Northern Madagascar

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Northern Madagascar

from 1.790€

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Fascinating animals that you will not find anywhere else in the world, breathtaking scenery and a rousing culture – all of this can be found on Madagascar, the so-called Red Island in the Indian Ocean.

Day Route Transfer Accommodation National Park / Region Food
1 Arrival Antananarivo 4×4 vehicle Hotel Belvedere Antananarivo Dinner
2 Antananarivo – Diego 4×4 vehicle Hotel Allamanda Diego Breakfast, Dinner
3 Diego 4×4 vehicle Hotel Allamanda Diego Breakfast, Dinner
4 Diego – Joffreville 4×4 vehicle Le Nature Lodge Joffreville Breakfast,  Dinner
5 Joffreville – Ankarana 4×4 vehicle Ankarana Lodge Ankarana Breakfast, Dinner
6 Ankarana – Nosy Be 4×4 vehicle Vanila Hotel Nosy Be Breakfast,  Dinner
7&8 Nosy Be 4×4 vehicle Vanila Hotel Nosy Be Breakfast, Dinner
9 Nosy Be – Antananarivo 4×4 vehicle Hotel Belvedere Antananarivo Breakfast,  Dinner
10 Antananarivo – Airport 4×4 vehicle Antananarivo Breakfast

Day 1: Antananarivo

Arrival at Ivato airport. Welcome by our representative and transfer to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at Belvedere Hotel

Day 2: Antananarivo - Diego

Breakfast in hotel. Transfer to Ivato airport. Flight to Diego, according to the flight schedule. Arrival at Arrachart airport in Diego, welcome by our team. Transfer to your hotel to drop off the luggage. City tour by 4x4. Back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at Allamanda Hotel

Day 3: Diego

Breakfast in hotel. Departure by 4x4 for your excursion towards the 3 most beautiful Berries of Madagascar: This circuit is ideal to discover the whole Bay of Diego-Suarez and its Pain de Sucre, the " la Montagne des Franá§ais ", The Three Bays and the beach of Ramena; It also offers a variety of terrains complete to discover the tourist sights of the corner. The beach of Diego count among the most beautiful in Madagascar! Your expedition through the 3 bays will allow you to dive into the heart of the coastal populations who for the most part live from fishing After our first visit, we can stay of "Pain de sucre" we impose a stop: in clear weather, the picture is the most beautiful effect. After crossing the Montagne des Franá§ais, the red sandy beaches, then the very fine white sandy beaches, evolve in a cashew tree vegetation cover. Now towards the Sakalava's Bay where a giant baobab honors us with its presence. The thick sandy beach leading to the ridge overlooking the pigeons' Bay is a real delight for piloting. The view is striking: The Emerald Sea takes shape in the distance. Then we descend to the Sand dunes Bay where a stop swimming in the turquoise waters is appreciated, even saving. Transfer and go back at Hotel. Dinner and overnight at Allamanda Hotel.

Day 4: Diego - Joffreville 

Breakfast in hotel. OPTIONAL: discovery of the Tsingy Rouge. Tsingy means "the pointed rock". Natural phenomenon, unique in Madagascar, due to the erosion of wind and rain, a mixture of sand, red earth, carbon dioxide, calcium and water. Located on the coast at the village of Irodo, 70 kms from Diego - Suarez by the national paved road 6, decorated with magnificent Malagasy landscapes, rice fields, fields and savannas with the famous zebus. You will see a red track, with a breathtaking view, the Indian Ocean in all its splendor, the mountainous massifs with their colors. And the many beautiful "TSINGY RED" in its canyons, around the rivers ...Your naturalist guide will give you all the information about this unique Karstic training on the planet and which made the success of this region. Departure by 4x4 for the visit of the National Park of the Montagne d'Ambre. Very rich in fauna and flora, guided tour of the reserve: large and small waterfalls, botanical trails, and a wide variety of reptiles and insects. Located 1.000 km north of the capital, the Montagne d'Ambre culminates elegantly from its 800 to 1.475 meters above sea level. Like an oasis, it stands in the middle of a dry savannah region. The bay of Antsiranana shelters behind it, with a wide beach bench and a coastal landscape. Covered with lush vegetation and clothed in a thick green mantle of the rainforest, the Amber Mountain is a paradise for botanists. The wild beauty of its landscapes extends over the entire National Park, which is about 18,000 hectares of green forest in which long streams linking lakes, large and small, are created: Lake Maudit, Lake Texier, Lake Fantany And Grand Lake. Due to the volcanic nature of this basaltic massif, torrents and waterfalls spring up everywhere, offering surprising views: Antomboka, Sacred Waterfall and Antakarana Waterfall. Transfer at hotel. Dinner and overnight at Le Nature Lodge

Day 5: Joffreville - Ankarana

Breakfast in hotel. Departure for the visit of the Ankarana National Park. You will cross 02 small canyons connected by suspended bridges. Canyons where the vegetation is dominated by the Moraceae family, the Ficus. The Benavony Grotto has magnificent concretions and will be your stop in this circuit. The Ankarana National Park 2nd site of the island where you can observe these strange limestone formations called tsingy. You will also could walk through the stone forest by the new tsingy bridge of Benavony, one of the most beautiful courses of the reserve through small canyons where the vegetation is dominated by the Family of moracá©es, the ficus. With some luck too, we could observe some groups of crowned lemurs. Continuation of the road to Ankarana. Arrival and installation at Ankarana Lodge. Dinner and overnight at Ankarana Lodge

Day 6: Ankarana - Ankify - Nosy Be

Departure by 4x4 for Nosy Be via Ankify. Transfer to the port of Ankify and embarkation by motor boat for Nosy Be. Arrival at Hell Ville's port and transfer to your hotel. Arrival and installation at the hotel. Dinner and overnight at Vanila Há´tel

Day 7: Nosy Be (optional Nosy Komba et Nosy Tanikely)

Breakfast in hotel. OPTIONAL: Discovery of Nosy Komba and Nosy Tainikely. Transfer to the Hell Ville's port. The clearing of the maki: the makis macaco (black male, redhead female) tumbles on you snatching the bananas that you will have taken the wise precaution to provide you before visiting this clearing. Embroidery and crafts: the village is dotted with embroidery vendors and other typical handicrafts. Arrival on the beach, disembarkation, then we will climb to the top of the island to see the Makis: lemurs of the island of Nosy Komba. Continuation by the visit to Nosy Tanikely: Nosy Tanikely is an underwater reserve that offers a very suitable dive site. At your masks and snorkels, you need only a few meters from the edge to appreciate the parade of thousands of fish species such as groupers, moon fish, swordfish, barracuda, parrots, rays, clown fish, moray eels, Sea turtles, .... These species roam around magnificent corals.Transfer back to port of Hell - Ville. Dinner and overnight at Vanila Há´tel

Day 8: Nosy Be (optional Nosy Iranja)

Breakfast at the hotel. OPTIONAL: Nosy Iranja. Transfer to the port of Hell - Ville. Departure for a day excursion to Nosy Iranja, lunch included. Boarding on each boat. Sailing to Nosy Iranja Stop at Nosy Antsoha (island). Naturalist Guide on the island for attracting Lemurs. Back to the beach. Landing on the village and free time for bathing. Visit to the village and possibility of shopping. Lunch at Zahir Restaurant. Back to Hell-Ville port. Transfer to join the Hotel Dinner and overnight at Vanila Hotel.

Day 9: Nosy Be - Antananarivo 

Breakfast in hotel. Free lunch at Nosy Be or Tana according to the flight schedule. Transfer to the airport & flight back to Antananarivo. Welcome by our representative and transfer at hotel. Dinner and overnight at Belvedere Hotel.

Day 10: Departure 

Breakfast in hotel. Discovery of the artisanal market if time permits. Transfer to Ivato airport. Assistance with registration formalities.

Services Included

  • All Game Drives in Safari vehicle
  • All park entrance fees
  • All overnights and meals as stated in the itinerary

Services Not Included

  • International & domestic flights
  • Airport taxes
  • Beverages and additional meals
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance

Day of departure: daily Minimum number of participants: 2 persons Handicapped accessible: This journey can be carried out handicapped accessible on request Price list: Please find all prices for this safari here Type of travel: Small group journey, can be also booked as individual journey General Terms & Conditions: Prices vary according to travel season and room type. We will be pleased to present you with an individual offer for your desired date. This exemplary itinerary can individually be amended to your wishes. Of course, also other accommodations are possible. The exemplary route can be individually changed. We can for example shorten or lengthen the route, include additional stops, mix lodges etc. All changes in the itinerary as well as changes of departure days etc. are reserved to the travel agents on-site. All prices are per person, subject to rate changes, currency fluctuations and availability as well as confirmation of Severin Travel. Legally binding principle for reservation are our current Terms & Conditions. (Download Terms & Conditions)