Journey to the North of Madagascar

Discover the rainforest of Andasibe-Mantadia, the lively port of Diego Suarez, and the stunning beaches of Nosy Be, on this 13-day North Madagascar overview

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 Relais des Plateaux for one night (B&B basis).

  2. Day 2: Antananarivo to Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

    Depart Tana after breakfast and journey to Andasibe, a journey of 2-3 hours through the green landscapes of the east, a region of dense rainforests and beautiful lakes.

  3. Day 3: Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

    After breakfast, venture into the rainforest with your guide on an early morning hike.

  4. Day 4: Mantadia Rainforest

    After breakfast at the lodge, depart with your guide for the forests of Mantadia, part of the greater Andasibe-Mantadia National Park and a different region to that covered during yesterday’s walk.

  5. Day 5: Tana

    Depart the Andasibe Hotel after breakfast and return to Tana by road.

  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 Mountain National Park.

  8. Day 8: Ankarana

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

  9. Day 9-12: Nosy Be

    Depart Ankarana after breakfast and drive north to Ankify, passing the Tsaratanana massif – home to Maromokotro, Madagascar’s highest peak – along the way. En route, there will be time to stop at Ambilobe, a predominantly Muslim city with a lively market centre.

  10. Day 13: Nosy Be – Tana

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

Price guide

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

13 days from £1885pp


13 days from £1885pp

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