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NATURE AND WILDLIFE IN THE NORTH

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NATURE AND WILDLIFE IN THE NORTH

Antsiranana stands around a beautiful bay, one of the greatest in the world, in the northern part of Madagascar. The economy of Antsiranana is based on trading activities as it is also the location of the third largest harbour in the country that welcome big fishing boats. On the East coast you can explore gorgeous bays, which are entirely deserted and protected by the rocks, with perfect blue turquoise waters. Along the coast lay beautiful unspoiled islands. Further inland, you can visit the Amber Mountain National Park, very attactrive for its luxuriant vegetation, rivers and lakes and the Ankarana National Park with its spectacular caves and unique rock formations: the Tsingy, high pinnacles which make those places almost impassable, preserving their natural condition; then the Baobab Forest.

DAY 1

Nature and wildlife

Upon arrival at the airport you will be welcomed by an English speaking guide then start the adventure towards Ankarana National Park, located about 3 hours drive from Antsiranana. Ankarana is one the best places in Madagascar to explore the famous limestone Tsingy.

Ankarana
DAY 2

Nature and wildlife

The whole morning is dedicated for a hiking experience within the park; you will certainly be fascinated to see the Tsingy, a spectacular rock formation, a spiky limestone dating about 100 million years ago; then continuation of the itinerary to visit the Red Tsingy, another rock formation of red laterite formed by erosion; at the end of the visit you will be driven to Antsiranana which is about 3 hours journey. Read more

Antsiranana
DAY 3

Nature and wildlife

Today you will go for an excursion to the Baobab forest located in a peninsula which is reached about 20' by boat; at this particular site you will discover two endemic species of baobab trees: the Adansonia Madagascariensis and Adansonia Suarezensis; then after this interesting discovery you’ll reach an interesting location where you’ll have an amazing view of the bay and the city of Antsiranana; if you wish you are very welcome to enjoy and swim in the warm sea. Read more

Antsiranana
DAY 4

Nature and wildlife

In the morning, departure by car to visit Amber Mountain park located about 40Km away from Antsiranana; it is a massif of volcanic origin covered with lush vegetation, flowing rivers that originate spectacular waterfalls; during the visit you’ll have a chance to see small animals such as the leaf-mimic chameleons, the leaf-tailed geckos and other species including of course the lemurs; then continuation of the journey towards Ankify. Read more

Ankify
DAY 5

Nature and wildlife

In the morning, transfer to Nosy Be. You will have time to relax and enjoy the beautiful beach of Nosy Be

Nosy Be
DAY 6

Nature and wildlife

Today you will be collected at your hotel, then driven and taken on a traditional boat for an excursion to Lokobe Reserve, a preserved habitat of luxuriant tropical forest which is home to various endemic species of fauna and flora including the diurnal and nocturnal species of lemur (Macaco and Lepilemur), chameleons, bugs and tropical birds; during this excursion you will also have the opportunity to discover the Sakalava traditional fishing village. Read more

Nosy Be
DAY 7

Nature and wildlife

In the morning, you will be transferred to the beach and board a private boat for a full day adventure to discover the islets that surround Nosy Be; first stop at Nosy Ambariobe, which is formed from two islets separated by a small line of the sea, it offers an amazing spot for bathing and enjoy the sunshine; second stop at Nosy Komba to enjoy a close experience with the lemurs especially with the back lemur, you’ll also discover a typical fishing village; and the last stop of the day is at Nosy Tanikely, a protected submarine reserve. Read more

Nosy Be
DAY 8

Nature and wildlife

Breakfast at the hotel; then according to your scheduled flight, transfer to the airport.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Ankarana
Day 2
Location Antsiranana
Day 4
Location Ankify
Hotel Baobab Ankify (Boutik)
Day 5
Location Nosy Be

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Full board from lunch of Day 1 until breakfast of Day 8
  • Transfer from/to the airport with guide
  • Transport during the tour with a French speaking driver
  • Accommodation as mentioned
  • Private boat transfers to Nosy Be/ Ankify - Ankify/ Nosy Be
  • Private excursions as mentioned
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare (international and domestic flights)
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa fee (± € 25/person)
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

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