Trekking vacation in Southern Madagascar

“An unforgettable trekking and canoeing expedition in remote southern Madagascar, taking in exceptional landscapes and beautiful towns, rounded off with down time at the beach.”


Antananarivo | Ambositra | Ambalavao | Anja Reserve |Trekking the Zomandao valley and Sahanambo valley to Tsaranoro | canoeing Benahy River | Mozambique Channel and the coral reef of Ifaty | Spiny Forest | Tulear | optional tree planting

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This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your vacation will help support conservation and local people.

Together with our local agent and his team, we will give you a personal and knowledgeable insight of the region. We are very active in reforestation and since 2008 have raised funds for over 1/2 million trees to be planted. For every client booked on any Madagascar trips, we finance one tree per day per client. Our clients are helping to fund a reforestation project in Italavina.

By supporting the conservation of the rainforest, we can encourage the authorities to recognise the potential of wildlife tourism and photographic safaris, ensuring the protection of this unique environment. You will be issued with instructions as to how you can help to preserve the environment and we hope that you will follow our advice to help make a difference.

During this trip we will stay in different types of Accommodation, like camps and basic bungalow. Runs by locals.

The Impacts of this Trip

Our local staff accompanying this expedition will give you a real sense of Madagascan culture. We only use Malagasy guides, pay all staff fair wages and treat everybody on the trip, including staff, with equal respect and we expect you to do the same. It is principally wildlife tourism that brings people to Madagascar and by using local businesses and services we can inject much needed capital into the local economy. On this expedition we are following a responsible camping procedure which leaves no negative evidence of our presence. We stay in small towns and villages interacting with the locals.

We have set up a tree nursery and orchard for a local school in Italavina. We are now in the process of planting (and nurturing) a well designed/equipped 100 tree orchard as well as 100 luguminous and 100 moringa Oleifera (nutrional plants) on a piece of land we have bought for the school. We plan for the first harvest of Ananambo nutritional leaves will be ready by 2014/2015 to supplement the daily diet of students. Once the trees start growing and with the first seeds (papayas, passiflores, moringa, etc.) a small poultry operation will be launched, providing eggs and occasional meat for special school events.
We employ one permanent gardener to maintain and direct student's works and are able to implement this with the support of our clients traveling to Madagascar with us (approximately 2% of the trip cost is donated to this project) and our local partner who is extremely active in reforestation of this area.


1 Reviews of Trekking vacation in Southern Madagascar

3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 18 Jun 2017 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Lemur and chameleon spotting, and amazing scenery.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Be flexible from the itinerary, as this is more of a guideline than fact. Prepare for more dragging than floating on the canoe trip (May 2017). Also, carry more
local currency than you expect as Euro are rarely accepted and tipping is strongly encouraged.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

An amazing experience in a unique country with a few surprises.

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