- Holidays and Tours in Madagascar
The island continent of Madagascar is a truly unique part of Africa, where the normal rules don’t seem to apply. Many of its people look more Asian than African, and much of its wildlife is found nowhere else. At Go Tailor Made our tailor made holidays that take in the very best of this incredible country. We can create your bespoke holiday to your exact specification. See the spectacular natural rock formations at Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park or Ankarana, a hidden gems that few other operators take the trouble to visit. Hike through the moonscape of Isalo National Park, walk through the jungles of Marojejy in search of lemurs and other wildlife, and meet the friendly and welcoming Malagasy people – one of the true highlights of the island. Madagascar is an adventure – let us take you there on an incredible journey through a truly unique part of the world.
- Important Travel Information
Foreign Government Travel Warnings
We constantly monitor the advice posted by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). In particular we will always advise clients of any travel warnings. At present there are no warnings against travel to Madagascar to areas that we travel to. Please feel free to contact us should you have any specific concerns or would like to know in detail what measures are being taken to ensure visits remain trouble free and without incident.
It should be noted that this information applies to British citizens. Other nationals are asked to check the current position of their respective government.
In general the costs for meals may vary depending upon location, type of restaurant and number of courses eaten and so the prices given are an average guide. Local restaurants located off the beaten track may be less expensive, whereas an upmarket restaurant located in the centre of a major city may charge more. The costs below are indicative to eating at the hotel restaurants and range depending on number of courses. Please note that Satrana Lodge in Isalo is more expensive than the other hotels.
Lunch £5- £10 excluding drinks
Dinner £5- £13 excluding drinks
The prices for drinks can vary greatly depending upon location and the prices detailed below are an average guide. In general you would expect that drinks purchased in a supermarket or local bar to be less expensive, whilst drinks in an upmarket bar or restaurant may be more expensive.
Bottle of Beer £1
Bottle of mineral water £0.50 – £0.75
ATM Availability: Madagascar’s larger cities are equipped with ATMs but they can be unreliable. We recommend you get your Ariary in Tana or at the airport.
Credit and Debit Card Acceptance: Cards are not widely accepted as Madagascar is generally a cash economy, but those places that do accept them generally only take Visa
Local Currency: Ariary
Recommended Currency for Exchange: Euros, US Dollars, Pound Sterling
Where to Exchange: You guide will advise you. Please note that the exchange counters at the airport will be available to change money for all arriving flights.
It is a condition of booking with Go Tailor Made that you have adequate valid travel insurance, the cost of which is not included in the price of the tour. It is your responsibility to arrange appropriate travel insurance and ensure you have read and understood the full terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy to ensure that you are covered for all activities you intend to undertake whilst on the tour, including all optional activities. Your Insurance Policy must fully cover you for medical expenses and emergency repatriation to your home country. Please ensure your policy includes medical emergency helicopter evacuation in the event of illness or injury and covers the entire duration of your holiday. If you are trekking at altitude please ensure that there is no upper altitude limit which may limit or exclude cover for your trip.
Visitors from most countries, including UK, EU and US visitors require a visa for entering Madagascar. This is currently available on arrival for EUR27 for most nationalities. However, visa regulations can frequently change and therefore we recommend that you check with your nearest embassy for the most up to date details.
When you arrive at Tana, do not join the queue for immigration, instead pass through the barrier and head to the visa counter located at the right hand side of the arrivals hall where you can obtain your visa. You then continue to the police desk and then to baggage reclaim area.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of a full passport, valid for at least six months after the date of return to the UK. We strongly advise that your passport contains a minimum of two blank pages, as this may be a requirement of the local immigration authorities. In addition certain countries will stipulate that the two blank pages are opposite each other. If you are unable to meet these requirements you may be refused boarding by your airline or denied entry by the immigration authorities.
For specific information about the requirements for your destination please check with the country’s embassy or consulate. Alternatively UK citizens can visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
Vaccinations & Protection
As with travel to most parts of Africa, we strongly recommend that you contact your doctor’s surgery or a specialist travel clinic around 6-8 weeks before departure for up-to-date information, advice and the necessary vaccinations. For a visit of less than one month, almost certainly you will be advised to have immunisations against the following: Diphtheria and Tetanus, Hepatitis A, Typhoid. We also recommend that you seek advice about malaria prophylactics.
Yellow Fever vaccination is required for travellers arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission. If you can’t produce a certificate, you will have to visit the Institut Pasteur in Antananarivo for vaccination.
Preparing for your holiday and tour
Madagascar, being a large country, has many different climatic variations but it is generally felt that the best time to visit is between May and November, which are the winter months. Outside of these months rain can be heavy and there are frequently cyclones. The temperature on the island is usually pleasant, ranging from the low twenties to the low thirties (Celsius). Please note that during the winter months of May – November it can be cool/cold at night with temperatures dropping into single figures Celsius. In general it is hotter in the west and south-west of the country whilst Antananarivo and the Central Highlands tend to be cooler.
Madagascar is quite warm and so light clothes are generally a good idea. You should ensure that you bring warmer clothes for any cool evenings. When walking in the forest it is advisable to wear long trousers and sleeves. Madagascar has reasonably relaxed attitudes towards dress and shorts are acceptable throughout much of the country. You should bring a raincoat as although our tours run in the dry season, it can still rain in the forests, particularly Ranomafana, as well as a hat to protect yourself from the strong sun.
Suncream/sunblock is a must. Insect repellent, including a bite spray will also be useful to have. Please bring a torch/head-torch as electricity outage can occur from time to time and also to assist with walking around hotel/lodges at night. If you use walking poles you may wish to bring them for walks in the national parks
Footwear is a main priority on this tour. Comfortable walking shoes/boots with closed toes and ankle support are recommended, as well as a pair of sandals for general travelling. In general when walking you will be sticking to trails/paths but there may be times when you will leave the main footpaths in the National Parks to see the wildlife which is when good grip is particularly necessary.
Luggage on tour
Your luggage should not exceed 20kgs (44lbs). One large suitcase/rucksack, and one small hand luggage rucksack is acceptable. For any internal flights one piece of luggage at 20kg is allowed per person.
Electric Supply & Plugs
Electrical supply is 220V/50 Hz and plugs have two round pins like most European countries.
- Holiday Experiences
What do our clients think of our tailor made holidays and tours in Madagascar?
A very enjoyable time. Our guide Rasimbason Danhy was exceptional, we could not have had a better guide. All the drivers were excellent also.
David Green, UK
Olivier our tour guide and Tojo our driver took excellent care of us. A very enjoyable time.
Emma Ruffell, UK
We had two of the best guides and drivers! Really enjoyed both of them and they really catered to our every need.
T. Bennett, USA
We travelled with Patrick then Ghislaine who were both excellent, extremely friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Nothing was too much trouble, they were attentive and very sensitive to our needs. The whole trip felt as if we were travelling with good friends. Patrick in particular was outstanding. We should also mention our drivers Giorgio and Mami who were equally excellent in their roles.
The high standard of accommodation was a real surprise and very welcome. Anyone who thinks that they will have to lower their standards to travel in Madagascar will be pleasantly surprised, we felt that standards were at least as good as Africa.
We have travelled a great deal and Madagascar has proved to be one of our favourite destinations. The people, the wildlife, the countryside were all fantastic.
Lisa Fuller, UK
The guide Patrick was brilliant in creating additional opportunities that were not on the itinerary but which definitely added to the trip in a positive way. The Grand Tsingy was definitely a highlight. Thanks for a good trip.
Before booking we did a great deal of research online, and scrutinised the Bradt and Lonely Planet guides to help choose our itinerary and travel company. We are so pleased that we chose “Undiscovered Destinations” and that you helped to shape our final selection of places to visit and stay. Our itinerary proved to be excellent, and the local guide “Ghislan” could not have been better. He was knowledgeable, communicative, enthusiastic and a pleasure to travel with. The vehicles and drivers were also very good.
Peter Gosling UK
Fantastic holiday both in content and arrangements. Your company could not have done better in organising this trip.
George Bannister UK
Thanks for organising such an amazing trip. Our guide Patrick went out of his way to look after us and no request was too difficult for him.
Diana Barker, UK
Loved our time in the National Parks – such incredible wildlife. And the Malagasy people were extremely welcoming to us. Thanks Undiscovered Destinations.
Joseph Start, UK
The guide Fabien was unbelievable! Probably the best guide I’ve had anywhere in the world.
Matt Brander, UK
Excellent guides and drivers. They could not have been more welcoming and helpful, and were able to arrange a last minute evening excursion of Tana on our first day in Madagascar.
Jeremy Marshall, UK
We have both travelled extensively but this trip was without doubt one of the best holidays we have ever had. From our initial communication with Undiscovered Destinations all of our queries were handled promptly and constructively. We were always treated by yourselves as individuals rather than as simply just another customer. Our drivers and local guides were, without exception, highly efficient and knowledgeable.
John and Rita Roe, UK
Our guide was exceptional, not only deeply knowledgeable about the politics, history and geography of the country, but also looked after us wonderfully and carefully, and had a fabulous sense of humour.
Sophie Luard, UK
I have travelled a lot in the past with different companies, but our guide Patrick was the most pleasant and helpful guide I have ever come across. Fantastic trip.
Tracey Smith, UK
Everything about the trip was fantastic. It was well organised from the start. All our queries were answered promptly and we received all the information we needed. Our guide Patrick was exceptional. He was welcoming and exceptionally knowledgable. We felt very well taken care of. All the accommodation was better than we thought it would be. The trip was more than we could of hoped. Thank you!
Joanne Redler, UK
Some wonderful memories. I would not hesitate it recommend this trip to a friend
Jean Maclean, UK
The guide, Olivier was excellent ! Great English and knowledge of the wildlife and local culture. He was also open to adjust the agenda to meet our wishes. Couldn’t ask for more.
Ranald Simister, Switzerland
I am an older person and keen traveller and found this unusual destination absolutely fabulous. Well organised in sometimes difficult circumstances and our guide Patrick was wonderful. Thank you.
Gillian LeMasurier Australia
Patrick our guide was absolutely superb. Nothing was too much trouble & he sorted out any issues without fuss. He broke up the long drives into smaller chunks with leg stretching walks & things of interest to see. We cannot rate him highly enough. This was one of our favourite trips
Andrea Luck, UK
Experience the best of this enigmatic island continent.
Day 1 – Antananarivo
Arrive in Antananarivo and transfer to the hotel. Depending on your time of arrival, you may have time to explore the city. Overnight at Gassy Country House or similar.
Day 2 – Andasibe
This morning enjoy a short city tour of the capital before we drive to Andasibe (approx. 3hrs) through lush vegetation, stopping en route at a private reptile reserve to get up close to some of Madagascar’s many species of chameleon. On arrival at Andasibe you will visit a private sanctuary where you can get up close to Lemurs. This evening there will be an opportunity to take a walk in the forest looking for nocturnal creatures. Overnight Vakona Lodge or similar. (BL)
Day 3 – Andasibe National Park – Antananarivo
Andasibe is probably the best national park in Madagascar and a good place to watch the indri, the largest species of lemur on the island. We take a morning walk through the forest in search of this enigmatic creature as well as other wildlife, accompanied by an expert guide. In the afternoon we visit a lemur sanctuary to get up close to these fascinating creatures. At the sanctuary the lemurs may jump on you but please note that this is perfectly safe. Return to Antananarivo (approx. 3hrs drive) in the afternoon. Overnight Tana Plaza Hotel or similar. (BL)
Day 4 – Morondava
Fly west across the island to Morondava, a coastal town with a laid back atmosphere and home to many of Madagascar’s different ethnic groups. If the flight is on time there should be time to relax by the pool at the hotel. Overnight Kimony Resort or similar (BL)
Day 5 – Bekopaka
An early start and a full day of travelling by car (approx. 8-10 hours depending on traffic and road conditions) and boat to cross the Tsiribihina River, driving through the baobab forests, with great opportunities to see a side of rural Madagascar that few other visitors experience. En route we will visit Kirindy Reserve which has the best opportunity for viewing the elusive Fossa as well as lemurs. After Kirindy we will continue the journey to Bekopaka and again take to the water to cross the Manambolo. We arrive at Bekopaka in the early evening. Overnight at Hotel Olympe de Bemaraha or similar. (BL)
Day 6 – Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park
We spend today exploring the remarkable World Heritage Site of Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, a bizarre landscape of eroded limestone pinnacles and one of the most scenic areas in all of Madagascar. We take the Grand Tsingy circuit where boardwalks and ladders between the pinnacles allow us to explore the area, replete with deep canyons and gorges and home to several species of lemurs and birds. Overnight at Hotel Olympe de Bemaraha or similar. (BL)
Please note that although the Grand Tsingy circuit is a highlight for most people, some people may find it challenging. There are two paths that can be taken – the Grand Tsingy and the Petit Tsingy. The Grand Tsingy path involves going through caves and some narrow canyons, and harnesses may be used for safety reasons. You also have to go up ladders attached to rocks to reach different levels. It is not rock climbing. People of a reasonable fitness should have no problem but it is not advisable for those not comfortable with going up ladders or those who suffer from vertigo or uncomfortable with exposure to drops. Your guide will explain the difference between the paths so that you can choose the more suitable option.
Day 7 – Tsingy de Bemaraha
A further day to explore this wonderful national park. You may wish to do the Petit Tsingy circuit or for those that did the Petit Tsingy yesterday instead of the Grand Tsingy, other walks are possible or you can relax by the pool at the hotel. Overnight at Hotel Olympe de Bemaraha or similar (BL)
Day 8 – Bekopaka to Morondava
A full day of driving (approx. 8-10 hours depending on traffic and road conditions) back to Morondava stopping en route at the ‘Avenue of the Baobabs’ where these imposing trees up to 800 years old line the road and provide an iconic snapshot of Madagascar, giving hints of the extensive forest that once covered this part of the island. Overnight Kimony Resort or similar (BL)
Day 9 – Antsirabe
After breakfast, drive towards Miandrivazo. En route experience varied landscapes and the transition from the very dry west to the red soil and rice fields around Miandrivazo. Situated on the Tsiribihina River, Miandrivazo is a very fertile region for cotton, corn, manioc, beans, tobacco and rice. After lunch we continue to Antsirabe. You will also notice changes on the features of the local people as Asian heritage becomes more prominent. We finish the day in Antsirabe, founded by Norwegians in 1856 and home to Madagascar’s brewing industry. Total driving time is 10-12 hours depending on traffic and road conditions. Overnight Royal Palace or similar (BL)
Day 10 – Ambositra – Ranomafana National Parks
Continuing south, we stop in Ambositra (approx. 4hrs drive), the centre of Madagascar’s wood carving industry and home to the Zafimaniry tribe. We then continue to Ranomafana National Park (approx. 4 hrs drive) for the night. Overnight Centrest Sejour or similar (BL)
Day 11 – Ranomafana National Park
We spend the morning exploring the rainforests of Ranomafana in search of its many species of lemurs, reptiles and birds. This afternoon you have some time at leisure before an optional night walk on the on the outskirts of the park to search for nocturnal creatures. Overnight Centrest Sejour or similar (BL)
Day 12 – Anja – Isalo National Park
Leaving Ranomafana behind we head to Isalo. We stop first at Anja Park (approx. 3-4 hours depending on traffic and road conditions), a community run reserve situated in stunning scenery with great opportunities to see ring-tailed lemurs. Arrive in Isalo in the late afternoon (approx. 4-5 hours depending on traffic and road conditions). Overnight at Satrana Lodge or similar. (BL)
Please note that at Satrana Lodge, electricity is only available between 0600-0930hrs and 1700-2200hrs.
Day 13 – Isalo National Park
We spend today walking through the moonscape of Isalo National Park, stopping at the perfectly formed ‘natural swimming pool’, fringed with lush vegetation and a great place for a dip. Later we head to a stunning rock arch to watch the sun set over this dramatic landscape. Overnight at Satrana Lodge or similar. (BL)
Day 14 – Isalo – Ifaty
Leaving Isalo behind we head to Tulear (approx. 5-6hrs depending on traffic and road conditions). Travelling through the land of the Mahafaly people, we can stop to see the traditional tombs used for burying their dead. From Tulear we transfer to Ifaty on the coast (approx. 1 hour). The region around Ifaty is extremely dry and dominated by ‘spiny forest’ of cacti and other plants that thrive in arid environments. Our accommodation is situated idyllically on a gorgeous beach overlooking the Indian Ocean, where we can watch the local fishermen take boats out as the sun sets. This is a truly beautiful part of Madagascar and a great place to relax or explore. Overnight Hotel La Mira or similar. (BL)
Day 15 – Ifaty
A free day to relax or explore. Ifaty is also home to coral reef and offers good diving and snorkelling opportunities. It’s also possible to take a walk to the nearby village of Mangily where we can get a good insight into the life of the local Vezo fishing community. All excursions can be booked through the hotel and are payable locally. July and August are the best months to see the migration of the humpback whales. Overnight Hotel La Mira or similar. (BL)
Day 16 – Antananarivo
Transfer to Tulear (approx. 1-2hrs) where you will catch a flight back to Antananarivo. Overnight Gassy Country House similar (BL)
Day 17 – Depart Madagascar
Free time at leisure until your transfer to the airport and your onward flight. Please note optional excursions are possible for those with late flights. Day use available at Gassy Country House until 6pm for clients travelling on late night Air France flight. (B)
Experience a different side to Madagascar with an off the beaten track journey to the North of this enigmatic island continent.
Day 1 – Antananarivo
Arrive in Antananarivo and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at Gassy Country House or similar
Day 2 – Antananarivo – Sambava
We take an early flight to Sambava (subject to change), the only flight we shall take on this overland adventure. The landscapes around Sambava are dominated by vanilla fields and coconut plantations. On arrival, if time allows us, we can visit a workshop where you will get a demonstration of how to prepare vanilla from the field to the vanilla pod. Overnight at Las Palmas Hotel or similar (B)
Day 3 – Sambava – Marojejy National Park – Approximate walking time today 3.5 – 4 hours (gentle uphill for most)
Today we depart around 07:30am, accompanied by our special Marojejy park guide we travel by 4WD to Manantenina arriving around 9am. From here after a short break we continue along a dirt track to Mandena, which is as far as the car can go. We then continue on foot for 1 hour to the entrance point of Marojejy National Park. From the park’s entrance it is a further 2 ½ hour walk to reach Camp Mantella. We should arrive in good time at the camp to be able to enjoy the forest surroundings. For those wishing to do some more exploring on foot we walk to Humbert waterfall which is approximately 1 hour each way. Overnight camping or staying in basic huts (BLD)
Please note that Marojejy National Park is a true wilderness area in Madagascar. Facilities are basic at the camps and consist either of shared huts or camping. Outside bathroom facilities are shared. You should be well prepared for basic conditions in Marojejy National Park. Even in the dry season rain is common and trails can be slippery. From Days 3 – 6 you will be walking every day. The walking times between the camps are outlined in the day to day itinerary. Walks from the camps vary depending on the wishes of the group and the state of the trails which will be determined by the local park guide. Should clients wish they can stay at camp on Day 5 if they do not wish to walk from Marojejia Camp.
Please note that night walks on the trails in Marojejy are no longer permitted. We will however be able to look for wildlife around camp on the nights spent in the park.
Day 4 – Marojejy National Park – Approximate walking time – 2 hours to camp (some steep uphill)
Today we continue our trek and reach Camp Marojejia (Camp 2), a trek of approximately 2 hours mostly uphill with an elevation gain of around 750m. The walk is quite tough in parts but we have plenty time and will be able to make lots of stops to enjoy the forest and to look for wildlife. Marojejia camp is located at the transition between lowland and montane rainforest. It is located on a mountainside thus it offers breath-taking views, overlooking large areas of the park. On arrival at the camp we can get some rest and those that want to can do some further exploring of the park with the special park guide. Hopefully we will be lucky and spot the “Silky Sifaka” a beautiful white lemur only found in this area. Overnight camping or staying in basic huts (BLD)
Day 5 – Marojejy National Park – Walking time depends on trail conditions (variable terrain)
Today we explore the National Park on trails starting from the Marojejia camp searching for flora and fauna. Overnight camping or staying in basic huts (BLD)
Day 6 – Marojejy – Vohemar – Walking time 3-4 hours (descent)
We depart camp today around 07:30am and descend to Camp Mantella and then back to Mandena where our vehicles await. The descent should take around 3-4 hours. We then drive around 1 hour back to Sambava where we will stop for lunch. From Sambava we head on northwards to Vohemar through the green and peaceful landscape of the east. The journey should take around 2 hours from Sambava to Vohemar. On arrival in Vohemar we can explore the town if time allows. Overnight Hotel Baie d’ Iharana (B)
Day 7 – Vohemar – Daraina
Today we take a dirt track between Vohemar and Daraina. The trip is only 55kms but if there has been recent rain then it can take many hours to navigate this track. The landscape becomes very dry with red laterite soil. On our journey today we should see local people panning for gold. On arrival at Daraina depending on the road condition we should have some time to take a walk in the forest before dark. Overnight camping (BLD)
Day 8 – Daraina
A full day exploring the Daraina Reserve, a place rich in flora and fauna. During the walk it may be possible to spot the Tattersall’s Sifaka and other species of lemur as well as many birds. In the tropical forest we will also stop at some waterfalls along the way and time permitting there is also an opportunity for swimming in some natural pools. The walk today should take around 6 hours. Overnight camping or basic huts (BLD)
Day 9 – Daraina – Ankarana
After an early breakfast we take a dirt track to the predominantly Muslim town of Ambilobe, a journey of around 7 hours and from there a sealed road to Ankarana. In Ambilobe we will take a look around the lively and picturesque market. Overnight Relais de l’Ankarana Lodge or similar (B)
Day 10 – Ankarana – Diego – Joffre Ville
This morning we head along the National Route 6 which is a much smoother road than we will have been used to in recent days. We will visit the city of Diego Suarez and also the ‘Montagne des Francais’ to see the endemic Baobab Antseraniensis. We continue to Joffre Ville where we stay overlooking Diego and its picturesque bay. Overnight Nature Lodge or similar (B)
Day 11 – Amber Mountain National Park
We spend a full day searching for flora and fauna in Amber Mountain National Park. There are lots of different trails in the park and you will be able to do a longer or shorter walk depending on how you feel today. Overnight Nature Lodge or similar (B)
Day 12 – Joffre Ville – Ankarana
Halfway to Ankarana we take a detour on a dirt track to visit the ‘Red Tsingy’ which are strange natural sculptures resulting from erosion of the local river. The excursion into the Red Tsingy should take us around an hour. After lunch we continue to Ankarana and en route we can stop at a local sapphire shop. The landscape on our route to Ankarana is dotted with picturesque rice fields, rivers and streams. Overnight Relais de l’Ankarana or similar (B)
Day 13 – Tsingy D ‘Ankarana
This morning we visit the Tsingy D ‘Ankarana, where the limestone highlands have been sculpted by natural erosion. It gives the impression of walking on a spiny landscape and is an extraordinary spectacle. Abundant wildlife lives in the forested canyons and during your walk we should have chances to see brown lemurs, geckos and non-poisonous snakes. The nature of the environment here makes the walking a little challenging but there are different grades of difficulty so there will be different options in terms of the walking. This afternoon there will be an opportunity for further walks or just to relax at the hotel. Overnight Relais de l’Ankarana (B)
Day 14 – Ankarana – Antsohihy
This morning we drive to Ambilobe before driving past the coffee, cacao and ylang ylang plantations of this volcanic and fertile region of Madagascar. We will drive alongside the Tsaratanana mountain chain which has the highest peak in the country. On arrival in Ambanja we visit one of the 3 main cacao plantations and learn about the whole transformation process. From Ambanja to Antsohihy we will travel through a pleasant landscape dotted with rice fields, streams and rivers. Overnight Hotel Paradisier or similar (B)
Day 15 – Antsohihy – Ankarafantsika
This morning we journey to Ambodromamy, at a crossroads between North RN6 and West RN4. It is a little village brought to life by local vendors and their products, especially local fruits that are exhibited on the roadside. Then from there we take the national road number 4 towards Majunga to reach Ampijoroa. This is a Sakalava region, home to the largest tribes of the eighteen ethnicities of Madagascar. The tombs of this tribe tend to be different from other tribes. We arrive by late afternoon and this evening we will take a walk looking for nocturnal creatures (subject to national park approval). Overnight Gite d’Ampijoroa or similar (B)
Day 16 – Ankarafantsika
For early risers there will be an opportunity to take a dawn walk for bird watching and exploring the trails around magical Lake Ravelobe. After breakfast we spend the day exploring the natural treasures of Ankarafantsika. The terrain here is quite flat so today’s walk will not be too challenging. Overnight Gite of Ampijoroa or similar (B)
Day 17 – Ankarafantsika – Tana
Today we journey back to the capital which should take 6-7 hours through grasslands and savannah and we may come across farmers with their zebu herds. On arrival in Tana check in to the hotel before enjoying an early farewell dinner where we can reflect on an amazing journey through the North of this incredible country. Overnight Les Trois Metis or similar (BD)
Day 18 – Depart Madagascar
This morning for those that wish to we can take an early morning tour around the high parts of town which afford great views and appreciate the soft light against the colourful houses of Tana. Later transfer to the airport for your onward flight (B)