Have you heard of Madagascar? And we do not mean the film of the same name.
We are taking about the unique, large island found off the southeast coast of Africa.
As the film depicts (although animatedly), this country is home to thousands of animal and plant species that are found nowhere else in the world. Couple this with stunning beaches, rainforest and reefs and you have yourself an incredible place to explore indeed!
In this article we guide you to the 5 amazing things you can do in Madagascar.
Do you like snorkeling?
The reefs of Nosy Hara Archipelago, Madagascar, offer the chance to explore and witness the stunning marine life. Here you will be able to spot sea turtles, brightly coloured tropical fish and manta rays.
The water is also warm enough for you to swim in the winter, bonus!
See wildlife visible nowhere else in the world
Due to its remote location, Madagascar has animals that you will only ever get to see in their natural habitat here.
This wonderful island is home to 70, yes 70, different species of Lemur, five bird families and a variety of chameleons and more that live only here. Make sure you make time to see the funny dancing lemurs, tomato frogs, comet moths, flat tailed geckos and many more.
During the months of June through to September, humpback whales can be found enjoying the warm water near Baie d’Antongil (commonly known as Antongil Bay). Make sure you take a trip out to view these ginormous creatures.
Smell the sweet, sweet aroma
Due to the sweet-smelling plants at Nosy Be, you can enjoy some exotic, natural fragrances. The plants here consist of some of your favourite scents; lemon grass, vanilla, ylang-ylang and patchouli.
Isalo National Park is a must visit for any tourist to Madagascar. Here you will find picturesque waterfalls, green vegetation and interesting rock walls. Take your time strolling or hiking around the park and cool off in some of the natural swimming pools.
There is still much more to see and do on this vast island, we haven’t even touched upon the beautiful beaches that you can relax on! We hope that our top 5 amazing things to do in Madagascar has piqued your interest in visiting this special place.
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