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Practical Guide of Antananarivo


Money issues |  Communications |  Bookstores | Tourist offices |  Medical emergencies |
 
Visa extension | Guided tours (tour operators)

Best place for changing money (and with the best rates) is doubtless the airport. Travellers cheques in major currencies will be changed readily.

Socimad (Ivato Airport)
Opened 24 hours a day every single day
Phone: 032 07 365 95

If you cannot manage to change your money here there are a couple further options more in Tana. Banks normally open only on weekdays. The ATM at the Carlton is opened 24 hours. Other ATMs are located at the BMOI (Place de l´Independance) and at the BNI-CL (branch office at Araben´ny 26 Jona 1960). If you need to change cash and travellers cheques go to Socimad Bureau de Change (Lalana Radama I), Bank of Africa (Place de L´Independance), at the BMOI (see above) or at UCB (Lalala des 77 Parlementaires Francais).

Cars with a covered over windscreen are the entrance to the black market. Keep your hands from making any deals there!

Banks (main offices)

BNI - Crédit Agricole
Rue de 26 juil 1960, 74
Mondays to Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays from 9 to 12a.m.
Visa and Mastercard accepted
Phone: 22 228 00
Website: http://www.bni.mg

Socimad
Rue Radama 1st, 14
Visa and traveller cheques accepted
Phone: 22 643 00 / 032 07 15 227

BFV -Société Générale
Avenue de l´Indépendance 33
Monday to Friday from 8 a.m to 5 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a. m. to 5 p.m. Visa accepted, Western Union
Phone: 22 276 77
Website: www.bfvsg.mg

BOA (Banque of Africa)
Place de l´Indépendance 2
Visa accepted, Western Union
Phone: 22 391 00
Website: http://www.boa.mg/

BMOI-BNP Paribas
Place de l´Indépendance
Visa Accepted
Phone: 22 346 09
Website: http://bmoi.mg


There are public phones for domestic and international calls placed at almost all post offices. The main post office is located at the Lalana Andrianary and is opened from 8 am to noon and from 2 pm to 6 pm. Both Tana's main post offices have good Internet centres.

Several cyber cafes are scattered through the city. Following can be mentioned:

Outcool Web (Lalana Andrianary Ratianarivo) - $1,4 per hour, and has a fast connection.
Teknet Cybercafe (Avenue General Ramantsoa Ambatonilika) cost $1,2 per hour.

Planete Cybercafe (30, rue Emile Ranarivelo – Behoririka) in the Chinese borough between the restaurant and the shop Decorama) opens from Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 19 pm.

Cybercafé de l'Ouest (III G 55 Ouest Ambohijanahary)
CyberPlus (Lot IVG 1 bis Behoririka)
Free Net (Lot IVE 32bis Behoririka)

Multi Electronics Espace Web (70 m from Ampasapito U-turn on the road to Institut Pasteur)  opens also on Sunday morning

Many of the hotels cited above do provide also non guests an internet connexion, which is reputedly far better, safer and more expensive than cybercafés.

Ordinary mail sending can become a nerving thing. Following international companies are likely to offer a more reliable mail delivery service:

UPS (3 rue Mahafaka, Tsaralalana, Antananarivo)
DHL (Lott II, J 181 F Bis Ivandry)

Local media and English-speaking magazines are best purchased in the stalls all around the Place de L ´Independance.
Recommended bookshops are:

Palais Loisirs (Lalana Andrianary Ratianarivo) with English speaking books and travel books including maps of Madagascar.

La librairie mixte (Avenue de l`Indépendance 37, a good selection of books and maps of Madagascar (most of them in Frech), postcards and international press.


National Tourism Office of Madagascar (ONTM): there is a well equipped centre with plenty of brochures where you get all kind of information and  two smaller offices at Ivato Airport and inside the main station. 
Lot IBG 29c Antsahavola
Phone: 22 66 115
Website: http://madagascar-tourisme.com
Email: ontm@moov.mg

Regional Tourism Office (ORTANA): here you get information about every kind of activities in Tana and in the area around it.
Escalier Ranavalona, Bâtiment Ifanomezantsoa (Antaninarenina)
Phone: 24 304 84 / 22 270 51
Website: http://www.tourisme-antananarivo.com/home.php 
Email: ortana2006@yahoo.fr

Madagascar Natioanl Parks (former Angap): their office is located in the northeast part of the city. A brand new information centre and gift shop has been opened on June 2010. It is located on the Gare de Soarano (the main train station) next to the Place de L'Independence. 
Immeuble Madagascar National Parks
Ambatobe - BP 1424, 101 Antananarivo
Phone: +261 (20) 22 415 38 / 418 83
Email: contact@madagascar.national.parks.mg


National Environment Office: an ideal place to know more about nature in Madagascar, from flora and fauna to actual problems. They do have lots of information.
BP 822 Opposite to Hotel du Louvre (Antaninarina)
Phone: 22 259 99
Website:http://www.pnae.mg/
Email: one@pnae.mg



If you need medical assistance you can check followings private clinics (equipped with X-ray and laboratory):

Clinique des Soeurs Franciscaines (Lalana Dokotera Rajaonah, Ankadifotsy)
Espace Medical (Bis Lalana Pasteur Rabary)
Institut Pasteur (Ambatofotsikely Avaradoha)

The best equipped and most eficient hospital is the Hopital Militaire, also called Hopital de Soavinandriana, on the Rue Moss  Soavinandriana (phone: 22 39 751)

There are several pharmacies in the capital. Probably Pharmacie Metropole (near the Hotel Colbert, Lalna Ratsimilaho) and Homéopathie Pharmacie (Route des Hydrocarbures, Alarobia) are the best ones.

In case of an emergency call 032 07 801 10 or 22 487 47
For ambulance call: 22 200 40
In case of fire dial 18
The phone number of the main police station is 22 227 35 / 22 357 09
 

Visa can be obtained in Madagascar. If you want the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to extend it following information is needed to be provided:

* Full name
* Passport number
* Date and place of issue
* Expiration Date  
* Nationality
* Exact itinerary
* 2 passport photos (upon arrival)

This visa is extendable at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres                                           
B.P. 836 - Anosy
Antananarivo 101
Phone +261 20 22 211 98
Fax +261 20 22 344 84
e-mail: contact@madagascar-diplomatie.net                                                     
Web: www.madagascar-diplomatie.net


Local tour operators based in Tana in alphabetical order:

Aventour Madagascar
Phone: (+261) 20 22 317 61
Fax:(+261) 20 22 272 99
Email: aventour@iris.mg
Web: www.aventour-madagascar.com


  Remote River Expeditions - Madagascar
  (based in Morondava)
  Phone: 95 523 47 / 032 47 32 670
  Web: http://www.remoterivers.com
  Email: info@remoterivers.com

Asisten Travel
Phone: +261 20 22 577 55
Mail:
info@asisten-travel.com
Web: http://www.asisten-travel.com

Authentic Madagascar Tours
Phone: +261 20 24 241 32 / +261 33 11 343 20
E-mail:
info@authentic-madagascar-tours.com
Web: www.authentic-madagascar-tours.com

Boogie Pilgrim
Phone: + 261 20 22 530 70
Fax: + 261 20 22 530 69
Email:
contact@boogiepilgrim-madagascar.com
Web:
www.boogiepilgrim-madagascar.com

Cactus Tours Madagascar
Phone: +261-202-201-825 / +261-324-049-346
Email:
info@cactus-madagascar.com
Web: 
www.cactus-madagascar.com

Cortez Expeditions
Phone: + (261) 20 22 219 74
Fax: + (261) 20 22 213 40
Web: 
www.expedition-voyage.com

Dilann Tours
Phone: 034 04 074 98
Email: dilanntours.madagascar@gmail.com
Web: www.dilanntours-madagascar.com

Dodo Travel & Tours
Tana WarterFront, Ambodivona
Phone: + (261) 20 22 690 36
Fax: + (261) 20 22 257 05
Email :
info@dodotravel.com
Web:
www.dodotravel.com

Espace Mada
Phone: + (261) 20 22 262 97
Fax: +(261) 20 22 272 96
Email : espmada@moov.mg
Web:
www.madagascar-circuits.com

Europe Voyages
Mail: irma@moov.mg  madatravel@arcor.de
Web: http://www.madagascar-nature.com

Evasion sans Frontiere
Phone: + (261) 20 616 69
Email:
esf@blueline.mg
Web: www.mada-evasion.com

Geckomad Madagascar
Phone: + (261) 20 22 59 878
Mail:
geckomad@malagasy.com
Web: http://www.receptif-madagascar.com/

HFF Agency
Email:
hff_trvl@moov.mg
Web:
www.hff-madagascar.com

Holidays-Mada
Phone:  + (261) 20 24 364 37
Email:
resa@canaldespangalanes.com
Web:
www.holidays-mada.com

Indiana Travel
Phone: + (261) 20 24 310 02
Web: http://www.ecotourisme-madagascar.com

Indigobe
LOT VII J161 Ambohijatovo, Ivandry 101 Antananarivo
Tel: + 261 20 26 010 07 / + 261 (0)32 41 324 98  
e-mail:  info@indigobe.com
Web: www.indigobe.com

Lakana Voyage
Phone: + 261 32 45 532 94
Email:
agence@lakanavoyage.com
Web: www.lakanavoyage.com

Le Voyageur
Phone: +261-20 23 30928 / 23 28714
Email:
voyageur@madagascar-tour-operator.com
Web: 
www.madagascar-tour-operator.com

Lucien Goossens
Phone : + (261) 32 02 354 65
Web:
www.guide-touristique-madagascar.com

Madaconnection
Phone: +261 20 24 248 02 / +261 (0)34 11 409 02
Web: http://www.madaconnection.com     http://www.madagascar-insolite.com 
Mail: info@madaconnection.com

Mad Cameleon
Phone: + (261) 20 22 630 86
Email:
info@madcameleon.com
Web: http://www.madcameleon.com/

Madagascar Discovery
Phone: 261 20 22 351 65
Fax: + 261 20 22 351 67
Email:
mda@mda.mg
Web: 
www.madagascar-discovery.com

Madagascar Experience
Tél : (+261) 020 24 341 75 / (+261) 032 04 258 93
Web: 
www.madagascar-experience.com

Madagascar Green Tours
Phone: + (261) 32 04 36 427 / + (261) 33 04 35 117 
Mail:
info@madagascar-green-tours.com
Web: 
www.madagascar-green-tours.com

Madagascarica Voyages
Phone: 032 02 039 44 / 033 12 807 37
Email:
madagascarica@madagascarica.com
Web: 
www.madagascarica.com

Madamax
Phone: (+261) 20 22 351 01 / (+261) 20 24 140 79 / (+261) 32 02 216 15
Fax: (+261) 20 22 354 50
Email:
madamax@madamax.com
Web: 
www.madamax.com

Madavoile

Phone: + (261) 20 86 06 555
Email:
info@madavoile.com
Web: 
www.madavoile.com

Malagasy Tours
Phone : +(261) 20 22 356 07
Email : malagasytours@blueline.mg
Web : www.malagasy-tours.com/

Mercure Voyages
Phone : + (261) 20 22 237 79
Email : mercureto@sicam.mg
Web : www.mercure-voyages.com

Océane Aventures
Phone : + (261) 20 22 312 10
Email : info@oceane-aventure.mg
Web : oceane-aventures.com

Personal Tour Guide in Madagascar
Phone: (00 261)32 02 017 91
Email: madaseaturtle@gmail.com

Web: 
www.madagascar-funtourguide.com

Priori
Phone: (00 261)20 22 62 527
Email:
priori@moov.mg
Web: 
www.priori.ch

Ravinala Tour
Phone: +(261) 20 22 525 45
Web: http://www.ravinalatour.mg

Silverwings
Tél : 261 20 22 675 18/19
Fax : 261 20 22 201 79
Email:
info@silverwings-madagascar.com
Web: 
www.silverwings-madagascar.com

Sun and Sea - Tour Opérateur
Phone : 261 20 22 467 33 / 261 (0) 32 04 494 77
Fax : 261 20 22 467 30
Web:
www.sun-and-sea.com

Tamana Tours
Email: tamana@freedsl.mg
Web: http://www.tamana-tours.com

Tanyah Tours
Phone: + (261) 20 22 392 41
Email: contact@tanyah-tours.com
Web: http://www.tanyah-tours.com

Tany Mena Tours
Phone: + (261) 20 22 326 27
Email: tanymenatours@moov.mg
Web: www.tanymenatours.com/

Transcontinents
Email:
transco@moov.mg
Web: 
www.transcontinents-madagascar.com

Universal Trading Tourisme
Phone: (+261) 20 22 590 45 / 20 22 411 30
Fax:(+261) 20 22 411 30
Email:
tourisme@universal-madagascar.com Cette adresse email est protégée contre les robots des spammeurs, vous devez activer Javascript pour la voir.
Web:
www.universal-madagascar.com

Visit Mada Tours

Tel: + 261 (0) 33 11 319 24
Email:
visitmadatours@gmail.com
Web: 
www.madagascar-tour.com

Wild madagascar
Phone: + 261 20 23 300 03
Email:
info@wildmadagascar.com
Web:www.wildmadagascar.com

Zatours
Phone: + 261 20 22 424 22
Fax: + 261 20 22 422 86
Email:
zatour@iris.mg
Web: www.zatours-madagascar.com


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