Trekking discovery of Makay - Madagascar

This 16-day course, including 8 days of trekking, will make you discover the Makay with its rivers, peaks, forests and steep canyons. You can also discover the local fauna with its lemurs.

D1: Arrival in Antananarivo

Meet your guide and transfer to hotel. Night at the guide's.

D2 to D3: Antananarivo - Miandrivazo - Makay village

RN7 towards Miandrivazo. Last night in a real bed! The next day allows us to appreciate the Malagasy tracks which brings us closer to the Makay.

D4: 1st day of walking

Beginning of the walk with your feet in the water. Possibility to see lemurs and parrots. In the evening, aperitif at height to enjoy the panorama.

D5: River

The landscape changes for this day: stony plateaus and canyons of sand are on the program. Bivouac on the bank.

D6: the cerebellum

Hike in a maze of dry canyons in the middle of tall grass and bamboo. Then ascent for a 360 ° C view, on the bowels of the Makay massif: Le Cervelet! Return to the Bivouac.

D7: River again

Walk in the canyons before a "technical" descent to reach the river bed for the Bivouac. Silence is to be preferred for the observation of lemurs and other Yellow-billed Kites.

D8: Sandbank

Walk with your feet in the Mahasoa river before joining the forest to observe the fauna. Then again, descent into the bed of a river. Reaching a sandbank on the bank. Bivouac. Possibility to observe the Microcèbe (small nocturnal lemur).

D9: Base camp

After a few river descents and a forest crossing, we reach the beginning of the forest and the Naturevolution base camp. Bivouac.

D10: Forest

The day is devoted to its discovery, with its fauna. Bivouac.

D11: Makay Massif - Makay village

Free morning followed by lunch. Last trekking link to reach the village of Tsivoko in 4 hours. Meeting with the village chief followed by a dinner to the sound of Kilalaka. (Bara traditional music)

D12: Makay village - Bemana

Departure by 4x4 on track to reach the bush town of Beroroha. Crossing the Mangoky river on a canoe and bivouac on the sandbank.

D13: Bemana - Ranohira

9h 4x4 connection to the city of Ranohira and the RN7. Views of baobabs, crossing of villages and view of the Isalo massif, a spectacular spectacle! Dinner and overnight at the Relais de la Reine hotel: Swimming pool, comfortable bedding and refined cuisine.

D14: Ranohira - Ambositra

We take the national road to reach Ambositra after a lunch break in Fianarantsoa. Dinner and overnight in a hotel.

D15: Ambositra - Antananarivo

Visit of the craftsmen of Ambositra in the morning then drive to the capital. Dinner and transfer to the airport.

** Price for 6 to 9 people. ** Contact us otherwise.

** Dates: **
- From June 4 to 18
- From July 10 to 24
- From September 18 to October 2
- From November 13 to 27

The price includes:
- transfers
- bivouac equipment, porters
- vehicle rental
- accommodation: tent, hotel, eco-lodge
- meal
- French speaking guide
- cook
- filtered water (during the trek)
- entrance fees to the Makay Protected Area.
- Satellite phone
- taxes and vignettes

** The price does not include: **
- international flight
- Repatriation insurance
- EVASAN insurance: + 120 euros / person
- Cancellation and loss insurance
- tips and personal expenses
- drinks (except water during the trek)
- visa
- sleeping bag (during the trek)

All of our treks:

Durée (en jours): 16
Période (recherche): juin, juillet, septembre, novembre
Nombre minimum de personnes: 4
Niveau physique: Dynamique
Activité principale: Marche