MADAGASCAR

Off the east coast of the African continent is the fourth largest island in the world - Madagascar.
This place with untouched nature hides lonely beaches with white sand, azure blue ocean, dense jungle and thousands of lemurs ready to be discovered by you. Even discerning travelers are always surprised by the beauty of this exotic place.
Join us and discover this incredible place.

Country-specific regulations on COVID-19
ADVENTURE ON THE ISLAND OF LEMURS AND BAOBABS
DREAM BEACHES, THORN SAVANNA AND LEMURS
13 Days
12 Days
Cultural Tour
Cultural Tour
VISA
CURRENCY
CUISINE
LANGUAGE
FEATURES
HEALTH
Please inform yourself in advance which visa regulations apply to you.
The visa can be issued upon entry. The travel document should be valid for at least 6 months at the time of travel. The visa costs around 80.000 Ar (approx. 17,50€).
The currency in Madagascar is the ariary (MAG). One euro corresponds to approx. 4085 MAG. The money can be exchanged at exchange offices at the airport, or alternatively in hotels. Unfortunately, it is not possible to exchange the money in some foreign countries. Please look up the regulations for your country.
ATMs in Madagascar are rare and accept credit cards even more rarely. Cash is generally preferred, which is why we recommend that you always take enough cash with you.
Madagascar's cuisine is mainly influenced by African and Asian influences. With the first population movement from Asia, rice also came to the island, which is now the number one food. There are 12 different types of rice on the island and the inhabitants have the highest rice consumption in the world. Other staple foods are cassava and corn. Meat and fish are usually only eaten on weekends, which is why most dishes are vegetarian. The most famous Malagasy dishes are a tomato salad "Rogay", which is traditionally made with onions and chilli, and "Varanga", which is a beef dish. A cow is traditionally cooked underground for a few days, then chopped up, preserved in its own fat and finally fried in fat after a year.
The official languages in Madagascar are Malagasy and French. In large cities, you can also communicate with the locals in English.
Religion:
In Madagascar, 52% of the population belong to various indigenous faiths, e.g.: on animism and ancestral cult. 41% are Christians.

Tips:
In most cafés and restaurants, it is recommended to tip 5 - 10%. However, according to the Malagasy authorities, they should generally refrain from tipping, as this incites the beggars to harass tourists as well. In general, 500-1000 MAG are normal.
Before traveling to Madagascar, you should contact your family doctor or a tropical doctor and get vaccinated against some of the diseases that are native to the country. These include measles, hepatitis A, polio and, if you stay for a long time, typhoid and rabies. Furthermore, you should protect yourself against diseases such as dengue fever, chikungunya fever and malaria through exposure prophylaxis. You should also only drink bottled water and avoid bathing in fresh water.