Madagascar North Adventure
From: $ 1,475.00 per person
Madagascar – 8 days: 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 Madagascar Safaris.
Private lodge tour in Madagascar North, which takes you from the waterfalls and lakes of Montagne d’Ambre National Park to the underground caves. Starting and ending in Antananarivo – 8 Days
Antananarivo – the picturesque capital of Madagascar, which shows the beauty and culture that Madagascar North has to offer.
Montagne d’Ambre National Park – Covers 18,200 ha of a prominent volcanic massif and with it’s striking scenery, rainforest and waterfalls, one of Madagascar’s most visited natural attractions
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.
Nosy Be – commonly known as “the island of perfumes” and the largest of Madagascar’s offshore islands In addition to its attractive beaches, the island’s assets include luxuriant foliage, friendly people, and a relaxed Indian Ocean ambiance.
Classic accommodation will be in basic – mid range Hotels.
Superior accommodation will be in 4* hotels and applies only to Nosy Be, Ankarana and Antananarivo (no opportunities exist for upgrade at Montagne d’Ambre).
Please note that Madagascar is a country which is in its infancy when it comes to tourism. Accommodation is limited so all the above mentioned accommodation are subject to availability, and we reserve the right to change these using similar accommodation of the same standards.
Day 2 and 3: Classic & Superior Accommodation: Nature Lodge or Litchi Tree or similar
<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 as mentioned in itineray
- Accommodation is based on a BED & BREAKFAST basis at all hotels, (Day 2, 3, 4 and 5 include lunch)
- All transfers and transport mentioned in the program
- An English-speaking guide from Diego Suarez airport to Ankify (Day 2-6)
- Specialist guides in the parks and reserves as per program
- All park and reserve entrance fees
- All excursions mentioned
- International and domestic flights
- Airport taxes
- All excursions not mentioned in the program
- Bottled water, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
- Visas and travel insurance
- All dinners
- Personal items
- Excursions in Nosy Be