Do you recommend any books or movies about this city/country for those who are interested in learning more?
Read about the very particular culture to help you understand the Malagasy mentality better and why the country remains as poor as it is. - Jul 2020
BBC did a great three-part series on the wildlife of Madagascar that's worth checking out. - Mar 2017
Bradt Guide and Lonely Planet Guides to Madagascar. 8th Continent is good read too, but makes more sense once you are actually here! - Jun 2016
The Bradt Guide to Madagascar is the best by far in English. Lonely Planet also has some complementary information in their guide. In French, check out La Petite Fute, Routard, and Le Guide Bleu. - Mar 2015
None really - there aren't many written about Madagascar. It's good to have a good guide book (Bradt is excellent and Lonely Planet passable) and good books on local birds, flora and fauna. - Apr 2013
Bradt guide was accurate. Birding guide. If you can, bring a butterfly guide. There are also over 1,000 species of orchids, so if you have a guide - else buy limited guides (in french and Malagasy) in country. - Dec 2008