Explore the wonders of northern Madagascar on a guided group tour that takes you on a journey from the stunning waterfalls and lakes of Montagne d’Ambre National Park to the enchanting underground caves of Ankarana Reserve. Discover the captivating waterfalls and lakes of Montagne d’Ambre to the fascinating underground caves and limestone formations known as ‘tsingy’ in Ankarana. End your tour on the beautiful tropical beaches of Nosy Be.
Along the way, you will stay in comfort in facilities like the luxurious Ankarana Lodge and Ravintsara Wellness Hotel. The tour starts and ends in Antananarivo. You also have the option to experience it on your own.
Highlights of the Tour
Antananarivo, affectionately called “Tana,” is Madagascar’s lively capital. It is the primary arrival and departure hub for most visitors to the island. The city offers excellent opportunities to delve into Madagascar’s history, with attractions like the Queen’s Palace and the Royal Hills of Ambohimanga, which can be explored on a cycling tour.
Montagne d’Ambre National Park
Montagne D’ambre National Park, also known as Amber Mountain National Park, is a lush and pristine nature reserve nestled in the north of Madagascar. Boasting a diverse range of flora and fauna, the park is renowned for its unique ecosystems, including dense rainforests, cascading waterfalls and volcanic lakes. Visitors can explore its network of well-maintained trails, leading to panoramic viewpoints and the chance to encounter rare species such as lemurs, chameleons and a variety of colourful birds.
Ankarana National Park
Situated in the north of Madagascar, Ankarana National Park is a captivating natural wonder renowned for its unique limestone formations known as tsingy. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a surreal landscape of towering limestone pinnacles, deep canyons and lush forests, where lemurs, chameleons and endemic plant species thrive. Adventure enthusiasts can also explore the park’s network of trails.
Nosy Be is an enchanting island off the northwest coast of Madagascar. Its pristine beaches, turquoise waters and vibrant coral reefs are an open invitation for exploration and activities like snorkelling and diving. Nosy Be is also often billed as the ‘Ile aux Parfums’ and is a centre for the production of perfume essence from the ylang-ylang tree. Other goodies to discover on the markets include sugar cane, coffee, vanilla, pepper, saffron and other spices.
Departure not guaranteed
2023 Tour Departure Dates
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2024 Tour Departure Dates
Relais de Plateaux (or similar)
Days 2 & 3
Nature Lodge or Litchi Tree (or similar)
Montagne d’Ambre National Park, Madagascar
Days 4 & 5
Hotel Relais de I’Ankarana (or similar)
Ankarana Park, Madagascar
Days 6 & 7
Ravintsara Wellness Hotel (or similar)
Nosy Be, Madagascar
When arriving in Antananarivo in the morning of Day 1 of the tour you will be picked up from the airport and transferred to your hotel for your overnight stay. The next morning, we start the tour. Should you arrive prior to day 1, pre tour accommodation can be arranged and you will be picked up from your hotel on the morning of day 1. (Pick up time will be confirmed on arrival).
Transport will be in an appropriate 2x 4 vehicle
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 60 days. Tourists staying for less than one month, can purchase a visa for 115’000 Ariary (around 35 €). 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.
Accommodation will be in 4* hotels and applies only to Nosy Be, Ankarana and Antananarivo. No opportunities exist for upgrade at Montagne d’Ambre and accommodation will therefore be in a midrange hotel. 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.
Please advise us of any special dietary requirements in advance.
Please note that travel and cancellation insurance is mandatory for every guest travelling with Jenman Madagascar Safaris. All insurance is solely the responsibility of our guests. Please ensure you arrange your own insurance with protection for the full duration of your journey to cover personal injury, damage and loss of personal items including but not limited to camera equipment and other electronic items, medical expenses, repatriation expenses and loss of luggage, etc. Please speak to your travel agent if you require assistance.