True Blue island Travel have been leaders in island travel to Madagascar. No other tour operator has ventured into this unknown country but we have been there and explored the area for the last 8 years. With our exclusivity and knowledge, you will get all the information and photos from all our personal experiences.
Madagascar is only a 4 hour flight away from Johannesburg, so no long flights or jet lag! A country filled with a deep culture and some of the most beautiful and untouched areas, you will be blown away upon your arrival. However, this is a third world country, infrastructure is minimal and English is not widely spoken.
Visit the South West areas of Tulear, Anakao and Ifaty. With some of the best weather and low risk of malaria, this is a haven for the wetter November till April period. Great snorkeling, dive, fishing, kiting and more. Outer coral reefs and underwater canyon lands.Baobab trees, spinney forests, beautiful beaches, and rustic lodges.
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Language: Malagasy & French (only a little English spoken)
Currency: Airy Airy and Euro
Climate: It is hot with sub tropical weather. From December to March it’s summer which is also known as the hurricane season. From April to October it is winter, which is dry and the temperatures are mild.
Best time to travel: With Monsoon time from December through to March the best time to travel to Madagascar is generally in February to December. Madagascar has two seasons: a hot, rainy season from November to April; and dry season with a cooler temperature from May to October. There is, however, great variation in climate owing to elevation and position relative to the dominant winds. The east coast has a subequatorial climate and, being most directly exposed to the trade winds, has the heaviest rainfall – averaging as much as 3.5 meters annually!
Dive: All year BUT Best from April to Dec.
Health: Visit a travel clinic for all details before you travel. Malaria is prevalent in most areas. Drink only bottled water and it is essential take travel insurance and a medical kit.
Visa: Visas must be applied for before arrival by many nationalities. There is an option to obtain them upon arrival for certain nationalities, incl. RSA citizens. But it can be tricky and you may be bribed or have to wait in long queues.