Madagascar - Discover Nosy Be & Ankarana National Park
Madagascar - Discover Nosy Be & Ankarana National Park
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Highlights: Ankarana NP - Nosy Kamba - Nosy Tanikely

Other departures: Glasgow - £3515, Manchester - £3509, Newcastle - £3519

 

The expedition at Ankarana NP is one of the best in Madagascar in term of discovery and widlife. Ankarana is among the parks which is the most visited in Madagascar as it is amazing and once in a life time experience.

Tour Overall:

Land first in Nosy be and overnight there
The next day start the trip to Ankarana NP.
Transfer by car from the hotel to the harbour , then sail from Nosy be harbour to the local port of Ankify.
Arriving at Ankify start the drive to Ankarana which may take about 3 to4 hours because the road condition is bad. It is a kind of soft adventure.
On the way stops will be provided when passing through towns or taking photos
Arrive at Ankarana NP. Having lunch.
The next day after another visit, drive to Ankify for an overnight stay.
The next day, sail back to Nosy be but visit of Nosy Komba and Nosy Tanikely first, then to Nosy be in the afternoon.
The expedition in Lokobe the next day is another wildlife expedition, it also has its very important interest as it is the remaining rainforest in the Northwestern of Madagascar.
After all these , let’s say physical experience, stay and relax, enjoy the hotel and the beach.
The next day , transfer to the airport of Nosy be for your onward travel.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Fly from your chosen destination
Arrive at: NOSY BE

Day 2: Meet and greet with the hotel staff on arrival and transfer to the hotel.

Overnight at: Palm Beach Resort & Spa 4* on half board
Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 3: Morning transfer to the dock and sail to Ankify where 4*4 is waiting for you and drive you to Ankarana. The road is bad and it will take you about 3 to 4 hours to drive from Ankify to Ankarana. On the way, there are some stops to enjoy the landscapes. Arrive at Ankarana by lunch time. Afternoon visit at the park, a short walk of exploration of the Tsingy of Ankarana. Later in the afternoon, back to the lodge.

Overnight at: Ankarana Lodge on half board

Day 4: This reserve contains one of the highest densities of primates of any forest in the world. Its dense forests support one of the largest and least disturbed populations of crowned lemurs. Almost 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, local endemic blind shrimps and the world\'s only known cave-living crocodiles are waiting for your visit.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
This morning enjoy another expedition in this most interesting park of Madagascar. You will have the opportunity to see lemurs, endemic birds, reptiles etc…. After the visit, continue the drive to Ankify.
Ankify is a small fishing and farming village on the north-eastern tip of Madagascar. The area is known for having a number of plantations – cocoa, vanilla and ylang-ylang.

Overnight at: Ankify Lodge on half board.

Day 5:
Meals: Breakfats, pic nic lunch, dinner

Nosy Komba and Nosy Tanikely: The Island of lemurs and the submarine reserve - Full day tour

Morning transfer to the harbour and you will sail to Nosy Komba where you will visit the village of Ampangorina to see the handicraft products and then go to see the lemurs. You will also see the table clothes market, and then through the village for a moment of shopping with the famous sculpture of Nosy Komba, its colourful stalls and its smiling faces.
Nosy Komba is the 2nd biggest island behind Nosy Be. Visit of the Lemurs Park, the fishermen’s village with its traditional boats.

After visit of Nosy Komba continue to sail to Nosy Tanikely where you can enjoy snorkeling and swimming. You will have pic nic lunch.
Nosy Tanikely is a protected submarine natural reserve. Snorkelling equipment is all you need to dive into a real life size of aquarium.
Afternoon sail back to the port and transfer to the hotel. Now you are back to Nosy Be.

Overnight at: Palm Beach Resort & Spa 4* on half board

Day 6:
Meals: Breakfast, pic nic lunch, dinner
Today you go for an expedition in the rainforest of Lokobe. This is the last remaining rainforest in the North. Very interesting in term of wildlife as you can see them in their natural habitat. Padding on small local boat to reach the forest from the same village. Picnic lunch.
Back to the hotel in the afternoon.

Overnight at: Palm Beach Resort & Spa 4* on half board

Day 7:
Meals: Breakfast, dinner
Today, you will have a city tour of Nosy Be Hell Ville, with its colonial buildings and lively market where you can find spices, vanilla, pepper, coffee and Ylang Ylang oil. See the sacred tree and drive down the airport road perfumed by the coffee and ylang ylang trees.

Overnight at: Palm Beach Resort & Spa 4* on half board

Day 8:
Meals: Breakfast, dinner
You will have a day at leisure. Many activities can be organized directly with the hotel.

Overnight at: Palm Beach Resort & Spa 4* on half board

Day 9:
Meals: Breakfast
Morning at leisure then transfer to the airport for your onward flight.


Offer Includes

  • Flights from London with South African Airways
  • Airports taxes
  • 8 nights accommodation based on double room
  • Park entrance fees
  • English speaking local forest guides
  • Car with driver & fuel

Meal Plans

  • As per Itinerary