WILD AND EXOTIC
Discover Madagascar and experience the Malagasy way of life. The exotic landscapes of the fourth largest island in the world shelter 5 percent of the world’s plant and animal species. 80 percent of these species are endemic to Madagascar-the most famous among them being the lemur. A must see for the wildlife enthusiast with an exploratory spirit and a love of the great outdoors. Madagascar has a limited infra-structure so be prepared for a very adventurous, possibly unpredictable time.
Antananarivo – locally known as Tana, is the bustling capital of Madagascar and the starting point for all visitors.
Andasibe National Park – this beautiful tropical rainforest is rich in biodiversity with many endemic species of mammals, birds, reptiles and plants. It is home to Madagascar’s largest lemur the Indri.
Antsirabe – best known for its thermal springs. It emerged as a spa town when Norwegian missionaries built a health retreat there which is still in use today.
Ranomafana National Park – one of the most spectacular parks covering 400 sq km of oddly shaped hills carpeted in jungle and streams. Famous for its animals and impressive plant life, it was created to protect 2 rare species of lemur- the golden bamboo lemur (which feeds off cyanide laced bamboo shoots) and the greater bamboo lemur.
Isalo National Park – Madagascar’s most visited park protects dry deciduous forests of a sandstone massif. The Isalo Massif has eroded into sculptured ridges, impressive gorges and deep canyon floors with lush vegetation, streams and swimming holes.
Reniala Private Reserve – protects 60 sq km of unique spiny forest home to rare endemic species. The organisation works in conjunction with locals and universities to raise awareness of the importance of environmental protection and sustainability. Reniala also offers scholarships to students and scientists.
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