Madagascar is a huge island nation off the southeast coast of Africa.Few places on Earth offer such an intense kaleidoscope of nature. 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 never very far, turquoise and idyllic in places, dangerous in others.
fantastically beautiful, amazingly diverse for its size and still so unspoiled. Vast tracts of the country are virtually uninhabited and seldom explored, and nothing comes easy. But that’s what makes it so unique and rewarding.
Lemurs, baobabs, rainforest, desert, hiking and diving: Madagascar is a dream destination for outdoors enthusiasts and half the fun is getting to all these incredible attractions.
Interesting facts about Madagascar:
- A soccer team in Madagascar in a sign of protest spent an entire match scoring own goals on themselves. The game ended 149-0.
- Most of Madagascar’s wildlife is found nowhere else on Earth
- Many native plants of Madagascar have medicinal properties
- Madagascar is the world’s fourth-largest island behind Greenland, New Guinea and Borneo.