Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world and is situated in the spectacular Indian Ocean - this is one of the most exotic destinations in the world. If you have always dreamed of visting a spectacular setting then Madagascar is one of our top choices. Get inspired to visit today.
Get inspiration for the best things to do in Madagascar if you would like to go travelling, backpacking or take a gap year.
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When you think of Madagascar the first thing that will probably come to your mind is the DreamWorks film which put this destination on the map. This country is classed as being located in Africa but it is located far off the coast and offers a totally different experience than the other countries in this continent. If you are interested in going off the beaten track and seeing exotic animals our wildlife holidays will appeal to you.
You will get to travel in a small group learning more about the island, people, culture and natue with an experienced local guide. Our packages are perfect if you are looking for an authentic experience where you can join exciting activities. We have some fantastic experiences available to book all year round where you will get to see the beautiful environment, exotic wildlife and stunning beaches. We promote authentic holidays from the worlds leading travel operators, you will get to travel like a local and do something more rewarding than just sunbathing.
Here are some of the best places you can visit in Madagascar, be sure to add them to your itinerary:
Would you like to spend a time in a really spectacular country? View our featured gap year programs in Madagascar! This is an exotic destination made famous by the recent big blockbuster films, here you will be able to see wildlife, swim in the Indian ocean and enjoy the culture and atmosphere of this beautiful country. There are various gap year adventures and work experience placements available where you can meet new people and enjoy the time of your life. Most programs are structured and include airport pick ups, meals, accommodation and sightseeing activities. Trips generally last around 2 weeks and there are year round departures. Please contact us if you need any help planning a gap year in Madagascar.
Madagascar is a very safe country to visit as a tourist and you shouldn't encounter any problems with crime but before departing you might want to check for recommended vaccinations like Hepatitis A/B, Rabies and also Typhoid. If you are going to be in remote areas of the country you might want to get malaria medication and also buy insect repellent. We recommended buying bottled water when in country and also staying hydrated - this country can get very hot so be aware of this if you are working outdoors and take lots of sunscreen.
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