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The best Madagascar itineraries

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Eastern Africa

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Best itineraries

This itinerary proceeds through Eastern Africa, more precisely Madagascar.
The climate is hot. These flight connection are taken during this route: Antananarivo - Sambava. During your travel you have to speak Malagasy but english should be enough for communication everywhere.
This itinerary brings you through Madagascar in Eastern Africa. The focus is mainly on not so famous cities.
The climate is warm. During your travel you have to speak Malagasy but english should be enough for communication everywhere. You can pay with Malagasy Franc everywhere. There are one flight connection. These are Mahajanga - Toamasina.
This itinerary brings you through Madagascar (Eastern Africa). The focus is mainly on not so famous cities.
During your travel you have to speak Malagasy but english should be enough for communication everywhere.
This itinerary proceeds through Madagascar, Eastern Africa.
Many cities are hot in December. These flight connections are taken during this route: Antananarivo - Toliara and Farafangana - Antananarivo. During your travel you have to speak Malagasy but english should be enough for communication everywhere. You can pay with Malagasy Franc everywhere.
At Eastern Africa, more precisely Madagascar, you will begin your route.
The itinerary visits mainly small cities. There are two flight connections. These are Antananarivo - Sambava and Ambilobe - Mahajanga. During your travel you have to speak Malagasy but english should be enough for communication everywhere.
This itinerary shows you the main interesting destinations of Madagascar, Eastern Africa. The focus is mainly on not so famous cities.
For in Madagascar it is possible to request the visa on arrival. Many cities are warm in April. You can pay with Malagasy Franc everywhere. There are two flight connections. These are Ambositra - Toliara and Toliara - Antananarivo. During your travel you have to speak Malagasy but english should be enough for communication everywhere.

Things to do

Planning a winter vacation can be hectic even for a seasoned traveler, especially when it comes to choosing the right destination to visit and the right activities to take part in while there. But deciding to take a leap of faith and travel in winter could be the best decision you’ve made yet.

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Today I am going to tell you why should you add Madagascar places to visit in your bucket list?? Well, this is going to be interesting as a traveler like me who always wanted to see unexplored parts of the world even though the country or a city is not very famous or not blessed with beautiful nature or rich history ...

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From dreamy soft-sand beaches to intriguing wildlife, twisty-branched baobab and flickering palms, nature tops the list of things to do in Madagascar. Let me show you a look at the best things to do in Madagascar, with links to in-depth articles andplenty of resources to help you plan your trip.

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Top Things to do in Madagascar

Top Things to do in Madagascar: In Summary

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Traveling in Madagascar is different than any other country that I’ve been to. Jim and I love traveling in Africa , and try to get there as often as we can. We enjoy safaris and have done so many of them in places like Botswana (plan Botswana itineraries) that we just couldn’t resist trying to do a few in a new country with new wildlife.

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Eat & drink

Once you get close to the coast, we recommend you switch to a fish and seafood-focused diet. Food along the coastline typically features whatever the local fishing boats happened to catch that day. Fish is often served grilled whole or as a filet, and also in skewered cubes.

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Coffee and Tea in Madagascar

Magret de Canard and Confit de Canard

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On hiking days I like to take lunch with me. You can usually buy packed lunches from hotels, just ask the night before if it’s possible. ...

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1. Sometimes there isn’t much variety in the cuisine. On the plus side, meals come at a fantastic value! The capital – Antananarivo – and touristy areas, especially along the coasts, will have more to offer. I’ve had some of the best meals of my life in Madagascar. Just be flexible during monotonous periods. 2.

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Worth to visit

Laurel, the founder of Monkeys and Mountains Adventure Travel, is passionate about ecotourism. On her visits to Madagascar she’s always in complete awe of the wildlife and wanted to help with lemur conservation. You can see how we do lemur slefies on the left – respectful of the lemur and not with lemurs on our heads.

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General

Iconic lemurs, paradise beaches, impenetrable jungle, breathtaking landscapes, and a fascinating underwater life: Madagascar is an irresistible destination for adventurers and wildlife enthusiasts. Antananarivo – or Tana as the capital is universally known – is the main entry point for most travelers to Madagascar.

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Today: Top 10 reasons to visit Madagascar.

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Travel to Madagascar. While lemurs and Madagascar's unique wildlife and nature are what usually draw people to the country, that's just the very beginning. Here are our top experiences and recommendations for traveling in Madagascar to go deeper into the country's unique nature, cultures, food, landscapes, and more.

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Close view of an adult male panther chameleon on Nosy Be in Madagascar. Photo by Adrian Rorvik Close view of an adult male panther chameleon on Nosy Be in Madagascar. Photo by Adrian Rorvik ...

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. to your phone so that you have offline maps. We love pinning our journeys as we travel. Not only that we were able to track our journey and jump off prior to the bus station on the road running parallel to our accommodation, thus saving a longer walk with all our ...

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Itinerary

When building a Madagascar itinerary, there are two kinds of people. The kind who, when they think of Madagascar, think of the cartoon. And the kind who think of David Attenborough. We are the latter. in Madagascar. Lalaina was an absolute godsend. I’m not kidding – when I was struck down with a serious illness and ..

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We visited for two weeks, and I’ve copied our itinerary which can be easily replicated with no problem. I have also included a one week itinerary, trying to include all the locations I believe to be the best places in Madagascar to visit, even with children. ...

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Madagascar 1 Week Itinerary

Madagascar 2 Week Itinerary

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Isalo National Park features on many Madagascar itineraries, in part because of being located right off of the RN7 highway. I only got to spend one day in the park and easily could have spent the better part of a week. Besides being a gorgeous landscape and ..

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Costs

Members of our group came from Europe, North America and Australia. Since we flew to Madagascar from Berlin, Germany (Germany itineraries) the easiestconnection was on Turkish Airlines. We also heard good things about connections from Norway (more about Norway itineraries) and other parts of Germany via Ethiopian Airlines.

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1. If travelling from the United States: Air France (more about France) and South African Air are usually the best airlines to limit the number of layovers. However, I have also used Etihad Airways, Turkish Air, and Ethiopia (more about Ethiopia)n Air. They typically cost significantly less money. However, expect multiple and longer layovers.

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Accommodation

A week before arrival I was contacted to go through our stay list in more detail. The call did not give me the best of beliefs in what would greet me at Miavana, as it was posed more as “are you sure you want this, as it’s a bit tough to get in Madagascar?”, than “that is the greatest thing I’ve ever heard in my life, ...

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Although much of our Madagascar trip was focused on lemurs, wildlife and national/community parks, an essential highlight for most everyone in our group was a village homestay in Fiadanana in the highlands of Madagascar. ...

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. is a classic recommendation for Antananarivo. It’s in a great location and has a fantastic restaurant along with it. Everyone that stays there seems quite happy with it. ...

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To hike the park you will have an early start so I highly recommend staying in Ranohira for two nights. The night before you hike and the night of. You can easily stay longer if you want to hike more in the park. ...

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