Madagascar offers its fair share of tourist sites and activities, whether you’re interested in the history of the island, local culture, or its natural sites. Plus, many of them are incredibly budget-friendly. The Adventure seekers, eco-tourism enthusiasts, wilflife and nature lovers would not be disappointed.
Traveling through Madagascar gives you the feeling of being a true explorer, off the beaten track! It becoming more and more popular as a holiday destination. Whilst many holidaymakers coming to this tropical island simply want to relax in the sun, others are keen to find out more about Madagascar’s rich history, visiting tourist attractions, and experiencing cultural traditions. It also has everything: bounty islands, rugged mountains, tropical rainforest, delicious food, and incredibly sweet people.In particular, the capital city of Antananarivo has a good selection of attractions, including ancient historical sites and local markets. Tourists often like to enjoy a walking tour of Antananarivo, taking time to properly sightsee and explore the best that the city has to offer, including the Queen’s Palace, or Ambohimanga Rova’ as it is best known to the locals. We organize Tour through this beautiful country for the whole year, and we made a variety of trips and travelers.
Find your perfect beach.
Madagascar is home to a large number of seaside resorts. Thanks to its 5,500 km of coastline, it guarantees a successful seaside trip. On the beautiful beaches of the island, a multitude of aquatic activities await you, to name only scuba diving. From the north-east coast around Île Sainte-Marie offers palm-fringed stretches of white sand, secluded coves, and turquoise, clear waters. Nosy Be, in the northwest, is just as beautiful as a paradise and offers a more tropical vibe, particularly in the Andilana beaches of Ambatoloaka and Nosy Iranja.For something a bit more authentic try Salary or Anakao, a fishing village, complete with colorful boats. It has a stunning white sandy beach and crystal warm clear waters perfect for snorkeling. Or Manafiafy, on the south coast, with tree-lined bays that has few tourists. Tôlanaro, also in the south, offers reliable swells for surfing and kite-surfing.
See the whales spectacular
Madagascar is lucky enough to be located close to a migration route for whales and, twice a year, the creatures are visible from the coast. Between July and September, Sainte-Marie island is the best place to admire a whole legion of humpback whales where females come to calve in the warm sea. From October to December, baby whales and their mothers bask in Nosy Be shallow waters in the north-west. In addition to this mind-blowing spectacle, you can also listen to the powerful song of the males.
See the lemurs
Yes, lemurs are the one of top reasons to visit Madagascar. There are nearly 100 different species and sub-species of lemur on the island, all of which are endemic. These charismatic primates range in size from the tiny pygmy mouse lemur to the majestic, monochrome indri. The best way to spot Madagascar’s lemurs is to head to one of its many national parks. In particular, Andasibe-Mantadia National Park is known for its large indri population while Ranomafana National Park is home to 12 species including the critically endangered golden bamboo lemur. For those wishing to see the renowned dancing lemurs (sifakas) then the southern reserve of Berenty is world-renowned as well as the Relais and Chateaux private reserve of Anjavavy. If lemurs aren’t cuddly enough for you as they are, then make sure you visit during the months of June and November when it is baby lemur season, ideal for those photographers amongst you!.
Find the Endemic Birds
There are approximately 280 bird species in Madagascar. Although this isn’t a particularly high figure for the fourth-largest island in the world, a high level of endemism confirms its status as a prime birding destination.Over 100 species are Madagascar exclusives. There is tree main region for those in search of endemic birds – the eastern rainforest, the southern spiny bush, and the deciduous forests in the west.
But if you have limited time, try Ranomafana Park, home of rarities like the short-legged ground roller and the yellow-bellied sunbird-asity. The best time for birding is in late spring or early summer (August to December), when birds are at their most active and are dressed in their finest breeding plumage.
Visit Andasibe national park.
Located in eastern Madagascar, Andasibe-Mantadia National Park is a protected rainforest. The famous Analamazaotra Reserve is a part of this national park only. The national park is home to the noted indri lemur. Other than this, there is quite a variety of flora and fauna that can be found only here. The park has some of the rarest orchid species and ferns. There are trails for one to explore here which make their way through the primary forest, beautiful view, and scenic waterfall.
Visit Ampijoroa National Park
Ampijoroa National Park is a generally dry deciduous forest in the western part of the country that sports an array of indigenous wildlife, including several species of lemurs. The park is also a birdwatcher’s paradise, housing rare bird species such as the Madagascar fish eagle, pygmy kingfisher, and red-capped Coua. The Nile crocodile can often be glimpsed in and around Lake Ravelobe, which is located at the center of the park. All exploring must be done on foot, as there are almost no navigable roads here. Overnight camping is popular with adventurous travelers.
Visit Isalo National Park
This national park is famous for various reasons and one of them is the fact that it has a huge variety of landscape also the most visited park in Madagascar. Situated in the Ihorombe Region of Madagascar, Isalo National Park features sandstone landscapes. From canyons, refreshing mountain pools, palm trees, and eclectic sandstone formations. Most of Madagascar’s national parks mandatorily require one to travel with a guide, this park is no different. Guided tours can easily be arranged and can last a few hours or a few days depending on what you wish to experience and how much time you have to spend on the island.
Avenue of the Baobabs
This could be one of the most visited tourist attractions in all of the west coast area and the gigantic Baobabs which are said to be roughly 800 years old can be found along the gravel road between Morondava and Belon’l Tsiribihina towards the west of the country. This famed site is, unfortunately, the result of deforestation for the sake of agriculture, and many years prior to this, the area was the location of a lush forest. The baobabs are all that remain.
Visit Tsingy Bemaraha National Park
Going for a hike in one of Madagascar national parks is a great way to take in all of the stunning beauty and landscape of Madagascar. Tsingy National Park is home to world-renowned hiking trails and limestone peaks. Here, you can explore the park’s forests, gorges, and canyons on a hike. You can even look for lemurs and other indigenous wildlife. It’s truly an activity to do in Madagascar that you won’t want to miss out on.
Explore Masoala National Park
Situated in northeast Madagascar, the Masoala National Park covers nearly 250 miles of rainforest and includes three marine parks as well. The park features more than ten species of lemur, including the Aye-aye, the world’s largest nocturnal primate. The park is also home to a diverse array of birds and reptiles, including the Tomato frog, named for its bright red color. The Tampolo, Ambodilaitry and Ifaho marine parks are ideal for snorkeling and kayaking adventures.
There are thousand of the attraction and things to do around Madagascar but feel free to write us your interesting question with your special request as we are always at your disposal at any time.