Madagascar self drive | Rent your car including a local driver

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! Our team at Roadtrip Africa works with well-trained and truly friendly driver-guides, who speak English, French and Malagash.

Having a tour guide and driver all-in-1 is a great option for roadtrippers who want to remain in charge of their own 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.

All our drivers are experienced tour guides and mechanics. No stress, difficulties or long hours behind the wheel; your local driver is there to facilitate and ease your travels. 


Renting a car with driver in Madagascar - what to expect

Your experienced driver will get you to your destination safely and is responsible for keeping the car in great condition. Besides driving you to where you want to go, your driver knows the best locations to stop for lunch and helps you find the best places to stock up on supplies. He can also help you fine-tune your itinerary along the way and can recommend activities, campsites and lodges to stay at during your travels in Madagascar. Yet, you remain in charge of your own holiday and itinerary. 

As our drivers are keen to share their knowledge about Madagascar, feel free to ask them anything. You'll return home with a deeper understanding of Madagascar, and a new friend. 

Are you going camping? Then we'll supply your driver with camping gear. As there are no facilities to eat elsewhere inside the national parks, we appreciate that you factor in your driver when grocery shopping and cooking your meals together. Most drivers are pretty good bush cooks and will be able to help you start a campfire.

If you want to explore remote areas of Madagascar which are not included in Roadtrip Africa's suggested routes, such as the Makay, the knowledge of our local drivers is necessary to get you there.

Renting a car with driver in Madagascar - what to expect

What are the costs to hire a driver for my trip in Madagascar?

The additional cost of hiring a driver-guide in Madagascar is €30/day. All the proceeds go to the driver. The fee also covers your driver's meals and accommodation. You won't need to arrange extra accommodation, as all lodges have facilities available for driver-guides with a reduced rate.

Additional costs for your driver are national park entrance fees, varying from $2 - $5/day, depending on the park. Do also note that fuel remains at your own expense. Your Madagascar rental car is delivered to you with a full tank, and should be filled up again when returned.

Ready for your road trip adventure in Madagascar? Book your car with driver-guide!