Madagascar walking holidays delve into the island’s south-central and eastern regions, remote landscapes dominated by the Andringitra Massif – all black granite cliffs, rock spires, gaping chasms, natural swimming pools and hidden waterfalls. Multi day treks here see vegetation shifting with elevation: rainforests, cloud forest, the scrub of the high plateaus, explored by just a handful of tourists each year. Elsewhere, national parks protect remaining tracts of virgin forest, sheltering lemurs, chameleons, and hundreds of species of birds. On the parks’ fringes, you can encounter the Malagasy culture, too – walking through rice fields, markets, entire villages hand carved from endemic wood.
Our Madagascar walking holidays travel guide showcases the best of these trips – which also include days spent canoeing through sapphire canyons, over rapids and calm stretches, as well as swimming and snorkelling on the stunning coast – what better excuse to soak your aching legs in these turquoise waters?