car hire in Madagascar

Tips for driving your rental car in Madagascar

If you're travelling to Madagascar, a rental car is the best way to reach all the spots this country has to offer. Madagascar is a very interesting country to explore and its capital city Antananarivo counts 1,613,375 inhabitants. In Antananarivo lives 7,1% of the entire country's population, which counts over 22,600,000 inhabitants. In Madagascar the language spoken most widespread is english but people also speak french and malagasy. The time zone in Madagascar is GMT+03:00 so make sure you adjust your watch at landing. We suggest adjusting your watch before take-off to help conquer jetlag! The electric plug type in Madagascar is C / E and the electric voltage is 220 V, so it could be a good idea to bring an adaptor with you to protect your devices' lifetime. The calling code in Madagascar is +261, make sure you note this down as it can come useful at times.

More travel information about Madagascar

With a fuel cost in Madagascar averaging at 1,10 GBP, driving around the country won't break the bank. Madagascar shares its land borders with , which mean there are plenty of road trip options for travellers wishing to explore a little further. Before crossing any border, please make sure that this is in line with the terms and conditions of your car hire as these might vary according to the supplier you rent your car from. The roads stretch for 13,216, which ranks Madagascar as the 107th country in the world with the longest road system. This amount of road will let you drive across the country and discover its wonders, secret spots and the delicious local tastes. Please note that in Madagascar there is a right-hand traffic law - it's important to know that the currency is the Malagasy Ariary (MGA). Speed limits in town are 50 km/h and on motorways they are 100 km/h. Bear in mind that in Madagascar, speaking on the phone while driving is allowed therefore we recommend caution at any time.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Madagascar

Madagascar boasts three UNESCO sites which confirm this country's important heritage. Should you visit this country for leisure you can't miss spots like the natural site of Rainforests of the Atsinanana and the cultural site of Royal Hill of Ambohimanga. Find any car types on, from city cars to luxury vehicles and costs are always transparent.