Do I need visa?
What are the health necessities? What shots do I need ?
Vaccinations: the center for disease control (CDC) recommends the following vaccines .See your doctor at least 4-6 weeks before your trip to allow time for them effect
-Hepatitis A or immune globulin (IG)
-Hepatitis B if you might be exposed to blood (for example health- care workers)have sexual contact with the local population ,stay longer than 6 months ,or be exposed through medical treatment
-Rabies, if you come into direct contact with wild domestic animal
-Typhoid, particularly if you are visiting developing countries
-Booster dose for tetanus –diphtheria measles and a one-time dose of polio vaccine for adults as needed
AIDS we recommend the normal precautions
It’s important to accept in mind that malaria may be contracted despite tablets, especially in areas where chloroquine resistance has been reported .One of the best ways to avoid bitten by mosquitoes is to use insect repellent substantially and often .especially from dusk forwards .Additional measures to help prevent contact with mosquitoes include covering up at sundown, sleep under the mosquitoes net and wear long sleeve clothing and long trousers in the evening.
Dietary :If you have any dietary requirement ,please make sure we know well in advance before you come on tour with us so we can let all the hotel and lodges know .Very specialized may not available in Madagascar
Medical service: Any necessary personal medical supplies must be brought if you are asthmatic, diabetic, ects .If medical assistance is given, doctors and hospitals require immediate payment .We also recommend bringing a spare pair of prescription glasses or contact lenses if used .Please advise us if you have specific health restrictions. The main town and cities have normal chemist facilities (pharmacies) and doctors with internationally recognized degrees. It is highly advisable to obtain travel medical insurance prior to travel.
Yellow fever: A yellow fever vaccination card is essential to enter Madagascar if you have to any country that has Yellow Fever
Money and bank
Some establishments accept international credit cards are VISA which the most accepted. MasterCard cards not accepted for purchases but accepted in some ATMs for cash removals only .American Express is accepted in only select hotel .In addition ,some ATMs are accessible in Antananarivo .Cash is also accepted in all hotels ,restaurants and shops .we recommend bringing small denominations of cash for purchases of curios, drink and any small extras on site .
Please note :USD dollar bills smaller in denomination than USD 100 may attract a less favorable rate of exchange and notes older than 2001are not accepted by hotels, banks others .The reason for this is there were a huge amount of imitation .For Euro also it’s better to bring big notes
Please avoid using traveler’s checks and personal as gratuities .Guides and staff may find them very hard to cash as they can only be processed through bank accounts
What is electric current?
The Electrical current is 220 volts AC United State uses 110volts AC most European countries use 220volts AC Madagascar plugs are generally 2pinned .You’ll need to take an electrical current conversion adapter with you
What should I pack?
Suggested packing list
- -good walking shoes
- -swim suit
- -sun hat
- -camera equipment and extra memory cards your charger
- –binoculars/telescope for birder if it’s necessary
- -good quality sun glasses
- -warm Anorak or Parka
- -Pull Over or sweatshirt
- If you wear contact lenses we recommend a pair of glasses in case you get irritation with dust
- Tissues “wet one “
- Travel pack laundry detergent
- Visas ,ticket ,passport money
- Waterproof /dustproof/cover for your camera
- Personal toiletries (basic amenities supplied by most establishment )
Do I need Travel insurance?
What happens if my baggage gets lost?
Please pack a small bag with your essentials including any life sustaining medication, which can be carried with you as hand luggage
What is not included in my itinerary?
Should I confirm my flight?
Note: The code in parentheses is the city code .If you are phoning locally inside the country simply dial the number
Air Madagascar Antananarivo +261(0)20 22 510 00
Air France Antananarivo +261(0)20 23 230 16
South Africa Airways Johannesburg +261(0)11 978 2888
Do you have duty free shop?