|Madagascar :: Ground Travel|
Travel by Water: Private tour companies organise yachting and sailing to the islands north of the main island, Nosy Be being the most popular with spectacular beaches
Travel by Road: Although car hire is available the road conditions are not great. There are routes connecting the towns but even those that are surfaced are in need of repair and not good for wet conditions.
The bus services are not particularly reliable and are often cramped. The fares are standard and do not take into account the distance travelled and can therefore become expensive. In and around the major cities you may make use of the taxi services. The fares are usually not metered. Rickshaws and bush taxis are alternative means of transport.
What Side of the Road?: Driving is on the right side of the road.
International Driving Permit: Your drivers license is accepted.
What is an International Driving Permit? The 1949 (IDP) is a special licence for tourists, authorised by a UN treaty among nations of the world, for the purpose of allowing motorists to drive vehicles in international traffic without further tests or applications. It is proof that the holder possesses a valid driver's licence issued by a competent authority in their country of residence.
How do I obtain one? You can obtain an application by either contacting your local Automobile Association office to pick-up or have an application mailed to you. Links to the Automobile Association sites for the following countries are provided below.
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