Madagascar

Madagascar is a large island off the south east coast of Africa. Hugely diverse in terrain and biodiversity, Madagascar is unique. The centre is characterised by highlands, the east coast is covered in rainforest, the west is open savannah and the southern tip is semi-desert. With many endemic species, Madagascar is a fascinating place, very different to its African continent.

One of the world’s last undiscovered corners, Madagascar, with unique flora and fauna and hugely diverse terrain, is like nowhere else on earth. Situated in the Indian Ocean off the coast of southern Africa, Madagascar is the world's fourth-largest island and widely thought of as the ‘Eighth Continent’. Having broken free of the African mainland around 165 million years ago, it is understandably culturally and geographically very different, having evolved independently with influences from as far afield as India and Malaysia.

Madagascar is split into four main areas: the central region of Madagascar is characterized by highlands, the east coast is largely covered by dense rainforests, the west coast is now open savannah and dry, deciduous forest, and the southern tip of the island is semi-desert with great spiny forests of cactus-like plants. Much of Madagascar's incredible flora and fauna is unique to the island with over 80% of the wildlife species found there being endemic including, lemurs, chameleons and a huge variety of butterflies. These species mean that several of Madagascar's national parks are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The diverse cultures in Madagascar and the range of flora and fauna make a visit to this island a unique experience, which will be rewarding for those with an adventurous spirit.

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Off the Beaten Track Madagascar

Andasibe, Tsingy de Bemaraha, Ile Sainte Marie & Nosy Komba

This itinerary is perfect for the adventurer looking to get off the beaten track and into the heart of Madagascar. Steeped in rich wildlife and dramatic scenery, this itinerary is a great option for anyone prepared to travel a bit further and discover some of the country's finest beauty, combining incredible wildlife, dramatic rock formations,...

Best for: Adventure, Beach, Wildlife, Off the beaten track

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