• South Madagascar RN7 Tour
  • South Madagascar RN7 Tour
  • South Madagascar RN7 Tour
  • South Madagascar RN7 Tour
  • South Madagascar RN7 Tour
  • South Madagascar RN7 Tour
  • South Madagascar RN7 Tour
  • South Madagascar RN7 Tour

Southern Madagascar RN7 Tour is an 11 day African Safari Tour in Madagascar exploring the southern part of Madagascar. This Madagascar safari takes you south of Antananarivo. On this Southern Madagascar RN7 Tour, you will be visiting 3 different parks on this Madagascar safari tour.

The Southern Madagascar RN7 Tour is the most popular tour of Madagascar. This Madagascar tour allows you to see the country in a nutshell.

Along 960 km of tar road, the landscape will be changing every day. RN7 will take you along highlands, dramatic mountains, dry savannah, baobabs and thorny forests. You will be wowed by the scenery along the way.

Southern Madagascar RN7 Tour start in the chillier Asian part of the island, ending in the area of Tuléar, the real Africa, the ‘city of the sun’. This Madagascar trip can also be reversed to start in Tulear in case you are exploring Madagascar in another order.

Southern Madagascar RN7 Tour

Sit back and enjoy the beautiful landscape, see it transform as you drive south on Route nr. 7. The Southern Madagascar RN7 Tour is a journey through highlands, rice fields, tropical forest and wide desert.

You will visit 3 very different parks on this Madagascar safari tour. On the way you will see a lot of the culture and crafts of Madagascar.

The Southern Madagascar RN7 tour takes you towards the typical. You get to enjoy the inescapable, and the essential, to have a vision of this country.

The highlands are symbolic of the Big Island. here you go to meet the population in villages and in fields. You will go down southward to see lemurs in the reserve of anjaha and Isalo.

Southern Madagascar RN7 Tour Destination

Southern Madagascar RN7 tour is the most popular tour in Madagascar from Antananarivo to Tulear. This Madagascar tour goes by the famous RN7 more than 590 miles.

There are Beautiful landscapes; serpents’ hills, plains, rice fields, various ethnic groups; admiring their cultures and handcrafts. You will go to the Zafimaniry woodcarving in Ambositra; the Antemoro Papers and silks in Ambalavao and more other.

The Southern Madagascar RN7 tour visiting the best of the national parks and reserve in Madagascar Ranomafana N.P; Anja community reserve and Isalo N.P. Your Southern Madagascar RN7 tour  will be crossing the amazing plateau of Horombe.

Ranomafana National Park

Ranomafana National Park occupies over 160 square miles (415 square kilometers) of montane rainforest in southeastern Madagascar. That makes it the third largest park in the country. It’s also one of the most accessible thanks to its proximity to primary highway RN7.

On your Southern Madagascar RN7 tour, you will come from far and wide to admire its astonishing array of rare flora and fauna. These include no fewer than 12 lemur species.

It was the discovery of one of these endemic primates (the golden bamboo lemur) in 1986 that led to the park’s establishment five years later.

Today, Ranomafana National Park continues to be at the forefront of scientific research. It is the home of the cutting edge Centre ValBio. It’s also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most popular stops on any Madagascan safari itinerary.

This park is named after the Malagasy phrase meaning “hot water,” Ranomafana National Park includes thermal springs on its long list of natural wonders.

Anjaha Community Reserve

Southern Madagascar RN7 Tour

Anja Community Reserve is about 13 km south of Ambalavao. The Anja Community Reserve is found in the Haute-Matsiatra region. It can be easily reached by car via the RN7.

This park is only half an hour away from the small town and is always worth a day’s visit. From Antananarivo it takes about nine hours by car (about 480 km). It is a good idea to stop for a night in Antsirabe orAmbositra on the way.

The Anja Community reserve is one of the most visited community-managed sites in Madagascar. It is famous for the large groups of ring-tailed lemurs and the dry forest is located just beneath three large granite mountains.

Like other community managed sites, the Anja Community provides a protected area for the natural resources and enables the Malagasy inhabitants to benefit from ecotourism.

Besides more than 300 cattas (ring-tailed lemurs), three different lizards (Chameleons), several snake species and many birds. The ring-tailed lemurs had been fed by humans in the past and lost their fear.

Anja Community Reserve nicknamed “Anja Park”. This is is a great place to see ring-tailed lemurs in troops. It is the most visited community-run protected area for the lemurs and the landscape is incredible with the backdrop of granite rocks.

You can take a 2 hour walk around the 30-hectare reserve to see the ring-tailed lemur families and varieties of flora. On your Southern Madagascar RN7 tour, you can also see some Bestsileo tombs here.

Isalo National Park

Isalo National Park is known for its wide variety of terrain. These include sandstone formations, deep canyons, palm-lined oases, and grassland. The closest town is Ranohira, and the closest city is Toliara.

Southern Madagascar RN7 Tour

A local guide is required for visitors on Southern Madagascar RN7 Tour entering the park, and guides and porters can be hired in Ranohira. Treks in the park can last from several hours to a week or longer.

The Bara people, who traditionally inhabit the park, entomb the dead in natural mountain caves. The caves are considered sacred, they have buried the dead of their ancestors for centuries.

The Isalo National Park in the central-south is the most visited in Madagascar. The park, furrowed of rivers and their affluents, spreads over 81 540 ha.

The wild landscape with deep canyons, palm-lined oases and grasslands, is formed by erosions of a plateau of Jurassic sandstone. The park protects a unique treasure of endemic species, including 14 species of nocturnal lemurs.

What to See on Southern Madagascar RN7 Tour

There are lots of things to be seen on your Southern Madagascar RN7 Tour. They include:

Culture

Southern Madagascar RN7 Tour

Anja community reserve is a known place for preservation of tombs and other ancient regalia. This has been going on for more than 200 years. The local people who live in the area have always buried their dead on the rocks that are found in the area and these surprising. They still use up to this day although many of them cannot easily be accessed by those on Southern Madagascar RN7 Tour.

Wildlife

The intricate area of the Anja Community Reserve is relatively small, but today it is home to the well-known ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta). There are six species of snakes, various chameleons including Furcifer campani. Others are the carpet chameleon Furcifer lateralis and the small leaf chameleon Brookesia brunoi, which only occurs here.

Numerous birds and other animals worthy of protection. One of the rarest inhabitants of the Anja Community Reserve, the Striped Tenrec, is difficult and rare to observe.

The main reason to visit Ranomafana national park is the chance to see 12 of Madagascar’s iconic lemur species in the wild. Possible sightings include endangered species like the aye-aye and the Milne-Edwards’s sifaka.

There is also critically endangered species like the Sibree’s dwarf lemur and the golden bamboo lemur. One of Ranomafana’s rarest residents is the greater bamboo lemur which was believed to be extinct until 1986.

Scientists discovered a remnant population living in the park. Other mammals include seven different kinds of endemic tenrec and small carnivores such as the Malagasy striped civet.

There are at least 14 species of lemur found in Isalo National Park including the daytime red-fronted lemur, the ring-tailed lemur, and Verreaux’s Sifaka, and the night time gray mouse lemur, red-tailed sportive lemur, and Coquerel’s giant mouse lemur, among many others.

Many on Southern Madagascar RN7 Tour consider the flora to be more impressive than the fauna in Isalo National Park, as wildlife is limited compared to other regions. There are more than 500 species of plants found within the park, including endemic species.

Hiking

Southern Madagascar RN7 Tour

All the 3 Madagascar national parks visited on this offer many hiking opportunities. The best park being Isalo if you are looking at landscape. Ranomafana is reach in flora and fauna while Anja is more cultural.