Central Madagascar in detail

Flights & getting there

Perhaps the most common itinerary in Madagascar is to head down the RN7 from Tana to Tuléar (Toliara), sampling everything along the way, then fly back to Tana. Nearly all of central Madagascar’s towns and attractions lie near this two-lane highway, one of the few reasonably well-maintained sealed roads in the country.

This makes central Madagascar an easy destination for budget travellers, who will be able to go everywhere by taxi-brousse. For the few attractions that do require a private vehicle, enquire with local tour operators, ask at your hotel, or charter a taxi.