Nothing disconcerts that Madagascar is an island of discovery and culture. Until now, group travel in Madagascar focuses mainly on cultural themes, nature and discovery in general. With some travel partners from Madagascar Tsaraventura, we already have some guaranteed departures but can also organize a trip for a direct customers. Thus, we propose in Madagascar discovery travel, nature travel and cultural travel like topics. However this does not prevent you to combine these themes or to send us your own theme.
The island of Madagascar was frequented mainly by Indians, Malaysians, Africans and Arabs. Therefore, we have a mixture of customs and cultures in Madagascar. For those who are interested in cultural tours in Madagascar, we offer designed tours and amenable cultural tours mixing cultures and discoveries. Here are our cultural trips in Madagascar which you can combine with other tours that suit you.
This cultural trip in Madagascar consist to turn of the dead or « Famadihana ». This is a highland culture in generally but more practical among the Merina. For the Malagasy people, there is a rather special relationship between the living people and the dead or ancestors. The principle is that ancestors are the power to communicate and help the living pepole by connecting them with God or “Zanahary”. The « Famadihana » takes place from 5 to 10 years according to family system, the ceremony consists of repatriating a deceased person to the family tomb or exhuming the remains of one or more dead by offering them new ones shrouds during the dry season July to September. This is a great reconciling opportunity and bringing together all the members of the big family by getting to know each other.
You could add Famadihana in your cultural tour in Madagascar
Famadihana periods: August and September