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Lonely Planet : Madagascar & Comoros [Paperback]

Paul Greenway , Deanna Swaney
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30 Nov 1997 Lonely Planet Travel Guides
Madagascar is a fascinating island steeped in custom and magic. Whether you want to photograph the enchanting wildlife in beautiful national parks, trek among the world's weirdest vegetation or visit the nearby Comoros you'll feel like time has truly stood still. This fully revised and expanded guide is packed with heaps of practical information and advice to help the independent traveller make the most of these extraordinary destinations.

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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications; 3rd Revised edition edition (30 Nov 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0864424965
  • ISBN-13: 978-0864424969
  • Product Dimensions: 18.3 x 13 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,537,925 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a fantastic guide to Madagascar. I travelled from Tana (capital city) and flew north to Diego Suarez taking in a week trek of the National Parks and then a mad 6 hour bus trip to Ankify and over to Nosy Be for a week. Even thought this means getting up at 4.30am it was the best fun! I doubt that organising this trip would have been as easy and safe without this guide. Local information is accurate and fascinating - beware of the local taboos or 'fady's'....would you be aware not to hand anyone a egg??!! Finding English speaking guides and help in organising the jungle treks was easy with travel and guide offices listed in each town. The Malagsay people are fascinated by Westerners - be aware not to tip people too much money and remember, no matter how much they "faff" about do not raise your voice, point, or lose your temper! Local customs and respect for elders/ the dead ae important here - this guide makes sure you do not make any faux pas. The only information in this guide that is subject to change are the prices. Two things to remember are 1)you can get your entry visa at the airport and 2)there is now no departure tax to leave the country. If you do not speak French, make sure you travel with some one who does, or go on a language course before you depart. I have never been so grateful to be able to speak another language! I highly recommend this work as the guide to pack with you on your travels across the fascinating country that is Madagascar.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great find for anyone interested in Madagascar 4 Oct 2000
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Not many guidebooks venture into both Madagascar AND the Comoros, and I was glad to find one that did - and was even happier to find a "Lonely Planet" guide. Always complete, easy to read, and helpful, this guide is no exception to their standards. Although I haven't travelled to Madagascar yet, this book seems to give quite an honest assesment of travel conditions (not always the best/unpredictible) which I really appreciated. For the 4th largest island, Madagascar doesn't have enough information about it out there - I was glad to find this book, and am secure that it is a reliable source.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great resource 10 May 2007
By Liz! H. - Published on Amazon.com
I liked the information in the book. Would have enjoyed it more if it would have included more pictures in both black & white and color as well as more information about the wildlife and cuisine native to the country.
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