Drive your own adventure

Roadtripping at your own pace is the best way to discover Madagascar. Take the road less travelled - hire a 4x4 with camp gear and drive your own adventure.

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Self drive car rental

Roadtrip Africa is specialized in self-drive car rentals in Madagascar. Our fleet consists of two types of 4x4 cars: the Nissan Double Cab and the smaller Nissan X-Trail / Toyota Prado, the lighter 4WD category. The Double Cab is new, and with its increased clearance and bigger wheels, able to handle any terrain. Our lighter 4WDs are perfect to cruise down the RN7 and the rental rate is very friendly for your wallet as well. 

We are Madagascar self-drive specialists and own all our rental cars. We never subcontract from third parties, ensuring that you can also explore the less visited areas of Madagascar with peace of mind. 

Hire a 4x4 from €69/day, including comprehensive insurance, 24/7 roadside assistance, road map, and a Bradt travel 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

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

For the additional cost of only €30 / day, all the suggested road trips on our website are also possible to book as a private guided tour of Madagascar. This is an all-inclusive price and caters for all expenditures incurred by the driver-guide, including meals and accommodation. 

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Rent a car with camping gear

Whether you are travelling 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 can hire a dome tent. Both options come with a full set of quality camping gear, including mattress, sleeping bag, headlights, cooking equipment, table, chairs and everything else you need for your camping tour of Madagascar.

Camp gear set with ground tent €5 pp/day
Camp set with roof top tent (Double Cab only)  €20 car /day
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Suggested trips

Not sure yet where to go on and what to do after hiring your road trip rental car in Madagascar? Take 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 12 days 1130 km

The Classic RN7

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

Madagascar 23 days 2640 km

The Grand Circuit

Love the beach? Experienced in off-road driving? Then you can see it all! The interior highlands of Madagascar are distinctively Asian; the west coast is truly African. Visit remote Vezo fishing villages with colorful boats, pristine beaches, the bizarre limestones pinnacles of Tsingy de Bemaraha, the most beautiful lodges and only a handful of other travelers. This is righteously our most popular route.

Madagascar 9 days 850 km

The Baobab route

The west is the best region to see Madagascar's most striking landscape - the Tsingy limestone pinnacles. Clamber the well constructed steps, ladders, cables and bridges in the UNESCO protected Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, marvel at giant baobab trees and finish off with some beach days along the beautiful west coast. Recommended as a one-way rental trip.