Madagascar Budget Travel


Location

Madagascar is situated to the East of Mozambique and is the fourth Largest Island in the world. It is approximately twice the size of Britain and is characterised by 6 different Microclimates making Madagascar one of the most fascinating countries in the world to visit. Tourism is still in its infancy in Madagascar due to its location and poor infrastructure but in recent times Madagascar has begun to open up to the rest of the world, and what a fascinating country it is!

Fauna and flora

Each Microclimate and area has its own ecosystem with Madagascar on the whole having 5% of the worlds Fauna and Flora, of which 80% is unique to Madagascar. From Lemurs to Giant Chameleons Madagascar is a botanical and zoological wonderland. You will get to see plants and animals that you would never have seen before, this combined with the sheer beauty of Madagascar makes for a wonderfully memorable visit.

Industry

The Main Industry of Madagascar is Agriculture, Fishing and Forestry, however with the opening up of Madagascar to tourism it will not be long before sustainable tourism comes to the fore. Deforestation has been a major problem in Madagascar with a slash and burn technique been widely used. Sustainable tourism in Madagascar will go a long way in curbing these long standing policies.

People and Culture

The population of Madagascar are predominantly of SE Asia, Pacific Islander and African Descent with a recent European addition. Malagasy is the language of the country but French is widely spoken. 50% of the population still practise their own traditional religion. 43% are Christian (mainly Roman Catholic) and 7% Islamic. On the whole tourism is a new phenomenon for the people of Madagascar and more and more of them are realising the potential of this source of income which has resulted in a really positive attitude towards tourists.

Climate:

The climate of Madagascar is generally subtropical with November to April been hot and rainy. The period May to October is generally speaking cool and dry and is a great time to travel. However the climate of Madagascar is strongly affected by altitude and geographical position and there are distinct micro climates unique to certain regions.


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Madagascar Budget Beach & Rainforest Tour

Duration 15 Days, Travel Style Lodge Safaris
Priced from pps R25471 $1818 £1480 €1739 A$2528 C$2456 NZ$2635 Full pricing info
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Antsirabe image Madagascar A small group, accommodated tour through to the Southern and Western areas of Madagascar, visiting beautiful rain forests, culturally rich towns and stunning beaches. A 15 day Safari of a lifetime.

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Best of Madagascar Beach & Rainforests Tour

Duration 12 Days, Travel Style Lodge Safaris
Priced from pps R22249 $1588 £1293 €1519 A$2208 C$2146 NZ$2301 Full pricing info
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Madagascar chameleon Travel through Madagascar's beautiful terrain visiting rainforests, beaches and heritage sites along the way! A taste of this beautiful Island that will leave you wanting more!

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Madagascar Masoala Peninsula Wildlife Safari

Duration 08 Days, Travel Style Lodge Safaris
Priced from pps R19114 $1364 £1110 €1305 A$1897 C$1843 NZ$1977 Full pricing info
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Lemur in Madagascar image A great getaway to Madagascar's Masoala Peninsula. Experience the rainforests and beach of this unique section of Madagascar.

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Eastern Madagascar Tour - Andasibe & St Marie Island

Duration 08 Days, Travel Style Lodge Safaris
Priced from pps R16551 $1181 £962 €1130 A$1643 C$1596 NZ$1712 Full pricing info
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Ocean view Madagascar image A great 8 day getaway to the lesser travelled Eastern Madagascar, a forest, wildlife and beach Safari adventure.

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Northern Madagascar Safari

Duration 08 Days, Travel Style Lodge Safaris
Priced from pps R18748 $1338 £1089 €1280 A$1861 C$1808 NZ$1939 Full pricing info
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Madagascar Lemur image A fantastic journey to the Northern section of Madagascar, discover the unique wildlife prevalent in the forests, relax on the white beaches of Nosy Be and walk the streets of Antananarivo.

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Madagascar Beach Holiday to Sainte Marie

Duration 07 Days, Travel Style Lodge Safaris
Priced from pps R7104 $507 £413 €485 A$705 C$685 NZ$735 Full pricing info
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Tm9zeSBCZSBpbWFnZQ== A great 7 day package to the island of Sainte Marie off the coast of Madagascar. Explore the islands secluded covers and rich cultural life.

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Madagascar Budget Safari: Nosy Be Island Holiday

Duration 05 Days, Travel Style Lodge Safaris
Priced from pps R5200 $371 £302 €355 A$516 C$501 NZ$538 Full pricing info
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Madagascar Sailing Image A 5-Day Tour Package on the Madagascan Island of Nosy Be where you can explore the warm waters or simply soak up the sun on the white, sandy beaches.

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Montagne d’Ambre & Diego Suarez Madagascar Safari

Duration 04 Days, Travel Style Lodge Safaris
Priced from pps R9008 $643 £523 €615 A$894 C$869 NZ$932 Full pricing info
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Crowned lemur An accommodated tour to the small town of Diego Suarez and the rainforest of Montagne d'Ambre National Park, on of the most beautiful parks in Madagascar and home to an abundance of unique Fauna and Flora.

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