From May to October 2019
WILDERNESS NORTH AND BEACH HOLIDAY
11 DAY NORTHERN ROUTE
This journey takes you to the remote areas of the northern Madagascar, which allows you to explore Montagne D'Ambre National Park, Andrafiamena National Park which inhabits the rarest lemur Black Sifaka, and the impressive Tsingy of Ankarana Special Reserve.
Then, you will enjoy an adventure out-rigger canoe trip to Lokobe Special Reserve, sailing to Nosy Komba islet and play with lemurs, and snorkelling in Nosy Tanikely Marine Reserve.
1-RATES: 11 NORTHERN ROUTE(NR11)
Tour costs based on the number of people
The guideline tour costs per person, based on the number of the people
Accommodation on full board at middle range,3* and 5* hotels
Domestic flights:02 (flight Antananarivo to Antseranana, Nosy Be to Antananarivo
Service of English speaking tour guide throughout the tour
Group size: max 10 people
Level of fitness: easy to moderate
|11 Day Northern Route
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ITINERARY: ANTANANARIVO-ANTSERANANA-ANDRAFIAMENA ANDAVAKOERA-ANKARANA- ANKIFY-NOSY BE-excursion Nosy Komba, Nosy Tanikely-Excursion to Lokobe Special Reserve
11 days/10 nights
Day 1: Arrival
Arrival, meet and greet at Ivato airport and transfer to your hotel located in Antananarivo capital city.
Accommodation on half board at CARLTON HOTEL (5*) (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 2: Fly to Antseranana (Diego Suarez)-Excursion to Montagne d'Ambre National Park
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Antseranana which lies in the northernmost tip of Madagascar.
Upon arrival drive to Montagne d’Ambre National Park and explore this montane moist forest which inhabits the Crowned Lemur and Sanford’s Lemur;both lemur species are confined in the dry and humid forest of northern Madagascar.
This park is rich in reptiles and hosts one the tiniest chameleon Brookesia minima (Leaf chameleon).
In the afternoon, drive back to Antseranana.
Accommodation at GRAND HOTEL(3*) (B,L,D)
Day 3: Drive to Andrafiamena-Andavakoera Reserve
Morning departure to Andrafiamena Andavakoera protected area managed by Fanamby NGO’s.This park is the only accessible area to view the rarest lemur Black Sifaka.
About 7 species of lemurs,several bird and reptiles species inhabit this forest.
Accommodation at BLACK LEMUR CAMP(basic) (B,L,D)
Day 4: Andrafiamena Andavakoera forest
Full day visit of the forest .We’ll have a night walk to look for night creatures such as Northern Sportive Lemur, Mouse Lemur…
Accommodation at BLACK LEMUR CAMP (B,L,D)
Day 5: Drive to Ankarana Special Reserve
Morning departure to Ankarana. Upon arrival, we’ settle in our room.
Afternoon exploration of Tsingy of Ankarana Special Reserve, we’ll walk inside the Bat Cave which inhabits 2 species of fruit bats such as Madagascar Flying Fox, and Rousette roussettus.
Accommodation at ANKARANA LODGE (middle range)(B,L,D)
Day 6: Ankarana Special Reserve
We’ll trek to Tsingy Rary to have the best view of the “Tsingy” unusual geological structure with sharp pinnacles and deep grooves.On the way, we'll search for Crowned Lemur, Sanford's Lemur and Ankarana Sportive Lemur.
We cross a large groove on a rope bridge. Some odd succulents grow on the Tsingy such as Adenia sp, Cyphostema sp, Ankarana Crown of Thorn, several species of Euphorbia and Aloe.
Accommodation at ANKARANA LODGE (B,L,D)
Day 7: Drive to Ankify
We’ll depart in the morning to Ankify coastal village. We’ll cross some Cocoa and coffee plantations before reaching Ankify.
Accommodation at BAOBAB HOTEL (middle range) (B,L,D)
Day 8: Excursion to Nosy Komba, Nosy Tanikely
On board on a motor boat to Nosy Komba fishermen village, while we have an opportunity to play with semi-tamed Black lemurs.Then, we’ll sail to Nosy Tanikely Marine Reserve for swimming and snorkelling.
A delicious seafood lunch is served before sailing to Nosy Be.
Accommodation at CORAIL NOIR HOTEL (3*) or similar hotel (B,L,D)
Day 9: Excursion to Lokobe Special Reserve
Early morning departure to Ambatozavavy village,the departure point of out-rigger canoe trip to Lokobe Special Reserve.
Lokobe lowland rainforest inhabits the indigenous Black Lemur, Brown Lemur, and Lokobe Sportive Lemur.
Some reptile such as Ground Boa, Panther’s Chameleon can be seen in this reserve.
We’ll have a picnic lunch, before sailing back to Ambatozazavy and transfer to the hotel.
Accommodation at CORAIL NOIR HOTEL or similar hotel (B,L,D)
Day 10:Fly back to Antananarivo
Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Antananarivo. Upon arrival in Antananarivo, you will be transfer to the hotel.
We’ll have a farewell dinner at VILLA VANILLE restaurant,
Accommodation at CARLTON HOTEL (5*) (B,D)
Day 11: DEPARTURE
You will be transferred to the airport for your return flight.
• Ten’s night accommodation in middle range,3*, 5*hotels
• Three meals a day
• Transfers, ground transport (four wheel drive vehicles)
• Two (02) domestic flights
• All excursions mentioned on the itinerary
• Transfer by boat to Nosy Be
• Excursion to Lokobe, Nosy Komba and Tanikely
• Service of English speaking private tour guide
• Park entrance fees and park guide fees
• One bottle of mineral water per day
• International airfares to Madagascar
• Travel insurance and taxes
• Tips and gratuities
• Optional excursions
• Items of personal nature
Crowned Lemurs are confined in the northern original forest
This Blue Panther's Chameleon male inhabits only Nosy Be and northern Madagascar
Black Sifaka is the rarest living lemur (Andrafiamena-Andavakoera)
Trekking in the middle of succulent plants in Ankarana Reserve
Ankarana dry decidous forest inhabits the Sakalava Clear Winged Butterfly
The impressive sharp limestone pinnacles Tsingy of Ankarana
Acquaintance with Black Lemurs in Nosy Komba
Experience an authentic paddling adventure