OFF THE BEATEN TRACK TREKKING AND BUSH CAMPING


Trekking trips in Madagascar are an extension trips which can be planned for 3 days up two weeks, depending on your interest.
The country doesn’t have high mountains like those in Africa continent, but it offers wide varieties of trekking areas including limbing some of Madagascar highest mountains not exceeding 2800m high, trekking in the dry regions under the heat of the sun, following river streams and trekking in humid areas crossing hills, valleys, streams and rivers.
During the trekking tour, you cross small villages and you will encounter some villagers while you have interactions with them and experience their way of life.
Here below is some sample of trekking trips, but we can design trekking according to your request.

There are two kinds of trekking:
1- Regular trekking: trekking inside the National Park
2- “Off-the beaten-track trekking

1-REGULAR TREKKING

  • 2 to 5 day trekking in Isalo National Park
  • 2 to 5 day trekking in Andringitra National Park
  • 2 to 5 day trekking in Ankarana National Park
  • 2 to 5 day trekking in Ranomafana National Park

2-OFF THE BEATEN TRACK TREKKING

  • 5 day Tanala Route: trekking from Antoetra to Ifanadiana
  • 6 day Central-east circuit: trekking from Ambohimahamasina to Ifanirea
  • 7 day Smuggler route: trekking from Tanandava to Vavatenina

10DAY TANALA ROUTE (TNR10)

10DAYS/9NIGHTS
  • Accommodation on full board basis in double or twin rooms
  • Accommodation: Middle range, 3*hotels and basic bush camping
  • Tips and gratuities are not included in the rates
  • Group size: max 10
  • Tour cost should be paid in EURO because the hotel tariffs and Malagasy money are based in Euro

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CENTRAL HIGHLANDS/CENTRAL-EAST
10DAY TANALA ROUTE OF WHICH 5DAY TREKKING

Day 1: Arrival
Arrival, meet and greet at Ivato airport and transfer to the hotel located in Antananarivo capital city.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Drive to Ambositra
Depart to Ambositra wooding carving center. We`ll cross the central highlands with the picturesque landscapes of Merina and Betsileo villages of thatched roof red clay brick houses with balconies, several irrigated rice paddies, eroded hills, and granite outcrops.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel
Day 3: Drive to Antoetra-TREKKING
This morning we drive to Antoetra, the starting point of the trek through the Zafimaniry and Tanala villages. We’ll walk through the humid and cold area to explore the scenery and hidden villages of the montane forest people. Picnic lunch along the way.
Bush camping on half board
Day 4:TREKKING
After breakfast, we depart for hiking over steep terrain. We will pass through rolling hills, mountain streams, farmland and Zafimaniry village’s renowned for woodcarving. Picnic lunch along the way.
Bush camping on full board.
Day 5: TREKKING
We have a full day trekking in the high montane area, crossing Tanala villages along the way.
Picnic lunch along the way.
Bush camping on full board
Day 6: TREKKING
We'll go hiking throughout the day to the remote eastern area.
Bush camping on full board
Day 7: TREKKING TO IFANADIANA-Drive to Ranomafana
Today we hike for a half day in a flat area to reach Ifanadiana village, the finishing point of our trekking expedition. Our vehicle will pick up us at Ifanadiana and drive to Ranomafana.
After having lunch, we will have afternoon at leisure.
Day 8: Ranomafana National Park
We will have a full day visit of the park which is home of 11 lemur species including three bamboo lemur species, Milne-Edwards sifaka, red-bellied lemur, common brown lemur and some nocturnal lemurs such as the sportive lemur that sleeps in tree-holes during the day.
On our evening walk we will see, with certainty, the tiny 45 gram brown mouse lemur.
AccommodatioN ON full board at the hotel
Day 9: Drive back to Antananarivo
Full day drive to Antananarivo.
Lunch on route
Dinner and overnight at the hotel
Day 15: Departure
You will be transferred to the airport for your return flight.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • During the camping , there is no electrical power, we use candles.
    • During the camping , use water purification for water supply

    ACTIVITIES

    • Visit of 5 day trekking
    • Visit of Ranomafana National Park

    INCLUDED

    • Accommodation:9nights in Middle range, basic and bush camping
    • Meals: 3meals a day
    • Transfers and ground transport
    • All excursions mentioned above and entrance park fees
    • Service of English speaking guide throughout the tour
    • Service of all park guides for above mentioned reserves
    • Luggage handling at airports
    • One mineral water each day

    EXCLUDED

    • International airfare to Madagascar
    • Travel insurance and taxes
    • Passport and visa fees
    • Beverages
    • Tips and gratuities
    • Optional excursions
    • Other expenses of personal nature
    • Luggage handling fee at the hotels

Trekking in Isalo National Park

Crossing the Capricorn Line

Interaction with local people

Passing through Zafimaniry village

Basic busch camping>