Madagascar holiday highlights

Off the coast of the mainland, Madagascar's island beaches are gloriously undeveloped, with golden and pure white sands, lush rainforest and crystal clear turquoise waters inhabited by abundant marine life. Nosy Be is the largest island of the archipelago off the northwestern tip of Madagascar, easily reached by a short flight from Antananarivo. Surrounding islands include the quiet volcanic island of Nosy Komba - the 'lemur island', and the wonderful secluded hideaway of Nosy Tsarabanjina.

Madagascar key facts

Time difference

GMT + 3 hours

Capital

Antananarivo

Flying time to destination

14¾ hours to Antananarivo

Passport & visas

Visas are required to enter Madagascar and are obtainable on arrival.