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Explore the Andasibe and the Northwest of Madagascar

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 12 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 20 people
Destination(s): Madagascar  
Specialty Categories: National Parks   Wildlife Viewing  
Season: April - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 880 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3400 Euro (EUR)

To begin with, this tour encompasses various interesting things to see like landscapes, national parks packed with wildlife, beaches, village culture, and nice people found nowhere else. In the first place, we start our hike in Ankarafantsika dry forest home of numerous birds amounting 129 species, 8 species of lemurs, 10 species of amphibian, 44 species of reptiles, turtle, the freshwater, boas and diurnal rare species of snake. After that, the walk in Ankarana surpasses a fabulous overview of magnificent limestone pinnacles called Tsingy home of the crowned lemur and its awesome stalagmite and stalactites in caves. There are 11 species of lemurs, 96 species of birds, 50 species of mollusks and 14 species of bats. Moreover, our hike in Amber Mountain National Park makes this tour greatly over the top with rare endemic 77 birds’ species, with 24 species of amphibian, and other animal like the stump-tailed brookesia minima measuring less than 2 cm.

Last but not the least, the tour in Nosy be increases its value being the country’s most popular location for visitors seeking beach relaxation, exploring its pristine beautiful marine reserve and its surrounding islets including Nosy Tanikely, and Nosy Komba. This is a mixture of the whole eco-tourism considered as a ‘Paradise on earth’ providing walks in search of its endemic fauna and flora not to mention the lemurs, chameleons, reptiles, geckos, and nesting marine turtles and offering barefoot luxury, idyllic privacy, excellent service and a chance to truly unwind for diving and snorkeling at the vicinity of its untouched coral reefs. Extra activities make this tour invaluably extraordinary offering the possibility of water-skiing, fishing and sea exploration.

Itinerary:
Day 1: Tana.
A member of our team will welcome you at the airport. Then you will be led on your private transfertaking you to your hotel Louvre (Top) or Chalet des Roses (high- midrange) or Hotel Brajas in BB.

Day 2: Tana - Andasibe.

In the morning, depart to Andasibe (3 - 4 hours drive) along the windy eastern road linking Tana and Toamasina, dominated by green vegetation and rice paddies. After lunch, visit at the famous lemur’s Island known as the private reserve of Vakona: where you will discover couple of endemic animal species, including dozens of Crocodiles, Snakes, Ibises, Herons, Chameleon and the Fosa (which is the unique predator in Madagascar or Cryptoprocta ferox) and of course the Lemurs that traveller can observe closely in their islet. Return to your hotel while waiting for the evening walk at the Mitsinjo reserve, another chance to discover nocturnal wildlife, mouse lemurs (fat-tailed dwarf, Goodman’s mouse lemur) as well as chameleons (Parson’s, Brevicornis, stump-tailed, boophis species, and others). Overnight at Andasibe Hotel or Vakona (Top) or Feon’ny Ala/ Grace Lodge (Midrange) in BB.

Day 4: Andasibe Analamazaotra Visit - Tana.
In the morning, explore the reserve of Analamazaotra (Périnet in French). Périnet is home of the largest lemur, the Indri and seven other diurnal species, 5 nocturnal ones, as well as the biggest Parson’s chameleon, amphibians, insects including the giraffe-necked weevil. The reserve is an excellent example of eastern rainforest habitat. After lunch, drive back at the Capital. Overnight at Hotel du Louvre (Top) or in Midrange Hotel Chalet des Roses / Brajas in BB

Day 5 : Tana - Ankarafantsika.
Early departure for the National Park Ankarafantsika. (Around 8 hour drive). Stop for lunch at Maevantanana before continuing to Ankarafantsika. ankaranfantsika is a favorite place for birdsand lemurs. 8 species of lemurs have been observed in Ankarafantsika: 1 diurnal species, 2 mixed species, 5 species typically nocturnal, including the famous Microcebus, the smallest primate in the world. 129 species of birds nest in the forest Ankarafantsika. 75 of them are endemic. Finally, Ankarafansika also houses local endemic reptiles: chameleons, iguanas, snakes and freshwater turtles. Overnight in bungalow or Blue Vanga in BB.
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Day 6: Ankarafantsika.
We have full day visit at the park. Ankarafantsika is an essentially important place for wildlife tour where Van Dam’s Vanga, White-breasted Mesite and Schlegel’s Asity and Madagascar Fish Eagle are easy to see. Besides, lemurs including the Coquerel’sSifaka abound in the forest.Overnight in bungalow or Blue Vanga in BB..

Day 7: Ankarafantsika - Ambanja.
We depart early morning going to Ambanja taking approximately 9 hour drive. The landscape varies along the way while expecting some stops en route arranged by your guide. Spend a night in Palma Nova (Midrange) in BB.

Day 8: Ambanja - Ankarana.
Just after breakfast, leave Ambanjagoing to Ankarana Reserve, famous for its wonderful view of Tsingy ‘limestone pinnacles’. The park of Ankarana spreads over 18,225 ha. Ankarana is the western extension of a chalky massif of the medium Jurassic that emerges from a basaltic plain located above 50m over the sea level. The plateau, that is a
Arrive in Ankarana before around noon, after lunch visit at the park for half day. Greatly eroded karst formation in surface, is constituted by a lapiaz of Tsingy. Overnight at the hotel Iharana Bush Camp or in Ankarana lodge (top) or in Relaisd’Ankarana (midrange).

Day 9: Ankarana - Diego.
Morning visit in the park till noon, Ankarana is home to many species of lemurs such as the crowned lemurs, Sanford’s brown lemurs and different species of birds. Also, it is mostly known for its limestone pinnacles or the Tsingy. The biological inventories of Ankarana reported 50 herpetofauna species with 40 reptiles and 10 amphibians, also reported 96 species of birds, 50 species of mollusks and a huge number of snails of the tsingy. 14 species of bats, either the half of the bats of Madagascar lives in the underground cave of Ankarana. After the visit, drive to Diego.
Overnight at Grand Hotel (top) or Allamanda or at Hotel JardinExotique (midrange) or Moramora in BB.

Day 10: Diego - Amber Mountain - Diego.
Departure in 4x4 vehicles to the Reserve Amber Mountain located 45 miles from Diego Suarez. Mountain and Forest of Amber is a complex of protected areas that covers 23 010 ha, of which 18 200 ha for the National Park and 4,810 ha for the Special Reserve Forest of Amber. It is a volcanic massif covered with forest spread over 850 to 1 475 m altitude. Six lakes and several rivers crisscross the park. Mountain and Forest of Amber is a high place with 77 endemic species of birds, 7 species of lemurs and 24 species of amphibians. After the visit, we return to Diego. Overnight at Grand Hotel (top) or Allamanda or at Hotel JardinExotique (midrange) or Moramora in BB.

Day 11: Diego - Ankify - Nosy Be.
Drive from Diégo to Ankify and take the speed boat to Nosybe; then transfer to your beach hotel. Relax on the beach; Nosy Be is the apotheosis of tourism in Madagascar. The charm offered its beaches, vegetation, population and its sun, sea-bottom came together to found his fame. It is found that the term "Earthly Paradise" is best suited to describe this island of rare beauty. The temperature of this island is very pleasant and the sky is always bright to allow the full benefit of the sea Enjoy the fascinating spectacle offered by a sunset and melodious rustle of the ocean. Overnight at hotel Palm Beach or in Belvedere (High-midrange) in BB.

Day 12-13: Nosy Be - Nosy Tanikely - Nosy Be.

Take a boat and depart to Nosy Komba which is only a dozen kilometers from Nosy Be which is accessible by boat. In Nosy Komba, tourists are likely to enjoy close contact with the domesticated black and brown lemurs that gently jump onto your shoulders expecting to eat bananas.Continue by boat to NosyTanikely constitutes an underwater reserve which offers a very suitable diving site. With just a mask and a tuba, one can start appreciating the parade of the thousands of species of fish starting from only some meter from the beach and see grouper, moonfish, swordfish, barracuda, parrots, lines, clown fishes, moray, turtles…These species grind around splendid corals, like a patrol. The marine reserve of Nosy Tanikely presents a broad sandy beach for snorkeling activities that most people love the clear water you can see an amazing variety of marine life, starfish, anemones, very colored shape of fish, and lobsters. Have a lunch under the green shade of the trees in front the clear water and white sand, after lunch swim and relax ,then return to Nosybe at around 3:30 pm . Overnight at hotel Palm Beach or in Belvedere (high-midrange) in BB

Day 14: Nosy Be - Tana.
You will be transferred to the airport for flight back to Tana. And then, you shall have your private transfer taking you to your hotel for overnight at Louvre (Top) or Hotel Brajas or Chalet des Roses (high-midrange), in BB.

Day 15: Fly Home.
Our service ends upon finishing the transfer taking you to the international airport for your flight back home.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price per person for
Top Option for Midrange
1 Pax 3400 € 2400 €
2Pax 1850 € 1350 €
4 Pax 1550 € 1000 €
6 Pax 1500 € 980 €
8 Pax 1480€ 900 €
10 Pax 1350€ 880 €

Price Includes:

- Car with driver who speaks English or Tour guide and driver
- Fuel
- Driver and his accommodation
- Hotel in BB
- Picnic lunch at Nosy Tanikely
- Car insurance only
- Local guide (More than 6 Pax)
- All transfers.

Price Excludes:

- Tips
- Local guide (Less than 6 Pax)
- All lunches/dinners not mentioned
- Drinks
- Internal flight (500 Euro per person)
- Other activities are not mentioned above.

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