Duration: 8 days
Priced From: EUR 1090 / USD 1470 / ZAR 12 595
Imagine an island-hopping holiday in Madagascar, with comfortable accommodation, white sandy beaches, remote islands and great fun for couples and families alike… Travel from island to island in the northern archipelago of Madagascar with Jenman Island Safaris!
Imagine an island-hopping holiday in Madagascar, with comfortable accommodation, white sandy beaches, remote islands and great fun for couples and families alike…Our Madagascar Island Hopping Holiday is just that – travel from island to island in the northern archipelago of Madagascar with Jenman Island Safaris!
Soak up Madagascar’s sun on picture-perfect beaches, snorkel in the warm Indian Ocean at Marine Reserves like Nosy Tanikely and let lemurs jump up onto your shoulders in Nosy Komba. Lush rain forest awaits you in Lokobe Nature Reserve – take a stroll and experience the variety! Exciting speed boat transfers from island to island add adventure to this holiday! Our Madagascar Island-Hopping Holiday combines the best islands of Madagascar’s northern archipelago with great accommodation, an island-hopping lifestyle and fun-filled activities.
If you want to make the most of your Madagascar holiday then we highly recommend this Madagascar Island Hopping trip – you will love the islands, the beaches, the lemurs and the exciting discoveries that await you.
Highlights: Sakatia Island (including island walk and pirogue trip), Nosy Be, day excursion to Nosy Tanikely Marine reserve and Nosy Komba, day excursion to Lokobe Reserve. Sea kayaking*, Scuba diving*, Quad biking* (optional tours at extra cost)
Type of Tour: Private Lodge Package
Group Size: Minimum 1 person, Maximum 8 people
Accommodation: 2*+ Lodges
Prices 2014 (excluding flights):
Low - Season
1 - 30 June 2014 / 7 - 30 September 2014
Per person sharing: USD 1470 / EUR 1 090 / ZAR 12 595
Single rate: USD 2095 / EUR 1 555 / ZAR 17 999
Single supplement: USD 460 / EUR 340 / ZAR 4 595
Mid - Season
20 March - 31 May 2014/ 1 - 10 July 2014 / 1 - 31 October 2014
Per person sharing: USD 1 505 / EUR 1 115 / ZAR 12 925
Single rate: USD 2 140 / EUR 1 585 / ZAR 18 370
Single supplement: USD 470 / EUR 350 / ZAR 4 695
High - Season
11 July - 06 Sept 2014
Per person sharing: USD 1 620 / EUR 1 199 / ZAR 13 875
Single rate: USD 2 335 / EUR 1 730 / ZAR 20 035
Single supplement: USD 530 / EUR 390 / ZAR 5 279
Included in the price: Accommodation and excursions as listed in the itinerary; all meals and transfers as mentioned in itinerary.
Not included in the price: Optional tours and activities (e.g. scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, quad biking, sea kayaking), travel insurance, International/domestic flights and taxes, visas, pre and post tour accommodation, all drinks, tips and curios.
Departure Dates 2014: Departures are limited to a Tuesday arrival only. If you require arrival on a different day, availability will either be on request, or the itinerary will be amended. Please note Sakatia Lodge is closed for the month of February.
Days 1 - 4: Sakatia Island (via Nosy Be)
Arriving at Nosy Be airport, you will be met and transferred by taxi to Chanty beach and then by speedboat to Sakatia Lodge, which is situated on a small private beach. The next four days will be spent snorkelling, exploring the beach and the stunning tropical garden, as well as walking on the island and generally relaxing whilst soaking up the sand, sea and sun. Additional activities (with costs) include guided walks, sea-kayaking, hobie cats or pirogue trips, scuba diving and deep sea fishing trips.
A guided walk of Sakatia Island is included on day 2, and on day 3 a guided tour of the island’s coastline on a traditional pirogue is included, along with a beach lunch. [D, BLD, BD]
Accommodation: Sakatia Lodge – Ocean Bungalow (Small lodge situated on a private beach amidst a tropical garden with the waves lapping the lodge. Restaurant, bar, fans in rooms, mosquito nets, private terrace)
Day 5: Sakatia Island to Nosy Be
After 4 nights at Sakatia Lodge, you will transferred a short hop over the ocean to Nosy Be, where you will be dropped in front of the Vanila hotel on the beach.
We embark on a day excursion with a boat lunch to Nosy Komba and Nosy Tanikely Marine Reserve – famed for its world class snorkelling and diving. Nosy Komba is the second largest island after Nosy Be, and our trip here includes a visit of the small reserve where you can meet a variety of resident habituated lemurs, happy to jump onto your shoulder. In addition we visit the crafts market on Nosy Komba where you can purchase from a selection of lace tablecloths made by the skilled women of Komba Island itself. In the late morning we depart for the island of Tanikely – a crystal clear natural aquarium where you will snorkel with the colourful fish, explore the underwater world of anenomes and coral, and hopefully swim with a turtle or two! Take some time to explore the island itself, walk to the lighthouse and see the fruit bats and lemurs amongst the endemic flora. Lunch will be served on-board the boat (Snorkelling equipment is included in this excursion). [BLD]
Accommodation: Vanila Hotel (Ocean View Rooms with en-suite bathrooms & mosquito nets, restaurant, bars, swimming pools, Spa and excursions desk)
Day 6: Day at Leisure - Nosy Be
Spend your entire day at leisure, enjoying the swimming pools at the hotel, the beautiful spa and massage centre, or taking part in one of the many optional activities offered by the hotels excursions desk. Options include quad biking, mountain biking, deep-sea fishing, and day trips to near-by islands (Nosy Iranja is recommended) and guided tours of Nosy Be, taking in the local markets and shops. These optional excursions are for your own expense. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served in the hotel. [BLD]
Accommodation: Vanila Hotel (Ocean View Rooms)
Day 7: Day Trip to Lokobe Nature Reserve
After breakfast at your hotel, we depart for the Lokobe Nature Reserve – the last primary forest of Nosy Be, and rich in many varieties of medicinal plants endemic to Madagascar. Departing from the fishing village of Ambatozavavy (south of the island), you will board a traditional canoe, rowing along the mangroves to the foot of the reserve. Your guide (a specialist in wildlife and local flora) will assist you in discovering the living treasures of this reserve and will explain its secrets and legends. The dense rainforest is a protected site, where you may discover diurnal lemurs (Lepilemur and Macaco), reptiles, chameleons, insects and tropical birds. A picnic lunch is included. [BLD]
Accommodation: Vanila Hotel (Ocean View Rooms)
Day 8: Nosy Be - Antananarivo
After your last breakfast on this tropical island, you will proceed to the airport where you will fly back to the capital city Antananarivo, and catch your flight home.
Please note – lunch is not included in day 8 of your tour. Should your flights have you departing in the afternoon or evening, please make direct arrangements with the hotel for meals. These will be at an additional cost.
Accommodation: Vanila Hotel (Ocean View rooms)
Day 9 - 10: (Optional) Nosy Be
It is possible to extend your stay as desired, at any of the above accommodations, or indeed elsewhere on the island.
PLEASE NOTE ANY ADDITIONAL NIGHTS WILL BE AT AN ADDITIONAL COST. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR A QUOTE INCLUDING OPTIONAL DAYS
Jenman Island Safaris specialises in individual or group Madagascar holidays and will gladly design tailor-made tours for your special interests in Madagascar – from beach holidays to lemur trips!
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