The beautiful island of Madagascar, situated just off the coast of South East Africa, has one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. The island is renowned for its endemic flora and fauna, and has 80% of its original forest and vegetation, making it one of the most untouched places in the world. Because of Madagascar’s relative isolation, a staggering 90% of wildlife found on the island is indigenous and can be found nowhere else on the planet.
Madagascar is the perfect destination for all types of tourists and provides an excellent amount of adventure, thrills, breathtaking views as well as leisure. Madagascar is known for its amazing lush forest, but the island also has stunning beaches that make the perfect relaxing holiday or a romantic honeymoon. One of the most popular beaches is the charming Nosy Be, which means “Big Island” in native Malagasy and is situated just a little bit off the coast of the main Madagascar Island. The beautiful island has stunning white sand and the Indian Ocean is crystal clear and inviting, making for a picturesque holiday destination. The island of Nosy Be is also home to a variety of wildlife, including the incredibly rare Omura Whale, which was only discovered about thirteen years ago! Near Nosy Be is the island of Nosy Komba, which is nicknamed the Lemur Island because of its abundance of these fascinating primates. You are able to interact with these lemurs on Nosy Komba. There are many more tropical islands off the coast of Madagascar, most completely secluded and untouched by man, providing a truly unique and beautiful experience. We offer a range of Madagascar Lodge Specials that cater for any type of holiday, including a tropical island paradise holiday.
The capital city of Antananarivo is the largest city and most vibrant city in Madagascar and it is culturally rich with colonial architecture, historical cobble streets, cathedrals and ancient nobility and royalty residences. The city is against the backdrop of beautiful, green, lush rolling hills that reach up to the clear blue sky and ever present African sun. There are plenty of luxury cafes and restaurants to visit, that serve a fusion of traditionally inspired, as well as European inspired food.
Because of its sheer amount of forest land and wildlife, Madagascar has many national parks who are concerned with the conservation of these indigenous species of plants and animals. One such national park is the expansive Ranomafana National Park, which is one of the best on the entire island. The park was formed in 1991 shortly after the discovery of the rare golden bamboo lemur. Conservations attempts were immediately put into place and now these beautiful creatures are protected. The Andasibe National Park is located just 3 hours out of Antananarivo and is renowned for its flora, which are colourful, vibrant and majority are indigenous to Madagascar solely, as well as its fauna, as 11 different species of lemur live and thrive in the park. The park is also home to an impressive number of different bird species, who provide a beautiful soundtrack to your walk through the forest. Flora includes dwarf palm trees, ferns, epiphytes, sacred creeper and a stunning variety of orchids. Madagascar is famous for its lemur population, having over 105 different species, including the most famous ring-tailed lemur, whose pictures are often published. If you are after a proper wildlife adventure, Madagascar is the perfect place for you. The forest is dense and home to many different species and is an eco-tourist’s dream. For a real wildlife safari adventure on this interesting island, browse through our Madagascar Lodge Specials.
If you are looking for a truly unique experience the excellent Tsingy de Bemaraha Park is the place for you! Consisting of pinnacles made from sharp limestone, this park has wooden bridges that allow you to walk over the jagged and sharp limestone, which grow up to 150ft! The park is also home to the endangered Madagascar fish-eagle which circles ahead of the gorgeous Manambola river canyon. The park also has 11 different types of lemur including the rare and unique Decken’s sifaka and the red-fronted brown lemurs. The more remote places visited, the more likely your chances of spotting these incredibly rare animals are, and the more of a true wildlife experience you get.
Madagascar is extremely fascinating and most of the island is still relatively undiscovered where flora and fauna were left to thrive and evolve in the most stunningly unique ways. The forest is filled with adventure and the coast is warm and picture-perfect, and is the proud owner of the third largest and unspoilt coral reef system in the world, and often experiences whale sightings as they migrate past the island.
For a truly remarkable and unique getaway, this beautifully diverse island is for you. Our Madagascar Lodge Specials provide the best and affordable accommodation around the island, tailor made for you. So book with us today and allow us to help you plan your perfect island adventure.