Eastern Madagascar

Transportation

Ferry in Soanierana-Ivongo

Melissa Express

Boat service between Soanierana-Ivongo and Mananara (Ar135,000, five hours, three days a week March to August, daily September to February). Service all the way to Maroantsetra (Ar215,000, nine hours, twice a...

Boat in Maroantsetra

Melissa Express Office

The Melissa Express runs between Maroantsetra and Mananara (three hours, and then travels onward to Soanierana-Ivongo) twice a week between September and February. The service is subject to frequent...

Ferry in Mahambo

El Condor

This new catamaran plies the route between Mahambo and Ambodifotatra on Île Sainte Marie (three hours). El Condor's shuttle bus leaves from Tanambao V in Tamatave at 6am to arrive in Mahambo at 9am. Departure and...

Car Hire in Tamatave (Toamasina)

Mbola Tsara Voyage

Taxi-brousse company Mbola Tsara Voyage rents private 4WDs for travel on the RN5. Published prices for car and driver from Tamatave include Mananara and Maroantsetra (Ar2 million) but with any luck, aggressive...

Bus in Mananara

Kofifen

Runs taxis-brousses between Mananara and Tamatave, stopping in Soanierana-Ivongo. The fare is Ar100,000 for a place in the cab (the vehicle on this route is a pickup truck). The trip takes at least two days.

Ferry in Soanierana-Ivongo

Cap Sainte-Marie

Boat service between Soanierana-Ivongo and Ambodifotatra on île Sainte-Marie. The shuttle bus from Tamatave leaves at 5am from Tanambao V, next to Jesosy Mamonjy church.

Ferry in Soanierana-Ivongo

Gasikara Be

Boat service between Soanierana-Ivongo and Ambodifotatra on île Sainte-Marie. The shuttle bus from Tamatave leaves at 5am from Gare Routière Transport Vatsy.

Boat in Mananara

Melissa Express

The Melissa Express passenger boat operates along the coast between Mananara, Maroantsetra and Soanierana-Ivongo.

Motorcycle Hire in Maroantsetra

Be Leonor

The president of the moto-taxi association of Maroantsetra and a reliable pilot.