Popular Madagascar Auto Routes
Madagascar road trips will open up a world of pure beauty and unique natural phenomena. Tropical forests, arid semi-deserts, steep mountain ranges and unspoiled beaches await you here. The diversity of wildlife and the warmth of the local people ensure that every kilometer of your journey will be filled with discovery and memories to last a lifetime.
RN7 National Road
The RN7 is Madagascar's most famous road, stretching for 930 kilometers (from the capital Antananarivo to the coastal town of Tuliara). Here you can see rice terraces, visit the town of Ambositra, famous for its wood carvings, and explore the forests of Ranomafana National Park, home to lemurs. Particularly notable is the "Baobab Alley" near Morondava, where ancient trees create a unique atmosphere at sunsets.
The Eastern Rainforest Trail
A trail stretching east from the capital Antananarivo to the coastal harbor of St. Mary's Island. Driving along this route you'll see waterfalls, charming coastal villages and, as a finale, the tranquil St. Mary's Island, famous for humpback whale watching.
RN34 and RN35 National Roads
These routes are about 200 kilometers long and connect the coastal town of Morondava and Belo-sur-Ciribihina. Along the way you will come across the "Avenue of Baobabs", dotted with ancient trees. During the dry season, 2WD vehicles can be used here, but 4WD is recommended for further travel, especially to Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park (a UNESCO site).
RN6 National Road
The RN6 road connects Antananarivo and Antsiranana through a variety of landscapes and national parks. It is about 700 kilometers long. Highlights include the Ankarana Reserve, which embodies Madagascar's spirit of adventure from the capital to the north.
When planning a Madagascar road trip, it is important to check the current condition of these routes, as some of them can be difficult, especially during the rainy season, and may require a four-wheel drive vehicle and an experienced local guide.