• Adventure, Cultural, Ecological, Sightseeing, Wildlife

12 days on Pirate Island

  • Antananarivo, Madagascar
  •   20
  • English, French


Embark on a swashbuckling adventure to Madagascar’s Pirate Island with Safari Madagascar. Sail to Nosy Be, the famed ‘pirate island’ off the northwest coast. See the Betsiboka River pirate graveyard, snorkel shipwrecks, and explore secluded coves. Visit lemur forests, fishing villages, and stunning beaches. Enjoy pirate-themed meals, ATV jungle rides, and sailing on traditional pirogue boats. On this 12-day trip, discover Madagascar’s pirate history and natural beauty. The perfect voyage for free-spirited explorers.


A member of our team will welcome you at the hall of the international airport in Antananarivo. Please look out for a sign with your name after you exit from the restricted area with your luggage. Our guide will take you to your private vehicle for transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Antananarivo

You start the journey to the East and drive along National Road Number 02, the main commercial road of the country. The ride will take 3 hours and a half (150km). It is a great opportunity to see the sights and discover the Malagasy lifestyle and architecture along the way. You visit The Peyrieras farm before getting to Andasibe. This private reserve is renowned for its reptiles. It was founded by the French entomologist and naturalist André Peyrieras. The collection includes many reptile species (chameleons, geckos, and frogs), and lemur species. Night walk in Andasibe: The driver and the guide will accompany you for a night walk from 6:00 pm to see chameleons and other nocturnal lemur species, like Mouse lemurs. Overnight in Andasibe Hotel or Sahatandra River (Breakfast included)

After breakfast, let’s visit Mantadia National Park. From 14km of Andasibe village on a dirt road, you’ll reach the primary forest. The 3-hour hike through the primary forest allows you to discover the famous Black and White Ruffed Lemur, Red-Bellied Lemur, and Common Brown Lemur. The park also offers excellent bird watching opportunities, including chances of seeing the Pitta-like Ground Roller and Scaly Ground Roller. After the visit, drive back to the lodge. Don’t miss the visit to Andasibe village, where you can see the lifestyle of the local people and how they make a living and occupy their free time. In the evening, go for a night walk with your private guide to spot the smallest lemur called the Mouse Lemur and other species of chameleons. The local people wanted to manage their land on their own. Overnight in Lemur Lodge or Sahatandra river (Breakfast included)

Visit Analamazaotra National Park, a fantastic place for lemur watching. Leave the hotel at 7:30 am. Analamazaotra is home to Indri Indri, the largest lemur species or “Babakoto”. Then, hike for 3 or 4 hours to discover other lemur species such as Sifaka, Brown Lemurs, and watch birds.

After breakfast, we will go for a hike with your guide to visit the Palmarium reserve. It’s an easy hike and a really nice place for a walk, especially to see the Indri-Indri, Diademed Sifakas, Black and White Ruffed Lemurs, and the endemic carnivorous plant called Nepenthes. Free leisure in the afternoon.

After breakfast, we drive to Manambato, reaching the winding route over a green landscape with numerous fruit stalls along the road. At the junction close to Brickaville, we take a bumpy 7km road to join the lake of RAVELOBE, where a boat will be waiting to transfer us to Ankany ny Nofy (The Nest of Dreams) through an artificial channel. During the colonial period, this channel was made by the local people. Ankany ny Nofy is located between the Indian Ocean and the Pangalane Channel. The ferry will take 1 hour and 30 minutes. Free leisure in the afternoon. At nightfall, we’ll embark on a speedboat to visit and see the Aye-Aye on a nocturnal tour. The Aye-Aye (Daubentonia Madagascariensis) is one of the most endangered lemur species. Being a nocturnal species, it is considered evil by the local people. Butchered for meat, this lemur became endangered and close to extinction. Not long ago, some Aye-Aye species were spotted in the Palmarium reserve. The remaining species are protected within this area. Our guided tour offers a unique opportunity to see this rare lemur. After this visit, we will reach the lodge.

Departure to Tamatave by motorboat. Crossing typical villages along the shore among the Pandanus and Ravenala trees. Picnic lunch included Arrival at the fluvial harbor of Tamatave. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation at Calypso & Spa

After breakfast, we leave the hotel and drive to Mahambo, where we’ll take a ferry to St. Marie Island. Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred to your lodge.

These two days are set aside for leisure.

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the airport and fly to Antananarivo. Our team members will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. Overnight in San Cristobal

According to your flight schedule and if time allows, you’ll have a city tour and transfer.

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