Marojejy Summit Trail Map
Marojejy Summit Camp Simpona Viewpoint (Belvédère) Camp Marojejia Cascade de Humbert Camp Mantella Natural Pool (Piscine Naturelle) Park Entrance Mandena Manantenina Marojejy Visitor Center

Marojejy Summit

Two people wearing raincoats sit on a grassy hillside with steep, cliffy mountains shrouded in clouds in the distance.
A very steep, slippery trail leads from Camp Simpona to the summit of Marojejy (elevation 2,132 m / 6,995 ft). High in the moorlands, often shrouded in clouds, this is another world, stunningly beautiful and different.

Camp Simpona

A table and benches sit on the wooden floor of an open shelter with green tarp roof. A green cabin is down a slope behind the shelter. Thick forest surrounds the two buildings.
Located in the cloud forest at an elevation of 1,250 m (4,100 ft), Camp Simpona consists of a small, sheltered eating area and two cabins. There is also a small area to pitch tents.

Viewpoint (Belvédère)

Two men stand on a wooden platform overlooking mountains and forest.
A wooden platform along the trail just below Camp Simpona provides stupendous views over the mountains and forests of Marojejy.

Camp Marojejia

Two large shelters with metal roofs and partially open sides are cantilevered out from a steep hillside covered in lush vegetation. Four people climb stairs up the hillside into the shelters.
Camp Marojejia is perched on a hillside at an elevation of 775 m (2,540 ft) with stupendous views overlooking sheer granite outcrops and lush vegetation. The camp consists of a sheltered eating area and four cabins. There are also several campsites for tent camping. This area, at the transition between lowland and montane rainforest, is a good place to look for the beautiful and rare Silky Sifaka. (Photo courtesy of Louis Joxe Jaofeno.)

Cascade de Humbert

A high, thin, white waterfall cascades down a rocky cliff face. Lush, green forest lines either side of the waterfall.
Only a short walk from Camp Mantella, this beautiful, cascading waterfall is surrounded by dense tropical vegetation. Two wooden overlooks provide views of the waterfall and out over the vast expanse of rainforest.

Camp Mantella

A large, open shelter with metal roof and wooden tables inside is surrounded by bamboo forest and large boulders.
Tucked in a dense forest of bamboo at an elevation of 450 m (1,475 ft), Camp Mantella is a good place to see northern bamboo lemurs as well as the tiny frog the camp is named after. The camp has a large, sheltered eating area and six new cabins and ablution block. A campground is located nearby for those who prefer to pitch a tent.

Natural Pool (Piscine Naturelle)

A white, foaming waterfall pours over a black rock outcrop into a dark frothing pool. Green vines and trees surround the pool.
A beautiful deep pool and small waterfall make this a refreshing stop along the trail on the way to Camp Mantella.

Park Entrance

A large signboard reading "Parc Marojejy" and a hexagonal gazebo are in a grassy area surrounded by forest
A bulletin board with map and a small, covered seating area mark the boundary where the trail enters the park. The change from the more open agricultural lands to the dense lowland rainforest is striking.

Mandena

Tiny houses constructed of bamboo walls and thatch or metal roofs are clustered in a valley, surrounded by palm trees and green hills.
Located on the banks of the Manantenina River and only 3 km from the park boundary, the village of Mandena is the gateway to the park. Most of the residents here are subsistence farmers, growing rice and vanilla in the surrounding hills.

Manantenina

Looking down from high on a hill to a small village with many tiny houses on the banks of a large, meandering river. Green hills and rice fields lie on either side of the village and river.
The village of Manantenina is located at the confluence of the Manantenina and Lokoho Rivers. It is on the main paved road between Sambava (65 km) and Andapa (40 km).

Marojejy Visitor Center

A building with a steeply-pitched roof and a sign saying "Centre d'Interpretation - PN Marojejy / RS Anjanaharibe-Sud"
The Marojejy Visitor Center has a small exhibit hall with interpretive material and a kiosk. This is an essential first stop, where guides, porters, and cooks are arranged and fees are paid for treks into either Marojejy National Park or Anjanaharibe-Sud Special Reserve. (Photo courtesy of Ramanantena Fulsain.)