Things You Shouldn’t Miss In Madagascar

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Madagascar, a true African beauty located in the Indian Ocean, is well-known for its endemic species and breathtaking landscapes. Because of its remarkable ecology there are a quite few unique things you shouldn’t miss doing on the fourth largest island in the world.

Visit the Stone forest

The Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park aka the Stone forest is a national park located in northwest Madagascar. It is a needle-like, tall, thin rock formations are made from limestone which has been eroded by tropical rain. This unique forest is home to a number of native animal species.

Avenue of the Baobabs

The enormous Baobab trees, which are lining a dirt road but a national road between the Morondava and the Belon’i Tsiribihina cities, form the world famous Avenue of the Baobabs. The Avenue is only around 260 meters long, and due to deforestation, there are no more than 25 trees standing.

Explore the unique nature

Madagascar is well known for vanilla trees and it is the number one world exporter. Because of its isolation, some fauna and flora can’t be found anywhere else, but only on this island. For example, there are 70 different species of Lemurs and see-through chameleons that live nowhere else on Earth. There are Nature Preserves in Madagascar you would want to see: Black Lemur – Lokobe NR – Nosy Be, Berenty, Andasibe-Mantadia, Isalo National Park, Kirindy etc.

Socialize with the locals

Malagasy people are warm, curious and welcoming people, and interacting with them and getting to know their culture and lifestyle gives you the complete and definitely unique picture of the Madagascar.