Best of Northern Madagascar and Perinet

14 Days from £4032 per adult. All trip details below can be tailored just for you
14 Days
Tailor-Made Tour
Beach
Snorkelling and Diving

With superior accommodation, an impressive variety of wildlife and stunning landscapes, this is a perfect introduction to the Big Red Island’s eastern rainforests and northern region. Wildlife highlights are likely to include the largest lemur, the indri, the charismatic diademed sifaka, fascinating chameleons, endemic frogs and an assortment of other bizarre fauna and flora. A highlight will be the visit to the tsingy of Ankarana and at the end there will be time for seaside relaxation and snorkelling at a lovely, small beachfront lodge facing the Mozambique Channel. An ideal trip for those wishing to travel in a good degree of comfort at a gentle pace without too much flying or driving.

Itinerary

Price from £4032 per adult. Based on sharing double / twin rooms

Day 1 - Antananarivo

Depart London. Arrive Tana, Met and transfer to your hotel.

Staying at Au Bois Vert. Includes Breakfast.

Day 2 - Perinet Reserve

Transfer to Analamazaotra Reserve (Perinet). Afternoon excursion in the rainforest reserve and evening night walk. The reserve is the best place to see the largest lemur species, the indri, along with common brown and bamboo lemurs and the bizarre giraffe-necked weevil. At night it is possible to encounter the cute Goodman’s mouse lemur, greater dwarf lemur and woolly lemur as well as leaf-tailed gecko, pygmy chameleon, giant millipede and an assortment of endemic frogs.

Staying at Vakona Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 3 - Mantadia National Park

In the morning transfer a little further north and enjoy guided walks in Mantadia National Park. The reserve is an excellent location to see the diademed sifaka and the black and white ruffed lemur. In the evening there might be another night walk to look for nocturnal species.

Staying at Vakona Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 4 - Perinet Reserve

Morning visit to Perinet Reserve to look for indri, chameleons, endemic birds and more. Transfer back to Tana and to hotel in the afternoon.

Staying at Au Bois Vert. Includes Breakfast.

Day 5 - Montagne d’Ambre National Park

Fly north to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez). Met on arrival and transfer to Montagne d’Ambre National Park. Afternoon walk in the park and an optional nocturnal wildlife walk. The park is an isolated mount of rainforest in an otherwise semi-arid landscape and supports many exciting species such as the huge panther chameleon, tiny Brookesia minima pygmy chameleon and lemurs such as the crowned, Sanford’s brown and Montagne d’Ambre fork-marked.

Staying at Litchi Tree. Includes All Meals.

Day 6 - Montagne d’Ambre National Park

Another day to explore the rainforest and search for the wildlife of Montagne d’Ambre National Park, enjoying its scenic beauty and forest trails.

Staying at Litchi Tree. Includes All Meals.

Day 7 - Ankarana National Park

Drive to Ankarana National Park via the Tsingy Rouge, an enormous ravine of sharp, ancient eroded karst limestone formations known as tsingy and unique to Madagascar. Afternoon/evening wildlife walk in Ankarana National Park.

Staying at Ankarana Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 8 - Ankarana National Park

Full day’s exploration of Ankarana National Park, visiting tsingy, lake and caves. The park protects a spectacular area of limestone pinnacles and sunken tropical dry deciduous forest, containing one of the highest densities of primates in the world. As well as many lemurs, the area is good for seeing the northern ring-tailed mongoose and various chameleons.

Staying at Ankarana Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 9 - Anjaojano

Transfer to Ankify and take boat to Anjanojan, a little way down the coast. The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the stunning beaches and tranquillity.

Staying at Eden Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 10 - Anjanojano

Day at leisure. OPTIONAL excursions available such as boating and snorkelling.

Staying at Eden Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 11 - Anjanojano

Day at leisure. OPTIONAL excursions available.

Staying at Eden Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 12 - Anjanojano

Day at leisure. OPTIONAL excursions available.

Staying at Eden Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 13 - Tana

Time to relax during the morning. In the afternoon transfer to the airport on Nosy Be and fly to Tana. Day use of room and facilities at Au Bois Vert hotel. Transfer to the airport.

Includes In-flight Meals.

Day 14 - Depart Tana and arrive London

Includes In-flight Meals.

Travel Info

Are Flights Included?
Yes

Flight Info:
Fly from London to Tana on Air France via Paris

Area Specialist

Ian Loyd
specialist_ian-loyd

For those that want to see more of the Tsingy in Ankarana National Park, add a few nights at the remote Iharana Bush Camp to see the little visited western side of the park.

If you have any queries about this tour please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

[Our escort guide] was excellent – he had amazing vocabulary and was always good natured, patient and attentive. He provided us with a great commentary to the country and proved to be a brilliant wildlife spotter. Wildlife highlights: seeing a streaked tenrec, snorkelling with green turtles, the pygmy chameleons, the biggest giant millipede I’ve ever seen, a group of indris without the crowds and hearing their calls, seeing new families of birds – vangas and couas…Everything was a complete treat – my binoculars got a complete workout.

Mr D N - Bristol

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Au Bois Vert: -18.824275, 47.490774
Litchi Tree: -12.493763, 49.205616
Ankarana Lodge: -12.968070, 49.138530
Eden Lodge: -13.599578, 48.137037