Experience Madagascar’s varied habitats during this journey which takes you from the waterfalls and lakes of Montagne d’Ambre National Park to the underground caves and limestone ‘tsingy’ of Ankarana Reserve, before enjoying the tropical beaches of Nosy Be. Throughout your stay you will have the opportunity to encounter a multitude of animals, most of which are endemic to Madagascar.lemur-north-adventure

Madagascar – 8 days: Our Madagascar North Adventure vacation offers you a fantastic nature-filled Madagascar vacation option. Explore the Northern part of Madagascar, including national parks with lemurs, reserves with endemic animals and beaches with perfect sand.

Overview:
Private Lodge tour through the North of Madagascar – 8 days from Diego Suarez to Nosy Be.

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Tour Highlights:

  • Antananarivo – the picturesque capital of Madagascar
  • Montagne d’Ambre National Park – prominent volcanic massif and striking scenery, rainforest and waterfalls
  • Ankarana – a nature reserve with karst pinnacles, sacred caves, underground rivers and beautiful scenery
  • Nosy Be – commonly known as “the island of perfumes” and the largest of Madagascar’s offshore islands

Price per person – AUD

Season Tour Price – twin share Sole Passenger Single Supplement
(with twin share)
Classic accommodation
1 Jan to 31 Oct 2017
AUD 1,975 – (USD 1,475) AUD 3,370 – (USD 2,519) AUD 500 – (USD 375)
Superior accommodation
1 Jan to 31 Oct 2017
AUD 1,975 – (USD 1,475) AUD 3,370 – (USD 2,519) AUD 500 – (USD 375)

Number of Days:  8

Note:

  1. Price is valid until 31 December 2016. If travelling after this date please contact us for revised prices.
  2. Departs daily subject to availability
  3. Accommodation may be different from properties listed due to availability but will be of a similar standard.
  4. Minimum of 1 people on tour.
  5. Maximum of 10 people on the tour.

Package Includes:

  • 7 x breakfast, 4 x lunch, 0 x dinner
  • Accommodation is based on a BED & BREAKFAST basis at all hotels, (Day 2, 3, 4 and 5 include lunch)
  • All transfers and transport mentioned in the program
  • An English-speaking guide from Diego Suarez airport to Ankify (Day 2-5)
  • Specialist guides in the parks and reserves as per program
  • All park and reserve entrance fees
  • All excursions mentioned

Package Excludes:

  • All excursions not mentioned in the program
  • Excursion to Nosy Be
  • Bottled water, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Laundry
  • International flights
  • Visas and travel insurance
  • All dinners
  • Personal items
  • Tips(Flights from/to Johannesburg can be arranged by Wild Africa Travel Company)

Day 1: Arrive Antananarivo
You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Antananarivo, the picturesque capital of Madagascar. With its bustling markets, friendly people and ancient town on a hill with freestone churches and ancient royal places, it is unique among the world’s other capitals.
Classic Accommodation: Residence Lapasoa or similar
Superior Accommodation: Hotel Carlton or similar

Day 2 – 3: Antananarivo – Diego Suarez – Montagne d’Ambre
You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Diego Suarez, where you will be collected at the airport. We then drive directly to Montagne d’Ambre National Park, which covers 18,200 ha of a prominent volcanic massif and with its striking scenery, rainforest and waterfalls, it is one of 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. This afternoon, as well as the next day, are spent exploring the park on foot. In the Park you will have the chance to see seven species of lemurs, the ring-tailed mongoose and a variety of reptiles including frogs, geckos and chameleons, as well as more than 70 species of birds. [Breakfast & lunch]
Classic & Superior Accommodation: Nature Lodge or Litchi Tree or similar

Day 4: Montagne d’Ambre – Ankarana
Today we head to Ankarana – a nature reserve with karst pinnacles, 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 and numerous subterranean rivers. We will explore the extensive cave system, which includes several fascinating bat-filled grottoes. [Breakfast & lunch]
Classic Accommodation: Hotel Relais de l’Ankarana or similar

Superior Accommodation: Ankarana Lodge or similar

Day 5: Ankarana
Today we will have a full day to visit the Ankarana nature reserve, where once again you will have the chance to admire the remarkably rich and varied vegetation and the abundant wildlife of the reserve. [Breakfast & lunch]
Classic Accommodation: Hotel Relais de l’Ankarana or similar
Superior Accommodation: Ankarana Lodge or similar

Day 6: Ankify – Nosy Be
Today we drive to Ankify – a small village situated along a white sand beach. From here we will go on a boat transfer to Nosy Be where you will be transferred by car to your hotel.  Nosy Be, commonly known as “the island of perfumes” and the largest of Madagascar’s offshore islands, is a beautiful tropical island covered with palm trees and bougainvillea. Nosy Be is a beautiful place where you could easily spend the entire day simply watching the changing hues of blue in the sea and the sky. In addition to its attractive beaches, the island’s assets include luxuriant foliage, friendly people and a relaxed Indian Ocean ambience. [Breakfast]
Classic Accommodation: Arc En Ciel or similar
Superior Accommodation: Ravintsara Wellness Hotel (Ocean View Rooms) or similar

Day 7: Nosy Be
This day in Nosy Be is at leisure. Visit the Lokobe Reserve, a rainforest reserve that protects most of Nosy Be’s endemic vegetation. You might see lemurs, birds and chameleons. Or go on a day-cruise to the islands “Nosy Komba”- the island of lemurs or “Nosy Tanikely”- an underwater reserve offering a rich diversity of marine life, such as beautiful corals and a big variety of fish, with excellent diving and snorkelling opportunities. Fish you might see include surgeonfish, clown fish, barracuda, manta rays, sea urchins, starfish, eels, anemones and many more. At the end of the afternoon we will go back to the hotel where you will have the chance to enjoy the amenities on offer. [Breakfast]
Classic Accommodation: Arc En Ciel or similar

Superior Accommodation: Ravintsara Wellness Hotel (Ocean View Rooms) or similar

Day 8: Nosy Be – Antananarivo – depart
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Antananarivo to connect with your flight home. We hope to welcome you in Madagascar again very soon! [Breakfast]

Classic accommodation will be in basic – mid range Hotels.

Superior accommodation will be in 4★ hotels and applies only to Nosy Be, Ankarana and Antananarivo (no opportunities exist for upgrade at Montagne d’Ambre).

Please note that Madagascar is a country which is in its infancy when it comes to tourism. Accommodation is limited so all the above mentioned accommodation are subject to availability, and we reserve the right to change these using similar accommodation of the same standards.

Day 1: Classic Accommodation: Residence Lapasoa or similar
Superior Accommodation: Hotel Carlton or similar

Day 2: Classic & Superior Accommodation: Nature Lodge or Litchi Tree or similar

Day 3: Classic Accommodation: Hotel Relais de l’Ankarana or similar
Superior Accommodation: Ankarana Lodge or similar

Day 4: Classic Accommodation: Hotel Relais de l’Ankarana or similar
Superior Accommodation: Ankarana Lodge or similar

Day 5: Classic Accommodation: Hotel Relais de l’Ankarana or similar
Superior Accommodation: Ankarana Lodge or similar

Day 6: Classic Accommodation: Arc En Ciel or similar
Superior Accommodation: Ravintsara Wellness Hotel or similar

Day 7: Classic Accommodation: Arc En Ciel or similar
Superior Accommodation: Ravintsara Wellness Hotel or similar

Group Size: Minimum 1, Maximum 10


Vehicles: Transport will be in an appropriate 4 wheel drive vehicle.


Meals: Breakfast is included throughout the tour plus four lunches. Please advise us of any special dietary requirements in advance.


Accommodation: Accommodation will be in basic Hotels. Please note that Madagascar is a country which is in its infancy when it comes to tourism. Accommodation is limited so all the above mentioned accommodation are subject to availability and we reserve the right to change these using similar accommodation of the same standards. The Hotels used are simple & clean and of basic standard, with bathrooms en-suite. Please note that there is an option for an upgrade to a higher standard of accommodation. For this option, please contact our office.


Luggage: Maximum baggage allowance on the plane will be 20 kg. Please bring a backpack or soft barrel bag, not a suitcase. Don’t bring too much clothing, as there are washing opportunities along the way. Please adhere to the allowance specified as space for luggage is limited.


Spending money: Clients are advised to bring enough money to cover their lunches and dinners, the purchase of curios and additional entertainment. Madagascar’s currency is the Ariary. Euros are the most practical and convenient currency to exchange into the local currency at Antananarivo Airport. There are automatic teller machines (ATM’s) available in the bigger towns like Tana, Fianarantsoa and Tulear. International credit cards and travellers cheques are very seldomly accepted, and Visa is the only option accepted, where available.


First Aid: Our guides are trained in basic first aid and the vehicle is equipped with a medical aid kit. Preventative Malaria medication should be taken before the trip and throughout its duration, although it is advisable to consult a doctor prior to departure.


Visas: a visa is required to enter the territory of Madagascar and can easily be obtained upon arrival at the airport of Antananarivo with a validity of up to 90 days. Tourists staying for less than one month, can purchase a visa for 80’000 Ariary (around 23-27 €). Paying with the exact amounts or small currency is advised. No photographs are required, however please ensure that passports are valid for at least 6 months after return date. In addition to the entry visa, the Malagasy government is proposing the introduction of a frontier levy of 10 € in the near future, still to be confirmed and variable at short notice.


Gratuities: If you feel you have been looked after well by your crew, driver or guides, and you wish to show your appreciation for their services, a monetary tip is very welcomed by those in Madagascar.

Here follows some suggested guidelines:

  • Around EUR 4 per person, per day (10,000 Ariary) for a guide or a guide/driver
  • Around EUR 2 (5,000 Ariary) for a park guide, depending on your satisfaction
  • Around 5% of the bill at a restaurant
  • 200 Ariary per bag for a porter

As Euro coins cannot be changed into local money in Madagascar, it is advisable to tip in Ariary. We would ask that you please reserve your generosity for tipping for services only, and not providing free hand-outs to children or adults, as this encourages begging.

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