It’s a sentence that is rarely true but there really is nowhere else in the world like Madagascar. Five per cent of the world’s known animal and plant species are found here; and only here. It’s Madagascar’s lemurs that rightly steal the limelight, but beneath the forest canopy you’ll also find fossa, fanaloka and thousands more unique animals. And these aren’t the only attraction. Madagascar holidays offer deserted white sand beaches to lounge on, an Indian Ocean ready to be windsurfed and snorkelled and a melting pot of Malayo-Polynesian, African and European cultures to explore.

Madagascar has the highest bio diversity on the planet with an incredible 95% of the species unique to the island, including over 50 types of lemurs – the island’s star attraction. The brilliant national parks spread out across the island offer ample opportunity to see this amazing wildlife from the mountainous Isalo National Park to the Special Reserve of Andasibe.

In terms of spectacular scenery, Isalo National Park never fails to impress with sandstone canyons carved into weird and…

It’s a sentence that is rarely true but there really is nowhere else in the world like Madagascar. Five per cent of the world’s known animal and plant species are found here; and only here. It’s Madagascar’s lemurs that rightly steal the limelight, but beneath the forest canopy you’ll also find fossa, fanaloka and thousands more unique animals. And these aren’t the only attraction. Madagascar holidays offer deserted white sand beaches to lounge on, an Indian Ocean ready to be windsurfed and snorkelled and a melting pot of Malayo-Polynesian, African and European cultures to explore.

Madagascar has the highest bio diversity on the planet with an incredible 95% of the species unique to the island, including over 50 types of lemurs – the island’s star attraction. The brilliant national parks spread out across the island offer ample opportunity to see this amazing wildlife from the mountainous Isalo National Park to the Special Reserve of Andasibe.

In terms of spectacular scenery, Isalo National Park never fails to impress with sandstone canyons carved into weird and wonderful shapes, whilst the Avenue of Baobabs offers an incredible spectacle of towering Grandidier’s baobabs which offer wonderful photo opportunities, particularly at sunset. Ankarana Reserve is home to a variety of lemurs, as well as an island of tsingy formations – sharp pinnacles of Jurassic limestone which give way to deep gorges. In the northern-most reaches of the island is Amber Mountain National Park, a volcanic massif wrapped in rainforest with habituated Sanford’s brown and crowned lemurs, impressive birdlife as well as a number of waterfalls and crater lakes.

Whilst the primary reason to visit Madagascar is for the diversity of wildlife experiences on offer, it also offers pristine, white sandy beaches which are the perfect spot to spend a few days relaxing after exploring the rest of the island. Nosy Be off the north west coast is perhaps the best known of Madagascar’s beach destinations offering a picture-perfect beach stay

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