​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.

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 your airport pickup.

Ankarana Special Reserve is located about 1,000km/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 2 to 3 hours*. It is also possible to fly directly to Antsiranana from the popular beach resort area of Nosy Be.

*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

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.

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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