Get off the beaten track in two of the Madagascar’s best, but little visited, wildlife areas in the north of the country.
Although accommodation in the north is more rustic than in the south, the reward is that visitors get to see a variety of less common species. These include crowned lemur and Sanford’s brown lemur in the green mountains of Montagne d’Ambre, and the silky sifaka of the Marojejy rainforest. The final highlight is a visit to Andasibe-Mantadia to see the iconic indri.
On arrival in the capital Antananarivo, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Fly to Antsiranana & transfer to Montagne d’Ambre
Fly to Diego Suarez airport (Antsiranana) and then transfer by road to Joffre Ville. In the afternoon there will be time for a walk in Montagne d'Ambre National Park.
Fly to Sambava
Most of the morning is free before an early afternoon flight to Sambava (note this flight currently operates on Wednesdays only) for an overnight stay.
Marojejy National Park
After breakfast at your hotel, it's time to depart for Mandenina village and start the two hour walk up to Marojejy National Park. In the afternoon, visit the park and settle into camp, your home for the next 3 days.
Drive to Sambava & fly to Antananarivo
Today you'll transfer back to Sambava airport for a flight to Antananarivo. Arriving early afternoon, there should be time for a tour of this fascinating city.
Drive to Andasibe-Mantadia
Today it's a three to four hour drive eastward to your next destination, Andasibe, with a stop en route to visit the private reserve of Peyreras. Arriving in Andasibe before lunch, the afternoon is free to explore the area before an evening walk to spot nocturnal species such as the mouse lemur, dwarf lemur and woolly lemur, as well as chameleons and frogs.
Drive to Antananarivo
In the morning drive back to Antananarivo, with a free afternoon or some last minute shopping in the handicraft market of la Digue.
Transfer to Antananarivo & depart
You should note: Marojejy is not accessible during the cyclone season (January-mid April)