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How far fro DS to Ankarana and to Nosy Be?

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How far fro DS to Ankarana and to Nosy Be?

Hi

I am traveling with two friends to Madagascar from 2- 13 October. We arrive in Tana, and plan to fly up to Diego Suarez on 4th. I would like to visit Ankarana reserve as well as Nosy Be.

As we have to back in Tana by 11/12 October, is there enough time to do both?

If we hire a driver, how long will it take to get from DS to Nosy Be / Hel-ville?

How long is the drive from DS to Ankarana?

Any advice would really be appreciated.

Thanks

Durban, South Africa
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1. Re: How far fro DS to Ankarana and to Nosy Be?

Also, it is possible to drive from Ankarana directly to Nosy in 1 day?

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4. Re: How far fro DS to Ankarana and to Nosy Be?

yes, it's possible to do Ankarana to Nosy Be in a single day.

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5. Re: How far fro DS to Ankarana and to Nosy Be?

09 Days is enough to explore Diego Suarez and Nosy Be, don’t skip off Emerald sea, 3 bays and Amber Mountain before visiting Ankarana, October is best time to visit Red Tsingy too if you want .

From Ankarana to Nosy be is possible for one day and I would like to suggest you to visit Millot plantation along the road to Ambanja.

In Nosy be you can visit Nosy Komba and Tanikelt the best place for snorkeling ,and why not Lokobe reserve;

Have nice trip!

Karel

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6. Re: How far fro DS to Ankarana and to Nosy Be?

you can go from Ankarana to Nosy be in one day..its not te kms that are long but the road is quite bad for some of the way. You could stop in Ambilobe..very traditional town..a bit like the wild west, very colourful with so much life to see.

The road toAmbajana is also pretty with Cocoa plantations and ylang ylang...

Then you get to Ankify where you catch the boat toNosy be..beprepared to be hassled..lots. So do not expect to get straight on the bot even if they say it will gostaright away..it won't leave unless its really full OR you get a private boat..which actually is not a bad idea...

There is a lovely little bar where you can hang out and wait until the boat is ready..on the right hand side on the way to the harbour front.

Be sure to get there before lunchtime as the sea is terrible aftr that and sometimes the boats don't even go.

I prefer Nosy Komba to Nosy Be..much nicer beaches and nature and so much more Malagasy.

Enjoy your visit and try to take it slow rather than try to see everything..we have been there 4 times and still haven't seen it all....

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