Madagascar Travel Guide

If you're travelling to the land of the lemurs, no doubt there's a few practical things you'll want to know like what visas you'll need and what currency you'll be using over there. You'll find the answers to these questions and more with our travel guides that cover everything from top attractions to the best seasons during which to visit. Our Top Travel Tips section covers plenty more topics from internet access to voltage so you shouldn't need to look anywhere else.

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Best Places to Visit

Our pick of Madagascar's top game reserves, national parks and attractions

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Best Time to Visit

Time your safari adventure with the seasons for the best chance to spot wildlife


Top Travel Tips

Learn about what vaccinations you'll need, currency to use and more


Tourist Visas

Visa requirements for Madagascar and information on getting your visa

Get to know Madagascar

Recommended Reading

  • Ghost of Chance
    by William S. Burroughs
  • Muddling Through in Madagascar
    by Dervla Murphy
  • The Eighth Continent
    by Peter Tyson
Did you know...?

Facts about Madagascar

  • Over 80% of Madagascar's wildlife is not found anywhere else in the world because the country is so isolated.
  • Despite the popular children's film Madagascar, there are no hippos, elephants, lions or zebras on the island.
  • The lemur is sacred to the people in Madagascar and many legends link the animal to humans.

Madagascar Travel Advice

We closely monitor current travel guidance for Madagascar and follow advice as set out by the British Foreign Office. Safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates from the relevant advisory body in your country.

Useful Online Resources:

The official Madagascar Tourist Organisation site and the latest Madagascar Weather Updates from the BBC.