• Marojejy Trekking Tour
  • Marojejy Trekking Tour
  • Marojejy Trekking Tour
  • Marojejy Trekking Tour
  • Marojejy Trekking Tour
  • Marojejy Trekking Tour
  • Marojejy Trekking Tour

Marojejy Trekking tour is a 6 day Madagascar tour. This African safari tour in Madagascar takes you to trek in Marojejy National Park. This is also the home to the endangered silky Sifaka.

Enjoy a 6 day Madagascar adventure safari to the Marojejy National Park. The 6 day Marojejy Trekking tour takes you to the Northern part of Madagascar.

Marojejy Trekking Tour

Madagascar is known for its cultivation of the famous vanilla bean pods. It has had great economic boom due to the industry. The country still holds claim to the best quality of vanilla. This continues to be a source of revenue for many in the country. The northern part, sambava and Marojejy area are the points of growth of Vanilla.

Marojejy trekking tour takes you to Marojejy National Park. The Marojejy National Park is on the northeast side of Madagascar. This is between the towns of Andapa and Sambava.

The Park is a nature lovers haven and includes a vast array of landscapes, climates, fauna, and flora. There are changing landscapes  in these park located on a mountain. They are a wonder that cannot be experienced in too many places on Earth.

Marojejy Trekking Tour Destination

Marojejy National Park

The Marojejy trekking tour goes to Marojejy, one of the most strikingly beautiful and wild areas of Madagascar. It is unique in the world, a place of dense, jungly rainforests, sheer, high cliffs, and plants and animals found nowhere else on earth.

This Marojejy trekking tour takes you to Marojejy which is located in the rainforests of northeastern Madagascar. It is between the present-day towns of Andapa and Sambava.

The Marojejy Massif was first described by Professor Henri Humbert of the Paris Natural History Museum in 1948. Humbert was an eminent botanist who arrived in Madagascar after exploring many of the mountain ranges in Africa.

Marojejy Trekking Tour

Following his expedition to Marojejy, Humbert published a book entitled A Marvel of Nature, in which he described Marojejy as the most impressive range in all of Madagascar due to its grandeur, its rich flora, and especially its pristine natural state. His enthusiasm led him to ensure that Marojejy was protected as one of Madagascar’s strict nature reserves.

Marojejy remained listed as a strict reserve from 1952 to 1998, when its status was changed to that of a national park. This change removed the restrictions which limited entry to research scientists only. As a national park, Marojejy is now open to all visitors.

In June of 2007, Marojejy was officially designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in recognition of its unparalleled biodiversity and stunning landscapes.

Marojejy shares this World Heritage Site status with five other national parks that protect Madagascar’s eastern “Rainforests of the Atsinanana.”

Marojejy National Park comprises 55,500 hectares (137,144 acres) of land, and protects the entire Marojejy Massif. The forests, ranging from low altitude rain forest through to high altitude montane scrub.

A Marojejy trekking tour allows rou to search for an impressive list of plants and animals. The park has at least 275 species of ferns, 35 species of palms, 149 species of amphibians and reptiles, and 118 species of birds.

Marojejy national park is also home to eleven species of lemurs, including the critically endangered Silky Sifaka (Propithecus candidus).

Marojejy National Park is rugged and untamed. Marojejy trekking tour takes you to one of the few places in the world where you can hike. This takes your from the dense, vine-shrouded jungle to the high mountain tundra in a relatively short distance.

You can’t help but note the extreme diversity of life forms and the changes in plant communities you encounter as you climb the mountain. Marojejy will appeal to all who value nature, the mountains, and wild places.

The climate of Marojejy is dictated by two different factors: the south-east trade winds and the North-West monsoon. Therefore, Marojejy gets a lot of rain making it one of the greenest and lushest areas in Madagascar.

During the cooler season, from June to September, the trade winds contribute enormously to the abundance of rains on Marojejy. When the winds die down, the rains decrease (from April to May and from September to December).

In addition, during the hot seasons, the monsoon coming from the Malagasy Western also brings stormy rains. Because of the relative consistency of rains, the temperatures do not vary much, and generally range between 26 and 19°C.

Getting to Marojejy National Park

Marojejy trekking tour starts with a flight to Sambava. 5km from Sambava along the tarred RN3B, the Marojejy National Park office can be found 200m before Manantenina. From thereon a 2.7km secondary road leads to the village of Mandena. From Mandena it is a 2.9km walk along a trail to the park entrance.

Marojejy Trekking Tour

The approximate travel time by car on Marojejy trekking tour from Antananarivo to the park is about three days. The first stretch goes along the RN4, thereafter along the RN6 (poorer condition) until Ambilobe, where the road splits direction Vohemar.

This road is not passable during the rainy season from December to April! On Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday a taxi-brousse leaves from Antananarivo (station Andranobevava and Anosibe Angarangarana) direction Andapa.

What to Do is Marojejy National Park

Are you are looking for things to do in Madagascar when in Marojejy? The list of plants and animals (most of which are endemic to the area) is truly impressive.
At least 275 species of ferns and more than 50 species of palms have been catalogued in the different types of forest depending on the altitude.

Low altitude rainforest dominated by palm tress up to 800 m, montane forest from 800 to 1500 m where 300 epiphytes species grow together with bamboo, mosses and lichens, sclerophyllous forest up to 1800 m where the lichens and mosses are most common, and moorland mountain vegetation from 1800 upwards.

Concerning the fauna, 150 species of amphibians and reptiles live in Marojejy. They include 60 frogs such as the green climbing mantilla, leaf-tailed geckos, brookesia chameleons and lot of leeches.

There are 45 mammal species, among the 11 lemurs. The most representative is the critically endangered silky sifaka. The latter only occurs here and in Anjanaharibe-Sud Reserve.

Marojejy Trekking Tour

Another lemurs found here are Indri, red-bellied lemur, Eastern woolly lemur, aye-aye, bamboo lemur or Weasel sportive lemur.

Birds are also very well represented: 118 species have been observed so far, such as helmet vanga, Madagascar serpent-eagle, velvet asity, cryptic warbler, short-legged ground roller or Scaly ground-roller.

Accommodation on Marojejy Trekking Tour

This park offers numerous camps to stay at when on Marojejy trekking tour. After pacing the meanders of the rainforest, you will only want one thing and that is to rest. T

he more adventurous will be able to cross the park more sportively during special activities such as treks or specialized hikes.

Many providers will offer you customized trekking hours or hiking hours, where you will be able to admire the rich and colorful nature that the park offers.