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Diego Suarez Bay: Sea and Mountain – 6 days

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $2345 - $2406
Includes internal flights: Yes
Length of safari: 6 days
Best months: May - November
Countries visited: Madagascar Madagascar
Parks visited: Ankarana
Activity level: Active - Hiking, horse riding
Safari type:
  • Cultural
  • Boating
Explore the area around the second largest bay in the World. Hike in the rainforest of the Amber mountain, visit the Tsingy of Ankarana, sail to the Emerald sea with the fishermen.

Day 1:  Antananarivo – Antsiranana and the Three bays of Diego

We fly from the capital to Diego, home of the second largest bay in the world. Known for their rugged beauty, the walk will lead you in the succession of three bays:  Sakalava, Pigeon and finally the Dunes. Each bay has a unique landscape but all have in common the turquoise waters. We will break in Cape Miné with its guns and fortifications that authenticate the role of the former colonial army in the Bay of Antsiranana.

We will finish our loop leaving the camp to reach the village Orangea Ramena. We will see the beautiful sunset on the way to Diego Suarez.


Day 2: Emerald Sea

Accompanied by experienced sailors and fishermen, you will take a boat to a small island off the Bay of Diego to reach the Emerald Sea. You will spend the day relaxing and snorkeling in clear water while your fishermen prepare food with their daily catch.

After your excursion, you will be transferred to Joffreville, the gateway city to the Amber Mountain.


Day  3: Amber Mountain

Located twenty kilometers from the port, the green Amber Mountain Park ( a.k.a Montagne d’Ambre )  is home to lemurs, sacred waterfalls and a lush vegetation. The Montagne d’Ambre is the first national park to be created in Madagascar. We will do a trek in the national park to see the different species of lemurs  , the smallest and rarest chameleon in the world, and both sea and land turtles.  Afterwards you will continue to Grand Cascade, a beautiful waterfall that pours into a natural swimming pool surrounded.


Day  4: Joffreville to Ankarana & Red Tsingy Visit

On our way to Ankarana, we will discover in the mountains, southeast of Diego, The Red Tsingy.  Located right at the feet of eroded canyons, within the single sedimentary basin of Madagascar and a heterogeneous vegetation , They are made of sandstone, marl and limestone. We will arrive in Ankarana towards the middle of the afternoon.


Day  5:  Tsingy of Ankarana

The Ankarana is the second place in Madagascar where you can see the famous Tsingy. Here, we will walk through the forest where many endemic specimens live and appreciate the scenery offered by these impressive limestone formations.


Day 6: Ankarana – Antsiranana – Antananarivo

We drive back towards the city of Antsiranana and we take advantage of the morning to experience the slow pace of Diego Suarez , visit its colorful market. Passengers are transferred to the capital by air. Note: It’s also possible to fly directly to Nosy Be from here.

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