Journey to the North of Madagascar

Journey to the North of Madagascar

This itinerary takes in the best of Madagascar’s northern and eastern regions. Beginning in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar, you will visit the eastern parks of Andasibe, Vakona, and Mantadia before flying to the reserves and beaches of northern Madagascar, including Amber Mountain, Anakarana, and Nosy Be.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Arrive Antananarivo

    You will be met on arrival in Tana and transferred to the IC Hotel for one night (B&B basis).

  2. Day 2: Antananarivo to Andasibe

    After breakfast, embark on a short tour of Antananarivo - or Tana, as it is fondly known - in the company of a local guide.

  3. Day 3: Andasibe National Park

    After breakfast, venture into Andasibe National Park with your guide on an early morning hike.

  4. Day 4: Mantadia National Park

    After breakfast at the lodge, depart with your guide for Mantadia National Park.

  5. Day 5: Tana

    Depart Vakona Lodge after breakfast and return to Tana by road, stopping en route at the Domaine de Peyrieras (Reptiles), a small wildlife reserve where you can view different varieties of chameleon, snake, and butterfly.

  6. Day 6: Fly Tana to Diego Suarez

    Take the morning flight from Antananarivo to Antsiranana - or Diego Suarez as it is more commonly known - a colonial-era port city situated in the far north of Madagascar.

  7. Day 7: Amber Mountain National Park - Ankarana

    Depart Diego Suarez after breakfast and drive an hour to Joffre Ville, gateway to the Amber Mountains National Park.

  8. Day 8: Ankarana

    Set off early this morning for a guided tour of Ankarana National Park.

  9. Day 9: Nosy Be

    Depart Ankarana after breakfast and drive to Ankify, passing Tsaratanana, the highest peak on the island, en route. From Ankify, it’s a short one hour boat journey to Nosy Be island, where you will be met on arrival and transferred to Nosy Lodge, your home for the next five nights (half-board).

  10. Day 14: Nosy be – Tana

    Transfer to the airport to catch the early afternoon flight to Tana.

  11. Day 15: Departure

    At leisure until your scheduled transfer to the airport for your international flight home.

Price guide

Price based on two travellers in shared twin/double accommodation and subject to availability at the time of booking.

15 days from £1949pp


15 days from £1949pp


I had an incredible time in Madagascar. Can’t believe it is all over!



Saw 172 cats, 20 cheetah, 3 leopard, 2 serval and 147 lion. Took 1300 photos-they will take some sorting out!