Cape Talk radio interview with Madagascar Island Safaris
On Tuesday, 15 August 2017, the Madagascar Island Safaris team met with Pippa Hudson from Cape Talk Radio to be part of their guest panel for the travel segment called ‘Fabulous Life’. One of the more prominent panel guests was Jean Vavara, Consular attaché at Madagascan Consulate, to highlight the marketing and tourism in Madagascar which covered topics such as – visas, travelling to the main island, currency, languages, what to see when you get there and their involvement with the annual World Travel Market Indaba happening all over South Africa and Internationally. The Consulate General of Madagascar is based in Newlands, Cape Town.
Our travel consultant, Sarah, arranged such a fabulous holiday for Pippa which inspired this radio segment. Sarah spoke about all the wonderful things this island has to offer, especially referring the smaller island of Nosy Be – off the western side of Madagascar. The interview with Pippa and Sarah included topics such as the airlines travelling to Madagascar, best times of the year to visit, snorkelling in the marine reserve, lemurs and so much more.
Did you know it is only a 3-hour flight from Johannesburg to Madagascar?
One interesting story from the guest listener on the Cape Talk panel humoured the listeners by sharing their encounters with the locals when they arrived on the Madagascar shoreline while on an adventure sailing trip. She explained her family’s excitement when locals arrived in Pirogue’s to trade fresh fruit for a charging station and the t-shirt her husband wore for 2 kilograms of fresh prawns.
Highlights from the show
The following highlights from the interview and reasons to plan your next island holiday to Madagascar – as mentioned by the panel, including Pippa’s fabulous Madagascar holiday experiences organised by us.
- The culture, its people, the natural beauty and exotic fresh cuisine
- Nosy Be Island
- The turtles, of course
- Unspoilt environments to explore
- Not so overdeveloped beachfront
- Their lifestyle is relaxed
- Whale season is a must-see
- Lemurs – there are more than 30 species on various islands
- They have the largest maze in the world
- Almost no mosquitoes from June to September
- 5000 kilometres of unspoiled coastline to devour
- Their time difference is only 1 hour ahead of South Africa
Listen to the podcast audio ‘Fabulous Life: Madagascar’
The talk is under 30 minutes but packed with so much useful information for your next trip to Madagascar.
Philippa (Pippa) Hudson is the CapeTalk lunchtime host on weekdays from 13:00 – 15:00. Please follow her on twitter by searching for her profile name, @pjchudson or go to the Cape Talk website by clicking here.
Interesting facts about Nosy Be:
Nosy Be means “Big Island”
Time: GMT/UTC + 3
Phone: Country code (261)
Language: French and Malagasy – English is not widely spoken
Currency: Ariary or Euros can also be used
Population: 73,010 (2013)
Size: 320.02 square kilometres
For more information about the Western Island off Madagascar click here
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