About the RN 7 direction south
Discover Madagascar's classic itinerary
Madagascar offers you numerous possibilities for your vacation to unforgettable impressions and gain experience. The people living on the island will meet you friendly and warm-hearted, the nature will open you the view of spectacular landscapes and islanders and also the trip or the drive through the individual areas can be classified as a real experience. As a classic itinerary for those who travel to Madagascar for the first time and want to see as much of the island as possible, we recommend a Trip from Antananarivo along the RN 7 down to Tulear. This route covers about 1,000 kilometers and reveals to you a magnificent view of the various wonders and beauties that Madagascar has to offer you.
Discover bizarre landscapes, cities in the middle of the desert and a steaming rainforest where you can observe numerous lemurs and reptiles. We recommend for an extensive tour At least two weeksWe would like you to plan more days for your trip. After all, it would be a shame if some of Madagascar's most exciting sites could not be visited by you due to lack of time. In the following we would like to give you a short insight into the possibilities that are open to you. along the RN 7 will reveal. You will get more detailed information then in the differentiated descriptions of individual tour sections that you can select in the right part of this page. All tour descriptions in these sections are to be understood primarily as inspirations, which will give you the sheer indescribable number of different possibilities that you will encounter on your way to the Journey through Madagascar will offer. Should our inspirations fall on fertile ground and create in you the desire for a Madagascar vacation do not hesitate to contact us directly. We will be happy to take over the planning of your unforgettable Dream vacation in Madagascar.
Tours to the south start in Antananarivo
Of course it is possible for your journey towards southern Madagascar to book a individual starting point but in most cases it is recommended to start the trip in Antananarivo. There, after all, is the international airporton which you will most likely land. Moreover, this way you can be sure that you will not miss any of the Highlights along the RN 7 will miss. By the way, the RN 7 is a well-built and completely paved road that leads down to the southern tip of Madagascar. This brings you a very convenient way to travel with the all-wheel drive vehicle with it. All other places of tourist interest along this route are now also equipped with a well-functioning infrastructure. This significantly increases the comfort during the trip. For the overnight stays you can also between Middle class and luxury accommodation decide
Various stations present themselves during the tour
In order not to anticipate too much, in the following we would primarily like to present a few Classic stations of a possible tour. These are intended to give you an idea of the versatility of the options available. So you start in the volcanic highlands of Antananarivo and move first through lush plantations and lush green land. We then continue a little to the east towards the rainforest and the Indian Ocean. Smaller villages of the People of the Antaimoro line the route and the Pangalanes Canal can also be an important stop on your journey. Boating is a great way to explore this breathtaking waterway and the view you get of the rich flora and fauna revealed to the right and left of the canal is priceless.
Afterwards, the classic tours are directed a little to the north again, because there waits the Ranomafana National Park, which is also known as mountain cloud forest. You will then head south again and discover that the landscape around you is now becoming more and more barren and rocky. Afterwards, all around you only savannah stretches as far as the eye can see. Once you get to Ranohira, be sure to take a Side trip to Isalo National Park which is rightly considered the most beautiful and famous of the entire island. Afterwards we recommend a Trip to Ilakaka, the city that was planted in the desert soil, as it were, overnight only a few years ago, when there was numerous sapphire deposits have been discovered. We can highly recommend a visit to the mining areas.
After Ilakaka you can visit the Zombitse-Vohibasa National Park before the landscape and climate change completely. This also becomes clear by the fact that you will now also see the gigantic baobabs that stretch up to the sky in bizarre shapes. Also Mahafaly graveswhich artfully designed the roadside, are now to be seen again and again. Finally it goes then directly to Tulear or further to the dreamlike beaches of the South coast Madagascar. There you should definitely finish your trip with a few relaxing days in this dreamlike scenery.
Distances on the RN 7
In order to give you a better idea of the route conditions as well as the duration of a possible tour, we have listed below a few Route sections listed. This allows you to see at a glance approximately how many kilometers you have to cover to get from one stop on the tour to the next.
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Of course, the above sketches of experiences form only a fraction of the possibilities along the RN 7 in the direction of southern Madagascar. If you have any questions, would like more information or are interested in a concrete route planning are interested, we are at your disposal.