7 days in Madagascar Itinerary

7 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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7 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Nosy Be
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h
2
Andasibe
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Morondava
— 1 night
4
Antananarivo
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Johannesburg

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.
On the 3rd (Fri), stroll through Lokobe Nature Special Reserve and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lemuria Land and then step off the mainland to explore Nosy Sakatia.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nosy Be travel route planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Nosy Be is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Johannesburg to Nosy Be, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nosy Be, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nosy Sakatia ©
Nosy Sakatia

2
nights
Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Analamazaotra Special Reserve, stroll through Vakona Private Reserve, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Andasibe planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Nosy Be to Andasibe takes 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Morondava.

Things to do in Andasibe

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Madagascar, then steep yourself in history at Ankevo Hamlets, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Avenue of the Baobabs.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Morondava trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Andasibe to Morondava takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Morondava

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks
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Avenue of the Baobabs ©
Avenue of the Baobabs

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Tsimbazaza Zoo and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lemurs' Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Antananarivo online tour planner .

You can fly from Morondava to Antananarivo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Lemurs' Park ©
Lemurs' Park
Tsimbazaza Zoo ©
Tsimbazaza Zoo

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