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Splendor of the slopes vests with highlands route

Price from 3290 €
Duration 20 days

About the trip

As part of our "The splendor of the slopes - experience with us the Terra Incognita in Madagascar" tour, we offer you here the opportunity to consider an extraordinary and unique offer on the German-speaking market. The journey leads you after the arrival in Antananarivo on the famous N7 in the direction of the south, on this almost legendary road different national parks and attractions expect you. Via the Ranomafana National Park and the Park Anja we reach Sarondrano after a few days. Here, after a few days of rest, the pure adventure of the trip begins. Along the west coast, the famous and gigantic giants of Madagascar's flora await you: the largest Baobab trees on earth and almost all species that exist in the world have been living in this area of Madagascar for many centuries. The entire coastline from Sarondrano to Kirindy Reserve is one adventure. From Kirindy we will drive you via Antsirabe back to the capital Antananarivo where we will end the trip at Villa Sibylle.

The travel days in detail

Day 1 - Arrival in Antananarivo

The first thing you have to do in Madagascar are the visa formalities at the airport Ivato. Immediately after that the adventure Madagascar begins for you. We will receive you at the exit of the airport Antananarivo- Ivato and look after you throughout. Depending on the time of day, the first activities in Tana or the first night's rest in our Villa Sibylle are now on the plan.Overnight stay in the "Villa Sibylle

Day 2 Antananarivo-Antsirabe

When we stop for lunch in Behenjy or Ambatolampy, the suburbs of Tana are already gone behind us and we are in the middle of the famous N7. Antsirabe, which we reach after about 170km on a well maintained road, was originally founded in the 19th century by a Norwegian missionary and can still be recognized by the way some of the buildings in the older part of the town are built. In a beautiful and quiet hotel you can process the first experiences of your trip and with a little luck find the first chameleons in the garden.Overnight stay in the hotel "Chambres du Voyageur".

Day 3 Antsirabe-Ranomafana

Slowly the excitement rises what will await you in the further course of your journey. Today we will drive on a curvy but still very good road to Ranomafana, where the national park of the same name is located. On the way we will invite you to a real insider tip of sustainable tourism. The privately run "Ialatsara Camp" is home to numerous rare lemur species, which can be discovered and observed on a short game walk. When the landscape changes to a dense rainforest with lush vegetation and the road leads through the middle of the forest, the destination of today's stage is not far away. The Ranomafana National Park opens its doors for us. Overnight stay at the Hotel Thermal".

Day 4 Ranomafana N.P.-Ambalavao

After getting up early, hiking in Ranomafana National Park is on the agenda today. Via the winding, almost serpentine road we drive up to the park entrance. There you will be welcomed by our guide who will lead you through the park. Depending on your condition and preferences, different hikes in the cloud forest can be booked. Afterwards we will drive through small hidden villages of red and earth colored huts and houses back to the highlands and from there we will continue on the N7 towards Fianarantsoa and Ambalavao. Like mosaic fields, rice fields in all imaginable shades of green line the way. In Fianarantsoa we visit the photo studio of the world famous photographer Pierrot Men whose works are known intenationally but which can be found on the island only in his studio in Fianarantsoa. After this visit we will continue our trip on a very well maintained section of the N7 highway. The landscape will change tremendously on the way to Ambalavao. Huge granite boulders and barren laterite landscapes line the road. At a viewpoint above the town we take a break and let the vastness of the landscape take its effect on us. From here we can already see the destination of today's stage. Ambalavao lies in front of us between high mountains overgrown with grapevines. Overnight stay in the hotel "Tsienimparihy Lodge".

Day 5 Ambalavao-Anja Park-Ranohira

We leave Ambalavao early in the morning and drive through landscapes that strongly remind us of African savannahs. The first stop of the day is at the privately run and very well organized "Anja Park". The park is home to numerous chameleons and reptiles that can be observed very well. The highlight of the visit is the encounter with family groups of Katta Lemurs living in the park. After a few kilometers we pass the gateway to the south and after the capital of the Bara tribe, Ihosy, we continue on partly kilometers of dead straight roads until we arrive in Ranohira. We spend the night in a first class hotel 4**** Hotel with an incredible view of the Isalo Mountains and relax the evening in a pleasant atmosphere.Overnight in the hotel "Isalo Rock Lodge".

Day 6 Ranohira-Sarondrano

Continuing south, we follow the savannahs and desert landscapes until before Tulear. The Tropic of Capricorn is now in close proximity. On the route there are many possibilities of activities. In consultation with the driver and their companions, the activities will be discussed. For example, a visit to a sapphire mine in Ilakaka or a side trip to the Zombitse Vohibasia National Park are possible. The southern regions are the center of interest for visitors and botanists due to their unique vegetation. Also to be seen along the road: The famous Mahafaly tombs and the "Aloalos", wooden steles decorated with geometric motifs naively describe with simple scenes, everything that was important in the life of the deceased.From Tulear, the road turns into a sandy track that will lead us to a very remote area. Over this track we reach our guesthouse which belongs to one of the most beautiful I know on the island. The "Résidence Eden Lodge" is still an insider tip, however, this will soon get around and there are very few accommodations.Overnight stay in the hotel "Résidence Eden Lodge

Days 7 to 10 - Sarondrano and surroundings

The scenery and opportunities in the area around Eden Lodge are, in my opinion, second to none in Madagascar. Outrigger pirogues, motorboat, canoe, off-road vehicle, visits to a huge protected area and even paragliding are available. No matter what activity you decide to do, reliable and knowledgeable guides are available. To relax, you can retreat and enjoy the sunshine with excellent food and 32° warm water. As a tip, a trip to the island of Nosy Ve inhabited by very rare sea birds can be advised. An unforgettable picnic in this environment awaits you.Overnight "Residence Eden Lodge".

Day 10 Sarondrano-Tulear-Ambatomilo

After a few days of relaxing, we continue our journey north on the N9. Now the adventure begins. We drive through the thorn forest of Reniala on sandy tracks to Ambatomiloha. On this stretch of road we see probably the most beautiful beaches of Madagascar. At least I have not been able to discover any more beautiful ones. The water is turquoise and forms a wonderful contrast to the bright white sandy beaches which are covered with finest coral sand. The landscape is vast and almost deserted. Even for Malagasy conditions, the area and the dryness is so extreme that there are very few villages. Shortly before Ambatomiloha, there are huge Baobabs in collections that you do not see otherwise, some grow in groups and look like giant bonsais. In the midst of this wonderful and impressive nature we find ourselves in a bungalow hotel which even has hot water.Overnight stay in the hotel "Shangri La

Days 11 and 12 Ambatomilo

Not to take a rest day here would be downright criminal. The location is simply too impressive to be just driven through. Enjoy two days in the shade of baobabs and gather strength again for the further way north along the coast.

Day 13 Ambatomilo-Morombe

Through the area of the Mikea, the legendary smallest ethnic group on Madagascar, our way leads along the coast through fantastic thorn forests in the direction of Morombe. The road no longer deserves its name here, rather it is a deep and only difficult to drive on deep sandy road. The driving experience in our car resembles the one you know better driving on a closed snow cover. Gigantic baobabs and euphorbias line the road and will amaze you. On this part of the route our driver shows what he and the 4×4 are capable of. A thorough knowledge of what is feasible, but also what is not, is essential on deep sandy tracks and river crossings. You are in good hands and can enjoy the adventure to the fullest. Finally we reach Morombe where we are accommodated in a very simple and nice guesthouse.Overnight "chez Katia" in Morombe

Day 14 Morombe-Belo sur Mer

In order to avoid an overnight stay in terrible conditions, which I would not like to subject any of my guests to, we have to tackle the longest section of the trip today. At 5 o'clock we start still in the darkness our way and cross the dry landscape which is interrupted by solitary standing thorn forests, Dideraceen, Baobabs, Euphorbias, cactuses and sometimes also deciduous trees. After about 70km we just leave Manja on the right side of the dirt road and continue into the ever deeper wilderness. After a total driving time of 8.5 hours over sand, scree and after some river crossings we reach the salt flats of Belo sur Mer. After this exhausting day we enjoy a dinner in traditional lodgings, with sanitary facilities but and hot water, friendly atmosphere and quite good food served at a common table with all guests at the same timeAccommodation in the Ecolodge du Menabe.

Day 15 Belo sur Mer - Morondava

Today, after sleeping in and a very good breakfast, the last day on the slopes of Terra incognita awaits us. There are still a few river crossings, at least one of which is very challenging, but with the help of our driver, even the cliff is safe and easy to circumnavigate. Out of nowhere an asphalted road appears which of course we also like to use. On this road we drive to Morondava and move into our night's lodging there. overnight stay "Kimony Resort".

Day 16 Morondava-Kirindy N.P.

From Morondava there are only 50km of road to cover until the Kiridy Reserve awaits us. The road consists partly of paved roads, but also of sandy tracks. However, due to the experience we have gained in the last few weeks, this does not pose any major challenges for us and the driver. On the way to the reserve we pass one of the most photographed locations in Madagascar. The Baobab Avenue awaits us with all its splendor and the uniqueness of its appearance. In the reserve itself there is the very rare possibility to see the biggest predator of Madagascar. The Fosas still occur in this area and they can be seen here daily, although they are very rare and shy Kirindy is the ideal and almost the only place in Madagascar where these animals can be seen in the wild. Tonight a night hike is recommended because many of the lemurs are active only in the darkness and thus only then really good to find.Overnight at Kirindy Resort

Day 17 Kirindy N.P.-Antsirabe

After another visit to the Kirndy Reserve as part of a very early day tour that lasts at least two hours, we slowly make our way towards Antsirabe. A very long drive awaits you.Arriving in the highest city on Madagascar we can enjoy the refreshing cool air of the thermal city.Overnight "Chambres du Voyageur" in Antsirabe.

Day 18 Antsirabe - Antananarivo

After such a long time in nature, in the heat of the deep south and along the untouched southern east coast, we come back to the very hectic capital of Madagascar. This last stage of this extraordinary tour gives the guests a different insight than at the beginning where the same route was driven in the opposite direction. These were the first impressions of Madagascar, three weeks full of unforgettable events have been experienced since then. We return to the starting point Antananarivo of the trip.overnight stay in the guest house " Villa Sibylle".

Day 19 Antananarivo and surroundings

The last day of what is sure to be an unforgettable journey through landscapes and to locations that are not unique to Madagascar. You can once again visit the city of Antananarivo or one of the nearby attractions such as the Lemur Park. You can also relax in the tropical garden of the guesthouse of Villa Sybille.

Day 20- The return flight

In the evening we will take you to the airport, usually the flight home leaves after midnight, so you will appreciate the possibility of a "dayuse" at the hotel and can prepare everything in peace before the flight.

Overnight stay in the guest house of the "Villa


Special notes

It is possible to book this trip on your travel dates as an individual trip. This tour is only feasible from mid-May to mid-November. The south and the east of Madagascar are very hot areas, the coolest months would be June to August but in the remaining months where the tour is offered it is of course also feasible without any problems. This is an adventure trip in difficult to access and sparsely populated areas, we attach great importance to the best possible accommodations wherever possible but on this trip a few poorer accommodations must be accepted because there are no alternatives far and wide. Although it is not a physically demanding trip, it should be clear from the beginning that participants should not have any serious health problems because medical care can be difficult when traveling far from the usual itineraries. Vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis are neither mandatory nor really necessary, but some precautions for the usual medications for tropical travel should be taken. A good physical condition is absolutely necessary, this tour is not suitable for guests with heart problems. The climate is mostly very warm to hot but it can get very cold in the winter months (June to August) on the highlands, so light summer clothes as well as warmer clothes must be taken. There are chargers and voltage converters in the car but it is advisable to bring your own powerbank or enough batteries. For all other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Facts and figures

Facts and figures about the tour

For the provision of a single room, a total surcharge of 690.00 euros will be charged.

2 guests A 4X4 vehicle 3290 €
3 guests A 4X4 vehicle 2990 €
4 guests Two 4X4 vehicles 2990 €
6 guests Two 4X4 vehicles 2990 €
7 guests Two 4X4 vehicles Upon request
8 guests Three 4X4 vehicles Upon request




The included in the basic price Services

- complete planning and logistics

- English-speaking accompaniment by experienced tour guide

- Four wheel drive car including driver and fuel

- all nights in the specified hotels

- Meals concerning breakfast- transfers, taxes and trips indicated in the program

Not included in the basic price Services

- Lunch and and dinner

Drinks and other individual catering

- Tips and all personal expenses

- Entrance fees for the national parks and private parks

- additional local guides and optional leisure activities

- Airfares for international flights and domestic flights

- Taxes for flights as well as airport fees

- Travel health insurance and travel cancellation insurance

- Visa costs (about 30€)

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After 10 months of total inactivity, self-employed people in the tourism industry in Madagascar are completely without income. There is no opening of the borders in sight in Madagascar and we are at the beginning of the rainy season, which is the low season, even in normal times. I have started a fundraiser for the guides and drivers I know well. From this money we will buy rice and other essentials and distribute them regularly, if possible, until the resumption of travel activities in April 2021 at the earliest. My special thanks to those who have already donated. I will start buying rice tomorrow and will begin distributing it this week.
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