Do you love nature?
If yes, get on board for a ride to the fourth largest island in the world, Madagascar. This island is one of the last areas to be inhabited by a human being. Madagascar, which is located on the eastern coast of East Africa, still retains her natural beauty. 90% of the world creatures are here, of which 12% are unavailable elsewhere. This diversity of flora and fauna has earned this island its nickname, The Eight Continent.
To the water lovers, fantastic white-sand beaches welcome you, and to my wildlife fellas, the rain forest hosts fantastic creatures in the animal kingdom. Once you reach Madagascar, give yourself around 14 days to explore the major tourist attractions, which include;
It’s the capital city of the world’s fourth-largest island. The city lies on two magical-like mountains which make the whole experience of visiting here unforgettable to visitors who like visiting the place again and again. Not forgetting the fairytale-like castles that inhabit the city, the most famous one being The Rova, of Queen Ranavalona, who was viewed as a mad queen. It’s a magical experience which you will never forget once you visit the place. Just magical!
If entertainment is one of your favorite moments, the famous Hira Gasy Theater is a place you need to go to at the end of the day. You will find dancers (traditional and modern), competing for your attention and trying to win the best performance prices. The whole experience is just hilarious!
This national park is only 3 hours 50 min drive from the country’s capital Antananarivo. This national park is the home to the famous Lemur baboons, which can only be found in Madagascar and nowhere else in the world. This park also happens to be the home of the world’s largest Lemur, known as The Idri. The animal kingdom isn’t complete without Andasibe-Mantadia.
- Baobab Avenue
About an hour’s drive from Antananarivo, you will be amazed by fabulous giants, which seems like they were turned upside down by their creator, root facing to the sky, commonly known as Baobab trees. The scenery is magical! As far as the eyes can see, strange-looking giants stand alongside the road in natural confusion, captivating the viewer. They are locally known as Renala, which means Queen of the forest. In the soft light of the afternoon sun, the giants seem to be even more beautiful; but if you wait for the sunset, believe me, the feeling is unforgettable!
- Ile Sainte Marie
It’s located on the East coast of Madagascar. Due to its safe and protected inlets, Ile Sainte Marie attracted pirates in the late 17th and 18th centuries, of which some of their shipwrecks are still viewable through the water shadows of Antongil Bay. The Bay’s warm sheltered waters are ideal for mammals to mate and reproduce. During June and September, humpback whales dwell here
Ile Sainte Marie is ideal for kayaking and scuba diving. Marine enthusiasts will not be disappointed. Besides whales and sea cows, sea cucumbers, sea turtles, and nearly a hundred fish spices are waiting for them.