Madagascar

Madagascar, Nationale 7

Where did you go?

Madagascar.

Were there any language barriers? 

YES! Malagasy is the main language used here, and not many people speak anything else (although it is advertised they speak French – very few do).

What tourist attractions did you visit?

Andisabe – It’s up in the mountains and a great spot for tracking the indri, the world’s largest and noisiest lemur.

Did your IBD cause you any issues on this trip?

No. Even being in a cabin in the mountains didn’t cause any trouble.

Can you recommend how many days/weeks is a good time to visit this location?

2 days in Antananarivo, 1 week in Andasibe.

Can you recommend any specific providers that can cater for people with IBD? Tour providers, accommodation, shuttle services etc.

No, not in Madagascar! However, if you want to do this trip, arrive into Antananarivo and speak to you hotel about hiring a driver.

Can you tell us what the food is like?

Great food everywhere we went. Rice, duck, fish, plenty of vegies. Great variety.

What were the toilets like?

Varied. Some were perfectly fine, others not so much.

Do you recommend any hospitals or a GP that people with IBD could potentially use?

No – try  not to get sick in Madagascar.

On a scale of 1-5 how much does your IBD affect you?

(1 being in remission and 5 being in a flare)

2-3.

On a scale of 1-5, how difficult was it to manage your IBD while on this trip?

(1 being no issues and 5 being very difficult to manage)

3.

Would you recommend this place for people who have IBD? 

It would depend how badly your IBD was affecting you. Definitely talk to your GP before you go to get some management tips in place.

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