MADAGASCAR HONEYMOON TRIP
Travel Route: Tana – Andasibe – Tana – Diego Suarez – Ankarana – Nosy Be – Tana
The fourth largest island in the world, Madagascar is one of the most bio-diverse countries on earth, home to thousands of species of plant and animal life of which about 80 percent cannot be found anywhere else on the planet. Situated off the east coast of Africa, Madagascar is very different from its African neighbour, and its uniqueness in the world has led some to class it as the Eighth Continent.
Madagascar is world famous for its lemurs, of which there are about 105 different types, ranging from the unusual to the utterly bizarre. Lemurs are endemic to the island and generally resemble a cross between a monkey and a squirrel; but lemurs are not the only curious creatures inhabiting this exotic realm.
This sample itinerary is customizable. Contact us to have it tailor-made to suit your expectation if necessary.
DAY 1- ARRIVAL IN ANTANANARIVO
DAY 2- TANA – ANDASIBE NATIONAL PARK
DAY 3- ANDASIBE NATIONAL PARK
DAY 4- ANDASIBE – TANA
DAY 5- TANA- DIEGO SUAREZ – ANKARANA
DAYS 6 – 7 – ANKARANA NATIONAL PARK
DAY 7- ISALO – IFATY BEACH
DAY 8- ANKARANA – NOSY BE
DAYS 9-10-11- FULL DAYS IN NOSY BE
DAY 12 – NOSY BE – TANA
DAY 13 – DEPARTURE
DAY 1- ARRIVAL IN MADAGASCAR.
On arrival in Antananarivo (often abbreviated to Tana), you will be met by your driver and transferred to your hotel before your adventure begins.
Overnight at Hotel GRAND HOTEL UBAN or similar.
DAY 2- TANA- ANDASIBE NATIONAL PARK
This morning after breakfast, you will meet our drive/guide at the hotel lobby and get ready to set off in the direction of Andasibe Reserve passing through highland scenery and rice paddies. This afternoon enjoy an afternoon walk through the reserve in search of the lemurs and other wildlife. In the evening there will be time for a night walk to observe the nocturnal species. You’ll stay at the Vakona Forest Lodge, set amid lush forest on the edge of the park.
DAY 3- ANDASIBE NATIONAL PARK
Expert local Guide will guide you through a network of trails as you seek out truly unique species. Andasibe is the island’s best location for spotting indri, Madagascar’s largest lemur. Many other lemur species can also be seen here like the cute lesser bamboo lemur . The birdlife, from coral-billed nuthatch to the long-eared owl, is equally spectacular. Overnight at the same place as last night.
DAY 4- ANDASIBE-TANA
Another morning visit of the Andasibe national park before heading back to Tana. Stay at Tamboho hotel or similar hotel closer to the airport.
DAY 5- TANA-DIEGO SUAREZ-ANKARANA
This morning, you will be transferred to the airport to catch a flight to the northern town of Diego Suarez. Another drive/Guide will meet you there and will take you for a 4 hour drive to Ankarana National Park. En route stops for pictures at small villages, meet the local and learn more about their culture and lifestyle.
Overnight at ANKARANA LODGE
DAYS 6 and 7-ANKARANA NATIONAL PARK
Two full days exploring Ankarana National Park with your expert local guide. Ankarana is home to the bizarre landscapes of limestone known as TSINGY mixed with patches of dense tropical jungle, deciduous forest, deep caves and canyons (actually the largest underground network in Africa) and rushing rivers.. The Park is one of the most visited in Madagascar for its spectacular landscapes and because this reserve contains one of the highest density of primates of any forest in the world. Its dense forests support one of the largest and least disturbed populations of crowned lemurs. Sanford’s brown lemur, perrier’s black lemur, northern sportive lemur and dwarf lemurs, ring-tailed mongoose, fossa, tenrecs and Madagascar striped civet are also a common sight. Almost 100 bird species, 50 reptiles (including some endemic and threatened snakes and geckos) and 10 frogs cohabit in the Park.
DAY 8- ANKARANA- NOSY BE
Leave Ankarana and do the 3 hours drive to get to Ankify seaport where you will take a speed boat to Nosy Be island. Arriving at Nosy Be seaport, there will be a drive/Guide from Andilana Beach resort will meet you and take you to your resort where you will spend you next 4 days enjoying beach or discovering the other small island around, snorkeling, diving…
DAYS 9-10-11- Full days in Nosy Be
DAY 12- NOSY BE –TANA
Another half day beach relaxes in Nosy Be before the evening flight back to Tana.
DAY 13- DEPARTURE
Transfer to the Airport to catch the flight out. END OF THE TOUR