Madagascar What to Pack

  • Early July: it was warm outside. Nights are cooler
    Early July: it was warm outside. Nights...
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  • Very comfy to have hat, sunglasses & scarf @ reach
    Very comfy to have hat, sunglasses &...
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  • Laniera plains, bg: Namehana sacred hill
    Laniera plains, bg: Namehana sacred hill
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Madagascar What to Pack

  • Make sure you bring enough money for...

    When you're heading for an unfamiliar destination, it's often hard to know how much money to allocate for your expenses. It would be tragic to risk spoiling the trip of a lifetime because you've blown your budget, so for what it's worth, these are some of the items that we discovered that we had to incorporate into our Madagascar travel fund.*...

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  • Power strip

    You should bring a power strip for your electronic equipment. Most hotels I stayed at had only 1 power outlet for the room. Since most of my eqipment have US plugs, I was able to buy a cheap multi strip that accommodated a plethora of plug types. The strip was only 8,000 Ariary (about USD$4). All outlets in Madagascar are EU 2 pin or French...

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  • Mosquitos, Damp and Sturdy Boots

    If you are travelling to Anjajavy you will have to fly in a small plane so soft bags are better than a hard suitcase. Sturdy walking boots, preferably waterproof are best for Mantadia as the slopes are steep and slippery and it is quite muddy and wet. Insect Repellant for Berenty! And burning coils too. Mossies here get in everywhere. Zoom lense...

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  • Medecines, Mosquito repellent,...

    July, August, September, bring 1-2 jumpers, pull-overs.. A K-Way windbreaker and sometimes, warm pajamas for cold nights in highlands. Anti-malaria medecines. Prior to your trip to Madagascar, take anti-malaria treatment, have yourself correctly vaccinated against C Hepatitis. Anti-tourista medecines. Ask your tropical specialist as it seems...

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  • A cover for you backpack-luggage.

    If you go to Madagascar , take a cover with you for your luggage.That cover should be waterproof. When you take a taxi brousse they will transport your luggage on the roof. We noticed that they cover the stuff themselves when we came from Mantadia-Andasibe since it is very likely to rain. But there is another reason. Madagascar seems to be covered...

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  • Water!

    Concerning water... the water in Madagascar looks very clean. But it is safer for you to buy bottled water. We also made it an habbit if we stayed in a hotel to fill a bottle with water from the tap , and ad some purifier in it.(to brush our teeth)Pay attention , there are different kinds of purifier. The best one is a bit more expensive , you'll...

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  • Some good walking shoes!

    Let me explain! I didn't had any good walking shoes. Well I did , but they were not suitable for all purposes... I had the perfect shoes for walking long distances in Belgium , but not for Madagascar.You'll need some shoes with serious ridges under it. I was walking this cave at Ankarana - it wasn't like the once I visited before , - no...

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  • A tent!

    We took our little tent with us. We did that to be able to stay at the national parcs. There is a good reason to stay overnight since Malagasy wildlife tends to be nocturnal. There are often more species of animal busy at night then during the day. Seems like all the animals are waiting for the light to go out to start hunting , searching for...

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  • Take some gifts along

    On several occasions, people asked if I had any t-shirts or hats. Especially liked were baseball style hats with city names on them, and t-shirts with pictures or advertising. You will receive similar gifts if you are doing business or volunteer work.

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  • Getting Cash in Madagascar

    The potential for sickness is very high. Food borne illnesses are likely. Take what your doctor recommends for such things. Be aware they they can charge you a special duty on video cameras upon entry. Check with immigration before you decide to take video gear. Still pictures are not subject to this duty. In the modern age of banking, we can...

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  • Packing List

    Bag that travels along easily in small planes. No need for special electricity plugs. They're the same as in northern European countries (Netherlands, Germany...) Clothing:Something longsleeved for evenings (mosquitos), as well because November evenings are cool (12-18 Celsius).Shoes:these get really dusty and dirty. If you mind that, take along...

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    Take all your old stuff and leave it there. People often don't have any decent clothes and will be very happy with anything you have to offer. If you don't know who to give it to, look for and elderly person. They are higly respected and will make a wise decision.

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  • Packing List

    Backpack My best investment ever-pair of hiking bootsraincoat kag in a bagshortsteeshirtslongsleeve shirttrousersbest tip-take things to gives to kids, photos, freebies out of cereal boxes etc everything you need, all medications, maybe syringes remembering its a third world country so if you need injection they may not have clean needlesmalaria...

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  • Packing List

    This is for a 3 and half week trip1 Ruck sack, I used Karrimore Juguar 75 Liters, and 1 small Daysack. A good pair of Hiking boots are the most important thing you'll take. Make sure they are worn in and are water proof. I have a pair of Merrel 45. They are excelent, but do have good traction on smooth surfaces like wet rocks7 x walking socks1...

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    ANTI-MALARIAL PROPHYLACTICS... which you need to start taking a couple of weeks before your trip. In Madagascar the chloroquin-resistant strain of malaria is prevalent, so a drug called 'lariam' is often prescribed. Personally, I had a bad experience with lariam -- in some people it can affect the liver and make one sick -- so I would recommend...

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Madagascar Hotels

  • Residence Lapasoa

    Résidence Lapasoa Isoraka BP 3650 Antananarivo Tél :22 611 40. 180.000 FMG Beautiful colonial...

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  • Vakona Forest Lodge

    Vakona is the top rated place in the area of Andasibe National Park, though it is located closer to...

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  • Le Jardin du Roy

    Le Jardin du Roy provides very comfortable accommodation conveniently located within reach of the...

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  • La Varangue

    La Varangue was a beautiful and peaceful place to rest in busy Antananarivo. We has 2 short stays...

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  • Eulophiella

    Stayed only one night but managed to cram lots in & make the most of this beautifully laid out site....

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  • Hotel Tamboho

    Tana Water Front, Antananarivo, 101, Madagascar

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Les Trois Metis

    Tana Centre Ville, IVA Antaninandro - (Face Station Jovenna), Antananarivo, Madagascar

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Hotel Royal Palissandre

    Le Royal Pallisandre is a very good quality hotel in the heart of the city. The rooms and public...

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  • Hotel Carlton

    Rue Pierre Stibbe Anosy, (formerly Hilton Madagascar), Antananarivo, 101, Madagascar

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

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