Madagascar is the world’s fourth biggest island and is home to 5% of the known animal and plant species including the infamous lemurs, aye-ayes and geckos. Most people will only see the magic and mystery of Madagascar through a David Attenborough nature documentary, those with the opportunity to visit will see the full glory of the country.
Lemurs - Madagascar is known the world over for its lemurs; there are roughly 60 different species and sub-species on the island. The lemurs are fascinating creatures displaying a huge range of captivating behaviours such as singing like a whale!
Alley of the Baobabs - usually solitary, the trees in this region are found lining a dirt track, clustered together to form an avenue effect. They are roughly 30m in height and perfectly equipped to deal with dry hostile environments. The powerful sight of these gentle giants towering over the vast landscape is a must see.
Reef exploration - Madagascar boasts 450km of barrier reef and 250 islands to explore. Take a trip whale watching or explore the many nearby islands for stunning scenery and unique views. Alternatively, dive below the ocean and discover the wonders of the corals, fish, sharks and shipwrecks.
Local music - music and dancing are a big part of Madagascan culture, with salegy (a traditional form of music using many instruments and powerful voices) taking precedent. Take a walk through the streets to hear the vibrant and energetic sound of salegy and immerse yourself in true Madagascan life.
Mofo street food - Madagascar boasts some of the tastiest street food in the world. From cakes to fritters to sweetened bread collectively known as ‘mofo’. The foods are cooked on the street over charcoal or are deep fried and often include a variety of fruits such as pineapple and bananas. Delicious!
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