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Wildlife and pristine lagoons of Madagascar

Duration :

7 days

Departs from :

DIEGO SUAREZ

Ends at :

NOSY BE

Difficulty :

The North of Madagascar has a nice welcoming weather all the year. Thus, allowing an exceptional wildlife to grow in diverse nature reserves from mountain rainforest to Tsingy limestone massif and breathtaking coral reefs. The nowadays North Madagascar inhabitants are cosmopolitan:  descendants of the local Antakarana and Sakalava tribes who have mixed with African slaves, Indians & Arabic traders, French & English soldiers or pirates throughout an exciting history.

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Wildlife and pristine lagoons of Madagascar

Our North tours usually starts from the city of Diego-Suarez, reachable by air from the capital of Madagascar. Several excursions and activities worth spending several days in this tropical city: discover the stunning 3 bays, the Emerald sea, la Montagne des Français...do some rock-climbing, windsurfing before the next step which is Amber mountain National Park.

The volcanic Amber Mountain is bordered with rainforest which protects 77 species of birds, 7 species of lemurs, 24 species of amphibians and 1020 listed plant species to discover. After an immersion into the rainforest, a detour to the Red Tsingy is worthy for the picturesque view. It gives a logic introduction to another National Park called Ankarana. Well-known for its limestone massif, the mysterious “Tsingy”, and its caves sheltering half of Madagascar species of bats – up to 14 species! Ankarana National Park protects one of Madagascar’s dry deciduous forests and has a great variety of wildlife. Among other plant and animal species, it is home to 60 species of reptiles and amphibians, and 96 species of birds.

 After visiting National Parks, some cultural stops are quite interesting in order to discover and why not to taste local goods. Tropical fruits and vegetables at Ambilobe open market or freshly made chocolate in Ambanja cocoa plantation.  Then, the perfect end of any tour: to rest under palm trees, snorkel and dive in crystal-clear waters, meet the whales and turtles on season. Enjoy a relaxing stay on Nosy Be, Nosy Komba, Nosy Iranja or the Mitsio archipelago.