If you are thinking of traveling to Madagascar and planning the trip yourself, in this complete guide to Madagascar, we show you some of the keys to take into account to achieve a perfect trip. Unlike other more tourist destinations, traveling to Madagascar can be an extra effort since it does not have other paradises’ comforts. But precisely that naturalness, that “wild” state of some of its areas, is what makes it a real adventure.
When we think of paradisiacal islands located in the Indian Ocean, our mind travels to places as exotic as Maldives, Seychelles, Mauritius, Bali, Java, or Sri Lanka. Still, there is an island as large as it is unknown that brings together the best of all the wonderful islands mentioned, and it’s called Madagascar.
Madagascar is the largest island in Africa and the fourth largest in the world after Greenland, New Guinea, and Borneo, and is made up of small and numerous islands. Formerly the island was linked to the African continent, from which it was separated. Its isolation has favored the conservation in its territory of many unique species in the world, 80% of them endemic to the island.
Below you will find the most important information that you should know, and that make up the Complete Guide to Madagascar with which you can organize this adventure yourself.
Go with family
- Madagascar is a safe country. There are no dangerous or poisonous animals; even snakes and spiders are “friendly.”
- The excursions are usually done on foot and are not tiring.
- You can get close to the animals; they are not dangerous.
- With the cheeky and cheeky lemurs, the colorful chameleons, camouflaged geckos in the vegetation, Madagascar is literally an amusement park for children.
- It is an exotic and natural destination, and there are also beaches to relax in, making it a great destination for the whole family.
- Most lodges accept children.
- Madagascar is a reasonable price for families.
Go as a couple
- Couples who are adventurous or romantic newlyweds will have a great time exploring the jungles, cities, and beaches.
- A unique combination of wildlife and beach.
- There are romantic jungle lodges and hotels that are both comfortable and inexpensive.
- A unique place to spend a honeymoon and even to get married following the Malagasy rite.
Do you want to travel alone? No problem, there are plenty of accommodation options to suit solo travelers at a reasonable price.
The local people and guides are a lot of fun and easy to talk to. It won’t take long to make friends.
And if you don’t want to travel alone, but you can’t find travel companions who want to accompany you on your adventure, don’t worry. As soon as you arrive, you will have the opportunity to join groups of travelers.