- The self-drive specialist
- We own our fleet
- 24/7 road assistance
- Routes & lots of insider travel tips
Planning your Madagascar roadtrip? Our team at Roadtrip Africa provides cars, camp gear and routes for the independent and adventurous traveller. Your self-drive adventure in Madagascar begins with us!
Choose your roadtrip in Madagascar
And explore the beauty of Africa on your terms.
Roadtrip Africa is the first company in Madagascar to specialize in car & camp gear rentals for self-drive holidays. We own all our rental cars and never subcontract from third parties, ensuring you can freely explore Madagascar.
Our fleet consists of two types of 4x4 cars: the Nissan Navara and the Nissan NP300.
Looking for the ultimate freedom and flexibility on your road trip in Madagascar? Hire a rooftop tent or ground tent. Its supplied with a full set of quality camping gear, including a mattress, sleeping bag, headlights, cooking equipment, table, chairs and everything else you need for your camping adventure in Madagascar.
Start planning your Madagascar roadtrip and hire a 4x4 from €79/day! All our car rentals include comprehensive insurance, 24/7 roadside assistance, a road map, and a Bradt travel guide.Check our fleet
Car rental with local driver
Do you want to enjoy the freedom of the open road but are you unsure about driving your 4x4? Then rent a car with a local driver! A driver-guide will facilitate and ease your roadtrip in Madagascar, yet you remain in charge of your holiday and itinerary.
Besides enjoying a more relaxed experience, being accompanied by a driver-guide will teach you more about the local culture and wildlife in Madagascar while you travel. He can also help you fine-tune your itinerary along the way.
The costs for a local driver are €30 / day. This is an all-inclusive price and caters for all expenses incurred by the driver, including meals and accommodation. All suggested roadtrips and itineraries on our website can be booked as a guided tour with driver.I'm interested!
Suggested roadtrip itineraries in Madagascar
Getting excited about planning your roadtrip 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. Our team at Roadtrip Africa knows all corners of Madagascar and is happy to point you in the right direction as you prepare for your self-drive holiday.
This classic one-way route will whisk you from Antananarivo down to Tuléar along the famous RN7, a smooth asphalt road. The sheer variety of national parks along the RN7 is incredible: enjoy the rainforest at Ranomafana, the mountains at Andringitra National Park and the desert and canyons at Isalo. Finish off your Madagascar roadtrip with relaxing beachtime at Ifaty before you fly back to Antananarivo.
The Undiscovered Northeast
With the newly restored RN5a, travelling Madagascar overland towards the stunning SAVA region (Sambava, Andapa, Vohemar, Antalaha) is now possible once again. The breathtaking area is known as the Vanilla Coast, and it's here where the waters of the Indian Ocean meet the dense jungle.
This is an incredibly scenic and beautiful off-the-beaten-track self-drive itinerary covering the northeast of Madagascar. It involves modest driving hours, hardly any other travellers, and lots of variation.
The Grand Circuit
Do you love the beach? Are you an experienced off-road driver? Then you can see it all in Madagascar! The interior highlands of Madagascar are distinctively Asian, while the west coast is truly African. Visit remote Vezo fishing villages with colourful boats, enjoy pristine beaches, view the bizarre limestone pinnacles of Tsingy de Bemaraha, and explore the most beautiful lodges. All while meeting just a handful of other travellers. This is our most popular Madagascar self-drive itinerary. And for good reason!
The Western Route
Madagascar's most striking landscape is found in the west - the Tsingy limestone pinnacles. Climb the well-constructed steps, ladders, cables and bridges in the Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, marvel at giant baobab trees and enjoy relaxing beach days along the beautiful west coast. Recommended as a one-way rental trip.
Thank you Roadtrip Africa for making this trip possible for us
René from Germany
We had Madagascar on our bucket list for a long time, but we knew that if we were going to do it, it would have to be as self-drivers. We searched for a long time to find a car hire company that would rent us a suitable vehicle (without a driver)....Read full review
Madagascar 4WD trip
Douglas from the UK
Roadtrip Africa were exceptional, from the first enquiry and all the questions while planning the trip up until after we returned the vehicle. We had booked a pick-up for 24 days in Madagascar and can truly say it was a trip of a lifetime. The bac...Read full review
This was an experience of a lifetime
Timon from the Netherlands
It was a great trip, with a great car. Road Trip Africa communicates really quick as well prior to our trip as in Madagascar. They are really helpful and experienced themself and really willing to give you the best road trip experience in Madagasc...Read full review