Where is Madagascar? The island state lies only 400 kilometres off the East African coast, but yet seems like another planet. The diverse landscape is not comparable to any other place in the world. The busy and fascinating capital Antananarivo (yes, we also struggle to pronounce the name) is the epitome of a cultural melting pot, blending European architecture with a laidback island lifestyle, the Malagasy language with French cuisine.
Madagascar island might not be the first choice for an Indian Ocean island holiday, but think again: some of the white sandy beaches are said to be the most beautiful in the world and can easily keep up with the Seychelles or Mauritius. There is another plus, since you are here already, you might as well check out the natural treasures in the hinterland.
Explore Andasibe and Mantadia National Park just east of Antananarivo with the largest population and variety of the unique lemurs, but also a plethora of birds, insects, reptiles and plants. The landscape is characterized by impenetrable rainforest, lakes, rivers and mountains. You will experience a complete contrast in Bemaraha Tsingy National Park: limestone “tsingys” create a surreal and prehistoric landscape. We at AMADI will make sure that you make the best of your time in Madagascar!
Isalo National Park is Madagascar’s very own interpretation of the Wild West with open plains and towering rock formations, while the Baobad avenue in Morondava is probably the most picturesque conglomeration of these majestic trees in the whole of Africa.
Fourth-largest island in the world and most of the species are indigenous
Ideal for a romantic honeymoon or quality time with friends or family
Scuba Diving Hotspot
The underwater world boasts beautiful corals and whale sharks
Robinson Crusoe Feeling
Lush vegetation meets white sandy beaches and crystal-clear water
Exclusive Zambia & Madagascar
If you have seen it all or just want to escape the crowds on the beaten track as they say, this is the ultimate bush and beach experience for you. An untouched paradise times two, but yet so different. Look forward to the treasures of Zambia and Madagascar.
Passport & Visas
For international visitors there is a 30-day visitors visa, which is obtainable upon arrival. Please check with the Madagascan embassy or consulate in your home country, how much the visa fees are. A valid passport is required with (valid for at least six months and with three blank pages). Visas for more than 30 days and three-month business visas need to be applied for at the embassy beforehand.
Currency & Payment
The currency of Madagascar is the Malagasy Ariary (Ar). The country only changed its currency a few years ago from the Malagasy Franc (FMG), so sometimes confusion can arise when purchasing souvenirs etc. ATMs can be widely found, the easiest foreign currency to exchange is Euros. Credit cards are also widely accepted, especially in hotels and lodges.
Health & Vaccinations
You need to proof of a yellow fever vaccination if you've travelled from a yellow fever infected country (check the list of countries on the World Health Organization's website). Please check with your doctor regarding recommended vaccinations including tuberculosis, hepatitis B, measles, polio and more.
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