Madagascar is one of the most difficult countries to drive. The few highways have extensive potholes, long unpaved stretches and no street signs outside of a few cities. The roads have to be shared with pedestrians, livestock, wagons, buses and bush taxis. At night, there are few streetlights and you can be blinded by drivers’ bright lights. You should hire a driver to cross this country and not do it yourself. An excellent driver is Tahiana who drives safely all day, knows even the most remote roads and skillfully negotiates the tolls for ferry crossings and village barriers.
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