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What language is spoken in Madagascar?

The official languages of Madagascar are Malagasy and French.

Is English spoken throughout Madagascar?

English will be spoken by some in major tourist areas. However, do not assume everyone you meet will be able to converse in the language. 

What currency is used in Madagascar?

The currency used throughout the country is the Malagasy ariary. Credit cards are accepted at most upscale hotels, restaurants and shops. There are ATMs in most major cities as well as airports. 

Do I need a visa to travel to Madagascar?

A visa is required to travel to the country as a tourist from Canada and The United States. It can be obtained prior to travelling or on arrival in Madagascar. 

When is the best time to travel to Madagascar?

The best time to visit the country is from April to mid December avoiding the wet season.

Is there transportation within Madagascar?

The main form of transportation within Madagascar is the taxi brousse. 

Is Madagascar a family friendly destination?

Families with children under ten may struggle with the overall conditions of travelling within the country. Active families with teenage age children will have an amazing time exploring Madagascar!

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