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Fidelis, wonderful guide in Tsaranoro

We stayed for 3 nights in Camp Catta which is a nice place with friendly staff. Though the true... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
baspeeters31
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Good for 2-3 days hiking

Andringitra National Park features on few itineraries, yet I consider the Diavolana circuit to be... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
daveedwilliams
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Manning, South Carolina
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 18 February 2014

Very impressive mountains, and beautiful landscape. It is a bit difficult to get to - it's easiest to organize everything in Ambalavao. We went with Juvence trek (jrrjuvence9@gmail.com), who organized tents, local guide and food. We spent three days in Andringitra, hiking Pic Boby. It...More

5  Thank Dominika L
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 26 May 2014

This place is hard to reach. And its expensive also if you must hire 4x4. And you must hire it. It takes 3,5 hours driving from Ambalavao. So think before going. There is not much wildlife, it is very hard walking, weather is unpredictable. To...More

2  Thank Nilpson
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights in Camp Catta which is a nice place with friendly staff. Though the true hero of our stay was Fidelis, one of the local guides in the Tsaranoro valley. We had a wonderful dayhike with him and he truly is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Andringitra National Park features on few itineraries, yet I consider the Diavolana circuit to be one of the most beautiful mountain walks I have ever done. At its highest point, around 2,000m, the landscape takes on a Disneyland quality, with rock-gardens of colourful succulents against...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

During our 3 weeks in Madagascar, we spent 3D/2N in this park. It can be expensive and more planning to get the trip organized but it was all worthy at the end! We saw no other tourists during our 3 days hiking in the park!...More

Thank sunshinelpc
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We were travelling by motorbike so just showed up at the west park office early in the morning that we wanted to trek, and arranged a guide. There's certainly plenty of guides to go round for the small number of tourists. We did an 8...More

Thank thecyclingbackpacker
Reviewed 27 September 2018

We have never experienced any other place that was so beautiful with nature and people. Our guide, Arson Hajae was quite knowledgeable and patient with us as we took in all the beauty. He spoke English well. We hiked on the mountains, along the lower...More

Thank K F
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Due to its remote location and fewer visitors, you will most likely enjoy a private trek in a beautiful and tranquil mountain valley full of rare endemic species. Bonus is a sunrise summit to the highest reachable top of Madagascar, Pic Imarivolanitra (translates close to...More

Thank kerttukas
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Despite hoping to do some hiking well within the Parc National de l’Andringitra it became obvious that this option was not readily available to us from our accommodation at Tsara Camp (which has jaw dropping views of the huge rock faces across rice paddies). What...More

Thank WFKtravels
Reviewed 13 September 2018

We hiked here as part of a 3-day trek to Pic Boby with a group in August 2018. The drive to the National Park from Ambalavao was a 4-hour ordeal over a very rutty 4WD track but that was soon forgotten as we started hiking...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 30 July 2018

While traveling Madagascar one of our highlights was a 3-day track to the top of Pick Boby. We booked the tour with Alefa tours Ambalavao (you can find them on Facebook). This is a local touragency ran by two brothers, Mario and Gege. On our...More

Thank Anouk R
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

We did a 3-day-2-nights-trekking in Andringitra with Mario from Alefa Tours as guide (incl. Pic Boby and a lunch at Camp Katta, where we could spot kattas). It was amazing! The cooking skills of Mario and his team were exceptional! They cared for everything -...More

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Response from kerttukas | Reviewed this property |
Hi, any arrangements with the driver should be possible, they will drop you off to the Park gates and return to pick you up from the any agreed exit point. I suggest to seek the camping gear from Ambalavao, not sure the Park... More
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sunshinelpc
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Response from ChristianRaktondrjoa | Reviewed this property |
Hello, You will find cooking gears and camping with guides in Bougainvillées hotel in Ambalavao. For the deposit, you can do it the night before your departure to Namoly.
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Dana K
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Response from ChristianRaktondrjoa | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry, not a going and back tours I mean.
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