4x4 car rental in Madagascar

Are you ready for the ultimate self-drive adventure in Madagascar? Our fleet of cars in Madagascar offers two options to fit your budget and travelling style:

  • The Nissan Navara - bought new between 2022 and 2024. 
  • The Nissan NP300 - bought new between 2019 and 2022

With increased clearance and bigger wheels, our rental vehicles can handle any rough or rugged terrain you or your driver-guide may encounter in Madagascar.

Planning to cruise down the RN7 from Antananarivo to Tulear or explore the North of Madagascar? Then our Nissan NP300 is your best value for money. When covering more off-road terrain (West Coast, Tsingy de Bemaraha), you need our newest and most powerful car in our rental fleet, which is the Navara.

At Roadtrip Africa, we own all of our rental cars and never subcontract from third parties. Each vehicle is serviced at our workshop after every trip. In the unlikely event that you have a breakdown, rest assured that we offer 24/7 roadside assistance and always have a replacement vehicle available.

Roadtrip Ready Cars

  • Comprehensive insurance
  • Spare tire and rescue tools
  • Radio with port for your USB or mini jack
  • 4x4 manual, roadmap, Bradt Guide
  • 24/7 roadside assistance
  • Unlimited kms, no hidden costs! 

Which car to rent for your self-drive adventure in Madagascar?

Nissan Navara Double Cab

Our Nissan Navara's are bought new between 2022 and 2024. Whether cruising on the RN7 or driving off-road on deep sandy tracks, this 4x4 will not disappoint you. Our Navara can beat any terrain so you can self-drive Madagascar with confidence and peace of mind. 

It has increased suspension, bigger 17-inch wheels, high ground clearance and easy access to lots of storage space. It's manual, A/C, fuel consumption (11-14 km/liter). Fits 5 persons with camp gear. Know which vehicle to choose and what to expect: read more car specs here.

Price/day  *Low season  *Peak season  Rest 
1- 4 days € 129 € 159 € 149
5- 9 days € 119 € 149 € 139
10+ days € 109 € 139 € 129

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

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Nissan NP300 Double Cab

Similar to the Navara but a bit smaller and longer in use. Our NP300 cars are bought new between 2018 and 2022. Also with increased suspension, 16-inch wheels, high ground clearance, and easy access to storage space. Can fit four adults. read more car specs here.

Our Nissan NP300 is your best value for money when planning to travel the RN7 or the North of Madagascar. When covering more off-road terrain (West Coast and Tsingy de Bemaraha included in our Grand Circuit and Western Route), you need the Navara, the newest and most powerful car in our rental fleet. 

Price/day *Low season  *Peak season Rest 
1- 4 days € 99 € 129 € 119
5- 9 days € 89 € 119 € 109
10+ days € 79 € 109 € 99

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

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Crossing a salt plain. Off-road driving in Madagascar is one of a kind!

Add camp gear to your rental car

Car hire Madagascar with camp gear

Whether you are travelling on a budget, love the outdoors, or just prefer not to pre-book your accommodation - self-driving and camping in Madagascar is a great way to explore the country.

You can hire our cars with a rooftop tent or ground tent. Both options come with a complete set of quality camping gear, including a mattress, sleeping bag, headlights, cooking equipment, table, chairs, and everything else you need when camping in Madagascar.

Camp gear set with ground tent €5 pp/day
Camp set with rooftop tent €20 car/day
Electrical fridge - 55L) €10/day


More about camping in Madagascar

Rent your 4x4 with local driver

Car hire Madagascar with driver -guide

Are you looking for an adventurous 4x4 roadtrip in Madagascar but do you feel unsure about driving? Then rent a car with a local driver! 

Having a tour guide and driver all-in-1 is a great option for roadtrippers who want to remain in charge of their holiday and itinerary yet prefer someone else to do the driving. At the same time, being accompanied by a local driver-guide means learning more about the local culture and wildlife in Madagascar while you travel. No stress, difficulties or long hours behind the wheel; your local driver is there to facilitate and ease your travels. 

All suggested itineraries on our website can be booked as a guided tour with driver. The costs for a local driver are €30 / day. 

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Lucas from the Netherlands

The car was in a very good mechanical condition, which is not a given in Madagascar, and some small problems during the journey were dealt with quickly, pragmatically, and efficiently. You can really tell that the people who run the company unders...
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We spent three weeks on a road trip on Madagascar. If you want try to compare the price with standard rental companies don't do that. Their services are perfect and cars are really prepared for off-road journeys!
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What is included when renting a car for your Roadtrip in Madagascar?


  • Car rental with unlimited mileage. Fuel at own expense
  • Car insurance
  • 24/7 roadside assistance
  • On the road manual, Bradt Travel Guide, road map


  • Car delivery to airport or hotel
  • Driver - Guide
  • Electrical fridge
  • Camp gear

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