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Travel information about Madagascar

Madagascar, the fourth largest island in the world is located on the eastern coast of Africa. It has a total area of 587,041 km2 (226,658 sq mi) and a population of 24,894,551. You can do kite and wind surfing, kayaking, deep sea fishing, and wildlife tour. Don’t miss the chance to see the Lemurs, Tortoise, Geckos, and Chameleons.

Capital city of Madagascar: Antananarivo

Closest neighbors to Madagascar: Closest neighbors of Madagascar are Comoros, Mauritius, Mozambique, and South Africa.

Best times to visit Madagascar: Best time to go is from April to December which is not a peak season there is not much crowd and landscapes are lush. Good time for the beach because the weather is dry and hot.

How to get to Madagascar: From the US and Canada, you will have to travel via Paris then a nonstop flight from Paris to Madagascar.

Visa requirements for Madagascar: All nationalities to travel Madagascar should obtain a visa upon arrival valid for 90 days. Then a passport is also required valid for 30 days free of charge but if you exceed for 60 to 90 days, you must pay the fee.

Currency of Madagascar: Malagasy Ariary (MGA) is the currency of Madagascar.

Official Language of Madagascar: Malagasy and French are the official language of Madagascar.

UNESCO World Heritage sites in Madagascar

There are 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Madagascar and 8 on their tentative list.

Cultural (1)

  • Royal Hill of Ambohimanga (2001)

Natural (2)


Scuba diving safety tips

Keep these rules of thumb in mind whenever you are on or by the water:

  1. Think safety at all times. Planning reduces risk and gives you more worry-free fun.
  2. Bring the necessary equipment. It should be in good condition and easily accessible.
  3. Respect the sea and the weather. Only go out with your boat when it is safe.
  4. Follow the rules of the sea, and make sure you know what they are.
  5. Wear life jackets or other flotation devices.
  6. Make sure you are rested and sober. Do not drive a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  7. Be considerate, and remember that safety, the environment, and the well-being of everybody is a common responsibility.


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