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Trek in the Gondwanaland - 7 days

A combo of natural history and adventure

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 vegetations. 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), the mixture of both culture make their life style quite unique and interesting.

This tour a logical extension of the Combo East-Overland Great South tours 

  • Wildlife viewing
  • Cultural immersion
  • Experiencing the Malagasy rural life
  • Meeting artisans
  • Photography
  • Botanical exploration
  • Mountaineering and camping at Andringitra
  • The ecotones of Andringitra
  • Orchids spotting
  • Sceneries
  • Cultural immersion and social interaction 
  • Trekking in the lunar landscapes of the Massif of Andringitra
  • Local cuisine and culinary experiences

Itinerary outline

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

Trek in the Gondwanaland – 7 days

Detailed itinerary

Arrival in Antananarivo.
You will be met at the airport. Transfer to the airport and briefing.

Depart to Fianarantsoa.
City tours in Antsirabe and Ambositra.


Reach the base camp at Antanifotsy.


Trekking in the mountains.

Drive to Anja Reserve and then to Ambalavao.
Continue to another destination or drive back to Antananarivo.


Continue to Isalo and Tulear or drive/fly back to Antananarivo.
  • There is now regular flight to/from Antananarivo to Fianarantsoa 

Trip notes

Plan trip to Madagascar


Any day

Trip planning


April to November

Madagascar best transportations



Accommodation in Madagascar


Hotels, Lodges, tent

Madagascar plan

City of departure

Antananarivo, the Capital city.

Leisurely hike in Madagascar

Ease of access


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