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Certainly, the most well-known of Madagascar’s animal species is lemurs and there’s no shortage of lemur experiences available from ring-tailed to aye-ayes, and everything in between. In addition to exploring ecosystems ranging from desert to rainforests where you can soak up scenic beauty and search for wildlife, visitors can enjoy pristine, beautiful beaches and incredible diving. Madagascar is the world’s fourth-largest island, and with all that coastline comes the world’s fifth-largest coral reef. Diving and snorkeling are spectacular, as locals and marine conservation groups have worked tirelessly to keep its reef healthy. Whale watching, including humpbacks, is a seasonal option as well.
Those who prefer land-based activities have nearly endless options, including incredible hiking throughout the island. From trails through the rainforest to fixed-cable routes through rock pinnacles, the variety of hikes on offer is astounding. A beach stroll is a nice way to pass the afternoon, too!
Travelers with cultural interests might have the chance to witness a reburial ceremony, explore ancient tombs, or visit a sacred Malagasy site to learn of its history. Foodies are catered to as well – the island offers up its own treasures such as spices, tropical fruit, local rum, and even Zebu – an extraordinary local beef.
Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park
One of Madagascar’s greatest geological attractions is Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park hosts two stunning geological formations – Great Tsingy and Little Tsingy. Roughly translated, tsingy means ‘the place where one cannot walk barefoot.’ It’s an apt description of the eroded limestone foundations that have created ‘forests’ of rock needles ripe for exploration. The main attraction here is hiking the park’s ‘ferrata’ routes that feature fixed-cables, ladders, and bridges. Visiting the park is a great adventure, but is not for the faint of heart as exploration can be strenuous. A few easy hikes can be found in the park for those seeking a less adventurous exploration.
Nosy Be’s perennially sunny climate makes it Madagascar’s top destination. With nearly endless water activities, including swimming, sailing, snorkeling, and fantastic diving, it’s the perfect destination for those looking to experience a taste of life on the Indian Ocean. The island is also home to crater lakes, beautiful waterfalls, and interesting agricultural plantations for those who can tear themselves away from the water.
Alee des Baobabs
Few sights in Madagascar are as recognizable as the Avenue of the Baobabs. The trees tower along a small section of the road, creating an incredibly memorable landscape. We recommend visiting at sunrise or sunset for the most dramatic views. Madagascar is home to 7 of the world’s 8 baobab species, 6 of which are endemic. These majestic trees are thought to live in excess of 1,000 years.
Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
This park (actually two parks in close proximity) rewards visitors with a wealth of wildlife. Eleven lemur species as well as diademed sifaka, rare reptiles and amphibians, and more than 100 bird species call the park home. Walks in the area range from 1-6 hours. Hikers willing to start early might be lucky to hear the wail of the indiri, the largest lemur species, echoing through the forest. Learn more about the Analamazaotra Special Reserve, which is part of the larger Andasibe area in Madagascar.