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    • Advice on itinerary and transportation

      Madagascar Mar 24, 2015 at 10:02 AM

      Hello everyone!

      My boyfriend and I are planning a trip to Madagascar this August, but we have some unsolved questions we hope some of you can helps us answer. We are both in our mid 20's and experienced travellers.

      First of all, we have planned the following itinerary. Is it too ambitious? Should we rent a driver in Antananarivo for the first 16 days, or is it easier/cheaper to find a driver from place to place?

      Day 1: Antananarivo

      Day 2: Going to Fianarantsoa/Ambaiavao

      Day 3-5: Trekking in Andringitra national park

      Day 6: Going to Antsirabe

      Day 7: Antsirabe - Morondava

      Day 8: Arranging 4 day tour to Tsingy de bemaraha

      Day 9-12: Tsingy de bemaraha

      Day 13: Relax in Morondava

      Day 14+15: Going back to Antananarivo

      Day 16: Going to Ile aux nattes

      Day 17-21: Ile aux nattes

      Day 22: Back to Antananarivo

      Day 23-25: Buffer days

      Is it possible to get from Antananarivo to ile aux nattes in one day with bus? (they explain about a fancy new bus in the Bradt guide, not so expensive). Also, we have a maximum budget of 1300 euros/1500 US dollars. Is that realistic? We travel with a tent and do not stay fancy places, but always double rooms.

      If anyone know good local tour companies to Tsingy de bemaraha and Andringritra, it would be very welcome :)

      We really hope some of you experienced Madagascar travellers have a few minutes to leave a reply :)

      Best regards


    • Madagascar Trekking

      Madagascar Apr 7, 2015 at 5:07 PM

      I'm going to Madagascar this summer and wonder how safe it is for a woman travelling alone around the country?

      Also, as I'm a bit nervous about heading off on my own I'm considering joining a group trekking tour. I'd love to do some challenging trekking, but at low cost. Does anyone know of companies that offer good value trekking trips from 14-21+ days?

      Thank you!

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      La city

      Antananarivo May 17, 2014 at 1:32 AM

      where is La city?

      6 Answers Jun 28, 2014 at 8:34 AM
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      travel from tana to antsirabe

      Antsirabe Aug 19, 2013 at 2:46 PM

      i heard lots about antsirabe,i have ever been in tana,and now i need some help to go for a new destination,that is antsirabe..i wanna know,if there are possibilities of being there by first class car or 4x4,apart from taxi-brousse--like tana to majunga ?any tips,or contacts ,where i can stay for cheap,clean ,and being warm welcomed?where to go for nite life,any casinos and discotheque....and where to get nice food?3 days is enough for the trips and visits?plz,also let me know about all the in budget.we are among 3 guys...anyone who wants to join us,plz contact us,we are setting there around 17 Nov2013. .Thanking you in advance.

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      Is Tsarasaotra Park (Lac d'Alarobia) worth a visit?

      Antananarivo Jul 24, 2013 at 3:02 AM

      We are staying in Antananarivo in September & were wondering if Tsarasaotra Park might be a nice place to visit for bird watching & walking around? How long would we need there & is there anywhere else of interest nearby?

      3 Answers Apr 27, 2014 at 2:22 PM
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      Is Tsarasaotra Park (Lac d'Alarobia) worth a visit?

      Antananarivo Jul 24, 2013 at 3:02 AM

      We are staying in Antananarivo in September & were wondering if Tsarasaotra Park might be a nice place to visit for bird watching & walking around? How long would we need there & is there anywhere else of interest nearby?

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      Any where to walk & watch birds in or around Antananarivo?

      Antananarivo Jul 24, 2013 at 2:49 AM

      We are visiting Madagascar in September & like to walk around & explore, is there anywhere in the capital where we might wander & see some wildlife? Or if not anywhere within walking distance or a short taxi ride?

      1 Answer Jul 24, 2013 at 3:47 AM
    • Transport from airport.

      Antananarivo Oct 3, 2011 at 3:19 AM

      What is the best transport option from Antananarivo airport?

      4 Answers Oct 9, 2011 at 4:13 AM
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      pregnant on holiday to Madagascar

      Faritanin' Antananarivo Aug 31, 2010 at 9:08 AM


      We have holiday planned for October and just discovered we are expecting a baby.

      Any advise? What is the malaria situation in October?
      Are there any 'safe' areas?

      I would love to hear from people living in the country or those who had already been there.


      PS originally posted here: VT Forum temporarily unavailable

      7 Answers Sep 24, 2010 at 11:10 AM
    • Beautiful Island or not?

      Antananarivo Jul 21, 2008 at 9:48 PM

      Is Madagacar beautiful island? Does it have beautiful and safe sight?


      5 Answers Oct 27, 2008 at 12:25 PM
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      solo travel

      Antananarivo Apr 7, 2008 at 6:53 AM

      how difficult is it to get to "avenue of the baobabs?"

      4 Answers Oct 27, 2008 at 12:34 PM
    • Hotel in Antsirabe

      Antsirabe Feb 4, 2008 at 2:17 PM

      My husband and I ( 50 years couple ) are going to stay in Antsirabe from 10.of March to 15.of March. What can you recomand us to take part in or visit theese days? We want to see one more place i Madagascar. Where do you recomand us to go and by what kind of transport? We are leaving Madagascar 22.of March.
      Best wishes,

      1 Answer Feb 16, 2008 at 8:59 AM
    • security in the roads

      Antananarivo Sep 20, 2007 at 9:32 AM

      How dangeroes is a road trip from Tana to Perinet? Which are the most risky areas for assaults and roberys.
      We are traveling to Madagascar next November.
      Thank you
      Joan Antoni

      1 Answer Sep 25, 2007 at 1:33 AM
    • Tsimbazaza Zoo

      Antananarivo Nov 15, 2006 at 4:34 AM

      What are tiket prices for a 21 year old?

      1 Answer Dec 9, 2006 at 4:19 AM
    • Maps???

      Antananarivo Apr 13, 2006 at 7:24 AM

      I have spent a while searching for a map of Antananrivo online and cannot get anything with detail on it. I will be travelling there in a few weeks to purchase land for building a chapel but need to have some sort of idea of areas, streets etc. around the West side of Antananrivo. Does anybody out there know where i can find maps of the area?

    • Looking for a Local Guide

      Antananarivo Sep 19, 2005 at 9:50 AM

      Hi, I´m looking for a fun guide to tour a friend of mine around the city. It´s not just to go to the touristic boring places, he wants to know what is really going on in the city, the real thing.
      He´s a really friendly and fun Canadian, and he´s going to pay for your time.
      So, if you are a nice person, who speaks good english, and you are interested in this fun Job, please write to telling me something about yourself
      pd: If you like arquitecture and history, even better

    • teacher

      Antsirabe May 31, 2005 at 10:40 AM

      I´m going to Antsirabe on July and I would like to make hotel reservation in Hotel Arotel or Hotel Aida or les Thermes. I tried to send the fax but I didnt succeeded in doing it. I can´t find the email adress to the hotel. Maybe somebody can to help me.
      Best regards

    • live music

      Antananarivo Sep 6, 2002 at 12:45 AM

      Is there live jazz music in the city. Is there an annual jazz festival. Is there live music in the major hotels. Is there a music department in the universities there.

      2 Answers Dec 9, 2006 at 4:27 AM