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Places to visit in Madagascar
Why visit Madagascar?
The island of Madagascar occupies a unique place, both culturally and geographically within Africa. It was separated from the mainland millions of years ago and as a result its fauna has developed very differently from the rest of the continent’s wildlife.
It is home to countless species found nowhere else on earth.
Its people are an intriguing mix of Malay and African ancestry, with complex patterns of beliefs and an unusual history. On this trip we take in the very best of this enigmatic and alluring land.
Our journey takes us to the little visited Tsingy de Bemaraha Reserve, recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site on account of its amazing rock formations. It was virtually unknown to the outside world until twenty years ago. In addition, few other tour operators take the trouble to reach this area. It is without a doubt one of the highlights of Madagascar.
We visit superb national parks, including the bizarre moonscape of Isalo and the lush rainforests of Ranomafana. These parks are home to countless species of lemurs including the rare golden bamboo lemur, only discovered by scientists in 1986.
Our tours include Andasibe, one of the best places in Madagascar to see the curious indri. This is the largest species of lemur and with this in mind, we spend time taking walks through the forest in search of the Indri and other endemic wildlife.
Finally, we spend time at Ifaty on the coast which is a relaxing end to the trip. After that, if you have more time to spare why not extend your stay by the beach with our Mikea Forest Beach Extension. Maybe try one of our other extensions to either the pristine forest of Anjozorobe or go tropical on the East Coast with our Pangalanes Wildlife Experience.
Madagascar is unlike anywhere else on earth. Join us to experience its diverse charms on a trip that will challenge what you thought you knew about Africa.