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The world’s fourth largest island, Madagascar, is situated just off the east coast of Africa and is home to a wealth of unique flora and fauna.
Madagascar’s tropical climate, sun-kissed beaches, friendly locals, and diversity of wildlife and flora make it a must-see beach destination for travelers and wildlife enthusiasts alike.

Few countries on the planet can match Madagascar’s biodiversity – over 70% of the 250,000 wildlife species on the island are found nowhere else in the world. At the same time, it’s estimated that 90% of the plant life on the island is also native to the country.

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Why Madagascar?

  • Spectacular whale watching on a Madagascar holiday
  • Madagascar Island is home to one of the biggest baobabs ever
  • Stunning world heritage site – Bemaraha Tsingy National Park
  • Madagascar has a fascinating culture and history

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FAQs about Madagascar

  • The bulk of flights to Madagascar land at Antananarivo Ivato International Airport
  • Air Madagascar flies to Ivato from Paris, Johannesburg, and Bangkok
  • Air France flies to Ivato from Paris
  • South African Airways and Airlink fly to Ivato from Johannesburg
  • Kenya Airways flies to Ivato from Nairobi
  • Madagascar is a safe island to visit for the most part. However, it is always recommended to take precautions when travelling to most African countries.
  • Madagascar's local currency is the Malagasy Ariary (MGA). The Euro is the most widely accepted foreign currency, but US dollars and British pounds are also easily exchanged. You can exchange money at banks or withdraw cash from ATMs in your area.
  • Madagascar, an island country located in the Indian Ocean off the coast of southern Africa, is the world's fifth-largest island, with a landmass of 587,000 km2 and a population of 25.6 million people.
  • In general, travelling in Africa during the dry season is preferable because it is cooler and there are fewer bugs.
  • This means visiting Madagascar between May and October. Plan your trip between June and September to see the humpback whale migration.
  • If you want to dive with whale sharks, try to go between November and March. The breeding season for lemurs lasts from October to December, when babies are born to take advantage of the new spring greenery.
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