Fitness advice for Magical Madagascar

We have graded the fitness level required for participation in this tour as Moderate/Active.  This is a very full itinerary, with a number of hotel moves and some long road journeys.  We will be far from first world medical assistance.

There are no hikes in this tour however there are some walks on steep, stepped, uneven or slippery ground (rainforest walks), and hiking poles can be useful. Whilst sightseeing we may be on the go for several hours at one time, in some places without the guarantee of somewhere to stop and rest.  It is important that everyone is able to keep up with the group as we will need to keep together on walks.

For the reasons we have given above, this tour is unsuitable for the frail, those with serious medical conditions, or for anyone who uses a cane or frame to help with walking at home.  The tour could prove challenging but not impossible for those with mobility difficulties caused by arthritis, but some activities may need to be missed out.  If unsure, please check with us.

We know that age is not always a reliable indicator of fitness, but prospective participants over the age of 80 will be given a letter to be signed by their GP to say they are fit enough to undertake this tour.