Madagascar

Madagascar

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Not many countries in the world can boast of having a-successful movie franchise inspired by its name and geography. Madagascar is one of the lucky few, and for good reasons. The Island nation which is the fourth largest island in the world (and bigger than…

Not many countries in the world can boast of having a-successful movie franchise inspired by its name and geography. Madagascar is one of the lucky few, and for good reasons.

The Island nation which is the fourth largest island in the world (and bigger than Spain, Thailand, Sweden, and Germany) is home to 5% of all known animal and plant species which can be found here, and here alone. The island’s signature animal is the lemur but it also has a colorful array of many more weird and wonderful creatures that stun ecologists. Trees and plants are just as impressive, be they the uniquely shaped baobabs, the fanning ravinala (travelers’ palm), the hundreds of orchids or the spiny forests of the desert south.

The incredible fauna and flora of Madagascar is matched by epic landscapes of amazing diversity: it can take as little as 300km for you to go from rainforest to desert. Few places on Earth offer such a unique array of natural beauty. There are sandstone canyons, limestone karsts, mountains, fertile hills cascading with terraced rice paddies, forests of every kind – rain, dry, spiny – and a laterite-rich soil that gave the country its nickname of ‘Red Island’. With 5000km of coastline, the sea is close enough, turquoise and idyllic in places, dangerous in others.

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Nosy Be
Nosy Be, which means “big island” in Malagasy, is Madagascar’s most popular beach resort thanks to its laid-back towns, unique wildlife, and amazing snorkeling. Located just off the coast of Africa, the world's oldest island is home to weird and wonderful animals, a lot of which cannot be found anywhere else on earth. From a chameleon the size of your little finger to an inch-long frog, these bizarre creatures have evolved in isolation for over 60 million years, and coming face to face with them is an experience of a lifetime. For those who don’t fancy a jungle trek, Nosy Be offers much more: year-round sunshine, bright blue seas, and a vibrant nightlife.
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Nosy Sakatia
Nosy Sakatia is the most authentic island of Nosy Be (protected and classified by the Ministry of Environment). Discover the inside of the island during trekking of one hour and a half: blazing flamboyant, coffee trees, pepper pots, vanilla, tree of the “traveler”, pineapple, Anacardium, mangos, Jacques, guava, eucalyptus, raphia, orchids, healing plants, etc… Everything is there !!! Culture and traditional activities of the Malagasy autochthons, fishermen, and craftsman invite you to share their lives with the rhythm of a generous and respected nature. For your wellness, You will finish your journey on a private and splendid beach; a real piece of paradise and tranquility. Lunch on a beach, snorkeling, kayaks, and beach games are at your disposal.
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Mont Passot
Mont passot is among the higher place with 432 m level in middle of Nosy Be Island. It is one of the best must-see places to find out in Nosy Be, with its impressive panoramic view 360 degrees. This place is so amazing surrounded by luxuriant forest, reserve, and lakes. The entrance is about 45min drive from Nosy be city. On the way, you admire the fabulous green landscapes, discover more about the life of the local population. The highlights of this place is the sunset admiration. Peacefully you appreciate the sunset and easily the description of each island, bay, village, mount close to your sight. Enjoy the moment by appreciating a sip of your favorite cold drink and immortalized by pictures. You enjoy the beautiful waterfall, walking along the hanged bridge is making your time more fun. We arrived closed to the lake after few minutes.
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Lemuria Land
Lemuria Land Park is a natural botanical reserve. It's home to a wide variety of lemur species and beautiful vegetation with isles of giant bamboo. Watch as the lemurs do comical acts and get amazed by the colored chameleons found in the region. The park also has a butterfly room that displays butterflies and insects found in Madagascar. At the heart of the park, you will find a distillery erected in the 19th century by missionaries. A local guide will take you through the distillation process. Make sure to go horse riding while in the park.
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Nosy Fanihy
Like Nosy Faly, Fanihy is another island considered to be sacred because some of the Sakalava kings are said to be buried here. As well as a similarly preserved ecosystem, bioluminescent plankton can sometimes be seen around the island. A deserted island with a sandy beach and tranquil atmosphere. The uninhabited island provides serenity and spots for snorkeling. Take a stroll or swim in the turquoise waters, and gather shells, which are easily found on the island.
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Ambaro Ranch
Discover Nosy Be in an ecological and fun way with Ambaro Ranch. The time of an initiation of one hour with stroll on the beach, or a hike of a whole afternoon to discover the sacred lakes of Mont Passot, through trails, panoramic views and crocodiles, it is a sweet and happy afternoon that you will ask around the pool for a well deserved rest!

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