Hiking on Madagascar

Hiking in Madagascar is a special experience. Dense rainforests and a unique fauna and flora can be found here thanks to the tropical climate. In this enchanting land, the lemurs and numerous reptile and amphibian species are at home. Surrounded by the Indian Ocean, hikers and nature lovers can explore vast savannahs and tropical forests, past mountain villages and green rice terraces, rock formations and beautiful beaches.

Ranomafana National Park

The evergreen dense rainforest in the 41,000-acre National Park provides habitat for a variety of rare plants and animals. Many lemur species such as the bamboo lemurs, bird and insect species live here. Due to the tropical climate, unique orchids, mosses, mushrooms and trees thrive in the national park. A limited area of ​​the most important national park of Madagascar can be committed with a guide. A walk of several hours leads through dense rainforest, rivers and waterfalls. The national park is also known for its thermal springs, which are used for healing purposes. During a night walk on the edge of the tropical rainforest, you can observe rare nocturnal lemurs, chameleons and tiny animals. Definitely bring a flashlight.

Andringitra National Park

In the southeast of Madagascar is the slightly smaller Andringitra National Park. On a hike you come through different vegetation zones. Many lemurs and birds, chameleons and orchids can be seen during the hikes. Well signposted hiking trails and some accommodation options make an individual tour possible. Guided hikes are also offered. At the two park entrances Namoly and Morarano you will find interesting information about walking routes. You can choose between day tours or three-day tours. The Asamaranita hike takes about four hours and ends at a 300 meter high waterfall. Longer tours (Imaitso eight hours, Diavolana ten hours) lead the hiker at different altitudes through pristine tropical forest, high plateaus, palm groves and small lakes. For the climb of the 2658 meter high peak Pic Boby you should plan a hike of two to three days duration.

Isalo National Park

This 81,500-hectare national park can only be visited with a guide. Huge rock formations, bizarre sandstone formations and deep gorges with impressive waterfalls make up the charm of this landscape. Here you can even swim in one of the numerous natural pools. When hiking in the afternoon, when the sun sets slowly, the mountain rocks look breathtakingly beautiful in the evening light. Of course you can also see the lemurs and chameleons here. Half day or day tours are offered.

Ankarafantsika National Park

On well-preserved trails, this National Park in northwestern Madagascar is the purest paradise for hikers and bird lovers dar. Here you will find the Baobab, the famous Baobab tree. Dense deciduous forests, numerous lakes, savannahs and extensive jungle areas provide habitat for a large number of endangered animals and plants. Day hikes of varying duration are offered daily accompanied by a hiking guide. The walks lead through areas with a large number of rare species of land and water birds, reptiles and lemurs. A night walk offers the opportunity to observe nocturnal lemurs and other nocturnal animals such as birds and chameleons. A hike can be completed with a boat trip on the Ravelobe Lake. From this perspective, the diverse waterfowl and crocodiles in their habitat are even more directly observable.

Madagascar is unique and scenically diverse. Since it is certainly difficult to decide for one or the other national park. However, no matter which part of Madagascar you visit, you will remember unforgettable pictures of a pristine nature. In Madagascar you have the feeling that you can feel the flora and fauna of our planet very close.