Why you should consider a car rental with a driver
Driving a car in Madagascar can be quite an adventure and it is – generally – not a good idea to do it yourself.
Especially because an experienced driver is not that expensive at all.
In Madagascar you will encounter road conditions that are probably quite different from those in your home country. Roads in Madagascar are mainly unpaved dirt roads and in many cases insufficiently maintained, have poor signage and are usually not lit at night.
You share accessible roads with, for example, pedestrians, animals, bicycles, animal carts, slow large trucks and lots of fast and unpredictably moving minibuses. Careful attention and careful driving are essential. Moreover, you will not find many gas stations, let alone a roadside restaurant.
Due to weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances, roads and bridges can prove impossible to access. Police checkpoints and language barriers can also cause delays.
Use an experienced local driver: the driver is responsible for vehicle maintenance, knows the route, behavior on and around the road and can act as your tour guide and translator. Our advice … sit back, relax, look at the beautiful landscape and enjoy an adventurous, fairly unique and safe vacation road trip in Madagascar, with a driver…:-)!
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