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Location: The Litchi tree is an intimate eco villa located in the north of Madagascar. The villa is surrounded by litchi and mango trees. In the garden you can spot chameleons, leaf tailed geckos, boas and other snakes. Enjoy the view over the Diego Suarez bay and the Mozambique Channel from the terrace.
How to get here: The Litchi Tree is about 1 hour by car from Diego Suarez. It is the closest hotel to the Amber Mountain National Park (4km), in the small village of Joffreville.
Structure: The Litchi Tree has six nicely decorated rooms. All the large rooms and en-suit bathrooms are equipped with solar heated water coming from the Amber Mountain waterfall. The main house is a modest bungalow, with an intimate lounge, bar and dining areas. The five hectares of gardens are very pleasant. One can spot chameleons and leaf-tailed geckos.
After a day in the park enjoy a signature cocktail in the charming little red lounge. Local aged rum, selected whiskies, worldwide gins and a list of urban cocktails can be appreciated as well. The french chef serves a original flavours mixed cuisine and they have a wide wine selection.
Why staying here: The nearby park provides a good range of hiking trails. The Litchi Tree is also a great place as a base to explore the historic port of Diego Suarez and the beautiful coral lagoons of the Emerald Sea.
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The trip will take you to the fascinating north of Madagascar. Diversity, adventure and relaxation – this is a balanced itinerary suitable for all. Diego with its beautiful bays and the views of the Sugar Loaf, the orchids, lemurs and chameleons of the Amber National Park, the fragile Red Tsingy, the spectacular pinnacles of Ankarana and the magical Nosy Be – you will get to see them all. The trip will be balanced off on a good pace, since it takes time to drive between each place. You can do this trip starting from both Diego Suarez and Nosy Be. It is a good idea to switch the start and finish of the holiday if there are better flights to either of the two airports. Let us know about your preferences.View full itinerary