Getting There – Masoala 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.

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Travel Alert

Most visitors enter the country via Ivato International Airport (TNR). Safaris to Masoala National Park usually start from Antananarivo (Tana). It is most likely your tour will include pick up from the airport and all onward travel within Madagascar.

There are no roads to Masoala. Most people get to the park by chartered flight from Antananarivo. The only other way to get to the peninsula is by boat or on a hiking expedition.

The gateway town to Masoala is Maroantsetra, which is located 750km/466mi from Antananarivo. The boat transfer from Maroantsetra to Masoala takes about two 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

Your tour operator will usually take care of internal flight arrangements (chartered or scheduled) between the parks and include them in your overall safari package.

Air Madagascar has scheduled flights from Antananarivo to Maroantsetra. However, these flights are notorious for regularly being full, delayed or cancelled.

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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