Madagascar is a fantastic island nation off the coast of Mozambique. Animal lovers and nature lovers will love the wonderful and diverse ecosystem in the island's national parks. You can encounter wildlife such as lemurs, birds and chameleons, as well as a variety of plants and trees that can only be found in Madagascar. From climbing in the unique limestone forests of Tsingy de Bemaraha to swimming with whale sharks in Nosy Be, explore with us the best things to see and do on the island of Madagascar.
Visit the limestone forests of Tsingy de Bemaraha
Make an unusual detour to the limestone coniferous forests of Tsingy. Mother Nature has certainly done her magic in northwest Madagascar. The time and the result of the erosion created this geological curiosity. The unique shapes of these cracks created a bizarre ecosystem, and endangered lemurs and birds also live in the nearby forests, lakes, and mangrove swamps. Not many visitors do this hike off the tourist trail, so you might just have the space to yourself.
Jim is a travel writer and retired lecturer in African Studies. He is a self-described lifelong trekker and his career as an officer in the U.S. Air Force gave him the opportunity to experience amazing and exotic destinations in Europe, Asia and Africa. He is at home with a good Wilbur Smith book or somewhere there is a story to tell … [Read full bio]
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