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Trekking in the Makay

14 days / 13 nights

This is yet a real unusual destination.


To start the discovery of Madagascar, you will have a short visit of the eastern rainforest at Andasibe before reaching the starting point of this extreme trek adventure.

Makay is situated about 250kms off-the-beaten track from Isalo National Park, this region is yet an unknown site for many travellers and locals alike. Makay route is composed of limestone with about 150kms long and 50kms width. This region is unique, more so due to the fact that accessibility is close to none. It is also located between the Bara and Sakalava tribes – two major warrior tribes of the Island. The grottos sheltered people who have escaped the early tribal fights and their skeletons still remain there.

The Bara tribes, who live on the eastern part of the surrounding area, give a particular importance to their zebus and can identify their herd amongst thousands of cattle. Zebu theft is quite frequent and has become a normal practice in this part of Madagascar. It has even become a tradition. Those who are following the footprints of the lost cattle to the nearby villages find it normal and tries to solve the issues in a friendly manner.

The Makay has a exceptional biodiversity interests as some species are new to scientists, whereas other are considered as misplaced as they should be found in the wet rainforest not in such dry area. During the trek, each elevation during by every few meters make quite a big difference in temperature variations.

The challenging trek in the Makay will take you throughout several natural pools and springs – grottos and mysterious forest both humid and dry sheltering several species of lemurs and birds. You will also find baobab trees in their greatest dimension.

The challenge dwells in the facts that the Elements are fully present and challenged to be faced– but with the assistance of our experts, you are not left on your own but enjoy the expedition.

Be amongst the firsts to discover this part of Madagascar.

Itinerary outline:

  • Antananarivo
  • Andasibe National Park
  • Tulear
  • Ranohira
  • Beronono
  • Makay…
  • Tulear – Ifaty or Upnorth to Ranomafana


  • Trekking
  • The wilderness of the Makay area
  • The rainforest and the Savannah of Madagascar
  • Wildlife and nature
  • Cultural immersion
  • Beaches

Suggested extensions:

Trek in the Gondwanaland
The Trans-corridor trek
– Beach holidays at Ifaty or Anakao
– Birding in Tsimanapetsotsa Lake – a Ramsar Site

Tour code: #ACT08STH

Active Tour

Trekking in Makay Massif

Departure: Any day
Period: April to October
Difficulty level: 4 out of 5

  • 4WD
  • “Trekking”
  • Domestic flight

Hotels, lodges, tent
Departure city: Tana

Original trip