Car rental

Our fleet

Our car rental fleet in Madagascar consists of two 4x4 categories: the Nissan Double Cab (heavy) and the smaller Nissan X-Trail / Toyota Prado / Toyota RAV4, referred to as the regular 4x4 category. The Double Cab is new and with its increased clearance and bigger wheels, able to handle any terrain. The regular 4x4 vehicles are the best value for money if you are planning to cruise down the RN7, or north towards Nosy Be and Diego Suarez.  

We own all our vehicles and never subcontract from third parties. Each car is serviced at our own workshop after every trip. In the unlikely event that you have a breakdown, rest assured that we offer 24/7 roadside assistance and have a replacement vehicle ready. For security, all our vehicles are equipped with car trackers and a panic button. In the unlikely event that you get stuck in the middle of nowhere without any phone/internet signal, we can still locate you. 

Roadtrip-ready cars

  • Comprehensive insurance
  • Mobile phone with local sim card
  • 4x4 manual, roadmap, Bradt Guide
  • Radio with port for your USB or mini jack
  • Spare tire, cable, rope, jack, panic button
  • Unlimited kms, no hidden costs! 

Which car would you like to rent for your road trip in Madagascar?

Nissan Double Cab

For the true 4x4 adventurer, the Nissan NP 300 Double Cap is able to beat any terrain. This car is brand new, Diesel, with manual transition. Increased suspension, bigger 16 inch wheels and high ground clearance. Fits 5 adults. Possible to rent with electrical fridge of 55 L.

It is a real pleasure to drive this vehicle, whether you're cruising on the RN7 or driving off road on deep sandy tracks, this car will not let you down. Required if you're planning to travel the West Coast or go to Tsingy de Bemahara.  

Price/day in € *Low season  *Peak season  Rest 
1- 4 days € 109 € 129 € 119
5- 9 days € 99 € 119 € 109
10+ days € 89 € 109 € 99

* Low season: Jan-March. Peak: July -September  

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The Nissan Double Cab, the best 4x4 for your roadtrip in Madagascar
Sandy tracks are a piece of cake for the Nissan Double Cab, Salary Bay, West Coast
Madagascar, the island of baobabs

X-Trail | Prado | RAV4

Our regular 4x4 vehicles comprises of the Nissan X-Trail, Toyota Prado and Toyota RAV4. These are 2006 models, manual and runs on Diesel. The vehicle fits 4 adults. 

The regular 4x4 vehicle is the best value for money if you are planning to cruise down the RN7 or up north towards Diego Suarez. If you are going to cover more off-road terrain (West Coast, Tsingy de Bemahara), the Nissan Double Cab is the car to go with.

Price/day in € *Low season  *Peak season Rest 
1- 4 days € 79 € 99 € 89
5- 9 days € 69 € 89 € 79
10+ days € 59 € 79 € 69

* Low season: Jan-March. Peak: July -September  

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The Nissan X-Trail easting dust on those red sandy tracks
The Nissan X-Trail, an easy to drive 4x4, perfect for your self-drive holiday

Car rental add ons: camping gear and driver-guides

Hire a car with camping gear

Compared to our other roadtrip destinations (Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania), cheap accommodation is easy to find in Madagascar. Nevertheless, camping gear does come in handy, particularly 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 in our other destinations, especially along the west coast. Wild camping in Madagascar is not a sensible thing to do with only two people.

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, consisting of mattress, sleeping bag, headlights, cooking equipment, table, chairs and everything else you need on 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

Electrical fridge - 55 L (Double Cab only) 

€5 / day


(Double Cab only) 

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Hire a car with driver

All of our drivers are skilled, flexible, experienced, helpful and most of all pleasant company. The cost of hiring a driver is €35/ day – this also covers his meals and accommodation. The driver will always sort these out himself. Most lodges have a drivers’ section and provide accommodation and meals for free. When you travel into a national park with a driver, you will also have to pay their entrance fee of €2 - €5 / day, depending on the park.

The driver is responsible for the wellbeing of the car, and the security bond will no longer apply.

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What is included when hiring a car from Roadtrip Madagascar?


  • Comprehensive car insurance
  • Mobile phone with local SIM
  • Roadmap and Bradt Travel Guide


  • Airport transfers
  • Driver-Guide
  • Camping gear
  • Electrical fridge

Are you ready to drive your own adventure in Madagascar?

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