Before you go

Are vaccinations required before travelling to Madagascar?

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Madagascar are available from the NHS website

Is it safe to travel to Madagascar?

For up to date information around safety and security in Madagascar read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Madagascar.

Best time to visit Madagascar?

The best time to go to Madagascar. WhilstMadagascar holidays can be enjoyed year-round, the principal wet season is from late December through to the month of March; often involving cyclones, it is probably best avoided! The best time to go to Madagascar is therefore between the months of April through to mid-December

Do I need a visa to enter Madagascar?

You can buy a 30, 60 or 90-day tourist visa on arrival at the airport in cash using US$, Euros, or Malagasy Ariary. Make sure an entry stamp is recorded in your passport, and that your visa is valid for the period and purpose of your journey. A tourist visa cannot be extended beyond 90 days.

What currency do i need in Madagascar?

The official currency of Madagascar is the Malagasy ariary.

While visiting Madagascar

What wild animals live in Madagascar?

Most of these species found in Madagascar are endemic, meaning they cannot befound anywhere else in the world. The Madagascar fody, tomato frog, satanic leaf-tailed gecko, panther chameleon, comet moth, fossa, and the lemurs of Madagascar are some of the unique animals in Madagascar.

What is the traditional food in Madagascar?

Romazava is considered the national dish of Madagascar, and each family makes their own version. It is a one-pot dish, usually eaten with rice for lunch or dinner. The basic ingredients are beef, pork and chicken cut into equal-size cubes, chopped onions, tomatoes, spinach and crushed garlic.

What Languages are spoken in Madagascar?

The official languages of Madagascar are Malagasy and French. Madagascar is a Francophone country, and French is spoken among the educated population of this former French colony.

How much do you tip in Madagascar?

The currency in Madagascar is the Malagasy ariary. Tipping is a gratuity that one gives because one wants to reward good service regardless of what the person is being paid. It's a personal choice. It's correct, this isn't a society where anyone would look at you badly if you didn't tip like they would in the USA for example, but if you've enjoyed the service that you received and you want to tip, go for it.

Where can I find a local travel expert for Madagascar?

Local Madagascar travel experts are available.

Useful Numbers

Emergency Madagascar Numbers?

  • Police: 117
  • Ambulance: 124
  • Fire: 118
  • Embassy: +261 20 22 330 53

    Time Difference

    What is the time difference in Madagascar?

    The time difference is 3 hours

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    Madagascar Guidebook

    Best Madagascar guidebook?

    Stay informed before during and after your trip to Madagascar with this Madagascar Guidebook .