Drive your own adventure

Roadtripping at your own pace is the best way to discover Madagascar. Hire a 4x4 and let us enable you to Drive Your Own Adventure, following roads less travelled, catering to all budgets.

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Self drive car rental

We are specialised in self-drive car rentals in Madagascar. Our fleet consists of the Nissan Double Cab and Nissan X-trail. The Double Cab is brand new, and with increased clearance and bigger wheels, able to beat any terrain. The X-trail is our smaller 4x4. Perfect to cruise down the RN7. 

We own all our rental cars and never subcontract from third parties, ensuring that you can also explore lesser visited areas of Madagascar with peace of mind. 

Hire a 4x4 from € 69 /day, including comprehensive insurance, 24/7 roadside assistance, mobile with local sim card, roadmap, Bradt Guide. 

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Sunset at Andavadoaka
Sometimes even the Nissan Double Cab needs some extra hands
Cruising the salt lakes of Belo sur Mer
Endless bushland on our way to Manja, part of the Grand Circuit route

Car rental with driver - guide

Not fancy driving yourself? Roadtrip Madagascar works with a number of experienced driver - guides. You surely gain deeper insights into local culture, wildlife and discover hidden gems. Furthermore, some parts of Madagascar are so remote and challenging to travel, such as the Makay and Forth Dauphin, that you can only explore it with a driver-guide. We are one of the few companies that organise camping road trips into these undiscovered regions of Madagascar. 

For the additional cost of only € 25 / day, all the suggested road trips published at this website are also possible to make as a private guided tour. This is an all-inclusive price and caters for all the expenditures incurred by the driver - guide, like meals and accommodation. 

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Rent a car with camping gear

Whether you are on a budget, love the outdoors, or just don't want to have to book your accommodation ahead of time: road tripping in Madagascar with a full set of camping gear in the back of the car gives you a great sense of flexibility. We can equip the Nissan Double Cab with a rooftop tent or you hire a dome tent. Both come with a full set of quality camp gear, consisting of a mattress, sleeping bag, headlights, cooking equipment, chairs and table.

Camp gear set with ground tent $5 pp/day
Camp set with roof top tent (Double Cab only)  $25 car /day
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Suggested trips

Not sure yet where to go and what to do when you have hired your road trip rental car? Have a look at our suggested routes to get a better understanding of distances and driving times, and build your trip from there. We know all corners of Madagascar and are happy to point you in the right direction as you prepare for your self-drive holiday.

Madagascar 11 days 1350 km

The Classic RN7

This classic one-way route will whisk you from Tana down to Tuléar at the Mozambique Channel along the famed RN7, a smooth asphalt road. The sheer variety of national parks that is dotted along the RN7 - rainforest, mountains, desert and canyons - is just incredible. Finish off your road trip with a few days relaxing at the beach at Ifaty, before you fly back to Antananarivo.

Madagascar 23 days 2427 km

The Grand Circuit

Love the beach? Experienced in off road driving? Then see it all! The interior highlands are distinctively Asian, the west coast is hot and truly African. You see remote Vezo fishing villages with colorful boats, pristine beaches, the bizar limestones pinnacles of Tsingy de Bemahara, the most beautiful lodges and only a handful of other travelers.

Madagascar 9 days 850 km

The Baobab route

The west is the best region in which to see Madagascar's most striking landscape - the Tsingy limestones pinnacles that form impenetrable forests of spikes and spires. Clamber its well constructed steps, ladders, cables and bridges. Marvel at giant baobabs and finish of with some days along the beautiful west coast. Recommended as a one-way rental trip.

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4x4 bush camp adventure into the Makay

If you like 4x4 driving, hiking and wilderness - then this bush camping trip is for you. There are few places on earth which are still so untouched as the Makay Massif. The first part of the roadtrip up to Isalo National Park, can still be done as as self-drive trip. Then our driver-guide joins from there, and guides you though the maze of canyons across this vast area. You end at the beach of Tulear.