Fall in love with Antsiranana, Diego Suarez
Main town of Northern Madagascar and third port of the island, relic of the French colonisation, Antsiranana (Diégo-Suarez) offers you a range of nautical and land-based activities amidst staggering landscapes, including the Ramena Beach and its turquoise waters which is one of the most beautiful of the world, the Amber Mountain, and the Ankarana Massif, as well as the red tsingys or the Emerald Sea.
To take you to Arrachart, the international airport of Antsiranana (DIE), Madagascar Airlines has for you up to two scheduled flights per day at the departure of Antananarivo (TNR) and weekly flights at the departure of Sambava (SVB) and Nosy Be (NOS)
Here are the top tourist attractions in the Antsiranana region:
Antsiranana is full of various sites to discover absolutely.
You can visit the site of the red Tsingy:
True nature's works of art, the Red Tsingy of Antsiranana are among the sites to be discovered in the northern region of Madagascar.
Located two hours drive from Antsiranana by car, this exceptional spot is one of the most unique places in the world.
Explore the bays of the city of Diego Suarez:
The colour of the turquoise sea, combined with the white of the sand, make Antsiranana's beaches the most beautiful in the world. To fully enjoy it, go to Ramena beach, with its 3 km long beaches. A vast space of tranquility in a small corner of paradise.
3 bays follow each other for 156km in Antsiranana: Sakalava Bay, Dune Bay and Pigeon Bay.
Sakalava Bay is one of the best kitesurfing spots in the world. Kitesurfers can enjoy the ideal wind, the warm and shallow sea, protected by a coral reef.
The Baie des Dunes and the Baie des Pigeons will allow you to discover an exceptional fauna, which you can discover on guided hikes.
As you move further away from the sea, be amazed by the exceptional fauna and flora. Without a doubt, Antsiranana (Diégo Suarez) has some very interesting sites to visit in Madagascar.
The "pain de sucre" :
The Pain de Sucre is an island of volcanic origin, and emblematic of Antsiranana. Sacred place, the "fijoroana" (traditional ceremonies) are practiced regularly. The islet is also a refuge for “fanihy” bats. The ancient Sakalava Kings are buried on Nosy Lonjo (his name in Malagasy).
Visit Ankarana Reserve:
Ankarana Reserve is located south of Diégo Suarez at 108 km on the RN6. There is an extraordinary fauna and flora. You can meet lemurs, some carnivorous mammals, reptiles, but also live birds in their natural environment.
Ride on the Windsor castle:
To get a 360° view of Antsiranana, take the height to the Windsor Castle.
Located 390m high, near a fishing beach, the Windsor Castle is a former fort built after the war by the English. The course is difficult and is aimed more at adventurers, but when you get there, you can enjoy a breathtaking panorama. You will have the opportunity to see the whole of the bay of Diégo Suarez, but also the bay of the Courier.
Discover Nosy Ankao (or Nosy Anko), a small paradisiacal island which is part of a private archipelago of five islands south east of Antsiranana, in the Diana region. The island is endowed with a luxuriant vegetation and a remarkable marine biodiversity.
The island is accessible only by helicopter from the city of Antsiranana Diego Suarez. With a luxury ecolodge, the island has been made famous as it welcomes the biggest international stars.
Madagascar Airlines flights to Antsiranana
Madagascar Airlines offers flights to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) on a daily basis!
Book your flight now , and enjoy the cheapest fares to reach the capital of DIANA province.
Madagascar Airlines Agency in Antsiranana (Diègo-Suarez)
Adress: 5, Rue SurCouf Quartier Avenir
Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m to 11:30 a.m
2:30 p.m to 16:30 p.m
saturday: 8 a.m to 10 a.m