​Getting There – Nosy Mangabe 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.

Most people start their holiday in Madagascar in Antananarivo (Tana). Your tour operator will probably pick you up at Ivato International Airport (TNR) and handle all travel logistics from there.

Nosy Mangabe Special Reserve is never visited by itself. Overnight camping is possible, but most people visit the island as a day trip, coming from Maroantsetra or in combination with a safari in Masoala National Park.

The gateway town to Masoala and Nosy Mangabe is Maroantsetra, which is located 750km/466mi from Antananarivo. The boat transfer from Maroantsetra to Nosy Mangabe takes 30 to 45 minutes and is dependent on the weather.

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 domestic flights (chartered or scheduled) and include the schedule and price in your safari package.

  • Madagascar Airlines (Has scheduled flights from Antananarivo to Maroantsetra; however, these flights are notorious for regularly being full, delayed or canceled)

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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