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North Madagascar Diego Suarez and Nosy Be Beach Tour (10 days)

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Safari: Madagascar

North Madagascar Diego Suarez and Nosy Be Beach Tour (10 days)

Two of Madagascar's most popular destinations are yours to explore in this relaxed beach-based itinerary

A Madagascar vacation lends itself to more than just a beach holiday. As the world's fourth biggest island there is much to explore and be seen on this mystical island of Madagascar. To appreciate the full diversity of the Madagascar wildlife, culture, amazing plant life and unusual Tsingy rock formations you need to travel through the forests, through villages and across the countryside, finally enjoying three days of relaxation on the exquisite beaches of Nosy Be (one of the most popular beach destinations in Madagascar)

This adventure holiday tour will take you to the northernmost tip of Madagascar, Diego Suarez and then south-west to Nosy Be. Diego Suarez is situated on the shores of the second largest natural bay in the world and a strategic safe deep-water harbour to shipping with dry docks and other shipping services. 

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What to Expect on This Safari

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1

Landing in Antananarivo

  • Antananarivo, also known as Tana, is Madagascar’s capital city. It is perched at 1400 metres above sea level crowning a spectacular mountain range. Founded in 1625, Antananarivo boasts a rich historical heritage that is complemented by scenic landscapes covered in a large network of popular hiking routes.
  • Visitors can look forward to exploring the remnants of the French colonial era in the old heart of the city, as well as discovering ancient Malagasy palaces interspersed between the faded grandeur of these colonial relics.. 
  • Dinner and overnight at Le Maison Gallieni. 

Meals: Half board

Drinks: Not included

Transport and transfers: Included

  • North Madagascar Diego Suarez and Nosy Be Beach Tour (10 days)
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2

Encounter the beautiful three bays of Diego Suarez

  • Close to the northern tip of Madagascar, the French colonial city of Antsiranana, also known as Diego Suarez, is home to the second largest natural bay in the world. Diego’s Bay is listed among the ten most beautiful bays in the world. Antsiranana offers stunning views of the Indian Ocean and this eclectic holiday destination with a diverse mix of architecture and cultural influences that include Creole, Indian, Colonial and Arab.
  • With its secluded beaches, bustling nightlife and extensive list of adventure activities such as surfing, kitesurfing and trail running, Antsiranana offers something for everyone.
  • Dinner and overnight in the Allamanda Hotel. 

Meals: Half board

Drinks: Not included

Transport and transfers: Included

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  • North Madagascar Diego Suarez and Nosy Be Beach Tour (10 days)
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  • North Madagascar Diego Suarez and Nosy Be Beach Tour (10 days)
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3

Diego Suarez To Joffreville

  • Bid farewell to Diego Suarez as you short drive to the south, passing through Joffreville (historical town with former colonial architecture) to visit Amber Mountain National Park (25 kilometres).
  • The Amber Mountain National Park is a hotspot of endemic wildlife with 77 species of birds, seven species of lemurs and 24 species of amphibians. During your visit, spot more than 1,000 planet species. It is also here, if you are lucky, you'll capture the cutest and smallest chameleon in the world. You will have a picnic lunch on the site.
  • Enjoy dinner and overnight in the Litchi Tree.

Meals: Half board

Drinks: Not included

Transport and transfers: Included

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4 to 5

Ankarana via Red Tsingy Special Reserve

  • Drive four hours to Ankarana special reserve, located about 100 kilometres from Diego Suarez. On your way, you will visit the famous Red Tsingy (“Tsingy” means sharp, the word remains singular in Malagasy). These otherworldly sandstone pinnacles are the result of from red laterite being battered over the centuries by wind and rain erosion.
  • After your visit you'll drive on towards Ankarana. The Ankarana National park is the home of the Grey Tsingy. While smaller than in Western Madagascar, they're equally as impressive. 

Meals: Half board

Drinks: Not included

Transport and transfers: Included

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  • North Madagascar Diego Suarez and Nosy Be Beach Tour (10 days)
  • North Madagascar Diego Suarez and Nosy Be Beach Tour (10 days)
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6 to 7

Days of Leisure in Nosy Be

  • The next leg of your journey will be by 4WD to Nosy Be by way of Ankify. This magnificent, green and lush landscape is littered with coffee, cocoa (Malagasy chocolate is one of the best in the world), ylang-ylang, sugar cane and clove plantations. 
  • From Ankify, you will take another boat to Hell Ville, the main city of Nosy Be, Madagascar’s quintessential beach-holiday destination, with a delightful climate almost year-round and white-sand beaches so pure they squeak. Its coral reefs are colourful and prolific and the tropical waters, warmed by the Agulhas Current, beckon you in. Inland, forested reserves and lush ridges are home to island birds, peculiar reptiles and lemurs.

Meals: Half board

Drinks: Not included

Transport and transfers: Included

  • North Madagascar Diego Suarez and Nosy Be Beach Tour (10 days)
  • North Madagascar Diego Suarez and Nosy Be Beach Tour (10 days)
  • North Madagascar Diego Suarez and Nosy Be Beach Tour (10 days)
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8

Nosy Be to Antananarivo

You'll be transferred to Nosy Be airport for your flight back to Antananarivo. Your car in Antananarivo remains at your disposal for the whole day. We reccommend getting to know this charming city better on a guided city tour. 

Meals: Half board

Drinks: Not included

Transport and transfers: Included

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  • North Madagascar Diego Suarez and Nosy Be Beach Tour (10 days)
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9

End of Journey

Depending on your flight schedule, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back. If time allows, you can do some
last minute shopping for Malagasy handicrafts.

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