Conquering the Terra Incognita in the Makay Massif

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Madagascar is known for its diversified and rare natural sites. Some are known to the general public as Tsingy of Bemaraha and others little. Among these is the Makay massif which promises a thousand discoveries to visitors.

The makay massif, a site little known to tourists

Located in the south-west of Madagascar, the Makay is a mountain range that extends over approximately 4400 km². This natural site is so isolated that the nearest town is Ranohira. This stage is also the starting point for the ecotourism activities taking place in the Isalo massif. The Makay massif differs from other mountainous terrain of Madagascar primarily by its geography. It is composed of high plateaus on which a vegetation typical of the West zone has developed. Deep canyons covered with moist vegetation, characteristic of the eastern parts of the island, are also to be immortalized. This ecosystem has been able to develop freely thanks to the small human presence in the area. This isolation has also allowed the fauna and flora to remain in a perfect state of conservation.

What to do in the Makay massif?

The virgin nature of the Massif de Makay allows different possibilities in terms of activities. The fact that fauna and flora are little known suggests that scientific expeditions are needed. In the medium term, these missions would make it possible to expand the list of species composing the biodiversity of Madagascar. In addition, expeditions organized for individuals will be an opportunity to make known this area of the island just waiting to be discovered. This massif is a step to privilege for adventurers experiencing the need to discover almost unexplored lands. In addition, the low attendance ensures an authentic experience to the privileged few who will discover the place.

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