Explore some of our favourite places you can visit in Madagascar
This is a popular tourist destination, easily accessible from Tana all year round, and a good place to spot a variety of lemurs including Indri, the world’s largest lemur.
The impressive canyons, strange rock formations, dramatic gorges, waterfalls and wildlife including lemurs attract visitors year round, making this one of the most popular parks in Madagascar.
There are several islands in this group, ideal for sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling and diving, making this one of Madagascar’s best known beach destinations.
This superb area of indigenous forest is where the critically endangered golden bamboo lemur was discovered in 1986.
Ifaty is a resort on the southwest coast just north of the town of Tulear. Come to this area to see spiny forest (with baobabs) and migrating whales, and for time on the beach.
Time: GMT +3 hours
Flight time: Flights from Europe to Madagascar take about 10/11 hours.
Language: Malagasy and French are Madagascar's official languages. English or German is spoken by a municipal workers and guides.A basic working knowledge of French will make communication easier.
Visas: Most nationalities require a Madagascar visa, obtainable from the High Commission in London (or on arrival into International Airport.
Health: Malaria is present in most of the country. No vaccinations are compulsory.