Getting There – Ifotaka Forest

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

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Travel Alert

Your point of entry to Madagascar is most likely Ivato International Airport (TNR) in Antananarivo (Tana). With most safari packages your tour guide will pick you up from the airport and provide transport to your accommodation.

Mandrare River Camp at Ifotaka Forest is located in a remote corner of southern Madagascar. The easiest way to get here is by scheduled charter flight from Antananarivo. During the high season, from mid-July to late November, departures are guaranteed and on a per seat basis. The flights are scheduled to combine a stay at the sister camp Manafiafy at Sainte Luce Reserve.

A cheaper, but less reliable and convenient option is to book a regular flight to Taolagnaro (Fort Dauphin). A road transfer from Taolagnaro to the camp is included in the camp package. The bumpy drive takes 3½ hours.

Airlines & Ticket Prices

Check Skyscanner or, for multiple destination flights, check Expedia 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 tour package.

The following domestic carriers have scheduled flights to Taolagnaro:

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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