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Where is it?
Situated in the heart of the Indian Ocean off the coast of East Africa and Mozambique.
Why should I go there?
Known as the Red Island, it is the fourth largest island in the world offering a combination of diverse nature found nowhere else in the world:  (Lemurs, Chameleons, Insects, Birds, Oceanic life), Cultural experiences (bone turning ceremonies) and breathtaking beaches all around the island including pristine private islands.

How do I get there
Three hours to the capital Antananarivo (Tana) from South Africa or around 12 hours from France.  Daily flights from South Africa to Tana. Twice weekly direct flights to Nosy Be Island. There are around 50 domestic airports on the island and Air Madagascar offers a great domestic network.

How long should we visit?
With almost 48 nature reserves on the island you are spoilt for choice and then there are the welcoming coastal towns. Since this is such a huge island it is impossible to visit it all in one trip so we recommend that you give us a minimum of 7 nights to plan a great trip. The best is to try and combine beach and nature to really experience a taste of Madagascar.  If time is an issue we can offer you a nature experience for a minimum of three nights and a beach package for four nights.  We have hundreds of different itineraries to suit everyone.
Is it safe?
Yes most definitely. There have been several coups over the years but mostly these have been in the capital and very isolated to certain areas of Tana.  We are in daily contact with our ground handlers and hotels and we will keep you updated on our newsletters, twitter and Facebook.  There is petty theft in all the towns but hard crime is almost unknown in most of Madagascar.  It is very third world but the smiles are genuine and you will come away with a part of your heart left behind once you have been in contact with the local Malagasy people.
What can I see there
For nature lovers there are various species of Lemurs, birds, snakes, chameleons, insects, marine life like no other. For sun worshippers you have an island offering glorious beaches all around the island.  For shoppers there are several markets offering beautiful crafts, raffia, embroidery, maquetry, crystals, and semi-precious stones. For culture vultures the sky is the limit with various ceremonies throughout the year. 
What is the food like
Malagasy food is delicious!  Since the first inhabitants came from Polynesia in the 1400’s you have a wonderful mix of Asian, European, Arabic and African cuisine to tempt even the most hard-core fussy eater.  Fruit is abundant and plentiful. The staple diet is Zebu (beef), fish and rice.  Madagascar is known for its “knock your socks off” rum… you have been warned!
I don’t know where to start.
It is not easy to book a trip to Madagascar on your own so that is why you are in good hands with Janet and Helen who know the island in depth and can tailor-make your ideal itinerary. It is sad to go all the way to Madagascar and not see at least one reserve to experience the bizarre wildlife that Madagascar offers.
What Language do they speak
Malagasy and French are the main languages and English is on the increase in the tourism sector. Malagasy are known for their humble and friendly personalities.

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