Rafting Adventure, Madagascar

Company : Secret Compass
Duration: 2 weeks to 2 weeks
Approx Costs: 2500 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

Madagascar is known as the world’s eighth continent and the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean. Its wildlife accolades almost outnumber its curious endemic species. 

This African island is an adventurer’s dream from its dense forests and uncharted rivers to its brooding granite peaks. Taste it all on this epic, amphibious adventure this spring.

The aim of this epic expedition is to cross the African island of Madagascar from peak to sea. The challenges of this are twofold.

The first goal is to trek to the summit of Pic Boby mountain (2658m). Descending into the valleys and forests to the east, the second stage of the challenge involves a river journey in two-person rafts, which teammates will then use to navigate a route through to Madagascar’s eastern Indian Ocean shores.



  • Explore Madagascar from peak to sea.
  • Climb Pic Boby (2658m), an imposing granite outcrop reminiscent of Yosemite.
  • Experience traditional Malagasy life.
  • eForge a route through Madagascar’s wild forest.
  • Raft a wild, untamed action-packed river.


Start Dates

- Expedition officially begins on 29 April in Antananarivo.
- Camp on the 2nd night in the wilderness
- Short trek in Andringitra National Park
- 5 days trekking
- Summit pic Boby
- Explore farm lands, rice paddies and villages
- Rafting training from experts
- Rafting down river through various rapids till you reach the coast
- Meet local Malagasy people
- Celebratory drink at the hotel on the final night
- Expedition officially ends on 14 May


Team members should be aged 21+ and willing to be part of a team working together to achieve the goal of the expedition. They should have an adventurous and robust spirit. All our expeditions are achievable by people with an active and healthy lifestyle. You will be required to be fit enough to:

Trek: up to 25km per day with daily ascents of 1000m+ likely.
Paddle: up to 30km per day in two-person rafts.
Carry: 10-15kg of own kit and equipment.
Terrain: mountainous and tricky jungle terrain on foot. Flat water, whitewater and rapids in rafts.
Altitude: up to 2658m.
Swim: strong swimmers who can swim at least 200m and are capable of pulling themselves back into a raft if needed.

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