We may be in the midst of the icy grips of winter! But, that does not stop us daydreaming about escaping to affordable island destinations where we can lie in the sun like lazy lizards, sip on soothing smoothies (okay, perhaps something with a bit more of a kick in it!) and bathe at the best beaches. What would you say if we told you that Animal Tracks can make your dream a reality? Yup, we offer a variety of affordable (can it get any better than this?) magical Madagascan tours and holiday packages. The hardest work required will be to pick only one!

In preparation for your holiday in Madagascar, here are a few tips:

  • Read to be Ready

It is always advisable to read up on your destination. It will also give you an idea of what to do in Madagascar. And, it will prevent unpleasant surprises due to cultural differences, local laws, customs, and medical care in the countries you are visiting.

  • Visa Victory

South African citizens must have a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the date of their arrival in Madagascar. A 90-day visa can be obtained on arrival.

  • Big on Bucks

Yes, we know Madagascar is probably one of the more affordable holiday destinations. But do notify your bank and credit card Company of your travel, and check exchange rates. Make sure that you know whether cash is preferred. You don’t want to be stuck with a handful of debit/credit cards, but no ATMs in sight.

  • Master Medical Mayhem

Be sure to pack:

  • Sunscreen with a high UV protection index,
  • A tropical mosquito repellent,
  • Anti-diarrhoea tablets,
  • Aspirin,
  • Travel sickness tablets, and
  • A soothing lotion for insect bites and stings.

Also, remember tampons and sanitary pads can be difficult to find.

  • Don’t Try to See It All

A first-time visitor should remember that the logistics aren’t great. So, it may be better to base yourself in one region. That will allow you to explore properly, rather than just spending your time traveling.

Ready to see those daydreams come to life? What are you waiting for? Get to Animal Tracks to book your magical Madagascar holiday package now.