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NATURAL WONDER TOUR

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During this tour to the north of Madagascar you see rainforest, spectacular rock formations and white beaches. First you visit the Ankarafantsika NP, with some very rare lemur species. From here you drive in two days to the Ankarana Special Reserve, a wilderness of caves, limestone formations and gorges. On day 6 you visit the Tsingy Rouge, where you can see strange red rock formations. Then you go to the Montagne d’Ambre NP, where the world’s smallest chameleon lives, and to Les Trois Baies. At the end of the tour you drive via Ambanja to Ankify, where the ferry departs for Nosy Be..

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TRIP
  • Find unique experience with untamed wildlife in National parks
  • Meet the endemic tropical birds in Ankarafantsika National Park.
  • Authentic interaction with local people throughout your journey
ITINERARY: Antananarivo – Ankarafantiska National Park – Antsohihy – Ankarana Special Reserve – Tsingy Rouges – Montagne d’Ambre National Park – Diego Suarez – Les Trois Baies – Ramena – Ambanja – Ankify – Nosy Be
PRICE INCLUDES:
  • Airport transfers;
  • Transfer to the ferry to Nosy Be;
  • Ferry to Nosy Be (one way);
  • Car, including fuel;
  • Driver;
  • Hotel for 9 nights;
  • Park entrance fees;
  • All taxes
PRICE EXCLUDES:
  • Food and drinks;
  • Local guide fees;
  • Tips;
  • Hotel before the tour starts and after the tour has ended;
  • All other expenses

Please contact us for the price.

The final price depends on your choice of hotels: luxury or mid-range. For hotel suggestions, please check  our recommended hotels.

The tour starts the day after arrival at the international airport.

This private tour can be customized according to your style. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations

 

Day 1:

ANTANANARIVO – ANKARAFANTISKA NATIONAL PARK

The tour starts with a 450 km drive over the RN4 from Antananarivo to the Ankarafantiska NP through different kinds of landscape.

Overnight in a hotel GITE ANKARAFANTSIKA.

Day 2:

ANKARAFANTISKA NATIONAL PARK

Today you have a full day to visit Ankarafantsika NP. The Ankarafantiska NP is one of the few areas of protected western deciduous forest. In this park you will see karst peaks, spiny plants and a large number of baobabs. You see lemurs, reptiles and birds. Some lemur species occur nowhere else than here. There are 129 bird species in the park, including the Van Dam’s vanga, Madagascar fish eagle and the white breasted mesite. You can choose from several walks ranging from a few hours to half a day. It is also possible to do a nocturnal walk with a local guide.
Overnight in a hotel GITE ANKARAFANTSIKA.
Day 3:

ANKARAFANTISKA NATIONAL PARK – ANTSOHIHY

It takes two days driving from Ankarafantiska NP to the Ankarana Special Reserve. You spend the night in Antsohihy. Overnight in a hotel HOTEL BELLE VUE or PARADISIER .
Day 4:

ANTSOHIHY – ANKARANA SPECIAL RESERVE

Today you continue to the Ankarana Special Reserve.
Overnight in a hotel ANKARANA LODGE.
Day 5:

ANKARANA SPECIAL RESERVE

You visit Ankarana Special Reserve with a local guide. You can choose between several walks, ranging from a few hours to a whole day. The landscape of Ankarana is very rugged, the main feature of this park is the tsingy. The park has a lot of caves with bats, underground rivers and great views. In some caves are royal tombs of the Antakarana.Overnight in hotel AKARANA LODGE.
Day 6:

TSINGY ROUGES

Today you visit the Tsingy Rouges, a small area with magnificent red rock formations. On the clay soil arise tsingy in different colors from vanilla to red. In the morning the colors look different than in the afternoon.
Overnight in a hotel NATURE LODGE.
Day 7:

MONTAGNE D'AMBRE NATIONAL PARK – DIEGO SUAREZ

The tropical rainforest of Montagne d’Ambre NP has a beautiful floa and fauna. There are waterfalls, giant ferns, lemurs, snakes and 77 species of birds, including the Amber Mountain rock trush and brilliantly colored kingfishers. If you are lucky you can even see the Brookesia minima, the smalles chameleon in the world. You can walk to Lac Vert, with shimmering green water. Overnight in a hotel NATURE LODGE.
Day 8:

LES TROIS BAIES – DIEGO SUAREZ

Today you visit Les Trois Baies: de Sakalava, de Pigeons and des Dunes. The color of the water varies from azure to turquoise. Enjoy the landscape, the white beaches and the views during a walk along the bays. After this walk you drive to Diego Suarez. Overnight in a hotel ALAMANDA HOTEL.
Day 9:

DIEGO SUAREZ – AMBANJA

You drive from Diego Suarez to Ambanja (Ankify)
Overnight in a hotel BAOBAB ANKIFY.
Day 10:

AMBANJA - ANKIFY - FERRY TO NOSY BE

This last day of the tour you drive to Ankify, to the ferry for departure to Nosy Be. This exotic island, with frangipani and ylang ylang flowers, has good weather during almost the whole year.