Guided group tour of northern Madagascar takes you from the waterfalls and lakes of Montagne d’Ambre National Park to the underground caves of Northern Madagascar while staying at the luxurious Ankarana Lodge and Ravintsara Wellness Hotel. Starting and ending in Antananarivo – 8 Days
Antananarivo – Antananarivo is Madagascar’s bustling and boisterous capital city. Affectionately known as “Tana” it is the entry and exit point for most visitors to the country. It’s a great a place to learn more about Madagascar’s history with visits to the Queen’s palace and the Royal Hills of Ambohimanga, which can be explored on a cycle tour.
Montagne d’Ambre National Park – Montagne D’ambre National Park (Amber Mountain National Park), in northern Madagascar, is located 35 km from Diégo, in the Antsiranana province, and 1000 km from the capital city. Wander through the isolated montane rainforest of 18,200 hectares at an altitude ranging between 800 and 1.475 metres.
Ankarana National Park – Lemurs might be Madagascar’s biggest drawcard, but cave-dwelling crocodiles make Ankarana National Park exceptional. The Ankarana reserve boasts limestone caves, forest-filled canyons and a network of underground rivers. It is said to have the highest density of primates of any forest in the world such as big, green, leaf-tailed geckos, the world’s only known cave-dwelling crocodiles, a good mix of lemur species, and the nocturnal lemurs in tree cavities.
Nosy Be – With an area of 321 km2, Nosy Be (‘Big Island’) is the largest of Madagascar’s offshore islands. It’s often billed in tourist brochures as the ‘Ile aux Parfums’ and, like the nearby Comoros Islands, is a centre for the production of perfume essence from the ylang-ylang tree. Other island products include sugar cane, coffee, vanilla, pepper, saffron and other spices – making the markets in Nosy Be fantastic and rich with bargains!
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EUR 1,599 per person sharing.
Price based on 4 people travelling. Please contact us for a tailormade quote.
- Breakfast daily
- Lunches or picnic lunches (Day 2-5)
- All transport and transfers
- Motorboat transfer from Ankify to Nosy Be
- English-speaking guide from Diego Suarez airport to Ankify (Day 2-6)
- Specialist local guides in national parks as per programme
- Activities and excursions as mentioned
- Park and reserve entrance fees
- Flights: International & domestic
- Pre and post-tour accommodation
- Optional activities
- All drinks & meals not mentioned in the itinerary
- Personal expenses such as visas, travel insurance, curios, laundry etc.
Day 1: Relais de Plateaux or similar
Day 2 & 3: Nature Lodge or Litchi Tree or similar
Day 4 & 5: Hotel Relais de I’Ankarana or similar
Day 6 & 7: Ravintsara Wellness Hotel or similar
When arriving in Antananarivo in the morning of day 1 of the tour, you will be picked up from the airport and embark on your tour. Should you arrive prior to day 1, pre tour accommodation can be arranged and you will be picked up from your hotel on the morning of day 1 (Pick up time will be confirmed on arrival).
A minibus is used for group tours.
A visa is required to enter the territory of Madagascar and can easily be obtained upon arrival at the airport of Antananarivo with a validity of up to 60 days. Tourists staying for less than one month can purchase a visa for 115’000 Ariary (around 35 €). Paying with the exact amounts or small currency is advised. No photographs are required, however, please ensure that passports are valid for at least 6 months after the return date.
Please note that travel and cancellation insurance is mandatory for every guest travelling with Jenman Madagascar Safaris. All insurance is solely the responsibility of our guests. Please ensure you arrange your own insurance with protection for the full duration of your journey to cover personal injury, damage and loss of personal items including but not limited to camera equipment and other electronic items, medical expenses, repatriation expenses and loss of luggage, etc. Please speak to your travel agent if you require assistance
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