- 1000 Views of Madagascar, 11 days
- Barefoot Luxury Southern Explorer, 11 days
- Nosy Be Beach Package, 5 days
- St Marie Beach Package, 8 days
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Passport and Visa:
A valid passport is mandatory. All foreign visitors to the Republic of Madagascar require entry visas. Visas are issued for stays of up to 90 days and are valid for six months from date of issue.
Entry & Exit Requirements:
A passport valid for six months beyond the date of entry, visa and evidence of yellow fever vaccination (if coming from an infected area) are required.
Yellow fever vaccination certificate & cholera vaccination certificate are required if you are arriving from or have transited an area considered infected by the Malagasy authorities. Malaria Prophylaxis is recommended as is a vaccination for typhoid, polio and Hepatitis A. It is not recommended to drink tap water. Boil it or buy bottled water from the shops. It is strongly advised that visitors to the country take full health insurance.
Availability of health care is very restricted and where available, the services are in high demand and can be expensive. Bring any special medication you may need. For your own comfort take a mosquito repellent. Bilharzia is present in some of the lakes, and swimming is not recommended except in designated areas.
Tropical/subtropical climate with two seasons: Hot and rainy from November to April, cooler and dry from May to October. The south and west regions are hot and dry. The mountains, including Antananarivo, are warm and thundery from November to April and dry, cool and windy the rest of the year. Monsoons bring storms and cyclones to the east and north from December to March.
Lightweight clothing is worn during the summer on the high central plateau and throughout the year in the north and south. Warmer clothes are recommended during the evenings and winter in mountainous areas. Rainwear is advisable.