What are the Best Places to Visit in Madagascar?
Madagascar is an island country and famous for its biodiversity and uniqueness.
For the best Madagascar tours, the classic RN7 route, which includes the spots of the water town of Antsirabe, the Ranomafana National Park, the Isalo National Park and the Baobab Avenue, is a good choice. Usually it takes around 10 days.
If you stay less than 10 days, you can either choose our East Line to visit the wildlife in the Andasibe National Park and enjoy leisure time in Sainte Marie, or pick our North tour to hike into the Amber Mountain National Park and relax on the coastline of the Nosy Be Island.
Which is the Most Famous National Park in Madagascar?
Different national parks have different characteristics. It depends on your interest. The Analamazaotra National park has various species of lemurs; the Isalo national park is home to wildlife, natural ponds and unique rock formations; the Tsingy De Bemaraha National Park, a World Heritage site, is also well-known for its rock formation landscape. For the nature lovers, you can choose to hike to the Analamazaotra NP or Isalo NP. Adventurous travelers can go to the Tsingy De Bemaraha.
Isalo National Park
National Park in Madagascar
When is the Best Time to Travel in Madagascar?
Madagascar has two seasons: the rainy season from November to April and the dry season from May to October. Generally speaking, the best travel time in this country is from May to October. With the dry and cooler temperatures, traveling during these months is very comfortable.
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Madagascar?
Yes. Visa is required for all international travelers to Madagascar, and you can apply for an E-visa online, or a visa on arrival at the international airports of Madagascar or its harbors.
How to Get to and Travel around Madagascar?
Direct flights are only available from French to the Madagascar Antananarivo international airport. Travelers from USA, Canada, UK and Australia need to connect their flights from Paris or Addis Ababa of Ethiopia. Road conditions in Madagascar are rugged and the main vehicle in our best Madagascar tours is the private car or SUV, flight and ferry are also arranged in tours.
Is Tipping Customary in Madagascar?
Tipping is not mandatory in Madagascar. However, it becomes more general to give some tips to the servers in hotels and restaurants if you are satisfied with their service. As for the amount, it depends. Usually, 500-1000AR is ok.
Is English the Spoken Language in Madagascar?
No. English is rarely spoken in Madagascar. Malagasy and French are the main spoken languages here. But in some rural areas, fluent French is not common. The guides in our Madagascar private tours speak English fluently and are very professional, they will help you to communicate with the local people and some local guides in the national parks.