Here are some of the most common questions we receive:

Is Madagascar Safe to travel?

Yes, the destinations we sell are quite safe. Of course, any city may pose some risks, but the cities you’ll visit with us on Tour to are developed for tourism and you will find plenty of other travelers there.

Are face masks required on tour? Will you be providing masks & hand sanitizer?

For everybody’s safety, we require the wearing of face masks while touring public places, particularly indoors, and on our tour coaches. Beyond this, we recommend you wear a face mask whenever possible. Please bring your own face mask and hand sanitizer. We will have extras on hand, but supplies may be limited.

 How about the Travel budget?

Madagascar can be done pretty cheaply if traveling on a budget, and we recommend hiring a private car with a local driver-guide for your comfort and security. Also possible to be with public transportation if you want the cheapest way and to feel like a local, but you have to ask your Guide the best one.

How do I book your tours?

All tours can be booked on request, by sending us a direct message to ask for the updated price. We recommend early booking. Call us on the phone number at the top of this web page. But you can just also use our inquiry form, found below or next of each Tour. It would be useful if you have your Passport and insurance details handy at the time of booking.

How much time do I need to explore Madagascar?

The more time you spend here, the less it is, because Madagascar has limitless options to be explored. However, the ideal duration is between  6-7 days. In this period, you can finish visiting the major sights of the big island by doing the adventure activities provided that you visit through a reputed Tour operator. Ideally, long day tours are more helpful to enjoy the visit as compared to the short tours.

How to get there?

Madagascar has two access to get by Airlines. The International Airport of Antananarivo is the biggest one (Ivato -Airport) located 16 km northwest of the city center. But there are a variety of direct flights to get to Madagascar such as Air Madagascar from Paris, Johannesburg, and Bangkok; Air France from Paris; South African Airways and Airlink from Johannesburg; and Kenya Airways from Nairobi. Regional carriers Air Austral (Réunion), Air Mauritius, Air Seychelles, and Comoros Aviation are useful for widen the Indian Ocean travels.

In addition, French and Italian charter companies sometimes offer seasonal flights from Paris and Milan to Nosy Be island. Since a few years ago Madagascar receive also some cruises from the Northside, east Tamatave, Nosy island as international Tour operators promote Madagascar as a stopping place in extended cruise.

How is the weather?

You should know that in Madagascar, the climate varies from one province to another. The weather is cool on the highland, and the sun is shining on the coasts between June and August. The north is hot and humid, the east is wetter, and the south is arid. The rainy season is December, January, with cyclones in mid-February, but outside of that month the best time to visit Madagascar depends on your itinerary. Our travel company department office offers a Tour and excursions all year. All staff will communicate with you for the updated information about your travel itinerary, even you want to order the Air condition in your rental car, and in your private room.

How about Electricity?

Madagascar has one old electricity company belong to the government that provides electricity and row water around the island. It the only one, the power outages are quite common in some areas. For this reason, the majority of hotels use generators and solar panels to keep their area have light. The power plugs in Madagascar are the standard European “standard 220V “dual-pin power plugs. Everyone except mainland Europeans will have to bring a power adapter. We always recommend our customers to keep their (camera, laptop, cellphone) charged while having an opportunity.

How to get around?

The majority of roads in Madagascar are unpaved, and many become impassable during the rainy season. Widely paved national roads connect the six largest regional cities to Antananarivo, and minor paved and unpaved roads providing access to other towns. Anyway, we can arrange a comfortable  Private car rent as well with a professional driver depends on your size to let you feel enjoy it a lot. While flying inside Madagascar was once very expensive, but there is now a new local budget airline called Tsaradia.com.

Our travel Business sells the average cost of a typical one-hour flight from Tana to a regional city of around € 150-250 per Person for a one-way trip. You might re-confirm your next flight at each opportunity (giving any available contact number) and check-in at least two hours before departure.

What’s to Pack before go?

Every tour can lead to different regions and destinations. The main thing is that you should feel perfectly at ease to explore the Big Island with us. First, we advise bringing walking boots that should make you feel comfortable for hiking enthusiasts. It even applies when the activity involves visiting parks. Regarding accessories, the towel, sun scream,  mosquitos spry, and the headlamp are to be included in the list of essentials. It is your responsibility to choose the model that best suits your needs.

How to get a Visa?

You can either apply for an eVisa which is a single-entry visa at  www.evisamada.gov.mg or obtain a 30, 60, or 90-day tourist visa on arrival at the airport in cash, using US Dollar, Euros, or Malagasy Ariary, there are ATM and currency change office available inside of the Airport if want to get the local Money.

How are networks and connections?

Madagascar represents differents network operators, Telma, Airtel, Orange, and all of them use 4G mobile connection and in smaller town a 3G/2G connection is available. And there as well some hotels who provide free wifi connections in some areas. Anyway, you can ask your private guide to get a local Sim card for a data connection as you can have it in every town if your mobile is already standard.

How about communication?

Madagascar has 18 differents tribes with different origins and dialects, but the best side on that every people from different regions can understand each other. The main language in Madagascar is Malagasy and French is the second official language. English is the 3rd possible language but very few people speak your language like (Spanish, Allemand, Chinese, Japan, and others). Whatever, we are here happy to provide a private guide that speaks your language and helps you navigate all local communication problems while with us on tour.

How about vegetarian food?

To be a vegetarian in Madagascar isn’t a problem. We mean, vegetarian people will get more advantages here as Malagasy also eats a lot of vegetables and it easy to find in every village.

For more questions about your trip to Madagascar, please do not hesitate to send us a  message at any time to   friendlytourguidemada@gmail.com.   We are more than happy to assist you with your request.