Pure adventure and nature experience
There are many places in Madagascar that have been touched by man only very little or not at all. However, the most fascinating of these places you will find on the east coast of the country, on the so-called Masoala Peninsula. There you will find partly still completely untouched rainforest and there are neither roads nor tracks that would take you further. If you are traveling on the Masoala Peninsula and want to get from Maroantsetra to Antalaha, for example, you consequently have only one option besides the boat connection: you have to use the footpath and get the distance behind you on your own two legs. We present Offers on the Masoala Peninsula with Masoala Forest Lodge as well as the Arol Lodge. If you want to experience more adventure, the treks described below are probably just right for you. We would be happy to put together an appropriate tour for you in this regard - however, you should know about the associated hardships from the beginning.
Different routes with different adventures and difficulty levels
The main line between Maroantsetra and Antalaha stops for you good 130 kilometer walk ready, in an area where almost constant drizzle rules from the sky. Nevertheless, you will meet many other people on this route, at least on the main route, because the locals relatively often take the hardships of the four-day tour, because they can not afford the cost of a comfortable boat crossing. You have several options to choose from on how exactly to walk the route. For example, less crowded is a possible route that you can from Maroantsetra to the village of Ampokafo leads. From there it goes a good 60 kilometers east. This quite arduous tour compensates among other things with a impressive pirogue ride on the Onive River. For this you will have to accept some privations on this concrete route, because between Ampokafo and Cap Est there are practically no fixed overnight accommodations. Only in the tent the nights can be spent reasonably safe.
Basic requirements for the tours
If you use the Tour on foot over the Masoala Peninsula you would like to tackle, then you should definitely look at a reliable team set. This includes among others an experienced guide, which not only shows you the way, but can additionally provide you with important assistance on various points. Also the Taking a carrier is recommended very, because due to the climatic conditions as well as the partly nevertheless quite impassable areas, by which you must hike, you become aware of the strains already with light luggage within shortest time. The most important equipment for this tour is the right footwear. You will have to cross many small rivers on foot, climb over rocky cliffs and be on your feet for about eight hours a day. Many experts argue about the right choice of shoes - experience has shown that a combination from hiking boots, neoprene shoes and lighter trekking sandals probably offer the best chances of arriving at the destination with reasonably healthy feet and preferably without pain. Blisters will probably not be avoided anyway due to the permanent moisture. Important in this case is the appropriate initial careSterile plasters and an antiseptic ointment are considered basic armor in this situation. Inflammatory injuries cannot be treated well on site in the jungle, so it is important to avoid such incidents as best as possible. However, if you do get injured during the trek, there is no need to worry too much: The many Malagasy who regularly walk the various routes are well prepared for such cases and will gladly take you to a safe place for an appropriate fee. Another important tool on this trip through Madagascar are Micropur tablets, which you can for the disinfection of the water will need. There are many stretches of road where you will not be able to supply yourself with fresh water.
Adventure versus comfort
Many people book a Madagascar vacation, because they extraordinary and unique experiences want to collect. The Masoala trek definitely offers something like that: Overnight stays in primitive accommodations, on whose corrugated iron roofs the rain drums at night, rice as the most important and often only staple food for many days and many other hardships will be waiting for you. For this compensates the unique and breathtaking experience But you all the time for this small inconvenience. We can plan an exact route for you, taking into account your individual constitution. We will also put together a team to accompany you during your trip and if you wish, you can still enjoy a comfortable Stay on Nosy Be book in addition. There you can then relax and enjoy the wonderful sides of civilization. Just contact us.