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Madagascar - yea or nah?

Old Oct 24, 17, 6:41 pm
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Madagascar - yea or nah?

Nice beach holiday scheduled in couple of weeks.
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Old Oct 24, 17, 6:56 pm
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google reports does not look nice. theyve got like..the plague
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Old Oct 24, 17, 7:59 pm
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Aid group says Madagascar plague outbreak yet to reach peak
outbreak of plague in Madagascar is getting WORSE, aid group warns
More than 100 have been killed and 1,300 infected with the pneumonic plague since August. The outbreak has led to UK authorities warning Brits off visiting the African wildlife paradise
Not sounding good.
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Old Oct 24, 17, 10:07 pm
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Don't go. If anything, fly over it. And "smile and wave"
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Old Oct 24, 17, 11:17 pm
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Nah here.
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Old Oct 25, 17, 1:22 pm
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I'd probably pass for now. I like my vacation spots to be a little bit less plaguey than this.
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Old Oct 25, 17, 2:24 pm
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This thread over in Destinations/Africa.


It's several months old so not applicable if your question is the current plague matter.
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Old Oct 25, 17, 3:24 pm
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Since OMNI is not meant for travel discussions, we're moving this to the Africa forum. Please follow at it's new home.


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Old Nov 1, 17, 4:35 am
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Just followed up on our trip in the thread SkeptiCallie referenced above!

Three week Madagascar itinerary advice

We had an amazing trip and would highly recommend it to hardy travelers who enjoy roughing it. Actually, it's also very easy to do Madagascar in luxury if you want to spend money and don't mind the whole all-inclusive tour type thing.

The current plague thing is off-putting for sure but from what I've heard, it's being way overblown in the media. If you opt for the luxury route and stay out of cities, on the beach, and use only private transportation you'd probably be fine.
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Old Nov 1, 17, 4:00 pm
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go. Madagascar is awesome. you will love it. bring back lots of vanilla pods and sell them to hipster idiots at 1000% markup
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