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8 Days Safaris in Madagascar

  • Antananarivo - Diego Suarez - Montagne d’Ambre National Park - Ankarana - Ankify - Nosy Be

Madagascar Adventure Safari

This Madagascar north adventure vacation offers you a fantastic nature-filled vacation option. Explore the northern part of Madagascar, including national parks with lemurs, reserves with endemic animals, and beaches with perfect sand. Jenman Madagascar Safaris prepared for you an African adventure safari you will never forget.

Highlights

  • Trip to Nosy Be Island
  • Safari tour in Montagne d’Ambre National Park
  • An English-speaking guide from Diego Suarez airport to Ankify
  • All park and reserve entrance fees
  • All transfers and transportation
  • Daily breakfast and lunch
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 11 activity days
  • English
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Madagascar is a country which is in its infancy when it comes to tourism. Accommodation is limited so below are some accommodation that will be used during the trip subject to availability. Jenman African Safaris reserves the right to change these using similar accommodation of the same standards.

Classic accommodation will be in basic and in mid-range hotels.

Arc En Ciel

Arc en Ciel is a three stars hotel located on the west coast of Nosy Be in Madagascar. It offers 10 spacious and bright rooms, including superior and suite. The rooms have a quiet and relaxing atmosphere and are in perfect harmony with the style of the hotel. Large windows allow the eyes to range over a boundless landscape made memorable by the captive sunsets.

Hotel Relais de l’Ankarana

Situated just two minutes from the eastern entrance of Ankarana Park in the northern part of Madagascar, Hotel Relais de l’Ankarana is the perfect place to stay as you explore Madagascar. The intimate, yet basic family-run hotel boasts spectacular views. Relax in comfortable surroundings as the hotel’s friendly staff attends to your every need.

Nature Lodge or Litchi Tree

Nature Lodge, Joffreville, Madagascar is a charming property, located in the far north of Madagascar near the village of Joffreville, on the lower slopes of the Montagne d’Ambre National Park and overlooks the Bay of Diego in the Channel of Mozambique.

Residence Lapasoa

Residence Lapasoa is widely regarded as the top boutique-hotel in the Malagasy capital, and is a large colonial-style mansion set in a lively area of Antananarivo, just ten minutes drive from the city centre, with an attractive brick facade, and iron balconies. It offers a unique stay with Malagasy hospitality and is perfect for tourists looking for good value accommodation.

Day 1 - Antananarivo

You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Antananarivo. With its bustling markets, friendly people and ancient town on a hill with freestone churches and ancient royal places, it is unique among the world’s other capitals. Today you have breakfast included as a meal.

Day 2 and 3 - Diego Suarez - Montagne d’Ambre

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Diego Suarez. You'll then go directly to Montagne d’Ambre National Park. This afternoon, as well as the next day, are spent exploring the park on foot. The meals included are breakfast and lunch.

Day 4 - Ankarana

Today you'll head to Ankarana, a nature reserve with karst pinnacles, sacred caves, underground rivers and beautiful scenery. Its limestone pinnacles are called tsingy formations. Running through and under the Tsingy are hidden forest-filled canyons and numerous subterranean rivers. You will explore the extensive cave system, which includes several fascinating bat-filled grottoes.The meals included are breakfast and lunch.

Day 5 - Ankarana

Today you will have a full day to visit the Ankarana nature reserve, where once again you will have the chance to admire the remarkably rich and varied vegetation and the abundant wildlife of the reserve. The meals included are breakfast and lunch.

Day 6 - Ankifi, Nosy Be

Today you visit Ankify. From here you will go by boat transfer to Nosy Be where you will be transferred by car to your hotel. In addition to its attractive beaches, the island’s assets include luxuriant foliage, friendly people, and a relaxed Indian Ocean ambiance. The meal included is breakfast.

Day 7 - Nosy Be

This day in Nosy Be is at leisure. Visit the Lokobe Reserve or go on a day-cruise to the islands Nosy Komba or Nosy Tanikely. in the end of the afternoon you will go back to the hotel where you will have the chance to enjoy the amenities on offer. The meal included is breakfast.

Day 8 - Antananarivo

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Antananarivo to connect with your flight home. The meal included is breakfast.

  • Explore Ankarana nature reserve
  • Safari at Montagne d’Ambre National Park
  • Visit to Nosy Be Island

Montagne d’Ambre National Park is a national park in the Diana Region of northern Madagascar. The park is known for its water falls and crater lakes. It is 1000 kilometers north of the capital, Antananarivo. It is one of the most biologically diverse places in all of Madagascar; 75 species of birds, 25 species of mammals, and 59 species of reptiles are known to inhabit the park. There are three primary waterfall attractions in the park. Montagne d’Ambre National Park is also known for its amphibians and reptile wildlife.

During the safari tour, you have included in the price seven breakfasts and four lunches. Please advise in advance Jenman African Safaris of any special dietary requirements.

On day seven, you may visit the Lokobe Reserve or go on a day-cruise to the islands “Nosy Komba” or “Nosy Tanikely”

  • 7 breakfasts, four lunches
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • An English-speaking guide from Diego Suarez airport to Ankify (Day 2-5)
  • All excursions mentioned
  • All park and reserve entrance fees
  • All transfers and transport mentioned in the program
  • Specialist guides in the parks and reserves as per program
  • Airport taxes
  • All dinners
  • All excursions not mentioned in the program
  • Bottled water, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages
  • Excursions in Nosy Be
  • International and domestic flights
  • Laundry
  • Personal items
  • Visas and travel insurance

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to Ivato International Airport (TNR). Transfers from and to the airport are included in the price. Jenman African Safaris will have the driver / guide send to pick you up from the airport.

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Testimonials

  • Review by Eric Y from Melbourne, Australia
    10 out of 10

    "Had an awesome time, with a good bunch 9f fellow travellers and an excellent tour guide, Nerise. Nerise was extremely knowledgeable & also very proud of her Country. Her 8nformation along the way and organizational skills were of the highest order. The tour is a terrific mix of animals, culture & spectacular scenery. There was also the opportunity to exercise with Mountain biking in Swaziland, hiking at Drakensburg & The Cape. I can absolutely recommend this tour, saw 4 of the big 5 only missing out on the Leopard. Got so close to the animals it was just so memorable with too many highlights to go into detail separately. Do yourself a favour & do this tour for a very good overall of South Africa & parts of Africa."

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  • Review by A traveler
    10 out of 10

    "Our safari was towards the end of a wet, wet season so the roads were bumpier than usual and this made some of the journeys longer than expected, and the wildlife in Etosha harder to find. That said, this was an excellent trip that I would recommend in the dry season! Our guide, Louis Lock, had an almost encyclopaedic knowledge and always had some new facts for us. His enthusiasm encouraged us to get up for all those early morning starts! Given problems on a previous trip, Louis made the decision that our safari truck would not be suitable to access Waterberg and arranged alternative vehicles for us. In our view, this was the right decision given the muddy roads en route, and resulted in Waterberg being one of our highlights.Our driver, Tham, gave us as smooth a ride as possible navigating his way around the bumps in the roads caused by the heavy rain. Some days were bumpier than others but I think we all enjoyed the interesting 'Namibian Massage'."

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  • Review by Bettina S from Frauenfeld, Switzerland
    9 out of 10

    "First of all, many thanks to our great Guide, Louis Lock, who made every effort to make our trip a very special one. He has an extensive knowledge about everything: flora, fauna, geography, history… - very impressive. Moreover, he is very friendly, committed and motivating. Also thanks a lot to Brilliant, who is a very good driver and made us always feel comfortable and safe."

    "We were very lucky to have a wonderful guide and driver and a great atmosphere among the travel companions (many regards to Australia, Canada and Germany) – it was so much fun! "

    "South Africa is a very beautiful, diverse country and we visited most of the highlights such as the Kruger NP, the Blyde River Canyon, Tsitsikamma NP, Drakensberge, Capetown,…"

    "The accommodations varied between basic, mid-range and very good; some were quite simple but mostly clean – overall absolutely satisfactory. There had been few changes compared to the original itinerary. "

    "Two minor points of criticism: the a/c in the vehicle was not working and the maximum group size has been exceeded."

    "However, I can absolutely recommend Jenman Safari and I would book another trip with them again."

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  • Review by a traveler from Fredericton, Canada
    9 out of 10

    "We recently returned from the Botswana Wildlife Breakaway safari and had an amazing experience that we will never forget. Yes, there is a lot of driving on this safari, especially the 3 hour drive to the Khwai Bedouin camp. We thought we would never arrive! But looking back on it, that was part of the fun. We joked with our travel mates, saw things we would never have seen had we flown, and experienced the real roads of Botswana. We especially want to mention our guide, Manuel Joao, and our driver, Mbusi. We've seen many tour guides during our travels, but none as good as Manuel. He is knowledgeable on a wide range of subjects, but more importantly was his willingness to always handle our group's requests with a smile and a Hakuna Matata. He is one of the best and he and Mbusi made a great team. We especially loved the staff and their joyful singing at the Bedouin camp and the accommodations and staff at Elephant Eye. The sunset river cruise on the Chobe was superb. The not-so-great would be the A'Zambezi Lodge. The reception staff are great; the bar and restaurant area seemed to be having some major issues. On our game drives, we saw endless elephants, kudu, impala, zebras, and giraffe. Especially memorable was a mama lion with her cub in her mouth as she walked past our vehicle, a leopard that our local guide, Chief, was bound and determined to find and did, and watching three lions tracking a warthog, who escaped. So many amazing, amazing memories. We would highly recommend Jenman Safaris and would love to do another."

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  • Review by Jules Tawfik from Melbourne, Australia
    9 out of 10

    "We have just returned from a wonderful Northern Experience safari with Jenman. This tour took ten of us over 22 days from Cape Town, through to the beautiful Orange River on the border and into Namibia's spectacular Fish River Canyon. We climbed dunes in Sossuvlei, saw 5000 year old rock paintings and numerous animals and birds in the amazing National Parks of Etosha and Mahangu in Namibia and The Okavango Delta and Chobe in Botswana. The trip finished in Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.We were fortunate to have Nkossie as our driver over the many kilometres on dirt roads. The bus was comfortable and roomy (10 of us in an 18 seater, everyone had a window seat). It was great for the game drives too. Alfred was a truely fantastic guide. He was so much fun, organised and knowledgable. He and Nkossie gave great insight into life in Southern Africa,and prepared varied and nutritious meals. The accommodations were great, clean and comfortable, all with ensuite bathrooms. A mixture of cabins, lodges and permanent tents, they were all perfect. Thanks so much for a great trip. Jules and Tawfik."

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  • Review by a traveler from Dorchester, United Kingdom
    9 out of 10

    "Wow what a trip! I've just returned from travelling from Cape Town to Victoria Falls over 22 days with guide Alfred and driver Nkossie. They made the trip, with their knowledge of the places and wild life where ever we were. Nothing was too much trouble for them, and would always stop for us to take our photos, so we would have a record of what we had seen. I've been on lots of tours, and these two were the best ! I would recommend this trip as a great way to see this part of Africa. The lodges were great and Alfred and Nkossie were great chefs with a lovely sense of humour. Thank you both of you for making the trip so special, especially as I was travelling as a single person and you always made sure I was ok, that meant a lot to me."

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  • Review by Gustaveson from Alta Loma, California, USA
    9 out of 10

    "We just returned from Madagascar using Jenman Safari. Our guide, Njaka, was great. Things were derailed instantly at the airport and Njaka saved the day. he was on the phone setting up a new night walk at Andisibe because we would not make the scheduled walk due to the delays at the airport. Our guide was always asking us if we wanted to see something or stop at places that were not on the itinerary. We are very pleased with Jenman and the guide they provided. Any trip in the area will start with a call to Jenman and hopefully Njaka is available."

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  • Review by Adam Harris
    8 out of 10

    "Just finished 22 days with the greatest Guide and driver I've ever met. Alfred and Nkossie were a great team and did everything in their power above and beyond expectations to ensure the whole trip was memorable for all guests. It's a long tour 5000 odd Kms so some long hot days but no other way to see the countries. Boys from Melissa and myself thank you very much."

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