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Madagascar – World of Wonders

Wonders of Nature

Madagascar – World of Wonders

$1750 per person

This 9 day trip is giving you a complete overview of the country and will allow you to discover the highlights of Madagascar in terms of wildlife, culture, landscape. You will start of in Antananarivo, and move on to Antsiranana where you will enjoy the most beautiful bays and beaches and visit Montagne d’Ambre National Park. We will then venture on to Mahamasina where you will see the geological wonders of Madagascar, the tropical rainforest and have a chance to go hiking on the search for animals in Ankarana National Park. After this quite active few days you will have a chance to relax at Nosy Be – the countries unofficial island paradise. Here you will have the chance to go snorkeling and diving in Nosy Tanikely, an uninhabited submarine National Park which is just beautiful. You will end your round trip in Antananarivo from where you will fly out of Madagascar.

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Ivato International Airport (Antananarivo)
  • Departure Time
  • Return Time
  • Included
    Madagascar – World of Wonders
    Personal Guide
    Entry Fees
    Game Drive(s)
    Boat Trip/Rafting
    Domestic Flights
    Activities (listed)
  • Not Included
    Gorilla Permits
    Chimp Permits
    International Flights
    Family Stay
    Guide in your Language
Day 1 - Antananarivo
You will arrive in Tana (short for Antananarivo), where we will meet and greet you at the airport and then transfer you to your hotel. Antananarivo means City of thousands. Its story began 500 years ago, when the king Andrianjaka sent over 1000 soldiers to cut the forest and to conquer the land. Then the great King Andrianampoinimerina, attracted by the beauty of the city, decided to build a palace there, which became later his successor's main palace. From here the same king started to unify the different kingdoms of the island. During King Radama's reign Antananarivo became the capital of all Madagascar. Antananarivo is build on 3 levels:
  • the high city where the queen's palace is situated, the first area occupied during the royal period
  • the mid-city, the administrative area where all the better boutiques of the capital are found
  • the low city which is the commercial area of the town
Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Gassy Country House
Day 2 - Diégo-Suarez (Antsiranana)
We will start our day with a transfer to the airport for 1-hour flight to Diego. Upon arrival, you'll be met by our driver and will be transferred to your Hotel. If time allows we will drive up to the Montagne des Français where we can find the endemic Baobab Antseraniensis. Then we will head on to the 3 bays. Diego is one of the most spectacular locations with its numerous bays and beautiful beaches. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Allamanda Hotel
Day 3 - Diégo-Suarez (Antsiranana)
Today we start with a 1-hour drive to Joffre Ville, where you have 3 to 4 hours visit to the Montagne d'Ambre National Park, accompanied by a local guide. The park located on the mountain of Ambre, consists of a tropical rainforest of 18,200 ha covering a volcanic massif composed mainly of basaltic rocks. This park is rich in wildlife and is home to a lot of endemic fauna and flora. Reptiles are impressive, stump-tailed chameleons, snakes and insect life is particularly rich. Numerous rivers have their source here and flow out in different directions, so the park is a vital water catchment area for the nearby town of Diego Suarez. There are several attractive crater lakes and some spectacular waterfalls. Much of the park is covered with upland moist tropical forest, with numerous giant trees, smaller ferns and several orchid species. After the hike drive back to Diego and having a tour of the city, Diego is situated in the north of Madagascar. This is the place where the first European landed on Madagascar. We spend this night surrounded by the "Mozambique channel" and the "Indian Ocean". Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Allamanda Hotel
Day 4 - Mahamasina
After breakfast we will head on southwards to Mahamasina. On the way we stop in Anivorano and take a dirt road for 1-hour drive to the Tsingy Rouge, a strange sculpture resulting from the erosion of a red sandy mountain. Then we will head back to the main road and have 2 hours' drive to Mahamasina, on the foot of Ankarana National Park. Meals: Breakfast & Dinner Accommodation: Relais De L'Ankarana
Day 5 - Mahamasina
We start the day with a hike and explore (2-4hours) the "Tsingy d'Ankarana", where the limestone highland has been sculpted by erosion. It gives the impression of walking on a spiny land and offers us an extraordinary spectacle. The vegetation itself is as unusual as the Tsingy itself. The area consists of 18,225 ha covering a massif of Jurassic limestone rising abruptly from the surrounding savanna-like plain. Dominant canopy trees include Dalbergia and Acasia, various figs, and superb specimens of the baobab Adansonia madagascariensis, and numerous palms. The Tsingy harbours a fascinating assemblage of drought-adapted succulent plants like Pachypodium decaryi, Adenia neohumbertii and more...Pure Abundance!! Wildlife lives in the forested canyons and during your walk you'll meet brown lemurs, geckos and non-poisonous snakes and many more animals.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner Accommodation: Relais De L'AnkaranaHouse
Day 6 - Nosy Be
After breakfast we will drive towards Ankify. Our first stop is in the town of Ambilobe to visit the picturesque market of this Muslim city. Then in will be a 2 to 3 hours drive across the coffee, cacao and ylang ylang plantations. This region is volcanic and the most fertile land of Madagascar. You drive along the mountain chain of Tsaratanana, with the highest peak of the island, before reaching Ankify, the main harbour to Nosy Be island. We will stop in Ambanja for a visit to a cacao and vanilla plantation of Cyrille. Then after another 1-hour transfer by speedboat we will reach Hell Ville the main town of the island of Nosy be. Here we will transfer by car to your hotel where you will check-in and spend a magical night on the island. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Anjiamarango Beach Resort
Day 7 - Nosy Be
Today you will take an adventurous ride on a speedboat to Nosy Komba and Tanikely which are 2 isles around Nosy Be. First stop will be Nosy Komba, a tiny isle on the south east of Nosy be, named after the black lemurs or komba which habited the primary forest of the island. Here you will visit the small park run by the village where one can see the maccacco maccacco lemur which is only found in this area. Nosy Komba is also known for the embroidered table cloths made by local women. After another 1-hour boatride we will reach Nosy Tanikely, an uninhabited submarine National Park which offers phenomenal snorkeling and diving conditions. You will have the chance to indulge in a fresh Sea-food lunch! Around 03.00pm we will sail back to Nosy be. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Anjiamarango Beach Resort
Day 8 - Nosy Be
This day is at your leisure. Nosy Be is the best place for a rest. Although many excursions are possible, like:
  • Mont Passot the highest point of the island where we can have marvelous views of a series of deep-blue crater and sacred lake, said to contain crocodiles which are ancestors of the local people.
  • Day excursion to the "LOKOBE Special reserve". Transfer to the harbour where we take a small boat to reach the reserve. Located on the eastern side of the island of Nosy Be, the reserve of Lokobe is what remains of the rainy tropical forest of the island. There are forty-two species of birds, and black lemurs «maccacco maccacco" which are only found in this area. Thirty-five species of reptiles have been seen, seven of which are chameleons. It is possible to visit the buffer zone on the north-east side of the peninsula where permits are not required. One of the main interests of Lokobe is the village where we can experience the life of local people. Back to the hotel. Stop in town to see the local market.
Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Anjiamarango Beach Resort
Day 9 - Antananarivo
At the appropriate time, we will transfer you to the airport to fly back to Tana. After your arrival in Tana we transfer you to Gassy Country House for a day use waiting for the late departure of your flight back home. Meals: Breakfast



Value For Money

Tour Prices (per person)*
Number of PeoplePrice per Person**
* Prices may vary due to fluctuations of exchange rate and our partner prices ** Excluding single supplement if even number of persons *** Including 1 person single supplement Packing List: 
  • Sunglasses
  • Durable back pack
  • Sunscreen/after-sun
  • Mosquito Spray & Net 
  • Head Torch/flashlight
  • External Battery/Power Bank 
  • Baby Wipes
  • Sturdy Shoes (for hiking)