It is not only physically separate, basking in the southern Indian Ocean some 500km off the coast of Mozambique at its closest point; it is detached in population and in spirit. A former French colony, it gained independence in 1960 (though traces of its erstwhile ruler remain in the culture and in the language – French is still widely spoken). Its biodiversity is world-famous and, as a result of its isolation, around 80 per cent of its wildlife species are unique.
This is the only place you can see the ring-tailed lemur in the wild, and any animal lover will delight in trying to spot such magical creatures as the aye-aye, the panther chameleon and the Malagasy civet on their home turf.
Browse our suggested Madagascar holiday highlights below, and get in touch for a tailor-made quote for your Madagascar holiday in 2024, 2025 or beyond.
OUR SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS OF MADAGASCAR:
Ranomofana National Park
This national park is 161 square miles of tropical rainforest and is home to many rare and exotic species. Expect to see many types of lemur!
Ifaty is located on the south western part of the island. With stunning sandy beaches it is perfect for snorkelling and famous for the Baobab tree.
Tsingy de Bemaraha
A very impressive national park which has rightly deserved its UNESCO World Heritage Site status. This landscape really is unique and home to many different species.
From June to September you have the chance to see large groups of humpback whales off the coast of Saint Marie.
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Adventure, wildlife, beach, lemurs
GMT+ 2 hours
When to go:
April to December
Island of Nosy (NOS)
13 hours approx
Some are recommended or required by the Centres for Disease Control and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
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