​Getting There – Ankarana SR

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.

Travel Alert

Travel restrictions and additional entry requirements may apply for Madagascar due to the coronavirus pandemic and if so, can change from day-to-day. Please visit our coronavirus page to stay informed about the latest developments.

Travel Alert

Your point of entry to Madagascar is Ivato International Airport (TNR) in Antananarivo (Tana). In most cases, your tour operator will organize all further ground operations, including airport pickup.

Ankarana Special Reserve is located about 1000km/621mi north of Tana. As the roads tend to be bad and driving times very long, most people fly around the island when visiting different areas. The most direct way to visit the reserve is to fly to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez). The distance from Antsiranana to the park entrance is 105km/65mi, and the driving time is about two to three hours. It is also possible to fly directly to Antsiranana from the popular beach resort area of Nosy Be.

Airlines & Ticket Prices

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

Domestic Flights

All domestic flights (chartered or scheduled) that are part of your tour are usually arranged by your tour operator and included in the price of your safari package.

The following domestic carriers have scheduled flights to Antsiranana:

  • Air Madagascar (Flies from Antananarivo and Nosy Be)
  • Madagasikara Airways (Flies from Antananarivo)

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

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

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