For the local actors of “Madagascar Tourisme Rural”, the solidarity trip promotes the educational and awareness-raising aspects of the encounters between the hosts and the visitors. Besides, its travel spirit is based on respect for the local culture and solidarity between associations and local communities.


The exchange with the local population enriches your spirit of discovery. If Malagasy people are often reserved by nature, our accompanying guides are there
to facilitate your communication. To animate the conversations, we advise you to bring for example family photos, maps, technical sheets
(cooking recipes, farming techniques...). 

In another way, we encourage travelers to make more creative exchanges that would be useful and sustainable. 

However, it is important to know that the purpose of hosting visitors is to revitalize the associations and strengthen their solidarity. Making individual donations or gifts is not recommended in order to preserve the team spirit. 

For more information, it is better to ask the coordination team for advice in advance while preparing your trip. 

To help you better understand how the organization works, a briefing of the tour will be organized by the tour managers before the tour starts.


In Madagascar, you will get a visa upon your arrival in the country. Please make sure your passport is valid before leaving your country. 

The short-stay visa (less than 30 days) costs around 35€/person.


In Madagascar, there are two distinct seasons :

  •     Cool and dry season from April to October. 
  •      Hot and humid season from November to March.

However, the climate varies depending on the region you are visiting. The northwestern, mid-western
and southern part is always warm and sunny.

The eastern part of the Big Island is almost always humid and rainy.


To come to Madagascar, vaccination is not mandatory. However, it is recommended to ask your doctor
for advice about your personal health. If you are under medical treatment, it is better to buy the medication
in your home country.

For malaria, it is advisable to consult your doctor to determine the appropriate treatment.


As most of your stay will be in homestays with the associations, the prepared meals highlight local products. Throughout Madagascar, the staple food is rice, which is often served with meat, or seafood (depending on the region) and vegetables.

Families will prepare simple and varied traditional menus.

As for water, it is recommended to buy some bottle of mineral water.


In principle, you will stay in villages with host families who are members of the associations. The rooms have been adapted
to your needs, they are comfortable and equipped with mosquito nets. 

Sanitary facilities are often outside, and in the Turkish style, some regions use other alternatives such as dry toilets.

In rural areas, we rarely have access to electricity, so it is recommended that you recharge your cameras and other electronic equipment during
your stay in hotels.


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