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We really excel at tailor-making your trip to your needs. You may want to see certain species or visit particular parks, reserves or lodges. You may want a private plane or helicopter and high class car, or need to travel at a certain time of year. Tailor-making works whether you are an experienced traveler or trying out a wildlife holiday for the first time, wanting to enjoy a wildlife experiences as part of an occasion like a birthday, honeymoon or anniversary, or a busy executive in search of a short wildlife fix.

Have you always wanted to design your own tour but let someone else handle all the nitty gritty of organizing it? Do you run specialized tours where you'd like us to put them together for you? Keen birders, scuba divers, conservationists, volunteers, photographers, surfers, medical adventurers, hikers, bikers, historians and geologists – no matter what your specialty is, we can tailormake accordingly! We also offer unique tours which you're more than welcome to join us on!

Do you have a large family or group of friends that you would like to travel? Does your company want to run its own set of branded series tours? The NDAO-i-Travel tailormade services and charter team can do organize all of this for you, and more! Whether it be in an air-conditioned bus, a minivan or a 4 x 4 vehicle, we will tailor a tour for you to ensure that your dream holiday takes in everything you're expecting from it.

Our team of well-travelled and dedicated individuals will provide you with a detailed itinerary, suggested accommodation, professional, friendly service and all the support you need to make travelling in Madagascar an absolute pleasure.

Whether your party is made up of two or two hundred travelers, we'll pull something special out of the bag, just for you!

You can enjoy complete flexibility in planning and booking on all our tours for a truly customized Madagascar holiday that is in your budget and personal style. Traveling around a theme or exploring something in particular? Our tailor-made holiday experts are eager to assist in planning an experience that fits your requirements putting you in complete control of your next Madagascar holiday.

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Ambanja and the Sambirano region, a true taste of adventure in wildlife

At the north of Madagascar, between Nosy Be and Diego Suarez, the town of Ambanja and its surroundings will open you many surprises, a change of scenery assured... Ambanja is the heart of the Sambirano region, which comprises the area along the course of the Sambirano River, from the Tsaratanana Massif down to Ampasindava Bay. This region nestled in the hollow of a green between sea and mountain, will enchant you with its peaceful atmosphere and its paths with large trees. In the heart of huge plantations of cocoa, coffee, pepper, vanilla, ylang-ylang and vetiver, immerse yourself in the valley of perfumes, or off the beaten track, near an exuberant nature and a population with an unparalleled smile. Guaranteed immersion in rural areas, here all within lush landscapes adorned with springs and forest trails.

The region of Sambirano is famous for its colorful chameleons. The chameleon pictured at photo is an Ambanja Panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis).

Forests near Ambanja offer opportunities to view the northern giant mouse lemur (Mirza zaza), which appears to be especially abundant in abandoned cashew orchards. The northern bamboo lemur (Hapalemur occidentalis) can also be encountered in forests along the Sambirano River valley. The Sambirano fork-marked lemur (Phaner parienti) can be seen in this region as well, sometimes even along the main roads at night.

A Delicious chocolate from naturally organic cacao grown in the Sambirano region is known worldwide.

Due to natural seasonal flooding of the river, the soil along the Sambirano riverbed and its surrounding cacao plantations are highly enriched with minerals and nutrients. Much of Sambirano's cacao trees stand on former fruit plantations dating back to the French colonial times. The resulting cocoa has hints of citrus fruit and is naturally sweet, which makes the Malagasy cocoa especially suitable for production of non-bitter dark chocolate without use of excessive sugar content or other additives. Furthermore, the final Madagascar chocolate product is usually rich in antioxidant flavoinoids as well as other healthy and reputedly aphrodisiac ingredients found in high proportions in pure Malagasy cacao.

If you can't buy chocolate Chocolaterie Robert's in Madagascar, various chocolate makers in other countries offer Madagascar cocoa based chocolate. However, such brands are mostly available in specialized gourmet chocolate stores, usually at relatively high prices.

The NDAO-i-Travel proposes to you to discover the region of Sambirano through various thematic excursions. With us you have the possibility to explore the region through original circuits that offer different modes of discovery: mountain biking, walking, canoeing or all-terrain vehicle. For those who wish to explore this blessed region in depth we can also organize visits to little explored sites. We take you to a little-known area to share find authentic encounters and a true taste of adventure in wildlife.

Unforgettable moments for a long time will remain in your heart, as well as social networks and personal photo albums.

ENJOY THESE… activities:

Sambirano Cocoa Cycling Tour. It is not a difficult cycling tour through the cocoa region - 4 days/3 nights. This tour is ideal for nature enthusiast and chocolate lovers alike.

The Exclusive Sambirano River Trekking Tour. Trekking tour along the Sambirano River from Ambanja to the first mountains of the Tsaratanana Integral Reserve - 8 days/7 nights. It requires a reasonable level of fitness.

The mangrove and the village Antsahampano. This one-day circuit from Ambanja allows to discover the mangrove of Sambirano region whose role is an essential for the west coast of Madagascar that it protects from erosion, and also serving as a nursery for many marine species.

The Waterfall Bons Pères and Ambobaka village. This one-day circuit from Ambanja makes it possible to discover the High Sambirano and its immense cocoa plantations, its rice fields and its small villages.

Visit to The Millot Plantations. Top choice of "lonely Planet" of farm in Ambanja. This beautiful plantation, established in 1904, is a leading producer of organic cocoa, spices and essential oils, and a visit to this little slice of paradise is not only highly informative but a true festival of the senses.

Expedition to Tsaratanana Integral Reserve, to the peak of Maromokotra. We can to organize a trekking expedition-level to explore this impressive volcanic granite massif and the protected isolated and remote area. It takes a week or even more to reach the peak. A reasonable level of fitness is also necessary.