MADAGASCAR NORTH TOUR FOR 9 DAYS.
“National parks, guided walk, Ankarana park , Antsohihy, Ambanja , Tsingy d’ankarana, Red tsingy , Amber mountain , 3 Bays, ramena beach , Boat trip , Emerald sea, Antsiranana ”

TOUR ROUTES :
JEEP FROM ANTANANARIVO – ANKARAFANTSIKA NATIONAL PARK - ANTSOHIHY – AMBILOBE - ANKARANA NATIONAL PARK - RED TSINGY - MOUNTAIN D’AMBRE NATIONAL PARK - BAYS - RAMENA BEACH - EMERAUL SEA – DIEGO .

Day 1 : ANTANANARIVO – ANKARAFANTSIKA. (450 km or 7 hours by car)

Start the trip from tana after morning breakfast to Ankarafantsika or formerly known as Ampijoroa Forest Station. It lies along the R4 highway connecting Tana and Mahajanga (Majunga). The road is in good condition and you will see mangos trees on side of the street. Ankarafantsika Park is one of the largest and last remaining sections of dense dry deciduous forest in Madagascar. The park has a surface of almost 1,350 km² and it is a den of birds and lemurs.
Recommended accommodation : ( bed and breakfast are included )

  • Overnight at confortable bungalow in the park.

Day 2 : HIKING THROUGH THE PARK WITH LOCAL GUIDE .

Today, you and your local personal guide from the park will hike and visit this beautiful park as much as possible since it’s huge and has different circuits. Ask your guide the best circuits which is fit for you. Ankarafantsika park is home to eight lemur species, a night walk is usually exciting and rewarding (you might find one of milne-Edwards sportive lemur, mongoose lemur, western wooly lemur, grey mouse lemur, fat-tailed dwarf lemur) . During the day Coquerel's sifaka are commonly seen. And it is also one of Madagascar's finest bird watching venues with 129 species (75 are endemic) such as the banded krestel, Rufous vanga, Van Dam´s vanga, Madagascar fish eagle. 10 frogs and 45 reptiles are found here, like Oustalett's, dwarf, horned and Rhinoceros chameleons, several vulnerable snakes, the extremely rare Madagascar big-headed turtle and even crocodiles around the lake. The flora is rich as well. More than 800 species grow in Ankarafantsika, with a high rate of endemism. Night walk can be organized through your guide too.
milne-edwards sportive lemur
Coquerel's sifaka
Van Dam´s vanga
Recommended accommodation : ( bed and breakfast are included )

  • Overnight at confortable bungalow in the park.

Day 3 : ANKARAFANTSIKA PARK - ANTSOHIHY. (299 km or 7 hours by car)

Start our journey in the morning from the park to Antsohihy. The ride takes about 7 hours. In Antsohihy has no special interest thing to do for tourism but here is the place to break from long journey.

Recommended accommodation : ( bed and breakfast are included )

  • Overnight at hotel Le Paradisier

Day 4 : ANTSOHIHY – AMBANJA - AMBILOBE - ANKARANA NATIONAL PARK.
(325 km or 8 hours by car)

After morning breakfast, drive from Antsohihy heading to ankarana park. You might have about 8 hours by car with good road. The road crosses never ending plantations of sugarcane, ylang ylang, cocoa, coffee, pepper, crove, cinnamon and vanilla. While you arrive in Ankarana Park, you just take the room and relax to wait for the visits tomorrow.
Recommended accommodation : ( bed and breakfast are included )

  • Overnight at hotel relais d’ankarana.

Day 5 : FULL DAY TREK AT TSINGY D’ANKARANA NATIONAL PARK.

Today, you and your personal guide will start your bit trail to discover different species of lemurs and other wildlife including Perrier’s black lemur, northern sportive lemur and dwarf lemurs, ring-tailed mongoose, fossa, tenrecs. This park is home to 100 bird species, 50 reptiles (including some endemic and threatened snakes and geckos) and 10 frogs cohabit in the Park. Inside the spectacular and huge labyrinth of caves 14 bat species.

ankarana massif
tsingy d'ankarana
ankarana
Recommended accommodation : ( bed and breakfast are included )

  • Overnight at hotel relais d’ankarana.

Day 6 : ANKARANA PARK - RED TSINGY - MOUNTAIN D’AMBRE PARK. (108 km or 3 hours by car)

Leave Ankarana Park after morning breakfast to mountain d’ambre national park. Visit red tsingy on route. This journey takes about 3 hours with bad road. Once you arrive at mountain D’ambre Park, ask your local guide to prepare for the night walk.
red tsingy
mountain d'ambre
red tsingy

Recommended accommodation : ( bed and breakfast are included )

  • Overnight at hotel nature lodge.

Day 7 : MOUNTAIN D’AMBRE PARK - RAMENA BEACH. (48 km from ramena or 2 hours by car)

Today, you’ll have half day for exploring the Amber Mountain National Park. This is one of the most popular hiking parks. Splendid scenery, including lush mountain rainforest, crater lakes and the best view of waterfalls. Amber Mountain is an isolated patch of mountain forest that rises from the surrounding dry region. You will see some lemurs (crowned and Sanford’s); birds (look for Madagascar crested ibis and white throated oxylabes) and various reptiles. After the visits, return to the jeep and will drive to ramena beach. This is one of the best places to relax and also has lots of activities like diving and fishing. The bungalows are very clean and offer you a small terrace and hot water. A refreshing swimming pool and an excellent restaurant offering tasty food.
Recommended accommodation : ( bed and breakfast are included )

  • Hotel la case falafy.

Day 8 : EXCURSION TO EMERALD SEA WITH MOTOR BOAT. (35 mn on motor boat)

After the morning breakfast, Car from the hotel to the place where you will take motor boat to Emerald sea island which is such nice beach and provides an ideal environment for an amazing underwater fauna. Discover the preserved beaches, and the French army remaining, by walking along the Sakalava Bay, the Dunes Bay, and the Pigeons Bay. We provide your sea food for lunch during your excursion at Emerald Sea. Then back to the main land at ramena beach in the afternoon.
emerald sea
emerald sea
emerald sea
Recommended accommodation : ( bed and breakfast are included )

  • Hotel la case falafy.

Day 9 : RAMENA BEACH - ANTSIRANANA. (18 km or 45 mn by car from the airport)

Leave ramena beach to Antsiranana or known as Diego Suarez then you will take a flight to tana. This depends on local flight schedule .This is an option too but you can fly from Diego to nosy be as well or to another private island without many tourist. Ask Benjamin if you are looking for a private island without full of tourist.

 


NB: The main way of leaving Antsiranana is by plane to Tana or to nosy be island and you can purchase these local flight tickets through our agency. This tour can be organized in backward too (for example, you come from Antsiranana and meet our driver in Antsiranana then drive to tana).