Getting There – Sainte Luce Reserve

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). Your tour operator will pick you up from the airport and handle all onward travel.

There are scheduled flights to Taolagnaro, the nearest town to Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge in Sainte Luce Bay. A road transfer from Taolagnaro to the lodge is included in the lodge package. The bumpy drive takes 2½ hours.

Many people staying here book a combined package with a stay at the sister camp, Mandrare River Camp at Ifotaka Forest. The package includes scheduled charter flights from Antananarivo. During the high season, from mid-July to late November, departures are guaranteed and on a per seat basis.

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 safari 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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