Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Scenic views of Madagascar

The photos above are some scenic beach shots of Madagascar, the very beautiful archipelago nation situated off the southeast coast of Africa deep in the light blue Indian Ocean. It is certainly a hot spot tourist holiday destination for many visitors from around the world. The weather is warm and sunny all year round and their standard of living is not high. Though it is an affordable country, getting the best outdoor experience can be expensive! The roads are generally not in good shape, so transportation to some of the best tourist spots can be difficult. Antananarivo is the capital and largest city. The local currency is the Malagasy Ariary (MGA). (One US dollar is currently worth 2232 MGAs). Also, you don’t need to strain in order to obtain a visa from their embassy in your country before travelling there. All you need is just your onward and return flight ticket to Madagascar.

You can obtain a visa on arrival at the airport for a maximum stay of ninety days. The visa fee for a maximum visit of 30 days is 80.000 MGAs which is approximately 25 dollars. For a 60 day sojourn, you’ll pay 100.000 MGAs which is 32 dollars. To complete the whole 90 day tourist visa status allocated by immigration, your visa will cost you 140.000 MGAs (45 dollars). Vaccination against Yellow fever is required if arriving within six days after leaving or transiting countries with risk of yellow fever transmission. Malaria prophylaxis is highly recommended because of a malaria risk there, with the highest threat being in the coastal regions. Want to try a christmas holiday trip to experience lemurs, baobabs, rainforest, desert, trekking and diving? Then you know better.