9 days in Madagascar Itinerary

9 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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9 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Chamarel, Mauritius
Drive + Fly:  3​h
1
Antananarivo
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Morondava
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
3
Andasibe
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
5
Nosy Be
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Chamarel, Mauritius

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambohimanga and then experience rural life at Croc Farm. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Lemurs' Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo, and then step into the grandiose world of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Antananarivo attractions planning site .

Chamarel, Mauritius to Antananarivo is an approximately 3-hour combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chamarel to Antananarivo due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Chamarel in August, with highs in Antananarivo at 26°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Morondava.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Lemurs' Park ©
Lemurs' Park
Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine ©
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine

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 14th (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar, then steep yourself in history at Ankevo Hamlets, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Avenue of the Baobabs.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Morondava online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Antananarivo to Morondava by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Morondava

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Avenue of the Baobabs ©
Avenue of the Baobabs
Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar ©

2
nights
Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet) and then stroll through Vakona Private Reserve. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Mitsinjo Reserve and then delve into the lush surroundings at Analamazaotra Special Reserve.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Andasibe journey builder .

Getting from Morondava to Andasibe by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Andasibe

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Vakona Private Reserve ©
Vakona Private Reserve
Analamazaotra Special Reserve ©
Analamazaotra Special Reserve

2
nights
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) ©
On a trip to Antsiranana, a sleepy port town in Madagascar's northernmost province, you can enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of its streets, lined with quaint colonial-era buildings and colorful marketplaces.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): try your luck at Grand Cercle de Diego and then walk around Tsingy Rouge Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Windsor Castle, then trek along Les Trois Baies, and then stop by Societe Tropicale Miniere.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) journey planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Andasibe to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Tsingy Rouge Park ©
Tsingy Rouge Park
Les Trois Baies ©
Les Trois Baies

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): stroll through Lokobe Nature Special Reserve and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Passot and then head off the coast to Nosy Sakatia.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Nosy Be takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Lokobe Nature Special Reserve ©
Lokobe Nature Special Reserve
Nosy Sakatia ©
Nosy Sakatia

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