HIKING & TREKKING
The NDAO-i-Travel offers journey with a bivouac for a few days in all regions. Many walking holidays in Madagascar focus on the south-central and eastern regions, which offer an immense variety of terrains, from the limestone massif of Andringitra and the moonscapes of Isalo, through various types of forest, and up and down valleys and canyons carved into the rock.
Among the most impressive hikes include those that cross the Cape Masoala (Antalaha - Maroantsetra); a hike connecting the Alaotra lake with the northeast coast (the path known as "smugglers way") or discover the mazes Makay.
Most of those who loves outdoor activities prefer there is no doubt campaigns leading to the top of the peak Boby (2658m), or Marojejy, between forests and sky.
Simple hiking, meanwhile, are countless. In the national parks, you can watch the most beautiful views of the Malagasy flora and fauna, often quite transitions endemic countries. Hikes are very popular; depending on your experience and the time you can allocate for it, you can choose between several trails, usually in national parks, which account for the majority of the ecotourism features of Madagascar.
Climb the “Montagne des Français” in Diégo Suarez or the “Pic Saint Louis” in Fort-Dauphin, or drive by mountain bike through the wild tracks of the Island of Sainte-Marie. And don’t forget Ambatolampy, a gateway to the “Massif de l’Ankaratra”.
This will take you through the high altitude Manjakatompo forestry station and its large pine trees, its circuits dedicated to mimosas and its arboretum, its trout farming ponds and its Cold Lake. You could proceed up the Mount Tsiafajavona, the third highest mountain on the Island.