Welcome to Cap Est
Remote and beautiful Cap Est is Madagascar’s easternmost point. You can get here by hiring a car or taking a four-hour taxi-brousse ride south from Antalaha. Hotels here are routinely destroyed by cyclones, but in late 2015 the basic Hotel du Voyageur (033 32 256 41) was still standing. The nearby town of Ambodirafia has an MNP office that can provide you with all the necessary information and support (guides, porters) for treks down the Masoala Peninsula’s east coast. The walk from here to the very tip of the peninsula, Cap Masoala, takes about four days, camping along the way, with numerous rivers that must be crossed by pirogue. From there you have to either return, or continue around the peninsula to Maroantsetra, a hard but adventurous slog that could take another four to six days. Cargo boats also leave intermittently from Cap Masoala for Maroantsetra.