We are a Destination Management Company, based in Antananarivo-Madagascar. The whole island is our working-field.
Initiated by a young malagasy tourism entrepreneur, MTM is the result of a long and hard-working time, coming from a mere dream to a reality. We are mainly composed of young malagasy agents (of course someday, all of us shall be old) but with significant backgrounds and experience in tourism business such as Tour guides, tour designers, translators and some from a notorious tourism institute of the country.
Officially, the agency got its licence in 2014, and since then has worked for several international Outbound Tour operators and Travel Agencies in Europe, Asia and has made the happiness of some hundreds of travellers.
We are mainly composed of young malagasy agents with significant backgrounds and experience in tourism business such as Tour guides, tour designers, translators and some from a notorious tourism institute of the country.
I Engaged Luc From Madagascar Tours Managers To Plan A Wildlife Trip Around Madagascar. We Loved The Itinerary, (Tana, Miandrivazo, Morondava, Tsingy, Andasibe, Tana) Choice Of Hotels, (always A Really Nice One After A Long Road Trip) Along With Our Drivers And Guides, Who Were Great And Always Happy To Go Out Of Their Way To Please Us. It Was Great That That The Hotels Always Knew About Our Spefific Allergy And Diet Requirement In Advance As Luc Has Phoned Ahead. A Flight We Had Booked Ourselves With Air Madagascar Changed Its Time By Half A Day And Luc Re-arranged Without Fuss To Accommodate This. We Had The Holiday Of A Lifetime And Would Definitely UseLuc And His Team If We Come To Madagascar Again, And Will Recommend Them To Our Friends Back In London.
We Loved So Many Of Our Experiences In Madagascar, We Do Not Know Which One We Enjoyed The Most! For Us, The Highlight Was Anjohibe, The Waterfalls (and Stop At The Pools For Lunch) The Kids In The Villages, Caving, And Of Course The Animals - Sifakas, Lemurs, Lizzards - All Of It! For People Who Like To Be A Little Adventurous, There Is Caving! For People That Love Nature/animals - There Are Too Many Animals And Forest Experiences Available, That It Is Impossible To Count! The Lemurs Really Are Such Amazing Creatures, You Really Should Emphasize The Close Up And Personal Experiences People Can Have With Them There. Big Thanks To Madagascar Tours Managers, It Is Really Great That You Can Tailor Your Tour To What People Want To See And Do - You Should Really Use That To Your Advantage.
L'idea Di Un Viaggio In Madagascar Mi Ha Sempre Affascinata Ma Per Svariateragioni Ho Sempre Rimandato. Lo Scorsofebbraio, Però, Mi Sono Decisa Ad Organizzarlo Perché Ho Capitoche Se Non L'avessifatto Ne Avrei Perso Per Sempre L'opportunità. Mi Sono Messa A Cercare In Retequalche Tour Operatorsche Mi Garantisse La Possibilità Di Mettere In Atto La Miaproposta Di Viaggio, Occupandosi Dei Vari Transfers Tra Unameta E L'altra E Dei Pernottamenti, Ovviamente Ad Un Prezzoaccettabile. Mi Sono Imbattutacosì In Luc Rabearison, Tour Operator Locale, Rappresentatedella, Madagascar Tours Managers.
I Have Been To Over One Hundred Countries And Madagascar Was Both Unique And Exciting. From Airport Pickup To Drop Off, I Got A Personalised And Attentive Service Which Kept Me Safe, Informed And Entertained. The Andibase Excursion Was Simply Incredible And I Learnt So Much Over Two Days. Good Driving, Good Guiding, Good Value. My Only Regret Was That I Had Come To Madagascar For So Short A Time.
I'm Happy To Recommend Your Tour Company For Excursions Into Madagascar. My Trip During September Was Well Planned, The Accommodations Were Adequate. The Food Was Delicious. The Driver Was Friendly And The Tour Guides English Was Understandable. Tour Guides In The National Parks Had Very Good English And Took Extra Care With Me As A Seasoned Traveler. My Wood Purchases From Zafimanityare Especially Nice Mementos.
For more liberty, we can provide you only the car and the driver (French & English speaking ones) at your disposal so that you can go and discover any corners of the island as you wish. Yet under certain condition.
We collaborate with all the best hotels and accommodation structures in the whole island. You will be under a good insurance umbrella with better rates.
Predefined or customized tours.We will design the tour that fits you best including the best services ever. A package will surely ease and help you enjoy more your holiday in Madagascar.
Peace of mind some would say! Indeed, you are a valued customer and your well-being is our unique and main concern. Our agents can assist you all along your trip in Madagascar. Our guides speak French, English, Italian, Russian, Japanese and Chinese.
Of course, we can design and tailor-make you a personalized Tour. Is there any specific region and Hotel where you want to spend your holidays? These are only Samples of our offers.
- +HOW TO GET TO MADAGASCAR?
- With AIR FRANCE
- With AIR MADAGASCAR
- With TURKISH AIRLINES
- With ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES
- With KENYA AIRWAYS
- With SOUTH AFRICAN AIRLINK
- With CORSAIR
In a whole, Madagascar counts about 25 million inhabitants subdivided into the existing 18 ethnical groups. 3 millions of them are in the Capital Antananarivo, while the rest is spread throughout in the island.
In madagascar, we use MGA generally known as ARIARY.
• 1 Euro = ± 4 250 Ariary
• 1 Dollar (usd) = ± 3 000 Ariary
Be Careful, still lots of persons doesn’t use it because they are more familiar with the ancient FMG or “Franc malgache”. For your ease, here is how you calculate it:
05 MGA = 01 FMG
20 MGA = 100 FMG
>> FMG/5 = 1 MGA
>> MGA x 5 = 1 FMG
20 000 Ariary
10 000 Ariary
5 000 Ariary
2 000 Ariary
1 000 Ariary
Indeed, coins (50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 Ariary) still exist but none use them any longer.
As in many other countries, entering in Madagascar requires VISA. You can get this by consulting Madagascar Embassies and consulates present in our own country. Yet, be aware that Malagasy Visa is obtainable in the international Airports of the island (Ivato in Antananarivo and Hell-ville in Nosy Be); briefly, you can have it upon your arrival.
How much does it cost?
• 30 Days and less = about € 35
• 31 to 60 Days = about € 45
• 61 to 90 Days = about € 55
- +HEALTH AND VACCINATIONS
There is no mandatory vaccination to travel to Madagascar! Yet, vaccination against Yellow fever might be required for travelers from Africa.
Medical cures are not available in the whole island but only in big cities, that’s why it’s advised to take your own medicine chest.
The risk of getting Malaria is also possible in the island, hence take all necessary measures.
As a tropical country, Madagascar is shared by 2 distinctive seasons: the Summer and the Winter.
Winter – December to May:
• November to mid-December, Hot and Dry (24° up to 40° C).
• Mid-December to Mars, Hot (am) and Wet (pm) (24° up to 32°C; the night in the central highland temperature may reach under 0° C at night though no snow)
• Between February to April, Cyclones often strike the whole island. Madagascar is located into the Inter-tropical Convergence Zones.
• In the beach resorts, temperatures vary between 25° to 35° C
Summer – June to November:
• In general, this is the period considered as the best moment to travel to Madagascar. The weather is cool in the highlands: Antananarivo down to Fianarantsoa (am 10° C and even less, often we have -7°C in Andringitra)
• In day time the temperature is between 18° to 25°C and rather colder in the evening 10° to 16°C and foggy in the central highland.
• In the beach resorts (in the South like Anakao, Ambatomilo, Andavadaoka and in the North like Nosy Be and its archipelago), temperatures vary between 24° to 33° C sometime even higher.
Native people use the “Malagasy” to communicate between them. Despite the several existing dialects (officially there are about 18), we can understand each other even though with some difficulties.
Apart from the mother tongue “the Malagasy”, the second language is French, which is used generally as administration language. In big cities, lots of people use French even in their daily life so circa you can be understood easily. Yet, once you find yourself out of these big cities, French becomes mostly unknown.
English holds the third language. Only educated people use it. However, don’t you worry because, if, with ordinary people you can’t be understood, in hotels and restaurants you are.
For other foreign language speakers, have hopes because nowadays many young Malagasy people learn and study German, Spanish, Chinese, Russian and Japonese; we can get you interpreter if necessary.
To make your stay in Madagascar more pleasant, here are some Useful vocabularies and expressions:
ENGLISH MALAGASY Hello Manahoana [mænæhooænæ] or Salama [sälämä] Nice to meet you Faly mahafantatra anao [fälï määfän’taträ änaw] Thank you/Thanks Misaotra [mïssöträ] Thank you very much Misaotra betsaka [mïssöträ bêtskä] How much Ohatrinona [üätrïnünä] I don’t know Tsy haiko [tsï äïku’] Why Fa maninona [fä mänïnünä] What Inona [ïnu’nä] Where Aiza [äïza]
NEW HIGH STANDING HOTEL AMBOHO SUITES
One of the reasons why luxurious tourism in Madagascar is not thriving is the Lack of good and high standing infrastructures that can welcome these kinds of travellers. Indeed, despite all the unique and interesting assets the island has to offer, local professionals in the business can’t do without good hotels that respond to the international level requested.
EDUCATIONAL TOUR IN MADAGASCAR – APRIL 2019
This has become a custom for MTM; every year (once a year actually) we organize a Tour in Madagascar, special for travel agents. All our partners are invited, and new ones are effusively welcomed. Indeed, lots of them are keen to know more about the big island and what it has to offer.
MTM has become a permanent funding source for GMD (Green Madagascar for Development) which is a non-profit and environment-friendly organization aiming to contribute to the sustainable development of the country, to eco-friendly raise people’s standard of living in the “Big Island” and to promote environmental awareness through social contribution and environmental awareness-raising activities