​Getting There – Ankarafantsika NP

Philip Briggs
By Philip Briggs

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Insight guide to Madagascar.

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Insight Guide to Madagascar.

Philip is the author of the Insight Guide to Madagascar.

Most likely, your point of entry to Madagascar is Ivato International Airport (TNR) in Antananarivo (Tana). In most cases, your tour operator will pick you up from the airport and handle all onward travel.

Ankarafantsika National Park is located 450km/280mi north of Antananarivo and the driving time is about 8 hours*. Alternatively, you can fly into the coastal town of Mahajanga, located 115km/71mi west of the park, and the driving time from there is about 2 hours*.

*Driving times are only a rough indication. You should always consider the possibility of significant delays.

Airlines & Ticket Prices

Check Skyscanner to see which airlines can take you to Ivato International Airport (TNR), and what tickets would cost.

Domestic Flights

Your safari package should include the domestic flights (chartered or scheduled) that are needed for your tour – these will usually be booked by your tour operator.

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

Please check our Getting There – Madagascar page to learn more about passport, visa, COVID-19 and other entry requirements.

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