Travel Madagascar

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Madagascar is famous for quite a few things, like vanilla, pepper, and lemurs. It is also considered a beautiful vacation destination.

Madagascar travel tips & advice

Madagascar is a country that occupies a large island of the same name. It is located in the Indian Ocean, on the east coast of Africa. It is the fourth largest island in the world. The capital is Antananarivo.

Even though it is off the coast of Africa immigrants of Indonesia originally settled it. Africans and Arabs immigrated later. Madagascar was originally independent, then ruled by the French, and then finally became independent in 1960. The French changed the names of many towns and the people changed them back, however some publications will still have the old spelling. The Malagasy people do not pronounce the first of the last syllable of many place names.

There is a visa fee required before entering but it is not a long process.

The only regular boat link is from Toamasina, which is located on the east coast or Mauritius via Reunion. However, it is extremely important to note that the government takes health very seriously. Many ports have been closed due to illness and only reopened when health is insured. It is known that a mere sneeze can have travelers turned away.

Flights to Madagascar / How to Get There

Remember that Madagascar is an island, so the only way to access Madagascar is either with plane or boat. The best connection in Europe is using Air France. Air Madagascar travels on a weekly basis from Nairobi to Antananarivo or you can take a flight from Johannesburg, South Africa; which runs six days a week. Find cheap flights to Madagascar and other cheap flights here.

Hotels in Madagascar & Where to Stay

Find the best prices for hotels in Madagascar. There are lodges, hotels, and bed and breakfasts available for different prices. There are also many that are located right on the coast, which will provide breathtaking views of the area.

Madagascar is a mysterious island that is filled with nature. It is a great place to head to one of the cafes, order up something local, sit back and take in the sights.


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