Like nowhere else on earth, the mystery and magic of Madagascar leaves a vivid impression on all those who visit. Dancing Lemurs, avenues of giant baobabs, trekking through rain forests,
diving in coral rich reefs and chilling on robinson Crusoe island beaches - for those looking for something
a bit different, Madagascar is a dream destination.
Madagascar is a giant island, like no-where else on earth. Some call it the 8th continent due to its completely unique flora and fauna.
Being the size of France and the worlds 4th largest island, Madagascar brings with it an extraordinary and diverse array of landscapes. Ranging from dry spiny forests to dense tropical rain forests, open savannah plains to mountainous and lush valleys, and of course all fringed by golden beaches and reefs rich in marine life. Sprinkle in the French influences still lingering from the colonial times and you have all the ingredients for an interesting and different holiday.
For those with a keen interest in nature, it has to be one of the most fascinating places in the world. Having split from mainland Africa over 70 million years ago and left in total isolation, it is legendary for having
evolved its own unique wildlife and flora, 80% of which is endemic to the island.
Giant Baobabs, chameleons, unusual reptiles, rare birds and of course the most famous export of all, the charismatic Lemurs, can all be found in the many parks and reserves. Here, the focus is very much on the smaller things in nature, rather than the large animals seen on safari in Africa, allowing for a more gentle experience. One views these whilst out on nature walks and coming back to french- inspired cuisine at small guest houses and boutique hotels.
Because Madagascar's tourism is still relatively underdeveloped, it appeals to those wanting a holiday where their friends have yet to go ... it is original.