TOURIST ATTRACTIONS OF MADAGASCAR
Natural beauty and ecological diversity are exceptional characteristics that have given Madagascar the nickname “eighth continent”. This is because the island thanks to these peculiarities is a world in itself. Home to baobabs and orchids, a bird’s paradise, Madagascar’s nature is protected by 12 natural reserves.
Perhaps one of the few natural paradises on earth that reflects the authentic African spirit. The island of Madagascar is located between the Indian Ocean and the Mozambique Channel and is, after Greenland, New Guinea and Borneo, the fourth largest island in the world. The island – formed by a territory still protected by mass tourism – has remained authentic and allows travelers to be seduced by the beauty of its nature, its ancient cultures, its craftsmanship and also by its gastronomy.
Madagascar enjoys an exceptional position that will delight those who love sports and adventure. In the country there are spectacular and varied landscapes, including tropical forests, beautiful beaches, the savannah and the mountains. Here are some of the best attractions in Madagascar, not to be missed !!
MADAGASCAR, A PARADISE ON EARTH
In Madagascar, you can enjoy some of Africa’s most beautiful beaches, some of which are almost unexplored! You can begin your journey from the island of Sainte Marie, an island off the east coast of Madagascar. The island has a rich history, which dates back to the golden age, the 17th century, when it was used as a refuge by pirates.
Sainte Marie is also a romantic island dotted with bays and coves of exceptional beauty with a beautiful coral reef. A perfect destination for lovers of all water sports or for hikers with motorbikes or bicycles.
NOSY BE, THE ISLAND OF PERFUMES
Nosy Be is the largest island in the archipelago of the same name, a tropical paradise with dream beaches that have made it a reputation. The island, the most visited among the attractions of Madagascar, owes its captivating charm to its fragrant atmosphere of ylang ylang, frangipani, cinnamon, vanilla and other exotic spices.
FAUNA AND FLORA
If you are interested in exploring the rain forests, come and discover the fauna and flora of Madagascar! Inserted in the UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the largest natural reserves in the country, the Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park awaits you for an amazing scenery. The word “Tsingy” in fact refers to the spectacular rock formations that make this place unique. The park has a great ecological diversity, numerous species of birds, reptiles, lemurs and many other animal species live there.
You can also explore the Andringitra National Park, a paradise for adventurers, especially for climbing and hiking enthusiasts who have a rich background of emotions.
The Masoala National Park is located in the northeast of Madagascar, and is an ideal destination for lovers of diving, snorkeling and kayaking.
The Allée des Baobabs, is a group of baobabs, some of which have the venerable age of 800 years, which is located in the central eastern part of Madagascar, between Morondave and Belon’i Tsiribihina. A world tourist attraction with a unique fauna and landscape.
Sakalava bay is the ideal place especially for those who love adventure and hiking. By following the Ramena route to the bay of Sakalava you have the opportunity to explore all the characteristic diversity of Madagascar’s fauna and flora.
Finally, if you want to taste the local cuisine during your stay, try one of the most famous restaurants on the island, the Pily Pily in Nosy Be, where you can taste local and international dishes in a romantic setting.
Official page of the Tourist Office of Madagascar.
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