Ambalavao and the Tsaranoro Valley with Pic Cameléon are the paradise of paragliders in Madagascar. The high mountains of the Andringitra Massif, the rocky cliffs and spectacular unforgettable landscapes, wide valley bottoms without any obstacles, without roads and without power lines make our flying heart beat faster. And that's not even all that makes this area the absolute spot for paragliding in Madagascar: stable and easy to assess weather conditions, as well as the friendly people who also help us carry our equipment, are even more heartwarming.
The deep south: the view is unlimited. Here and there are huge baobabs surrounded by savannahs and thorn bushes. At the end of the journey we arrive in Sarondrano. Blue and turquoise as far as the eye can see: we are at the Mozambique Channel. A turquoise lagoon and always blue skies welcome us. The Vezo outrigger pirogues are waiting for us on the beach and take us to the launch site, where gentle soaring flights and a picnic with cook on the beach are waiting for us. The 28 degree warm sea invites us for a swim. In Saint Augustin there are a total of three launch sites - great to end a trip!
Between the domestic flight and the day of departure, we absolutely need the buffer time of 36 hours, because Air Madagascar does not meet the European standard and there may be longer waiting times. Also, assume that the flight time will change several times. We cannot be responsible in any case for changes, delays or cancellations of the flights.
Recommendation / Prerequisites:
The minimum requirement is the A license. The flight area is suitable for those pilots who can take off and land independently - even in strong winds and challenging take-off sites, which, however, only occur on the coast. Landing sites should be recognized from the air and also be able to be approached independently. Since the altitude differences are mostly only around 300 m, thermal experience is a prerequisite to get the full flight enjoyment. Attention: On Madagascar there are no ascent aids by cable car and no forest roads. The ascents are done on foot. A very good physical condition must therefore be brought along. Maximum ascent time is 1 hour. Porters are available throughout the trip.