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Best Things To Do in Madagascar

Madagascar travel highlights for families, couples and other travelers.

Nosy be Madagascar
Devour Exquisite Seafood on the shores of Nosy Be
Devour a delicious seafood dinner, with sand between your toes and salty sea-breeze in your hair. The tiny island of Nosy Be is one Madagascar's prime tourist attractions. Though it may not look as picture perfect as other tropical isalnds, the serenity and clear turquoise waters make up for it. See More >
Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve
Visit Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve - Madagascar's Largest bio-hotspot
Located on the western coast of Madagascar, this nature reserve is filled with pinnacles that are sprinkled, generously, over the park's limestone plateau. The park spans over an expanse of mangrove forest that is home to seven lemur species, including the Deckens Sifaka. See More >
Isalo National Park
Explore wild terrain and stunning landscapes at the Isalo National Park
Famous for its varied terrain and landscapes, the Isalo National Park, located in the southern region of Madagascar includes grasslands, steep canyons and sandstone formations, dotted by clear pools lined by palm trees. Take a tour around the national park to truly experience and soak in the sheer vastness and beauty of it. See More >
Madagascar - Discover Ancient Ship Wrecks on the pristine shores of Ile Sainte Marie
Discover Ancient Ship Wrecks on the pristine shores of Ile Sainte Marie
Lying just off the coast of Madagascar, this pristine island with an array of protected bays and inlets is said to have drawn in pirates during the 17th and 18th centuries. Visit Ile Sainte Marie to witness the ship wrecks that are still visible from the shallow waters, making it a hot tourist attraction and a great place to go snorkeling. See More >
Madagascar - Gaze at The Beautiful Landscapes of the Avenue of Baobabs
Gaze at The Beautiful Landscapes of the Avenue of Baobabs
The striking landscape of the Avenue of Baobabs lined by this famous Madasgar tree attracts tourists from all over the world, making it one of the most popular regions in the nation. See More >
Learn snorkeling in Ifaty
Snorkeling and diving in Ifaty - Madagascar's pristine coral reef
The 60-mile long coral reef that lies just off-shore is a natural barrier to the open ocean, creating coastal pools and lagoons of stunning beauty; this underrated reef is renowned for its exquisite diving, snorkeling and fishing experiences. Ifaty refers to the name given to two rustic fishing villages on the coast of southwest Madagascar. See More >
Masoala National Park
Take a boat ride through the marine Masoala National Park
Take a boat ride through the rainforest of the Masoala National Park which also houses three marine parks. Witness the world's largest nocturnal primate - the Aye-aye Lemur along with a diverse array of birds and reptiles, including the Tomato Frog. See More >
Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
Tour the Vast & Diverse Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
Tour the diverse and vast Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, which spans over 100 miles of the rainforest. Witness upto eleven lemur species, including the country's largest, the Indri. Located near Madagascar's capital city of Antananarivo, Andasibe-Mantadia is one of the nicest and most convenient parks to visit. See More >
Royal Hill of Ambohimanga
Take a peek into the Historic Royal Hill of Ambohimanga
Malagasy people have considered the Royal Hill of Ambohimanga one of the nation's most sacred spots. The former home to Madagascar royalty, this historical and enchanting village is surrounded by walls that date back to 1847, constructed with a mortar made of lime and egg whites. See More >

Best time to go to Madagascar

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Peak ( Jul - Sep )

Perfect weather for traveling: warm, dry and sunny days. The lemurs and other indigenous wildlife are out in force, including Humpback Whales around Ile St. Marie. A very busy time as well, as Europe enjoys its school holidays, so book early.

Shoulder ( Apr - Jun , Oct - Dec )

A time of downpours, interspersed with bright sunny days. April to June is the period just after cyclone/rainy season, making the landscape lush and bountiful. A great time for wildlife spotting. October is when the vibrantly purple jacarandas bloom. December is busy due to holidays, especially over Christmas.

Low ( Jan - Mar )

This is cyclone season, when most hotels and activities shut shop. A time of storms and excessive rains, so best avoid traveling at this time.

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Led by a dynamic, multi-lingual CEO who has been in the tourism industry since she was 20, her team of experienced stalwarts has travelled the Big Island top to bottom and east to west, living with all the ethnic groups and understanding their unique culture and custom, to put together the finest curated experiences possible. With over 10 years in the business, they know how to do it, on foot or by car, train or plane, dugout canoe or cart (as required), to deliver up to you this island-continent's wonders in a way that will leave you breathless and coming back for more.

This remarkable team of eco-tourism professionals believe, above all else, in preserving the fragile fabric of Madagascar's ecosystem and aiding in its social development. They employ experienced local guides in order to give back to the communities; allow these native ground-experts to take you from the surface wonders of Madagascar's beaches and forests, into the deepest beating heart of its vibrant culture, art and music.

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