11 days in Madagascar Itinerary

11 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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11 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Antananarivo
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Maroantsetra
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
3
Morondava
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Nosy Be
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Cape Town

3
nights
Antananarivo

Antananarivo ©
Surrounded by verdant rice paddies, Madagascar's capital and the country's commercial and cultural hub, Antananarivo boasts a rich history and heritage, evident in its numerous historic buildings, colonial-era neighborhoods, and archaeological museums.
Family-friendly places like Lemurs' Park and Tsimbazaza Zoo will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambohimanga, see the interesting displays at Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar, explore the historical opulence of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine, and make a trip to Gare de Soarano.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Antananarivo journey tool .

Cape Town, South Africa to Antananarivo is an approximately 8-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Antananarivo. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Maroantsetra.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Lemurs' Park ©
Lemurs' Park
Tsimbazaza Zoo ©
Tsimbazaza Zoo
Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga

1
night
Maroantsetra

Maroantsetra ©
Maroantsetra is a market town and domestic seaport in Analanjirofo Region, Madagascar, at the northern end of the Bay of Antongil.Maroantsetra is the main point of access to Masoala National Park and the Nosy Mangabe special reserve, and the headquarters of the park authority.Access to the town is mainly by air, with regular connections to Toamasina and Antananarivo or by sea. You've now added Masoala National Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Masoala National Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Maroantsetra attractions planner .

You can fly from Antananarivo to Maroantsetra in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and flight. You will leave for Morondava on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Maroantsetra

Parks Nature
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Masoala National Park ©
Masoala National Park

1
night
Morondava

Morondava ©
Known for its iconic road lined with ancient Baobab trees, the sleepy coastal village of Morondava serves as a popular base for travelers looking to explore the national parks and nature reserves of Madagascar.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): stroll around Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Avenue of the Baobabs.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Morondava journey builder site .

You can fly from Maroantsetra to Morondava in 9.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Morondava

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Avenue of the Baobabs ©
Avenue of the Baobabs
Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar ©

3
nights
Nosy Be

The island of Nosy Be, off the coast of Madagascar, remains the country's premier beach getaway renowned for its tranquil ambience, pristine shoreline, and year-round warm weather.
Nosy Be is known for wildlife, parks, nature, zoos & aquariums, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, step off the mainland to explore Nosy Sakatia, explore by horseback at Ambaro Ranch, and get to know the resident critters at Lemuria Land.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nosy Be trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Maroantsetra to Nosy Be in 22 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nosy Sakatia ©
Nosy Sakatia
Nosy Fanihy ©
Nosy Fanihy

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