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Antsiranana, Faritany d' Antsiranana, Madagascar

How much does it cost to travel to Antsiranana?

You should plan to spend around $90 (MGA398,069) per day on your vacation in Antsiranana. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $35 (MGA155,704) on meals
  • $14 (MGA62,489) on local transportation
  • $86 (MGA380,771) on hotels

A one week trip to Antsiranana for two people costs, on average, $1,254 (MGA5,572,962). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Antsiranana cost?

A one week trip to Antsiranana usually costs around $627 (MGA2,786,481) for one person and $1,254 (MGA5,572,962) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Antsiranana on average costs around $1,254 (MGA5,572,962) for one person and $2,508 (MGA11,145,925) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Antsiranana will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Antsiranana on average costs around $2,687 (MGA11,942,062) for one person and $5,374 (MGA23,884,124) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Antsiranana has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Antsiranana expensive to visit?

Prices in Antsiranana are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Africa, Antsiranana is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Kruger National Park or Drakensberg.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Antsiranana Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Antsiranana?

The average Antsiranana trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Antsiranana travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) MGA380,771 ($86)
Local Transportation 1 MGA62,489 ($14)
Food 2 MGA155,704 ($35)
Entertainment 1 MGA82,940 ($19)
Alcohol 2 MGA22,142 - 66,426 ($5 - 15)
Accommodation Budget in Antsiranana
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Antsiranana is $43 (MGA190,385). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Antsiranana is $86 (MGA380,771). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Antsiranana

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Antsiranana based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $63. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Antsiranana
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Antsiranana is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $14 (MGA62,489) per person, per day, on local transportation in Antsiranana.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Antsiranana
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Rental Cars in Antsiranana
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Food Budget in Antsiranana
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Antsiranana can vary, the average cost of food in Antsiranana is $35 (MGA155,704) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Antsiranana should cost around $14 (MGA62,282) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Antsiranana is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Antsiranana
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Antsiranana typically cost an average of $19 (MGA82,940) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Alcohol Budget in Antsiranana
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  • The average person spends about $9.96 (MGA44,284) on alcoholic beverages in Antsiranana per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Antsiranana on a Budget
Antsiranana is the capital of Madagascar's northernmost province, Diana, and until 1975 it was known as Diego Suarez. The city has a port that has become a site for naval repairs and is the largest in the entire Indian Ocean. The port is mainly used for tinned fish and bottled drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic). The city has a population of a little over 100,000. The French used the city as a military base after independence from 1960 until 1973, after the socialist revolution.
The town of Antsiranana is very close to d'Ambre National Park and Ankarana National Park, so many people pass through on their way to one of these parks. There are some historic colonial buildings in town worth visiting. The former Hotel de la Marine for seafarers is a good example of one of the buildings, though decaying, that depicts colonial architecture. Another way to see the colonial architecture is by walking down Rue Colbert all the way to Rue Richelieu. At the end of Rue Richelieu is a picture-perfect lighthouse.

The Bay of Antsiranana is one of the largest lagoons in the world and is a stunning sight to see. The bay opens into the Indian Ocean and is shaped like a flower. On the southern horizon of the bay, you can see Sugar Loaf, a mountain that is a popularly photographed landmark. If you are visiting sometime between December and March, you will probably notice large cruise ships sailing through the bay, as it is a popular stop on tourist cruise tours.
Antsiranana is the capital of the Diana region of Madagascar. It is the northernmost part of the entire island. Other regions nearby are Sofia (southwest) and Sava (southeast). A popular place to visit that is nearby to the city is Ramena. It is a small village with a beautiful, uncrowded beach. On the way to Ramena, look out for Baobabs, which are a species of trees only found in Madagascar.

Explore the Three Bays of Antsiranana: Pigeons' Bay, Dunes Bay, and Sakalava Bay. All have turquoise water with white sand beaches. Rent a 4x4 and venture out to the extreme tip of Madagascar where you can hike through the village of Ambodimanga and see multiple baobab trees. This is about a four to five hour journey.

There is a rock formation near the town called Windsor Castle. Surrounding the formation are many rare plants that can only be found in this region. There are also some fortifications from World War II that are visible.

Visit Jungle Park, which is camp located a bit outside of town. There are tons of activities offered here; hiking, climbing, and bird watching to name a few. There are bungalows to stay in that are built with completely natural materials; some of them are even built high up in the trees as if you are staying in a tree house!

Something to keep in mind while in Antsiranana is that most places close between noon and three in the afternoon as most residents use this time for napping.
Food and Dining
The national dish of Madagascar is Romazava. It is cooked in a large pot and usually served over rice. It contains beef, pork, and chicken with onions, tomatoes, spinach and garlic. The cuisine in Madagascar is called Malagasy and is influenced by India, Africa, Southeast Asia, China, and Europe.

For Malagasy cuisine, Le Mora Mora is a great place to eat at. It is located on the corner of Rue Montcalm and Sylvain Roux. Le Balafomaga is another great place to get local food. You can enjoy your meal while sitting on a bamboo-covered terrace. A great breakfast or lunch spot is Sant Diego Rock Cafe, which serves breakfast items, burgers, pizza, milkshakes, crepes and more. Da Ruggero is a fine Italian restaurant in town, which is across from Camp Militare. L'etincelle serves delicious and traditional French cuisine and is near the Grand Hotel on Rue Colbert.

Arrachart International Airport is about ten kilometers from the city. This is the best option if coming to Antsiranana from somewhere off of the island itself. From Antananarivo, another large city in Madagascar, you can take a direct bus, however, it is a three- day journey. It is advisable that you reserve bus tickets in advance to ensure your spot.

Once in the town, you can get around on foot or by taxi. If you wish to visit Ramena beach, a taxi will cost around 50,000AR round-trip.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.