Tourist Attractions in Madagascar
What to do in Madagascar , Madagascar attractions including lemurs, birding, diving by tailormade Madagascar safari specialists with Faniry Madagascar Tours
Madagascar is one of the most enchanting tourist destinations you will ever set your eyes upon. The island has some of the highest biodiversity on the planet. Did you know that 90 percent of Madagascar’s wildlife is not found anywhere else on the planet? Of roughly 200,000 known species found on Madagascar, about 150,000 are endemic. Unique to the island are more than 100 types of lemurs, 99 percent of its frog species, and 36 genera of birds. Madagascar houses 100 percent of the world’s lemurs, half of its chameleon species and 6 percent of its frogs. It is home to the world’s smallest known chameleon and frog species. Some species found in Madagascar have their closest relatives not in Africa but in the South Pacific and South America.
Visa requirements depend on how long you wish to stay in Madagascar.
You can buy a 30, 60 or 90-day tourist visa on arrival at the airport. Details of current fees can be found on the Embassy of Madagascar website. Make sure an entry stamp is recorded in your passport. A tourist visa has a maximum validity of 3 months and isn’t extendable. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months with at least 2 blank pages and a return flight booking confirmation.
3) Weather and when to go
The island can be divided into a few significantly different regions to demonstrate and explain the weather patterns. Generally speaking, the North is hot and humid, the East is wetter, and the South is arid. The wettest season is January-March, with cyclones in February, but outside of these months the best time to go depends on your itinerary.
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Is it safe to travel in Madagascar?
While Madagascar is safe to visit, there are many precautions you should note. It is not safe to walk after dark and travel at night.Always follow your driver or guide instruction.
Madagascar uses the Malagasy Ariary. The currency code is MGA. ATMs are readily found across the country, We suggest all visitors to bring Euro for the payment of remain amount of their trip with Faniry.
Can I use my credit cards?
The use of credit or debit cards is mostly restricted to larger hotels and restaurants.We suggest for you to carry enough cash to last a few days and withdraw funds as needed with VISA,MASTERCARD,UNIONPAY in ATM.
Visas for Visitors
All foreign visitors to Madagascar require entry visas. Visa information can change often and varies from country to country.For Madagascar you can have Visa at arrival.
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