Trekking in Madagascar

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  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Antananarivo, Madagascar
  • Ends Antananarivo, Madagascar
  • +8
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  • Trek in Isalo National Park
  • Climb Madagascar's second highest peak Peak Boby
  • See lemurs in their natural habitat
  • Relax on the beach in the coastal town of Ifaty
The Trekking In Madagascar tour starts from and ends in Antananarivo. It is a trekking trip that takes 14 days taking you through Ranohira, Andringitra National Park, Isalo National Park and 6 other destinations in Madagascar. Trekking In Madagascar is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, meals and others.

This exciting itinerary allows us to experience the incredible diversity of Madagascar, predominantly on foot. We trek in Andringitra National Park, one of the most beautiful and biodiverse parks on the island, and in Isalo National Park with its unique landscape of rock formations, deep canyons, waterfalls and natural swimming pools. We go in search of lemurs in Anja Reserve and visit Ranomafana National Park, walking through spectacular scenery in the hope of spotting endemic lemurs, including dancing sifakas. Throughout the trip, the unique wildlife of this island will enchant and amaze.
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 9 reviews
Well timed, excellent tour guide, uniquely beautiful
5 - Excellent
  • Nadia Andrighetto
  • From South Africa
  • On Sep 13 2019
“This trip has the perfect balance of lovely drive days, intercepted by lovely authentic village walks with a great knowledgeable local tour leader who was so accommodating in every way. The scenery is lovely, the food is good, the diversity of things seen are unrivalled. Madagascar is lovely, especially during the dry season.”
Fascinating experience
4 - Very Good
“The trip was a great experience. Madagascar is very different to anywhere else I've been in Africa. The tourist industry is less developed, which in itself added to the 'adventure'. This does mean that there was no alternative to eating in the hotels along the way. We covered a lot of ground, which leads to long hours in the bus, but there is lots to look at along the way, and it's the only way to see all the different locations that we visited. The unmade road to Andringita National Park was an experience in itself - in 4x4 jeeps, with planks on top, in case they are needed (and they were) to enable us to cross basic wooden bridges. We saw less wildlife than I had hoped, but never had the dispiriting experience of seeing nothing!”
Trekking in Madagascar (September 2016)
5 - Excellent
“A very busy but well paced trip that I thoroughly enjoyed. The trekking is tougher than I'd expected, due to the heat, and there were some stiff climbing and descents, but the paths were very good and the views en route were stunning. Both Isalo and Andringitra, where the majority of the trekking takes place, are very different and offer very different experiences. Madagascar is an interesting country, quite different to other places in Africa that I've been too, but sadly, almost totally deforested nowadays, so the distances between the various national parks are several hours drive apart, meaning some long sessions on the bus. However, the scenery is very interesting nevertheless - Madagascar is not a flat country so there is plenty to look at while you drive. A nice touch was that the bus would stop one side of a village, you'd all get out and the bus would drive a couple of miles up the road allowing you to amble through the village to break up the journey - we did this several times and they were very welcome breaks. This did mean, however, that there was very little wildlife to see outside of the parks, and indeed, within them sometimes. I had expected more if I'm honest, however, our tick list of Lemur spieces was still good - around 6-8 I think. In Ranomafana, the rainforest, we saw quite a few, although they tended to be high up in the canopy. The night walk we did here was excellent though - our guide managed to find 2 mouse lemurs in the dark, and there were lots of Chameleons, and this was definitely worth doing. The beach resort at the end was paradise. You have a free day and although the whales had gone, so that trip was out, some of us elected to visit the fishing village just up the coast, which I loved. You can easily walk to the village, by turning left out of the lodge, but the paid for visit allows you to wander around the village itself, rather than just watching all the boats on the beach. In the afternoon, we visited the "Spiny Forest", which was actually more of a botanical garden, but still interesting. On the camping portions on the trip, the first two nights (in Andringitra) were very basic, and it got quite cold at night, but the 3rd night was at a lodge, which was lovely - and they sold beer there - so was a very welcome place to end the time in the national park. In Isalo, the camp site is in a lovely location, and the porters had kindly brought a couple of crates of beer with them, so we had beer that night too, so it was only the first two camping nights were we had no beer and very basic facilities. The hotels were all excellent and tourist standard for Madagascar. They all had patchy Wi-Fi and the restaurants and bars were good and all sold beer, so we didn't need to leave the hotels in the evening to eat or drink. However, there is only 2 places where you stay for 2 nights, and we tended not to arrive until tea-time, so there was very little unpacking. I think I only had one cold shower during the two weeks.”
Wonderful experience
5 - Excellent
“This trip was just amazing. An excellent opportunity to discover this beautiful country. During the two weeks, you can discover a big variety of landscapes (rainforest, savannah, beach...) and see many animals. I found it particularly great, that we spent almost two days in the Ranomafana (rainforest) region. I appreciate that there are no visits to animals in captivity/ zoos. During our tour, we saw unexpectedly plenty wild animals. I would say that chances to see many various Lemurs are quite high! The highlight of the trip for me were the two trekking "sequences" with camping. It is just awesome to have a swim in one of the most scenic "natural pools", and then walk refreshed through the breathtaking landscape of the Andringitra national park. I furthermore really liked the sunrise hike to Peak Boby, Madagascar's second highest peak. Eating at the fireplace and singing with the local helpers Malagassy songs was very inspiring and a great experience.”
  • Day 1: Start Antananarivo; overnight.
  • Day 2: Morning city tour; transfer to Ambositra.
  • Day 3: To Antoetra; full-day trek through hills and rice fields, visiting local villages.
  • Day 4: Transfer to Ranomafana N.P.
  • Day 5: Morning visit to Ranomafana N.P.; transfer to Ambalavao in the afternoon.
  • Day 6: Early transfer to Andringitra N.P. to start the three-day trek to climb Peak Boby.
  • Day 7: Andringitra National Park
  • Day 8: Andringitra National Park.
  • Day 9: Visit Anya Reserve to look for Ring-tailed lemurs; to Isalo N.P.
  • Day 10: The first of two days spent exploring isalo National Park.
  • Day 11: Continue exploring Isalo National Park.
  • Day 12: To west coast and beaches; overnight at Ifaty beach.
  • Day 13: Free time for relaxation or optional activities at Ifaty beach.
  • Day 14: Fly to Antananarivo and end.
  • 9 nights hotels with en suite facilities, 4 nights full-service camping, some basic campsites, all with shared facilities , All accommodation
  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 dinners
  • All transport and listed activities
  • (if booking incl. flights)
  • 5 days walking with full porterage
  • 3 shorter daywalks
  • Altitude maximum 2658m, average 500m
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Any international flights to/from Antananarivo are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Trekking in Madagascar tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Trekking in Madagascar tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 17 June 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 17 June 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Trekking in Madagascar tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Trekking in Madagascar tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
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