Madagascar holds the title of the biggest island in Africa and the fourth largest in the world. As the island had been isolated from the world for quite a long time, so much of its natural flora and fauna is unique to it. The main languages spoken by its 22 millions in habitants are Malagasy and French.
Visas are available upon entry for all foreign citizens provided they have a return ticket and a valid passport for the next 6 months. This will allow for a stay of up to 90 days and the visas cost from €31 to €54. Fret not if you like to plan ahead and don’t have a malagasy embassy nearby as e-visas will be made available in late 2018.
Here are a few spots we’ve selected a few spots to help start your search:
Highlights: Nestled in nature, Organized trips and activities available, environmentally friendly.
Highlights: Close to the airport, located in the heart of the business district.
Highlights: Luxury lodgings, Isolated location, great wifi.
To check out
- The Alley of Baobabs
The Alley or Avenue of Baobabs is among the most impressive stretches of road int he world. Up to 25 of this magnificant trees that can reach up to 30m in height line the dirt road between Morondava and Belon’i Tsiribihina (two towns in the Menabe region of the country). Plan a sunrise or sunset visit to amazing colours of the sun cast on the tree trunks.
- The Royal Hill of Ambohimanga
Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001, the Royal Hill of Ambohimanga is considered to be one of the most sacred sites to the people of Madagascar. The royal settlement, which includes a royal city, palace and burial site is roughly 25km from the Antananarivo. Plan your visit accordingly, traffic in the area can turn a 1 hour drive into a 3 hour oddyssey.
If planning trips isn’t your forte, we’ve picked out a few organized tours you can partake in :
length: 8 days
price/person: from €1185
Length: 14 days
price: Available upon enquiry
Length: 6 days
Price: from €670
length: 1 day
Price: from €87