Madagascar Island Hopping – Exquisite Package
From: $ 4,489.00 per person
Make your dream of paradise come true with this luxury island hopping package! This exploration takes you from Nosy Be through to Nosy Komba. Discover the Island of Lemurs (Nosy Komba) and enjoy a walk around the stunning secluded and remote private beaches. Enjoy 9 days of laid-back, tranquil island lifestyle discovering picturesque scenery around Nosy Be including the splendor of Sakatia Island, the lowland rainforests of Lokobe Reserve, the crystal waters of Nosy Tanikely Marine Reserve and the serenity of Tsarabanjina in the Mitsio Archipelago.
A relaxing luxury island hopping tour from Nosy Be to Nosy Komba and Lokobe Reserve. Explore the Island of Lemurs (Nosy Komba) and discover the amazing wildlife in the Lokobe Nature Reserve – 9 days
Nosy Be – With an area of 321 km2, Nosy Be is the largest of Madagascar’s offshore islands. It’s often billed in tourist brochures as the ‘Ile aux Parfums’ and, like the nearby Comoros islands, is a centre for the production of perfume essence from the ylang-ylang tree.
Nosy Komba – This is quite a popular destination due to its sheer beauty, black lemurs and picturesque beaches. Explore the clean, private beaches and the primal forest that have magnificent plant species.
Nosy Sakatia – The island is famous for its orchids and is also well known for its snorkeling opportunities.
Lokobe Forest Reserve – Lokobe Integral Reserve is situated on the south-east side of Nosy Be Island. It is the only protected area of the island, and is not only known for its endangered black lemur but also for the beautiful Panther Chameleon.
Nosy Tanikely Marine Reserve – This is a protected marine reserve and one of the best snorkelling sites in the area with coral numerous fish and sea turtles.
* The Madagascar Island Hopping Package is also available as a Classic package.
The accommodation on this tour has been selected for its barefoot luxury offering, quite unique to Madagascar. Accommodation is situated near to or inside National Parks, on the banks of a river, or in other places of interest. The accommodation will be a mix of lodges, chalets and tented camps. Most properties are equipped with swimming pools, restaurants and bar areas.
Group size: Minimum 1 person, Maximum 10 people
Vehicle: In Antananarivo we use an air-conditioned vehicle, and for the rest of the tour, we use 4×4 vehicles.
Spending money: Clients are advised to bring enough money for any additional drinks or activities not included in the itinerary. Madagascar’s currency is the Ariary. Euros are the most practical and convenient currency to exchange into Ariary at the Airport. International credit cards and travellers cheques are very seldom accepted.
First Aid: Our guides are trained in basic first aid and the camps are equipped with a medical aid kit. Preventative Malaria medication should be taken before the trip and throughout its duration, although it is advisable to consult a doctor prior to departure.
Luggage: Maximum baggage allowance on the plane will be 20 kg. Please bring a backpack or soft barrel bag, not a suitcase. Don’t bring too much clothing, as there are washing opportunities along the way. Please adhere to the allowance specified as space for luggage is limited.
Insurance: It is compulsory for all travellers to have insurance covering their personal requirements, medical expenses (including emergency medical evacuation cover) and personal possessions. This is to be arranged before leaving your home country. Jenman Safaris has comprehensive public liability insurance. For an instant quote on travel insurance, please click the following link to our website: http://www.jenmansafaris.com/travel-info/travel-insurance.html
- Track suit
- Solid Walking shoes
- Lightweight trousers/jeans
- Swimming costume
- Sun hat
- Warm clothes
- Long-sleeved shirts
- Torch & spare batteries
- Water bottle
- UV protection
- Mosquito protection
- Snorkelling equipment is provided at Manafiafy, but you may bring your own if you wish
Visas: A visa is required to enter the territory of Madagascar and can easily be obtained upon arrival at the airport of Antananarivo with a validity of up to 90 days. Tourists staying for less than one month, can purchase a visa for 80’000 Ariary (around 23-27 €). Paying with the exact amounts or small currency is advised. No photographs are required, however please ensure that passports are valid for at least 6 months after return date. In addition to the entry visa, the Malagasy government is proposing the introduction of a frontier levy of 10 € in the near future, still to be confirmed and variable at short notice.
Gratuities: If you feel you have been looked after well by your crew or guides, and you wish to show your appreciation for their services, a monetary tip is very welcomed by those in Madagascar. Here follows some suggested guidelines:
- Around EUR 4 per person, per day (10,000 Ariary) for a guide or a guide/driver.
- Around EUR 2 (5,000 Ariary) for a park guide, depending on your satisfaction
- Around 5% of the bill at a restaurant
- 200 Ariary per bag for a porter
- As Euro coins cannot be changed into local money in Madagascar, it is advisable to tip in Ariary
We would ask that you please reserve your generosity for tipping for services only, and not providing free hand-outs to children or adults, as this encourages begging.
- Meals: 8 x breakfast, 2 x lunch, 8 x dinner
- Accommodation and excursions as listed in the itinerary
- All meals (breakfast & dinner)
- Transfers as mentioned in itinerary
- Return airport transfers in Nosy Be
- International and domestic flights
- Airport taxes
- All optional excursions
- All personal expenses
- Travel and medical insurance
- Tips, laundry, all drinks and visas