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Massif of Makay

From June to September


14D - 13 N

The Makay is a massive ruiniform dating from the Jurassic erea, which is located in the Center-West of Madagascar, with an area of 150 x 50KM2
It is separated from Isalo by the Mangoky river, and situated in the Beroroho region (South-East) and in the North-West by the Mandabe region.

The Highlight :

- Discovery of the high ground and its landscapes,
- Immersion and trek in the Makay Massif
- Professional and native team of the region,
- Security During the trek,
- Hotel selected throughout the RN7

Rate per person based double room

1 585 € ******

Arrival at Ivato International Airport. Welcome by the team then transfer to the hotel at city

After a good night and a hearty breakfast, we begin our journey to the South of Madagascar. We follow National Route 7 to Ambositra our first stop.
Ambositra is an handcraft village recognized by its wooden sculptures and inlays.
Accommodation and night at the hotel

Breakfast then we continue further the south to Ambalavao. We pass to Fianarantsoa, the main town of the Betsileo Ethnic. On our return, we will still have the opportunity to visit the city. We continue to the village of Ambalavao.

Accommodation and night at the hotel

After breakfast, we are going to visit the Anja reserve. We will get to know with the CATTA Lemurs. Then we  continue our road to the village of Ranohira.
Arrival on site installation at the hotel.
Large briefing with team who will accompany us and make us discover the Makay massif.

Accommodation and night at the hotel

Departure from Ranohira very early in the morning for the North by lodging the massif of Isalo, up to the river of Mangoky 165km of poorly developed track, approximately 6 hours of road; passing through the savannah dotted with small baobab;

Crossing the Mangoky river by motorized ferry to reach Beroroho, capital of the region of the last civilization before attacking the wild world;
Quick lunch, and then continue  to the North  , about 65km of track to reach the village of Beronono, where we meet the team of porters and installation in bivouac by the Makay river

Beginning of the trek in the makay in total immersion for 4 days in the massif; very little known and very little surveyed, a real sanctuary for flora and fauna that have not yet revealed all their secrets.
Departure for the Mahatiny carve to discover carve painting and continuation towards the summit of this eroded massif made up of yellowish and red ruiniform sandstones and covered for the most part with dry vegetation;
Night and bivouac under tent by the Makay river

Departure after breakfast, to discover the narrow canyon of Ambinanitelo,  then continuation to the summit to discover the ridge and the plateau of this massif, view of the lakes of Nosilahy
Night and bivouac under tent in Nosilahy

Full day on Canyons
We cross the canyon gorges of Nosilahy where crystal clear water flows, then follow streams collected at the bottom of canyons which can extend several hundred meters high, which shelter wet vegetation. Water is omnipresent in this canyons, view of the Behetaheta forest and continue to the second Sakamanitra canyon.

Night and bivouac under tent

Visit lake Sariaka and trek to the summit, for an impressive view of two lakes Sariaka and Nosilahy and return to the village of Beronono.

Night and bivouac under tent

We leave behind us the small village of Beroroha and the adventure of Makay. We leave the village in the direction of Ranohira.
Arrival in Ranohira, installation and overnight at the hotel

After a night of rest, we hit the road for the Highlands. Arrival in Fianarantsoa a short tour of the upper town is essential before settling in at the hotel

Breakfast, then drive to Antsirabe. We will return to Ambositra and we can buy some souvenirs. We continue to Antsirabe. City tour and workshops of manufacturers of horns and miniature cars.

Overnight at the hotel.

Before leaving to Antananarivo, we will do a city tour by rickshaw.
Arriving in Antananarivo, we settle in at the hotel and to finish off this great discovery in style we are going to make a sunset cocktail.
Overnight at the hotel

With our historian guide, we visit the upper town of Antananarivo which contains the history of the MERINA kingdom.
In the afternoon visit to the handcraft market of  “ digue”, in the late afternoon, we head towards the airport. Before taking the plane we will make a day-use to change and refresh. Early evening transfer to the airport, international flight.

Espace commercial HI-POLE, LOT PRES 71B
Antanetibe – Antehiroka
Antananarivo, Madagascar


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