Andasibe Hotel

Andasibe Hotel is a newer option in the area and is located close to Andasibe Village and only a short distance from the park entrance. The hotel is Malagasy owned and run, and offers 20...


Vakona Forest Lodge

Vakona Forest Lodge is perfectly located for exploring both Andasibe and Mantadia National Park. This is a very popular choice and during the months of September and October it can be very hard to...


Setam Lodge

Built on the side of a hill, Setam Lodge offers fantastic views of the surrounding rainforest and forest valley. It is located only one kilometre from the entrance to Ranomafana National Park...


Masoala Forest Lodge

For such an inaccessible area, Masoala Forest Lodge offers comfortable and attractive accommodation. The lodge is located in a clearing of the rainforest, behind a golden stretch of beach...


Marojejy Camping

Accommodation in Marojejy National Park is simple and made up of three camps: Camp Mantella, Camp Marojejia and Camp Simpona. The camps are located at various elevations along the route to...


Day 1

Meal Basis: Bed & Breakfast

Antananarivo is Madagascar’s capital city, perched on top of a mountain range close to several nature reserves, including Tsingy de Bemaraha, with its fantastical limestone spikes. Founded in 1625, it has a rich historical heritage that is complemented by scenic landscapes traversed with a multitude of hiking routes. 

Day 2 - 4: Andasibe-Mantadia

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

A place of great beauty and biodiversity, Andasibe-Mantadia National Park stretches across 154 square kilometres, and is now divided into two distinct sections – the smaller ‘Perinet’ Reserve to the south and the larger Parc National de Mantadia to the north. The region is swathed with thick tropical rainforests – made up of lush ferns, tangled lianas, hundreds of orchid species and myriad other jungle flora – teeming with a diverse array of endemic wildlife. You’ll know you’ve arrived when you hear the peculiar call of the Indri, the largest living lemur in existence, which can reach up to one metre in height.

Day 5 - 7: Berenty

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

Set in southern Madagascar, the Berenty Reserve is a small private forest along the Mandrake River. This reserve is ideal for bird enthusiasts as it attracts a wide range of endemic bird species. For visitor convenience, the Berenty Reserve has an accommodation establishment set in the forest along with forest trails to discover this region.

Day 8 - 11: Nosy Be

Meal Basis: Full Board

Nosy Be’s is Madagascar’s biggest and most popular tourist destination and it’s easy to understand why – located off Madagascar’s northwestern coast, this small island is blessed with exquisite sand beaches, glittering volcanic lakes and diverse flora and fauna. What’s more, despite its popularity, Nosy Be has remained refreshingly unspoilt and free of rampant development, with low-key beach bungalows more the order of the day here than glitzy commercial resorts. Most visitors are content to do very little except relax on the idyllic beaches, go swimming or snorkelling in the calm azure waters and enjoy seafood feasts at oceanfront restaurants, but if you fancy a bit of sightseeing, it’s worth paying a visit to the bazaar in Hell-ville – where you can pick up samples of the fragrant spices for Nosy Be is nicknamed ‘The Perfume Island’ – and exploring the lush rainforests of the Lobeke nature reserve. Coral reefs skirting the coast offer phenomenal scuba diving opportunities, while a peppering of surrounding islets make for enchanting day trips.

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The eastern part of Madagascar is home to not only the most accessible national park, but also some of the most challenging areas of the country, which for the adventurous are hugely rewarding and worth the time, money and effort.

The real draw for most people in the east is Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (also known as Perinet), which is only a 3 hour drive on good tarmac road from the capital. This is probably one of the most popular wildlife hotspots in the country. The paths are generally well maintained and it is a great choice for a couple of nights.

Further north on the east coast are the spectacular rainforests of Masoala and Marojejy. This north-eastern region is home to some of the most impressive and largest rainforests in the country. Masoala is also home to Aye-Aye Island and the Nosy Mangabe Special Reserve.

Further south of Antananarivo and along the RN7 is Ranomafana National Park, a mid-altitude rainforest and especially rich in wildlife, being home to 12 different species of lemur.

However, the eastern part is not all about rainforest. Off the coastline is the truly beautiful Il St Marie, an idyllic tropical island with miles of sandy beaches and reef-protected coves and bays, home to migrating whales in July-September.

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