The unique destination Madagascar with its 587000 km2 is the third largest island in the world. This ‘African pearl’ in the Indian Ocean is located 400 km from the coast of the mainland of Africa. Madagascar has nearly 21 million inhabitants. They all speak one common language: Malagasy. French is the second language on the island. The population consists of 18 ethnic groups who each know their own dialect and customs. The currency is the Ariary.
The best travel time for Madagascar is from April to October. These are the dry winter months. It is then cool and dry and the roads are best accessible. The summer months are from November to March in Madagascar. These months are also known as the hurricane season. These are certainly not the best travel months as the winds in the east can be extreme and the rain is intense, making the island largely difficult to reach.
Madagascar has many different climate zones. This makes the landscape very diverse: from the fertile highlands to the dry south, and from rainforest to tropical coastal areas and idyllic beaches with many sailing, diving and snorkeling opportunities. Every year, humpback whales look for the rich underwater world during their migration. This ‘red island’, as Madagascar is also called, houses a dozen beautiful nature parks. It contains many endemic flora and fauna: plants and animals that only occur in Madagascar. A part of it lives nowhere else in the world, like many species of half apes, reptiles (including chameleons), orchids, palms, not to mention some species of the sacred baobab tree. The island is also a paradise for birdwatchers. Rice is grown on a large scale and you can even find tea plantations. In Madagascar you are in all respects between Asia and Africa. ‘A continent in itself’.
African Travels will send you to the most beautiful and unique accommodations in Africa. They are not only runned by excellent staff, they also give back to the local community and operate as eco friendly as possible. Located in the most beautiful locations, they will contribute to the your ultimate safari experience. From tented safari camps to luxury boutique hotels. We will make sure they tick all the boxes!
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