​Getting There – Kirindy 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.

The most common entry point to the country is Ivato International Airport (TNR) in the capital Antananarivo (Tana). Most tours start with a transfer from the airport and a night in the city. Whether you’re driving or flying on from here, your tour operator will most likely deal with all the logistics.

There are scheduled flights from Antananarivo to Morondava, the gateway town for Kirindy Forest.

Kirindy Forest is easily accessible by vehicle from Morondava town. The drive takes you through the famous Avenue des Baobabs. The distance is about 60km/37mi and the driving time is 2 hours*.

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

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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 tour operator will normally arrange your chartered or scheduled domestic flights. If the flights are part of your tour, they will usually be 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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