A wild, weird, yet wonderful world

Madagascar is a cultural melting pot of beliefs influenced by Europe, Africa, and Asia. The fourth largest island in the world, it is off the beaten track and in the middle of the ocean. Madagascar has much to offer, from beautiful cities and fascinating people, to lush rainforests, unique wildlife, and tropical beaches. The island is home to 5% of the world’s known fauna and flora, in particular 50 species of lemurs, and 40 chameleon species.

Guests who want to explore underwater are spoiled for choice, with underwater cathedrals, shipwrecks, and an exceptional array of sea life, including rays, whale sharks, reef sharks, various species of fish, coral, and turtles.

Madagascar also offers a variety of accommodation for visitors: from modern city hotels and luxury beach resorts, to the more authentic guesthouses or beach huts. However, all of them allow visitors to absorb the local culture, beautiful scenery, and amazing wildlife.

Travel & Country Information

A valid passport and visa are required. The visa is obtained on arrival at the airport and costs 30 EUROS (+/- ZAR 520).

No mandatory vaccines, however a vaccination certificate is required for yellow fever if arriving from a country at high risk of yellow fever. Malaria prophylaxis is strongly advised.

The capital of Madagascar is Antananarivo (18°55′S 47°31′E). The island is divided into 6 autonomous provinces: Antananarivo Province; Antsiranana Province; Fianarantsoa Province; Mahajanga Province; Toamasina Province, and Toliara Province.

Ivato Airport – Antananarivo
Fascene Airport – Nosy Be
Arachard Airport – Diego Suarez
Sainte Marie Airport
Morondava Airport
Tamatave Airport
Fort Dauphin Airport

The currency of Madagascar is the Malagasy ariary (MGA)

Malagasy

French

Madagascar has 2 seasons: rainy season from December to March with tropical storms experience in the eastern and northern parts of the island, and the dry season from April to November. The best time to visit for wildlife is between September and December.

Continental 2 pin, 220v/50hz (standard Euro plug). You may need a special adapter for foreign appliances.

Bottled water only

A dream destination for outdoor enthusiasts

Endemic wildlife

90% found nowhere else in the world

Lemurs

105 species and subspecies

4th largest island

In the world

Birds

More than 305 species

World Heritage Site

Limestone labyrinth of Tsingy de Bemaraha

Chameleon

Home to the world’s smallest species

Attractions of Madagascar
Parks of Madagascar

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