Madagascar North Adventure

Duration: 8 days
Priced From: EUR 995 / USD 1345 / ZAR 11 859

Our Madagascar North Adventure vacation offers you a fantastic nature-filled Madagascar vacation option. Explore the Northern part of Madagascar, including national parks with lemurs, reserves with endemic animals and beaches with perfect sand, with Jenman Island Safaris.

See what the world’s biggest bay is about during your Madagascar North adventure vacation taking you to the extreme northern tip of the island – Diego Suarez - before continuing your adventure in one of Madagascar’s most diverse rainforests – Montagne d’Ambre. Your thrilling Madagascar vacation might include exciting sightings of night lemurs and the world’s smallest chameleons. You can also spend some of your time exploring hidden waterfalls and crater lakes!

A highlight that shouldn’t be missed on your Madagascar vacation is the Ankarana Reserve, which you will be visiting when booking this package – erosion has created a spiky stone forest landscape with underground riverbeds and caves which help to protect the region from human intrusion. Enjoy your last days of the tour on the picture-postcard-perfect sandy beaches and lemur reserves in and around Nosy Be – the big island! If you want a little something of everything – then this is the perfect Madagascar vacation for you… the Madagascar North Adventure!

Highlights: Antananarivo, Montagne d’Ambre National Park, Ankarana nature reserve with its tsingy and caves, Nosy Be (A further extension in Nosy Be is possible)

Type of Tour:
Small group accommodated tour

Tour Prices 2014:
1 Nov 2013 - 31 Oct 2014
2 pax: USD 1499 / EUR 1109 / ZAR 13 215
4 pax USD 1345 / EUR 995 / ZAR 11 859
6 pax: USD 1219 / EUR 905 / ZAR 10 759
Single Supplement: USD 365 / EUR 275 / ZAR 3 655
Single Rate *: USD 2665 / EUR 1975 / ZAR 23 515
Rate for child under 12: USD 510 / EUR 379 / ZAR 4 500

*No additional single supplement required

Supplement for upgraded accommodation in Nosy Be and Antananarivo: USD 489 / EUR 360

* Tour fare to be paid in currency applicable to country of origin.

* Please note that internal flights should be booked in conjunction with international flights and the rates are subject to class, availability and change.

Included in the price: Accommodation is based on a BED & BREAKFAST basis at all hotels, (Day 2, 3 and 4 includes lunch), all transfers and transport mentioned in the program, an English-speaking guide from Diego Suarez airport to Ankify (Day 2-5), specialist guides in the parks and reserves as per program, all park and reserve entrance fees, all excursions mentioned in the program. 

Not included in the price: International and domestic flights, airport taxes, all excursions not mentioned in the program, bottled water, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages, laundry, visas and travel insurance, all dinners, personal items, excursions in Nosy Be. (Flights from/to Johannesburg can be arranged by Jenman African Safaris)

Click on the below video clip to hear what John Maytham had to say about his Madagascar holiday: he went on a tailor-made package that consisted of our North Adventure and our Madagascar dhow:


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Day 1: Johannesburg to Antananarivo.
You will be met at the airport and  transferred to your hotel in Antananarivo, the picturesque capital of Madagascar. 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

Accommodation: Residence Lapasoa or similar.
Upgraded option: Carlton Hotel, or similar


Day 2: Antananarivo – Diego Suarez – Montagne d’Ambre.
You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Diego Suarez, where you  will be collected at the airport. We then drive directly to Montagne d'Ambre National Park, which covers 18,200 ha of a prominent volcanic massif and with its striking scenery, rainforest and waterfalls, it is one of Madagascar’s most visited natural attractions. It was created in 1958 to protect the massif and its ecosystems, including the region’s unique flora and fauna. In the Park you will have the chance to see seven species of lemurs, the aye-aye, the ring-tailed mongoose and a variety of reptiles including frogs, geckos and chameleons, as well as more than 70 species of birds.[BL]

Accommodation Standard and Upgraded: 
Nature Lodge or Litchi Tree or similar

Day 3: Montagne d’Ambre - Ankarana.             
Today we head to Ankarana - a nature reserve with karst pinnacles, sacred caves, underground rivers and beautiful scenery. The rich and diverse flora and fauna includes many lemurs and interesting bird species. Its limestone pinnacles are called tsingy formations.  Running through and under the tsingy are hidden forest-filled canyons and numerous  subterranean rivers. We will explore the extensive cave system, which includes several fascinating bat-filled grottoes. [BL]

Standard Accommodation:
Hotel Relais de l’Ankarana or similar
Upgraded option:  Ankarana Lodge or similar

Day 4: Ankarana
Today we 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.  [BL]

Standard Accommodation: Hotel Relais de l’Ankarana or similar
Upgraded option: Ankarana Lodge or similar

Day 5: Ankify – Nosy Be.
Today you will go on a boat transfer to Nosy Be where you will be transferred by car and boat to your hotel. Nosy Be, commonly known as “the island of perfumes” and the largest of Madagascar’s offshore islands, is a beautiful tropical island covered with palm trees and bougainvillea. Nosy Be is a beautiful place where you could easily spend the entire day simply watching the changing hues of blue in the sea and the sky. In addition to its attractive beaches, the island’s assets include luxuriant foliage, friendly people and a relaxed Indian Ocean ambience. [B]

Hotel Sarimanok or similar
Upgraded option:  Royal Beach Hotel, or similar

Day 6: Nosy Be.
This day in Nosy Be is at leisure. Visit the Lokobe Reserve, a rainforest reserve that protects most of Nosy Be’s endemic vegetation. You might see lemurs, birds and chameleons. Or go on a day-cruise to the islands "Nosy Komba"- the island of lemurs or "Nosy Tanikely"- an underwater reserve offering a rich diversity of marine life, such as beautiful corals and a big variety of fish, with excellent diving and snorkelling opportunities. Fish you might see include surgeonfish, clown fish, barracuda, manta rays, sea urchins, starfish, eels, anemones and many more. At the end of the afternoon we will go back to the hotel where you will have the chance to enjoy the amenities on offer. [B]

Accommodation:   Hotel Sarimanok or similar
Upgraded option: Royal Beach Hotel, or similar

Day 7: Nosy Be - Antananarivo.
You will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Antananarivo, where a transfer will take you to your hotel in Antananarivo, the picturesque capital of Madagascar. You can wander through the capital’s steep and narrow streets, taking in its architecture, atmosphere and pace. Or you can climb up to the old rova (palace) and enjoy the views over Antananarivo and the surrounding countryside. The town is at its best in the evening when the setting sun spectacularly illuminates its hillsides. [B]

Accommodation:  Residence Lapasoa or similar.
Upgraded option: Carlton Hotel, or similar

Day 8: Antananarivo to home destination.
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Johannesburg, where your unforgettable tour ends. We hope to welcome you back to Madagascar very soon! [B]





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