Contacts and useful information:

Embassy of Madagascar

The Embassy of Madagascar in the UK closed as of 23rd February 2011, following a decision by the HAT. Its operations have reverted to the Embassy of Madagascar in France which is at 4 Avenue Raphael, 75016 Paris; the contact number is tel: : +33 145 04 62 11 and the fax:+33 145 03 58 70, and their e-mail address is info@ambassade-madagascar.fr. All visas for stays of up to 90 days are available on arrival in Madagascar. For longer stays, or for any queries, please contact the Embassy.

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British Embassy on Madagascar

The new ambassador is Tim Smart, the address is :

Tour Zital Ankorondrano
Ravoninahitriniarivo Street,
Antananarivo 101
tel: (261) 20 22 330 53 or (261) 20 22 356 27
e-mail: BEAntananarivo@moov.mg


Honorary Consul, Toamasina (Tamatave)

Mr Michel Gonthier
c/o La Ligne Scandinave,
BP 18,
2, Rue Lieutnenant Bérard,
501 Toamasina
tel:(261) 2053 325 69
e-mail: michel.gonthier-honcon@fconet.fco.gov.uk

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Airlines

The UK representative for Air Madagascar is Aviareps; please contact:
Reservations: 01293 596665
or write to Carol Tumber on:
e-mail: Carol.Tumber@aviareps-group.com

Other airlines that serve Madagascar are Air France, Air Mauritius, Corsair, Kenya Airways and South African Airways.

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Currency

The Malagasy unit of currency is the Ariary; for the latest rate of exchange, you can refer to coinmill.com/MGA_calculator.html or to the front page of the online version of Les Nouvelles, which is at www.les-nouvelles.com.

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Guidebooks

The Bradt guide to the country in its 10th edition has been thoroughly updated and is even more definitive, and indispensable. Bradt have just published a new guide called Madagascar Highlights, a richly illustrated full-colour guide aimed at tourists on organised, tailor-made and group tours rather than independent travellers. Society members can benefit from a 30% discount on both these guides and Madagascar Wildlife when purchasing online at www.bradt-travelguides.com – you need to enter the code 'AMS30' at the check-out.

There is also a guidebook from Globetrotter on Madagascar and one by Lonely Planet on Madagascar and the Comoros.

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Tour operators

A number of operators offer tours to Madagascar, either on its own or as part of a regional journey. Among the most experienced are Rainbow Tours, whose website is at www.rainbowtours.co.uk, and Reef & Rainforest, whose site is at www.reefandrainforest.co.uk

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