Best of Makay North

This trip starts from Antananarivo to reach Miandrivazo and the following day continues to Bekignana which is the last village before starting the treks and also to meet all the porters team and the local guide. The first day that you start the treks, you will be already amazed by the exceptional beauty, the dry sandy rivers, the large valley, …. And you will have the opportunity to camp in the Andranomitea’s cave which is an uninhabited corner. You will have six and half days for exploring the extraordinary landscape of the Makay and 7 to 8 hours walk per day is required to reach every campsite.

Madagascar Touring
Specification of the circuit
  • Destination : West
  • Duration : 10 Days and 9 Nights
  • Period : May to Novembre
  • Type : Adventure, discovery, trekking
  • Recommended vehicles : 4x4
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Madagascar Touring
Specification of the circuit
  • Destination : West
  • Duration : 10 Days and 9 Nights
  • Period : May to Novembre
  • Type : Adventure, discovery, trekking
  • Recommended vehicles : 4x4
Check details
Madagascar Touring
Specification of the circuit
  • Destination : West
  • Duration : 10 Days and 9 Nights
  • Period : May to Novembre
  • Type : Adventure, discovery, trekking
  • Recommended vehicles : 4x4
Check details
Madagascar Touring
Specification of the circuit
  • Destination : West
  • Duration : 10 Days and 9 Nights
  • Period : May to Novembre
  • Type : Adventure, discovery, trekking
  • Recommended vehicles : 4x4
Check details

Highlights

Makay est un massif de grès qui représente la vie pour Madagascar. Il sert de réservoir d'eau du sud et de l'ouest de Madagascar. Plus de 20 rivières prennent leur source dans le massif.
Le paysage change presque tous les 100m. Vous verrez des canyons, des vallées, des montagnes, des forêts, du sable blanc, de la savane, etc.
Makay est l'une des rares zones inexplorées de Madagascar. Très peu de personne ont eu l'occasion de découvrir cette destination.
Il reste la meilleure destination pour ceux qui aiment les aventures, les randonnées et la nature.


Madagascar Touring Source of all rivers
in the south-west
Madagascar Touring Landscape change
almost every 100m
Madagascar Touring Panoramic view
Mountain chain
Madagascar Touring Canyon, river,
natural pool

Itinerary details

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Madagascar Touring day 1

Pick up at the meeting point indicated and then departure to Miandrivazo for about 400km via the city of Antsirabe where we will stop for lunch. Then keep on driving the whole afternoon through a varied landscape, small villages of farmers and gold miners. Arrival in the late afternoon, installation at the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Madagascar Touring day 2

Early in the morning, drive back to Malaimbandy where the tarred road ends and then take the track along the Bongolava mountain range. Picnic lunch along the way. After 2 hours of trail, we start to see the Makay North massif from afar. Installation of the campsite in a small village not far from the Makay, dinner and night. CAMPING

Madagascar Touring day 3

Start the hike in the Makay after the car transfer to get closer before going up a dry river for few hours. Then enter the heart of the massif by a large valley to arrive in Andranomitea cave, a place for a break to admire the unique landscape. After climbing the 1034 meter high peak where you will have a spectacular view, we will descend by another tributary to our next campsite. Dinner and overnight CAMPING

Madagascar Touring day 4-5

Two days of good hiking to link the Janjy campsite to the Sakapaly river, spending one night bivouac upstream of another river coming out of the Makay massif called “Ikaosy”. A few easy climbs will spice up the pace in order to have access to some hidden facets while skirting the eastern facade of the chain. Our local team will choose shortcuts to arrive before us to prepare installation. Dinner and overnight CAMPING

Madagascar Touring day 6

Today, we will begin the incursions into the Makay Massif by starting up a tributary of Sakapaly through a 3 to 4 km canyon to go out into another canyon that leads to the starting point by making a hiking loop. This day allows you to discover several facets of the Makay because the landscapes change with each step done. Picnic lunch while walking, dinner and overnight. CAMPING

Madagascar Touring day 7

We leave our campsite early in the morning by climbing on the sandstone plateau which allows a 360 ° view from one of the roofs of Makay. Passing by a dry forest for a small stopover (picnic) before reaching a new canyon that we will follow until the destination campsite. Installation, dinner and overnight. CAMPING

Madagascar Touring day 8

We leave our campsite in the morning and walk about 4 hours to reach the village of Tsiazorambo where the driver is waiting for us. This is also the place where we will do our farewell to the local guide and the Makay porters team. Then we continue our way to Morondava via Malaimbandy with a stop at the famous baobab alley to wait for the sunset before transfer to the hotel.

Madagascar Touring day 9

Full day at leisure in Morondava to enjoy the city and to rest before driving back to the capital.

Madagascar Touring day 10

Day to drive back to Antananarivo for about 13 hours. Lunch on the way. End of the program

  • Camping tent accommodation during the trip and hotel in Miandrivazo and Morondava.
  • Full board during the trip and half board at the hotel in Miandrivazo and Morondava.
  • All transportation (4×4) during the trip
  • Porters fees in the Makay Massif.
  • All activities mentioned in the program
  • All entrance fees, taxes and local guides
  • All camping materials and equipment EXCEPT the sleeping bag.
  • All lunches the stay at the hotels and during the road trip
  • Tips, drinks and extras.
  • Insurance and visa.
  • All activities not mentioned in the program.
  • International flight