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Madagascar is an outdoor lover’s paradise, with 5% of all the known species on the planet existing on this one island. Ancient baobab forests, jungles and sensational coastlines: this is a truly unique destination with landscapes unlike any other on the planet.
The best time to visit Madagascar depends on which part of this vast country you are visiting. The north is hot and humid and the south arid and dry. To the east it can get very wet at certain times of year, with January to March generally being the wettest. However, any time outside of the rainy period offers plenty of opportunity to explore.
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There are regular departures to Madagascar from the UK.
Most international flights landing in Madagascar do so at Ivato Airport, around 14 miles to the north of the capital at Antananarivo. The airports at Antsiranana and Tamatave also handle a small selection of international flights.
There is a small number of international carriers offering flights to and from Madagascar, these include:
In order to see more of the country and save huge amounts of time, flying around Madagascar is the best option. Roads between major cities are generally poor and very slow going with some of the harder to reach provinces almost inaccessible. However, internal flights can be a little unreliable so leave plenty of time and be prepared to wait. Really adventurous types can explore some parts of the country on a mountain bike or 4x4.
The fortress palace at Rova is one of the most stunning sights in Madagascar, with its vast walls made from the whites of more than 16 million eggs.
But it’s the natural world that is the really big attraction in Madagascar. The national parks of Ankarafantsika and Andohahela are particularly beautiful and the Tsingy reserve is a Unesco World Heritage Site and the largest in the country.
Located on the west coast, 45 minutes north of Morondava, the Avenue of the Baobabs is perhaps the country’s most iconic natural wonder.
Visitors can buy either a 30, 60 or 90-day visa on arrival at the airport, with fees being found on the Madagascan government website. Visas are non-extendable beyond the 90-day period.