Dotted with natural beauties that have remained unexplored for centuries, Madagascar is a beautiful island off the coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. For being a tropical destination, it is often referred to as the ever-shining paradise of East Africa. From beaches to hills, grasslands to rugged terrains, and historical sites to modern-day infrastructure, there is a lot to witness, savor and explore. Gaze upon giant Baobab trees or capture the vibrant wildlife. Relish authentic East African dishes or soak in the warmth of its calm and tranquil beaches. One can also ride the waters of the Indian Ocean and enjoy whale-watching. Madagascar makes for a wonderful package filled with surprises. Visit it and discover its natural as well as historical gems with Madagascar tourism.
USEFUL INFO ABOUT MADAGASCAR
Official Name: The Republic of Madagascar
Form of Government: Unitary Semi-Presidential Constitutional Republic
Capital& Largest City: Antananarivo
Population: 26.4 Million (As of 2019)
Official Languages: Malagasy and French
Languages Spoken: Malagasy, French, and English
Ethnicity: Merina 26%, Betsimisaraka 15%, Betsileo 12%, Tsimihety 7%, Sakalava 6%, Antaisaka, and Antandroy 5% each and others 24%
Laos Currency: Malagasy ariary Ar (MGA)
Map Referred: Africa
Area: 587,041 Sq Km
Lowest Point: Indian Ocean 0 Meters
Highest Point: Maromokotro 2876 Meters
Coastline: 4828 Km
Famous For: Scenic Landscapes | Diverse Wildlife | Lemurs | Beautiful Beaches | Luxury Tourism | Honeymoon Resorts | Water sports Adventure
National Symbols: National Flag | Ring-Tailed Lemur | Coat of Arms | National Emblem | Baobab Tree
Time Zone: Madagascar GMT +3
Ethnicity: Merina 26%, Betsimisaraka 15%, Betsileo 12%, Tsimihety 7%, Sakalava 6%, Antaisaka and Antandroy 5%, and others 24%
Driving Side: Right
Airports in Madagascar: Ivato Airport | Fascene Airport
Madagascar has great internet connectivity and phone services across the island except for its remotest or uninhabited regions. Most of the hotels and resorts in the country provide free Wi-Fi services. However, it is always better to rely on your own resources. Hence, you could buy a local prepaid SIM card at the airport with a data plan to connect to the outer world while exploring around.
The best mobile network operators in Madagascar are as follows:
In the country, a 30-day 10-GB data plan would not cost you more than $30.