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10 DAYS IN NORTHERN MADAGASCAR

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Since 1997, Tany Mena Tours offers a deep and authentic discovery of the "Madagascar universe".

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10 DAYS IN NORTHERN MADAGASCAR

Discovery of the specific fauna and flora of the north of the island before enjoying the beauty of the beach of Nosy Be and its surrounding islands.

DAY 1

ARRIVAL AND MEETING

Pick up from Antananarivo Airport to your hotel in town. After check-in, you will have a briefing on the progress of your trip with an agency representative.

Antananarivo, 1 night
DAY 2

ANTANANARIVO / DIEGO

According to the flight schedule, you will be transferred to the airport and flight to Diégo. In your arrival, you will be welcomed by our local representative. If you arrive in the morning, you will go to discover the city of Diego, the largest city in northern Madagascar and the third port of the island. The city is housed in a large and beautiful bay "Diego Bay," one of the finest in the world and second largest (coast 156km) after that of Rio de Janeiro. During the colonization, French people used the site as a naval base because its situation coast of Africa, Mayotte, the Comoros, and Seychelles. You will continue your visit to the French Mountain, the necropolis of the ancient colonizers. Accompanied by a guide, you will discover the dry tropical flora, endemic Baobabs (Andansonia suarezensis) prickly aloe. Birds, lizards and even lemurs can surprise you and accompany you during this ascent which does not present any major difficulty. At the top, the caves and the vestiges of colonial times await. The mines of the French Legion fort and its tunnels, finally allow you to access the stunning views of the bay in its entirety and its 156 km coastline. The magnificent panorama opens over the city, the Bay of Diego and his "Sugar Loaf", which are part of the very select "Club of most beautiful bay in the world." After the visit, you will come back to Diego. Read more

Diégo, 1 night
DAY 3

DIEGO / JOFFREVILLE / DIEGO

In the morning, you will leave Diégo to Joffreville, from there you will continue to Amber Mountain National Park. Amber Mountain National Park covers 18,200 hectares of a prominent volcanic massif, is one of northern Madagascar’s most visited natural attractions. It was created in 1958 to protect the massif and its ecosystems, including the region’s unique flora and fauna. The park receives 07 species of lemurs, 70 species of reptile and amphibian includes a variety of frogs, geckos and chameleons. Besides, you can find more than 75 species of birds and a variety of orchids. You will discover the park. After the visit, you will drive back to Diégo. You can have your lunch at Amber Mountain before to go back to Diégo. Read more

Diégo, 1 night
DAY 4

DIEGO / RED TSINGY / ANKARAN

After breakfast, you will leave to Ankarana. After some kilometers, you will take the junction to the Red Tsingy, a landscape of another planet at the gates of Analamera reserve. These tsingy come from an erosion called "lapis". This unique geological formation related to the combination of bush fires, erosion and infiltration of rainwater, offers a landscape of unearthly beauty. You will make a visit. After the visit, you will continue to Ankarana that you will reach in the afternoon. After Bemaraha reserve, the Ankarana National Park is the second place to admire the Tsingy. Often inaccessible precipices favored the autarkic development of flora and fauna. Vegetation typical of karst plateaus, prairies and invasive plants, dry forest. Botanical path lined with tall trees, Canarium of Madagascar, pachypodiums baroni and Hildegardia, euphorbia, pandanus, accessible creepers, aerial orchids, baobab (Adansonia of the family). Wildlife is a little richer if cites 10 species of lemurs who live there (eulemur fulvus sanfordi, northern Lepilemur, bamboo lemur ... griseus), 92 species of birds including the "varied Mésite" the rarest in the world existing in Madagascar in this reserve, chameleons, Fossa. Read more

Ankarana, 1 night
DAY 5

ANKARANA

This day will be dedicated to the discovery of Tsingy through a private trail outside the park, designed by the team of the Iharana Bush Camp. With Iharana guide you will go for a hike in the heart of Tsingy. A circuit designed by Jean Claude Dobrilla the spelunker, just for you, which is the access road to this hike. How to play the Tsingy? by creating, for Iharana customers, a private path combining ladders, bridges, guardrails and stunning lookouts. The starting point for this trail is the camp with two options: a departure by boat or on foot. Let us guide you to the cave of the chameleon ... This development was carried out by the Tsingy specialist, Jean Claude Dobrilla who is, for example, the responsible for the development of the Bemaraha National Park. The creation of this hike at the center of the earth available to all and absolutely unique is the result of a year of work, research and shipping. Biodiversity, ecosystem endemic Tsingy of Ankarana will prove to you during this adventure. Photo enthusiasts do not forget your camera: lemurs, butterflies, vegetation of great variety, invertebrates and birds will come your way. Under the gentle rays of the setting sun, your walk takes you to the viewpoint of Ambatomiloloha, following the trails of the massif. Throughout your ascent, you will discover the sparkling lake that borders the camp: breathtaking view. To celebrate the arrival to the gazebo, enjoy a spectacular sunset between the Tsingy. A good physical condition is required for this tour: there are narrow and steep passages as well as small step ladders. Read more

Ankarana, 1 night
DAY 6

ANKARANA / ANKIFY / NOSY BE

Early, in the morning you will leave Ankarana to Ambanja. From there you will continue to Ankify by a road through cocoa plantations, coffee and ylang ylang and through mangroves. Ankify is a peninsula located 17 km from Ambanja. It faces the islands of Nosy Be and Nosy Komba. The small port included is allowing those on board to these islands. You will take the boat to Nosy be. The crossing takes about 1 hour. In your arrival, you will be welcomed by your hotel representative and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day will be free. Optional tours and activities. Read more

Nosy Be, 1 night
DAY 7

NOSY BE

Day at leisure. Optional visits and activities.

Nosy Be, 1 night
DAY 8

NOSY BE

Day at leisure. Optional visits and activities.

Nosy Be, 1 night
DAY 9

NOSY BE / ANTANANARIVO

According to the flight schedule, you will be transferred to Nosy Be airport and flight to Antananarivo. In your arrival, you will be welcomed by an agency representative and will be taken to your hotel.

Antananarivo, 1 night
DAY 10

ANTANANARIVO

The day will be dedicated to the discovery of the capital and its surroundings. Antananarivo, the "City of a Thousand" is the largest city in Madagascar. It stands on the side of one of the twelve sacred hills. This city is the cradle of the Merina dynasty. The visits of the upper town (the old town) where formerly stood the ROVA, palace of Queen RANAVALONA first (1828/1861) and the Palace of the Prime Minister Rainilaiarivony converted into National Museum; will be an opportunity to discuss the important role of "Hova"; highland people, who first established state structures in Madagascar. You will continue the morning strolling through the lively and typical districts which have, over time, keep an authentic character. In the afternoon, you will leave Antananarivo to explore the countryside of Imerina, villages, customs and traditions, living heritage highlands. You go to Ambohimanga ( "Blue Hill") visiting the Royal Hill. On the basis of cultural criteria, Ambohimanga is the only Malagasy site included on the UNESCO list of world heritage. The fortress consists of a royal city, a royal burial site, and an ensemble of sacred places. Combined with a strong sense of national identity, it retains its atmosphere of spirituality and sacredness, in practice and in the minds of the people, for some 500 years. It remains a place of worship and pilgrimage that can come from Madagascar and elsewhere. After the tour, you will be taken to a nearby airport hotel for day use. According to your international flight schedule, you will then transfer to the airport and flight out. Read more

Antananarivo, day use

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Antananarivo
Day 2
Location Diégo
Day 4
Location Ankarana
Day 6
Location Nosy Be
Day 9
Location Antananarivo
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Antananarivo
Day 2
Location Diégo
Day 3
Location Diégo
Day 4
Location Ankarana
Day 5
Location Ankarana
Day 6
Location Nosy Be
Day 7
Location Nosy Be
Day 8
Location Nosy Be
Day 9
Location Antananarivo

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Accommodation on bed &breakfast basis except at some hotels where a half board is required at mentioned hotels or similar
  • Transportation by private 4WD car from day 2 to day 6 and the day 10, fuel and English-speaking driver guide included
  • The service of an English-speaking driver guide for a group of 1 to 5people from the day 1 to day 6 and the service of a historian guide during Antananarivo visit
  • The service of an accompanying guide for a group of 6 or more from the day 1 to day 6
  • Boat transfers from Ankify to Nosy be
  • Entrance fees and local guides during parks visit in the program,
  • Other visits and excursions in the program,
  • Transfers and assistances at the airport.

Package excludes

  • Airfares
  • Visa
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Optional visits and activities
  • Drinks, tips and personal expenses

More information

  • Prices are per person in a double room with breakfast.
  • A single supplement and a half board or a full board supplement will give as required.
  • It is possible to obtain the tourist visa at about 30 Euros (depending on exchange rate) for a stay less than or equal to one month upon arrival at the airport. Your passport with at least a whole blank page and your backairline ticket will be requested. The passport is valid for 6 months after the back date shown on the flight ticket.

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