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Explore the Makay Region on a 6-Day Flora and Fauna Discovery Trekking Adventure

2572+FC Beronono, Madagascar

Activity provided by Blue

6 days (approx.) - English

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Conquer the unexplored Massifs of Makay as you trek through the wilderness and experience the majestic wonders of nature featuring Madagascar’s breathtaking scenery and diverse wildlife in 6 days! One of the best Makay trekking adventures!

Highlights
  • Explore the uncharted Makay wilderness and encounter abundant wildlife and expansive scenery
  • Go beyond the usual tourist destinations and set off on a once-in-a-lifetime trekking adventure
  • Observe how the terrain constantly changes every hundred meters
  • Meet the locals and encounter the diverse Malagsy flora and fauna
  • Visit the Mahatiny Cave to see its notable historic drawings and learn more about the past of Madagascar’s Sakalava Ethnic Group
Description

See the best of the uncharted Makay as you journey through the wilderness to experience daily encounters with abundant wildlife and expansive scenery in 6 days! Go beyond the usual tourist destinations and set off on a once-in-a-lifetime trekking adventure through the unexplored Massifs of Makay highlighting Madagascar’s stunning natural beauty, which includes a multitude of gorges, rivers, woodlands, and savannahs, and observe how the terrain constantly changes every hundred meters. You will also have the opportunity to meet the locals and encounter the diverse Malagsy flora and fauna. Truly, a must-visit destination for any trekking and outdoor sports enthusiast! 

Itinerary

Day 1 – Beronono

Meet and greet your driver at the designated pick up location before following the Isalo Massif trail, traveling through the rugged and challenging route. Cross the Mangoky River by motorized ferry to reach the village of Beronono, where you will come together with your local guide and porter team. Overnight in a bivouac at the edge of the Makay River.

Day 2 – Beronono – Morafeno

Start a four day trek into the unexplored Massifs of Makay, a true sanctuary for Madagascar’s majestic flora and fauna. Visit the Mahatiny Cave to see its notable historic drawings and learn more about the past of Madagascar’s Sakalava Ethnic Group. Continue with an ascent to the plateaus to take in the impressive scenic Makay in its entirety. Set up your camp along the Makay River’s banks.

Day 3 – Morafeno – Nosilahy

Continue your journey through Makay after breakfast. Discover the narrow canyon of Ambanitelo as you ascend to the plateaus’s summit to take in the breathtaking panoramas of the Makay Massif and the Nosilahy Lakes. Dinner and overnight at the Nosilahy Campsite.

Day 4 – Nosilahy – Sariaka

Prepare for a long day of exploration as you trek through a canyon by trampling through water before enjoying a picnic lunch at the edge of the sacred lake to observe crocodiles and their tracks in the water from a distance. Then, exit from Makay Park to reach the Beronono Campsite, where you will stay for the night.

Day 5 – Sariaka – Beronono

Visit Lake Sariaka before you ascend to the summit of the mountain to take in the breathtaking views of Lake Nosilahy and Lake Sariaka. Then, descend to the Ambinanitelo Canyon to get to the village of Beronono. Celebrate the completion of the Makay trekking excursion with the entire team, including the porters, guides, and cooks, to wrap the day off.

Day 6 – Beronono – Ranohira

Depart from Beronono and make your way back to Ranohira. Enjoy a picnic lunch and the beautiful panoramas along the way. Upon arrival in Ranohira, take a convenient transport to Airport or Station for your onward destination. 

Inclusions

  • Pick Up and Drop Off

  • 5 Nights Accommodation

  • Camping Equipment

  • Meals during the Trekking Tour

  • Porter Fees in the Makay Massif

  • English-Speaking Local Guide

  • Transportation as Per Itinerary

  • Admission Fees and Activities as Per Itinerary

Exclusions

  • Local and International Flights

  • Airport Transfers

  • Sleeping Bag

  • Meals Not Mentioned

  • Drinks

  • Activities Not Mentioned

  • Visas

  • Travel and Medical Insurance

  • Personal Expenses

  • Gratuities (Optional)

Additional Information

  • This experience involves a moderate amount of walking; Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

  • This experience requires good weather conditions. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you will be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum is not met, you will be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

  • This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded. 

  • Arrival time at each location may vary depending on the season.

  • If there is insufficient time for all attractions/destinations on the itinerary, the tour guide will adjust the length of time spent at other attractions/destinations. 

  • Delays, shortening of the tours, or omissions to the itinerary due to traffic, weather, or other unforeseen circumstances are not subject to refund.

  • Itinerary is subject to change and the attractions may be closed due to traffic, weather, and force majeure. An alternative itinerary may also be omitted depending on road conditions.

  • Please note that on days in which no activities are planned, you are free to explore at your leisure; all activities and purchases will be at your own expense. You will have your tour guide’s mobile number in case of emergency.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Beronono | Meet and greet your driver at the designated pick up location before following the Isalo Massif trail, traveling through the rugged and challenging routeCross the Mangoky River by motorized ferry to reach the village of Beronono, where you will come together with your local guide and porter teamOvernight in a bivouac at the edge of the Makay River.
Day 2 – Beronono – Morafeno | Start a four day trek into the unexplored Massifs of Makay, a true sanctuary for Madagascar’s majestic flora and faunaVisit the Mahatiny Cave to see its notable historic drawings and learn more about the past of Madagascar’s Sakalava Ethnic GroupContinue with an ascent to the plateaus to take in the impressive scenic Makay in its entiretySet up your camp along the Makay River’s banks.
Day 3 – Morafeno – Nosilahy | Continue your journey through Makay after breakfastDiscover the narrow canyon of Ambanitelo as you ascend to the plateaus’s summit to take in the breathtaking panoramas of the Makay Massif and the Nosilahy LakesDinner and overnight at the Nosilahy Campsite.
Day 4 – Nosilahy – Sariaka | Prepare for a long day of exploration as you trek through a canyon by trampling through water before enjoying a picnic lunch at the edge of the sacred lake to observe crocodiles and their tracks in the water from a distanceThen, exit from Makay Park to reach the Beronono Campsite, where you will stay for the night.
Day 5 – Sariaka – Beronono | Visit Lake Sariaka before you ascend to the summit of the mountain to take in the breathtaking views of Lake Nosilahy and Lake SariakaThen, descend to the Ambinanitelo Canyon to get to the village of BerononoCelebrate the completion of the Makay trekking excursion with the entire team, including the porters, guides, and cooks, to wrap the day off.
Day 6 – Beronono – Ranohira | Depart from Beronono and make your way back to RanohiraEnjoy a picnic lunch and the beautiful panoramas along the wayUpon arrival in Ranohira, take a convenient transport to Airport or Station for your onward destination.

Starting Location
2572+FC Beronono, Madagascar.
Itineraries are subject to change.
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