We make use of typical African standard lodge accommodation all with private en-suite bathrooms. Accommodation is situated near to or inside National Parks, on the banks of a river, or in other places of interest. The accommodation will be a mix of lodges, chalets and tented camps. Most properties are equipped with swimming pools, restaurants and bar areas. You have the choice to upgrade to a higher standard of accommodation.
<Days 1 & 2: 293 On Komba or similar
Days 3 – 5: Sakatia Lodge or similar
Days 6 – 8: Vanila Hotel or similar
Group size: Minimum 1, Maximum 8
Vehicle: In Antananarivo, we use an air-conditioned vehicle, and for the rest of the tour, we use 4×4 vehicles
Travel Insurance: Please note that travel and cancellation insurance is mandatory for every guest travelling with Jenman Madagascar Safaris. All insurance is solely the responsibility of our guests. Please ensure you arrange your own insurance with protection for the full duration of your journey to cover personal injury, damage and loss of personal items including but not limited to camera equipment and other electronic items, medical expenses, repatriation expenses and loss of luggage, etc. Please speak to your travel agent if you require assistance.
Visas: A visa is required to enter the territory of Madagascar and can easily be obtained upon arrival at the airport of Antananarivo with a validity of up to 90 days. Tourists staying for less than one month can purchase a visa for 115’000 Ariary (around 35 €). Paying with the exact amounts or small currency is advised. No photographs are required, however, please ensure that passports are valid for at least 6 months after return date.
Gratuities: If you feel you have been looked after well by your crew or guides, and you wish to show your appreciation for their services, a monetary tip is very welcomed by those in Madagascar.
Here are some suggested guidelines:
- Around EUR 4 per person, per day (10,000 Ariary) for a guide or a guide/driver.
- Around EUR 2 (5,000 Ariary) for a park guide, depending on your satisfaction.
- Around 5 % of the bill at a restaurant.
- 200 Ariary per bag for a porter.
As Euro coins cannot be changed into local money in Madagascar, it is advisable to tip in Ariary. We would ask that you please reserve your generosity for tipping for services only, and not providing free hand-outs to children or adults, as this encourages begging.
Making Your Travels Meaningful: The Grow Africa Foundation (163-738 NPO) is the responsible tourism initiative started by Jenman African Safaris and Hideaways. The focus of Grow Africa is to make a positive impact on the environment, society and economy in the places we travel to. We do this by instigating and supporting local social and environmental projects.
Your booking makes a difference: With every booking to the value of R 10,000 / US$ 1,000 / EUR 1,000 or more, a donation of R 50 / US$ 5 / EUR 5 will go to the Grow Africa Foundation. Click here to see the projects your booking is supporting.