It’s Time For a New Adventure; Let’s Head to Madagascar!

This island is a teardrop shaped nation off the eastern coast of Africa, boasts of its abundant wildlife and natural resources. From baobab trees to lemurs, this place is home to almost 5 percent of all animal and vegetation. Madagascar Island is renowned in the world for its unique ecosystem that was created when it parted from Africa 165 million years ago. The treasures that make Madagascar are hidden there and unspoiled making it one of the gorgeous islands in the world. If you haven’t traveled there, now is the time to discover its nature in a privileged way before the destination becomes too popular for you to breathe any peace in the air.

The Eastern Coast of Madagascar

This coast is washed by the Indian Ocean and is rich in forests and irrigated by various rivers. The animals that live here include lizards, lemurs, and different species of birds. The beautiful nature reserve of Andasibe is a lovely forest, full of blooming orchids.

The West Coast

This region is washed by the Mozambique Channel which is in Africa. This area is known for different beaches, rivers, and valleys plus fertile plains. The plants and animals here are preserved by law and conservationists. Tourism might be complicated in the part of the country because the local roads are mostly unpaved country roads and trails.

The Central Highlands of Madagascar

There are several extinct volcanoes, hills, rivers, mountains, and valleys. The Central Plateau stretches from north to south. The north has the highest peaks. The center of the country is loaded with rice fields and large ponds. Lake Mantasoa is surrounded by banana plantations and large pine forests while Lake Elantra is the habitat of various birds.

The North of the Island

This region has an enormous volcanic mountain range Tsaratanana with the highest peaks of the country, including Marumukutra. This is where the rivers Mahavavi and Sambiranu that irrigate the fields and plantations take their source. To the northwest, it’s the Masoala National Park where one can experience the largest protected rainforest in the country and coastal forest. The covering is 30 m high, and the region enjoys an average annual rainfall of 6000 mm – that’s six meters of rain. With three marine parks and a terrestrial park to safeguard the wildlife, this place boasts of its rare species of eagles, serpents, and lemurs along with its rich biodiversity. There is also the island of Nosy Be, one of the centers of international tourism.

Summary

For sure travel to Madagascar is not the kind of adventure for people looking for luxury establishments and superb dining opportunities, especially if you consider them great because of the cost. Instead, with a good combination of B&Bs, hotels, and some nights at tent camps you will undoubtedly get the taste of the real life in the island and, of course, of the good food that generally islanders are known to have.