Local name of the country : Madagasikara (Malagasy)
Languages : Malagasy, French
For more information :
Hiking : Marojejy National Park, The Masoala Peninsula, Ankarana national park, Bemaraha national park, Andringitra Mountains, Isalo mountains
Kayaking : Madagascar Island Safaris
Places to stay :
Nosyanka : bungalow on the tree is built on a tree according to scrupulous eco-sustainability criteria, conceived as an eco-lodge’s dependence, is located in its proximity, on a forest tree overlooking the sea completely enclosed by the fronds
Eden Lodge : is a luxury eco-lodge, selected by ADEME as a pilot project for eco-tourism in Madagascar. Far from spectacular and publicized environmental measures, everything was originally conceived in an eco-friendly perspective with the local population in mind. 1 visitor = 1 planted tree !
Tsara Komba Lodge : they work based on detailed procedures in order to maintain best practices such as recycling (with schemes in place to recycle metal, plastics and packaging as well as household waste) and the use of environmentally friendly materials (such as commercially grown wood and local plants, etc).
Cultural characteristics :
Some words to learn :
Manao ahoana- Good morning / Good evening
Manao azafady … – Excuse me
… no anarako – My name is …
Miteny Anglisy ve ianao?- Do you speak English ?
Eny – Yes
Tsia – No
Misaotra – Thank you
Tafandria mandry- Good night
Veloma tompoko- Goodbye
Veloma – Bye
Iray – One
Roa – Two
Telo – Three