is best suited to open-minded travellers with an interest in nature,
ecology and culture. Photographers and videographers will be in
their element, so take plenty of film and tape. Be prepared for
minor disruptions to travel schedules and have patience with service
staff - they work at their own pace.
time to visit: May to October
Visas: Three month validity. Obtain prior to arrival.
Health: Take precautions against malaria, hepatitis and
Best currency to use: Euro
Electricity: mainly European 220V standard
There: Australians will need to fly via Mauritius utilising
a combination of Air Mauritius, Air Austral and Air Madagascar.
It can be complicated and schedules vary, so consult an experienced
Around: Air Madagascar operates a comprehensive internal network
that is definitely the way to cover longer distances. Keep road
travel to short distances as conditions vary enormously.
to, and accommodation at, Berenty is best organised as part of
a complete travel package, although committed independent travellers
can make their own arrangements at local hotels in Fort Dauphin.
Associates organises annual group tours to Madagascar departing
in September. Contact them on (+612) 9389 7466 or 1800 222 141
or visit www.adventureassociates.com.