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Trek in the Gondwanaland

5 days / 4 nights

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Made of a very ancient granite mountain chain and plateau, Andringitra National Park boasts 3 ecosystems: the primary rainforest, the alti-mountain areas and the savannah regions.
It has the second highest accessible peak in Madagascar (2648 meters). Andringitra is a fantastic site as it is located in the middle of the eastern humid and the dry western slopes. Many endemic plants are found there both in the dense rainforest and at higher altitudes above 2000 meters. It is a place to really admire numerous species of orchids between 1000 meters to 2600 meters: epiphytes (*) , saxicol and geophyte (*) amongst other alti-mountain vegetation. As far as its geological formation is concerned, dating by scientists show that the granite rock age is about 500 M.a and it belonged to the Gondwanaland supercontinent. Andringitra has hundreds of springs and some waterfalls supplying water to a dozen nearby big rivers. Amongst the fascinating features of this mountain are its lunar landscapes that you will discover through these day-treks.

Andringitra and its surroundings are also inhabited by very hospitable farmers. Settling between two ethnic groups (the Bara and the Betsileo), they have mixture of both cultures.

This tour can be included in the Overland Great South trip.

Itinerary outline:

  • Antananarivo
  • Fianarantsoa
  • Ambalavao
  • Anja Reserve
  • Andringitra National Park
  • Antananarivo

Highlights:

  • Wildlife
  • Ecotones
  • Culture
  • Orchids
  • Sceneries
  • Rock formation

Activities:

  • Mountaineering
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Cultural experience

Suggested extensions:

The Overland Great South
The Trans-corridor Trek

Tour code: #TRKGDN

> Trek in the Gondwanaland

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Gondwanaland trekking in Madagascar

Departure: Any day
Period: April to November.
January to March for orchids observation.
Difficulty level: 3 out of 5
Transportations:

  • 4WD / Minibus
  • Domestic flight

Accommodation: Hotels, lodges, tents
Starting point: Tana

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