Camping

Camp gear rental Roadtrip Madagascar

You can hire a rooftop tent or a Quechua dome tent. Only the Nissan Double Cab can be equipped with a rooftop tent.  The costs are € 20 / day for the roof top tent or € 3 per person / per day for the dome tent. Both tents comes with a full set of quality camp gear, consisting of: 

  • Inflatable mattress 
  • Blanket or sleeping bag with pillows and bedsheets
  • Table and chairs
  • Storage box
  • Gas tank & burner, BBQ roaster
  • Plastic cups, plates & bowls
  • Pots, frying pans, cutlery set with knife, can opener, cork screw
  • Coffee percolator
  • Cutting board
  • Dish towel, detergent, washing line & pegs
  • Headlights and solar table lamp (WakaWaka), with mobile phone charging capacity

Camping in Madagascar 

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 with a full set of camping gear in the back of the car gives you a great sense of flexibility.

As opposed to our other roadtrip destinations, accommodation is really cheap in Madagascar. Nevertheless, camp gear does come in handy, in particular during peak season (July-Sept), when many of the lodges along the RN7 are fully booked, long in advance. 

Keep in mind that camping possibilities are less widespread in Madagascar than compared to Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya - where we are present. You are not allowed to take your car into the National Parks. You park the car at the entrance gate and continue by foot. If you want to go camping at a public campsite inside a National Park, you arrange a porter, and he carries your ground tent and equipment. There are private lodges that have camp grounds along the RN7, but these possibilities are less along the west coast. Wild camping is not a sensible thing to do if you are only with the two of you.Therefore, we think you are more versatile and get better value for money if you rent the dome tent with camp gear. But the choice is up to you.