Madagascar is a kaleidoscope of nature unlike anywhere else. Here you can go from rainforest to terraced rice paddies to desert in less than 200 miles. This unbelievable diversity makes it home to an incredible 5% of all known animal and plant species. There’s everything from lemurs to stingrays, and bottle-shaped baobab trees to hundreds of different orchids.
Madagascar is the world’s fourth-largest island, sitting in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa. It’s similar in size to France, but with vast swathes of almost uninhabited land that is seldom explored – the off-road driving, mountain biking, hiking and rock climbing are outstanding. The sea is also a big attraction: Madagascar has over 3000 miles of coastline, 280 miles of barrier reef and 250 islands. Divers can explore underwater ‘cathedrals’ and shipwrecks, and see rays and many different types of sharks. Even snorkellers can admire the myriad colours of corals and fish, and the grace of turtles. Read More
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