The world’s fourth largest island and one of the most bio-diverse environments on earth, Madagascar’s a wonderful experience with kids.
Why visit Madagascar?
- Over 90% of plant and animal species in Madagascar are indigenous and the country’s often referred to by ecologists as, ‘the eighth continent’.
- Madagascar has the world’s only native population of lemurs
- In the Indian Ocean, off the south east coast of Africa, Madagascar has temperatures between 25 and 30˚ year round. Driest months are from April to October and busiest months are July and August.
- Madagascar has 250 satellite islands, 450km of coral barrier reef and a coastline 5000km long
What to do
Horse Riding- No experience necessary to see the beaches and beautiful Nosy Be countryside on horseback.
Snorkeling- Close encounters with Hawksbill, Green and Leatherback turtles round Madagascar’s pristine coral reef.
Whale Watching- Migrating Humpback Whales are a familiar sight off the coast of Nosy Boraha between June and September.
Berenty Reserve- One of the most popular parks in Madagascar, Berenty’s known for easy hiking trails and huge population of people-friendly ringtailed, sifaka and brown lemur.
Getting around Madagascar
If any country in the world needs visitors to tread lightly, it’s Madagascar. Best seen and enjoyed safely and responsibly with guides and recommended operators, this is not the holiday for self-drive. Roads are notoriously bad, sometimes non-existent during the rainy season from November to March.