The Makay Massif Madagascar Tour

You will follow national road 7 to explore the beautiful landscapes of the Malagasy highlands as well as many large cities such as Antsirabe, Ranomafana, Ambalavao Traranoro, Ranohira and Isalo. The Makay Massifs are a unique place that was only discovered in 2009 and is a paradise for those who love liberty, nature and trekking.
Five days are dedicated to trekking in the Makay massifs, which are a remarkable work of nature.
Accompanied by trackers and porters, we enter the massif to the southwest. This massif is made up of ruiniform yellow and red sandstones whose erosion has given birth of a veritable mineral fortress formed by a canyon of several hundred
meters. Let's say that it is a true sanctuary of nature, with its deep and inaccessible valleys which constitute a real taste for adventure. With 8 hours on average per day of walking, the days do not present too many technical difficulties, no significant difference in altitude but it is still necessary to take into account sandy soil. When crossing between valleys and canyons, water flows in permanence. The temperature could reach up to +35°C overnight in bivouacs.

Makay Massifs tour - Itinerary: Antananarivo – Antsirabe – Ranomafana – Ambalavao – Tsaranoro – Ranohira – Isalo National Park – The Makay massifs – Ambositra

  • Day 1 – Antananarivo – Antsirabe
  • Day 2 – Antsirabe – Ranomafana
  • Day 3 – Ranomafana – Ambalavao
  • Day 4 – Ambalavao – Tsaranoro
  • Day 5 – Tsaranoro – Ranohira
  • Day 6 – Isalo National Park
  • Day 7 to Day 12 – The Makay massifs
  • Day 13 – Ranohira – Ambositra
  • Day 14 – Ambositra – Antananarivo

Good to know:

  • This Tour is available between April and October.
  • This Tour requires good physical condition
  • Accommodation in the Makay Massifs is under tents
  • The maximum number of participants is 08 pax


  • Rental 4WD vehicle during the Tour
  • Fuel
  • The internal flight
  • Accommodation and Hotels (Tent & decent room with private bathroom).
  • Cost of visits mentioned on the program and fees for local guides, trackers and porters.
  • Trekking to the Makay massif under full board formula from Day 6 to Day 12
  • Bivouac equipment (tent, mattress, sheet, kitchen utensil, etc.)
  • Municipal duties and taxes, ferry crossings, tolls, parking, etc.
  • Accommodation of the driver and French-speaking guide (meals, accommodation, compensation and miscellaneous costs).

Not included:

  • Lunch and dinner except during the Trek in the Makay Massifs, mentioned in the program description
  • Drinks and mineral water
  • Extras, tips and personal expenses
Listing created Feb 17, 2024

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