Madagascar Warnings and Dangers
Madagascar is a wonderful place to experience new surrounding, cultures, and wild animals. Here’s how to prepare:
Avoid Drinking Tap Water if Possible
Drinking dirty water that may be infested with parasites and dirt can quickly lead to sickness including vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach pains (somewhat similar to food poisoning). Consider purchasing bottled water or cleaning your own water by boiling it.
Mosquitoes and Lemurs Abound
Many tourists report that they did not prepare adequately in terms of protecting themselves from mosquitoes which are prevalent in Madagascar. It is recommended to have a mosquitoes net around your bed to avoid waking up to more bites.
Remain aware at Madagascar’s airport, as this is a hot spot for potential pickpockets.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about warnings and dangers in Madagascar.
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