Northern Madagascar Tour
This Northern Madagascar tour begins in Madagascar's colorful capital. This will be upon arrival in Antananarivo for you African safari tour in Madagascar. You’ll have the first night of your Madagascar safari tour in Antananarivo.
Your Northern Madagascar Safari will then head north. You’ll be visiting Madagascar’s most diverse rainforests, Montagne d'Ambre. Here there are sacred caves, underground rivers and remarkable fauna and flora. It is home to the world's smallest chameleons and lemurs.
You’ll also visit Ankarana Reserve on this Northern Madagascar Safari. The landscape here resembles a spiky stone forest. The underground riverbeds and caves help protect the region from human intrusion. This Northern Madagascar safari ends on the tropical beaches of Nosy Be. This is for the perfect Madagascar beach getaway.
About 8 Days Northern Madagascar Tour
Northern Madagascar tour as the name suggests takes you to the North of Madagascar. On this safari in Madagascar you will visit Ankarafantsika National Park. Here, the chance to see the endangered Lemur species of Madagascar is high.
Other parks on your to visit list include Amber Mountain National Park. You will head to the 3 baies de Diego Suarez: Baie de pigeon, Baie de Dune and Baie des Sakalava. You also visit of the Tsingy Rouge of Diego Suarez or the Red Tsingy. This is what makes Northern Madagascar tour a special one.
You will also visit Diego Suarez and stay in the Beach front hotel of Ramena Beach. This is in Diego Suarez which is also called Antsiranana.
The Northern Madagascar tour gives you a complete discovery of the Great Island. You will enjoy its landscapes, its culture and its people. the purpose of this holiday is to make you appreciate the variety and diversity of Madagascar.
8 Days Northern Madagascar Tour Highlights
Our Northern Madagascar tour vacation offers you a fantastic nature-filled Madagascar vacation option. Explore the Northern part of Madagascar. This includes national parks with lemurs and reserves with endemic animals. the tour also goes to beaches with perfect sand.
- Great and beautiful landscape, topography and natural features
- Very attactive cultures with wonderful people
- Pristine sandy Indian Ocean beaches
8 Day Northern Madagascar Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Antananarivo – Madagascar
You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Antananarivo. It is at your hotel that you will be briefed on this Northern Madagascar tour. You will if you’ve arrived early tour the beautiful capital of Madagascar.
Antananarivo has bustling markets, friendly people and ancient town. These are located on a hill with freestone churches and ancient royal places. Antananarivo is unique among the world's capitals. You are booked on bed and breakfast.
Day 2 - 3: Antananarivo - Diego Suarez - Montagne d'Ambre
You’ll begin your day on Northern Madagascar tour with an early breakfast. This will be followed by a transfer to the airport. You will be in time for your flight to Diego Suarez. Here your driver guide will meet you.
After introductions, you’ll enjoy the ride to Montagne d'Ambre National Park. Montagne d'Ambre National Park covers 18,200 ha of a prominent volcanic massif. This afternoon and day three are spent exploring the national park on walks. You will be on half board basis with breakfast and lunch provided.
Montagne d'Ambre boasts striking scenery with rainforests and waterfalls. It is one of the most popular natural attractions in Madagascar. It was established in 1958 to protect the massif and the ecosystems it supports. More especially was the region's unique flora and fauna species.
In the Park you will have the chance to see seven species of lemurs. They include the aye-aye, the ring-tailed mongoose and a variety of reptiles. Among the reptiles are frogs, geckos and chameleons, as well as more than 70 species of birds.
Montagne d'Ambre National Park
This 18,500ha national park was created in 1958 by the French colonial government. They were recognising the unique nature of the volcanic massif and its forest. The park is part of the Montagne d’Ambre Reserves Complex. This also includes Ankarana, Analamera and Forêt d’Ambre.
The project was the first to involve local people in all stages of planning and management. The aims of conservation, rural development and education have largely been achieved. Ecotourism has been encouraged with good information and facilities now available.
Montagne d’Ambre National Park is a splendid example of montane rainforest. The massif ranges in altitude from 850m to 1,475m. It has its own microclimate with rainfall like the eastern region.
It is one of the most visitor-friendly of Madagascar’s protected areas. The park has broad trails, fascinating flora and fauna. It has a comfortable climate and readily available information. In the dry season vehicles can drive right up to the main picnic area. This gives a unique opportunity for seniors safari to Madagascar. It also allows for disabled Madagascar safaris to see the rainforest and its inhabitants.
Day 4: Montagne d'Ambre – Ankarana
Your Northern Madagascar tour i will travel to Ankarana. This is a nature reserve with karst pinnacles. There are also sacred caves, underground rivers and beautiful scenery.
The rich and diverse flora and fauna includes many lemurs and interesting bird species. Its limestone pinnacles are called tsingy formations. Running through and under the tsingy are hidden forest-filled canyons. There are also many subterranean rivers.
You’ll explore the extensive cave system. This includes several fascinating bat-filled grottoes. Accommodation is on half board basis.
Day 5: Ankarana
You’ll spend the whole day of Northern Madagascar tour in Ankarana nature reserve. You will be admiring the incredibly rich and varied vegetation. There is also plenty of wildlife in the nature reserve. Your accommodation is on half board basis.
Day 6: Ankarana - Ankify - Nosy Be
Your Northern Madagascar tour will leave for Ankify. This is a small village situated along the white sand beaches of Madagascar. You’ll then take a boat to Nosy Be and drive to your next overnight hotel. Nosy Be is also known as "the island of perfumes".
Nosy Be is the largest of Madagascar's offshore islands. It is a beautiful tropical island covered with palm trees and bougainvillea. Nosy Be is a postcard-pretty place. Here you could spend the entire day watching the changing sky hues.
Other attractions include luxuriant foliage, friendly people and a relaxed Indian Ocean ambience. You are booked on bed and breakfast in Nosy Be.
Day 7: Nosy Be – Madagascar
Day seven of the Northern Madagascar Tour is spent in Nosy Be at leisure. You’ll visit the Lokobe Reserve. This is a rain forest reserve that protects most of Nosy Be's endemic vegetation. You might see lemurs, birds and chameleons.
You may go on a day-cruise to the islands "Nosy Komba". This is the island of lemurs. Optionally there is the "Nosy Tanikely". This is an underwater reserve offering a rich diversity of marine life. They include beautiful corals and a big variety of fish.
There is excellent diving and snorkeling opportunities. Fish here include surgeonfish, clown fish, barracuda and manta rays. Other water life includes sea urchins, starfish, eels, anemones and many more. You’ll return to your Nosy Be resort for overnight booked on bed and breakfast basis.
Day 8: Nosy Be – Antananarivo
You will start your Northern Madagascar tour day at leisure. This is before being transferred to the airport. You will be in time for your flight back to Antananarivo. This is to connect to your international flight back home.
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Northern Madagascar Tour Safari Costs:
What is in the cost of Northern Madagascar Tour Safari?
- Car and fuel with a driver
- Guide during the whole tour
- Hotels during 7 nights (Hotels are mid range in the North)
- Park entrance fees and local guide fees
- Speed boat to Nosy Be Island (one way)
Northern Madagascar Tour Safari Price excludes:
- Your food and drinks during the whole tour
- All the domestic flights
- All your international flights
What to Carry on the Northern Madagascar Tour Safari
- Light and a few heavy clothings for evenings
- Closed, comfortable shoes
- Sun protection like sun cream, hat
- Insect repellent