha of a prominent volcanic massif. Day three are spent exploring the diverse national park on nature walks.
  • Montagne d’Ambre boasts striking scenery with rainforests and waterfalls and is one of the most popular natural attractions in Madagascar. It was created in 1958 to protect the massif and the ecosystems it supports especially the region’s unique flora and fauna species. In the Montagne d’Ambre Park, you will have the chance to see seven species of lemurs, the aye-aye, the ring-tailed mongoose and a variety of reptiles including frogs, geckos and chameleons, as well as more than 70 species of birds.
  • Diner and  Overnight at Hotel.

Day 4 : AMBER MONTAGNE- ANKARANA RESERVE

  • Today we will drive to the amazing Ankarana Park, south of Diego Suarez. We walk through the limestone massif viewing the awe-inspiring karst of the ‘Little Tsingy’.
  • We will explore the « bat » cave which is home to a diverse array of bats and birds we also search for lemurs.
  • Diner and  Overnight at Hotel.

Day 5 : ANKARANA RESERVE

  • The whole of today is spent in the Ankarana nature reserve, admiring the incredibly rich and varied vegetation and the abundance of wildlife found in the nature reserve.
  • Diner and  Overnight at Hotel.

Day 6 : ANKARANA RESERVE –ANKIFY-NOSY BE

  • This morning we will drive to the tropical port at Ankify, passing through coffee and cocoa plantations and the rustic village of Ambilobe.
  • You will cross the crystal blue waters on a short motorboat ride (approx 1 hr) leading to Nosy Be, also known as Nosy Manitra – « The Scented Island ». A soothing blend of frangipani, Ylang Ylang, vanilla and cinnamon scents are carried on the gentle breeze which brings a unique peace to the island.
  •  Being one of Madagascar’s most popular destinations, Nosy Be offers visitors the chance to relax on the beautiful beaches, be adventurous and be blessed with some panoramic views from the peak of Mont Passot, experience the vibrant underwater world by snorkelling or scuba diving or just go with the flow of island life.
  •  All activities are optional and at own expense.
  • Diner and  Overnight at Hotel.

Day 7-8 : NOSY BE

  • Enjoy taking in the tropical paradise at leisure for the next two days.
  • Excursions are offered to the smaller surrounding islands off Nosy Be, such as Nosy Komba with a chance to view the endemic black lemurs, and Nosy Tanikely which has exceptional snorkeling and scuba diving. A spice tour can be arranged or perhaps a ride into Hell-ville to visit the bustling daily market – a great place to pick up spices. (Be sure to check your home country’s quarantine laws if you intend to take any spices away with you.) Sip a sundowner at the tiny rustic bar at the top of Mont Passot, taking in the breathtaking view of the seven sacred crater lakes. Or enjoy a sail upon a catamaran under the radiant Madagascan sun. Fishing and diving trips can also be arranged, or just simply enjoy a cocktail on the beach admiring the hues of the sunset. All activities are at own expense. 
  • Diner and  Overnight at Hotel.

Day 9 : NOSY BE-ANTANANARIVO- DEPARTURE

  • Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Antananarivo where you can catch your onward flight, bringing this unforgettable Northern Madagascar Safari to an end.
  • Arrival in Antananarivo, we will then enjoy an afternoon guided walking tour of the old city, learning about the country’s royal history at the Rova palace complex and enjoying a view out across the city.
  •  In the evening,  you will a enjoy farewelll dinner as you say goodbye and then transfer to Airport to check in your flight back home.

Price

Tour Price/Persons 02Pax 03Pax 04pax 06Pax
1010€ pp 990€ pp 900€ pp 870€ pp
Single Supplement 360€
Included Not Included
  • Airport transfer.
  • Special car and driver as needed throughout
  • English speaking driver.
  • 08 Nights hotels with sharing rooms
  • Half board basis
  • Boat ticket from Ankify to Nosy be
  • Entrance to National Parks and sites visited as part of the itinerary
  • Tourist Tax
  • Gratuities (a small tip at time of service is customary)
  • Lunch
  • Beverages, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, including bottled water
  • Personal items such as telephone, fax, laundry, etc.
  • All items not specified in the itinerary
  • Entry visa
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Internal airfare with Air Madagascar

Prices are per person based on double or single occupancy (unless otherwise noted) and do not include international airfare to/from your destination or internal flights during the expedition. Internal flights are € 285 per person in 2018 and in in 2019. All prices and fares are quoted in Euro and subject to change. Contact us for more information.