👨⚕️ Visit Your Doctor Before the Trip
If you visit during the Wet Season when it is warmer, you may need to take some health tips from a doctor. One of these tips is about preventing Malaria and getting vaccinated for possible disorders. If you have any allergies or need to take possible medications with you, you must consult with a doctor before traveling to Madagascar.
If you do not like the idea of using public transportation, you can hire a driver and rent a car. This will cost you, but at least you have the freedom to go where you please at any time you desire. Driving in Madagascar will need a bit of getting used to, but it is not impossible.
Safety is not a significant concern in Madagascar, but you need to be careful. If you are careful enough and mind your stuff, you will have no problems. Do not leave your stuff like money and electronics unattended. Otherwise, you should be fine. Do not stay out during the night, and nothing out of the ordinary will happen.
The weather is diverse in this country. You will need to be prepared for heavy rains and dry and warm days. Bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen to fight the possible heat of the day. Have waterproof clothes for the showers and bring good walking shoes as you will be trekking and hiking in many places. If the weather is suitable, bring something comfortable, pack for unusual activities, and always check the forecast.
There are cultural aspects and taboos to know which require some level of knowledge. It is best to have a guide to tell you these things and to show you around. If you do not want a guide, read about the people as much as possible, and perhaps bring your own guide book. Other than that, there is the necessity of having a guide with you in some places. It is easy to find local guides for such sites, but if you must, avoid these areas.
💧 Tap Water
Tap water is not purified in Madagascar, and you need to stick to mineral or purified bottled water. You should also avoid eating ice if you are not sure about its water. In an ideal situation, you can bring a purifier.
Budget travelers and people who visit mid-range restaurants are advised to eat if the food is fresh and served very hot. If you can check the water with which your meal is prepared, that would be even better. High-end restaurants and eateries will not need such precautions.
You will need to learn a little French as well as a bit of Malagasy. You will not get serious problems, but there is a chance that not many people will understand English.
Tree of Life: Discover the ‘Tree of Life’ at Avenue of the Baobabs, which Madagascar’s natives have relied on for food and the large amounts of water they store.
Isalo National Park: Hike at the Isalo National Park, filled with a wide variety of terrains such as grasslands, canyons, rivers, palm-lined oases, and more.
Nosy Be: Have Your Best Vacation in Nosy Be, the largest and most popular volcanic island of Madagascar that is also the tourists’ favorite place.
Antananarivo: Spend some time in Antananarivo, the capital and a cultural hub of the entire country, especially during the rapid developments of the 19th century and colonial times.
Andasibe-Mantadia: Be amazed by the beautiful environment at Andasibe-Mantadia, a fantastic rainforest with an area of more than 60 square miles.
Ranomafana National Park: Explore Ranomafana National Park, where you can enjoy its exceptional beauty and 12 species of lemur and all other kinds of animals.
Île Sainte Marie: Relax on the beaches of Île Sainte Marie, the counterpart of Nosy Be with cheaper costs, a more relaxed environment, and a much different history.
Amber Mountain National Park: Explore the Amber Mountain National Park, filled with impressive waterfalls and lakes.
Traveling with a small group of passengers, divides mutual costs such as tour guide cost, transportation, entry fees, etc. between few passengers and makes your tour more affordable. The members of small group tour could be your own family or friends, or other savvy travelers that you will meet and share a journey.
Your time is priceless and we don’t want you to spend your travel time on planning for your vacation day by day. Booking a multi-day tour to a specific destinations makes it easier for you to focus on what you love, instead of going through hundreds of different daily itineraries and plan for each day individually. Simply choose your tour based on the desired duration.
For many destinations, having a local tour guide is a necessity. A professional tour guide helps you to get the most of your travel experience, plan your tours, answers to your questions, teach you the basics of the language, and manage the timings for you and other travelers. All the tour guide fees are included in your tour package.
We carefully handpick all the tours to make sure we offer the most convenient ones that covers everything you need. This includes affordable hotels, local transports, meals, and entry ticket. We make sure to include all the main costs into our itineraries so that you pay for the whole package once, and enjoy your all inclusive tour.