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Tips on Madagascar Warnings or Dangers – Stay Safe!

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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.

Airport Warnings

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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