A curious and unusual history of piracy in the late 17th century : Diego Bay served as a hideout for pirates. Captain Misson, good family gentleman with his Italian companion Caraccioli, a former monk he met in Rome, and creates the stunning "Répulique de Libertalia». Privileged by its place on the route to India, Madagascar was the refuge of pirates chased Caribbean who are discrete and safe havens and extensive benchmarks. Having survived a battle against the English, the two men meditating on the brevity of life,animated by a spirit of freedom, offer to survivantsde menerunevie free of any attachment by engaging in looting and sharing everything : booty and women, to free the slaves captured boats. Leur devise "A Deo A Libertate» (God and freedom). With men of all nationalities collected over the adventures, they jointly founded the Libertalia Republic in the Bay of Diego Suarez.Less
Transfer to the airport Ivato. Reception on arrival Diego. Diégo, a city which has maintained its colonial architecture, City Club member of the world's most beautiful bays, is surrounded by four windows opening on 156 km east of the Indian Ocean by a narrow channel : «Vava lapasy». In 1500 and 1506, she received a visit, less peaceful, two Portuguese fleets controlled respectively by Diego Suarez Diaz and Hernan (Fernand egg Soares). It is these two admirals that the city and the bay Diego Suarez have their European name. City Tour : harbor, Marine Hotel, colonial buildings, the market ... Lunch. Installation at the hotel Meva Plage.
4x4 departure to tour the 3 berries : la baie des Sakalava, Bay pigeons, Bay dunes. A road along the bay through the village of Ramena Fishermen, dry deciduous forest sheltering several species of birds, including two specific Northern baobab. The beautiful beaches of the three bays suggests swimming and relaxing. Lunch. Our route leaves at the foot of the mountain of French. Back in town. Dinner and overnight at the hotel Colbert.
Departure for the National Amber Mountain Park in forty kilometers between Diego 800 e 1475 m d’altitude. With a rainfall rate of 3500mm, this part of the North is a real water tower for much of the region. A beautiful tropical forest covers nearly 18.000 hectares and traversed by many rivers connecting the lakes : Lake Cursed, Lake Texier, lac knows et Grand Lac, interspersed with streams and waterfalls : Antomboka, Cascade Sacrée et Cascade Antakarana,...
The reward forest the effort of a walker visitor with its lemurs and other mammals (Sanford’s brown lemur, crowned lemur, northerne sportive lemur, Amber mountain fork-marked lemur, brown mouse lemur, northern ring-tailed mongose, fox and fanalouc.
Dinner and overnight at the Nature Lodge or Monastery.
Departure to the massif of Ankarana. First, we take the paved road and a difficult trail leads us to the Red tsingy : Erosion has carved strange shapes earth chimneys forest red called "red tsingy". Lunch en route. Continue to the Ankarana. Discovery of underground aspects of the massif : caves, cathedrals, siphons, Valleys limoneuses, chimneys on more 120 km ... Diner et nuit au Iharana Lodge.
This karstic massif whose surface is covered in several places of sharp peaks (tsingy) This strange shapes and unpublished. This reserve has an area of 18 255 ha form a set of limestone eroded and has a network of underground caves and rivers that cross the through and through, an important part of the treasure sociocultural Antakarana. The dry forest and grassland that surround, home to rare and endemic species in Madagascar :
Among other lemurs : Eulemur fulvus, Pan and Aspergillus, then 92 species of birds 54 are endemic to Madagascar. The Varied Mésite is one of rarest birds in the world. There is also 13 bat species, chameleons, and crocodiles. Endemic species such as the family of Adansonia abound in this special reserve. It contains Pachypodium, from Euphorbia, des Adansonia perrieri, H. voyroni et des Hildegardia.
Découverte des Tsingy patients. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Track until Ambilobe and rich in plantation area : modulus, vanilla, cashew nut, Ylang Ylang ... Lunch. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Ankify.
Transfer to the port and a thirty minute speedboat speedboat to reach the port of Hell Ville. Reception and transfer to the hotel. Overnight.
Half-board at Hotel Vanilla.
Several possibilities of visits :
Sea Excursions :
Visit Nosy Tanikely reserve diving and Nosy Komba, its range of Ampangorina, is the stronghold of handicrafts of the region, most made even Nosy Komba (embroidery, sculpture,…).
Visite de Nosy Fany, perfect unoccupied sacred island for swimming and relaxing
Diving in apnea or bottled
shore excursions in South
Visit the botanical garden where you will find several varieties of plants including ylang ylang, which the extract is used in perfumery. We also find unexpected animals : lemurs, chameleons, ….
Vestige de Marodokany, vestige of an Indian village of the last century testifying to the importance of trade in this part of the island at the time of the Sakalava kings.
Passage to Hell city and visit the market : the cornices of the street, the administrative district which kept its colonial allure, the market where one can understand the life of a locality, the exchange there are intense, curious goods,…
Excursion to the North of Nosy Be :
We go through all the villages Dzamandzar, possibility of moving to the legendary beach Ambatoloaka. Lunch on the beach Andilana. Swimming and return in the afternoon.
Sunset at Mont Passot : view of the crater lakes and the lower part of Nosy Be.
Excursion to the Lokobe reserve : A road runs to the capital city and Hell through lush vegetation to the village Ambatozavavy where we take the canoes (Recommended plastic shoes). Then visit the Lokobe Reserve.
Transfer and flight to Antananarivo. Home and passing the craft market. Dinner and overnight at the Chalet des Roses.
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