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 BĂ©rard,
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 latest Bradt guide has just been published. This eleventh  edition runs to over 500 pages with more than eighty colour photographs and around sixty maps.  Numerous new developments and upcoming destinations have been included for the first time, such as the Makay Massif, Tsinjoriake Protected Area, Sahamalaza-Iles Radama National Park and Makira Natural Park. There are also hundreds of new hotels amongst 900 reviewed in the book, along with some 350 restaurants listed. As before Bradt have kindly set up a coupon code for AMS members and they have increased the discount amount to 40%, so the discount code is now AMS40 valid on purchases from www.bradtguides.com; it applies to the Madagascar Wildlife and Madagascar Highlights guides too.

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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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