Madagascar – also known as the ‘great red island’ is reckoned by scientists to be a living laboratory of evolution. The world’s fourth-largest island is home to a kaleidoscope of rare species of lemurs, primates, chameleons and birds. If you’ve seen the movie ‘Madagascar’, you’ll know just how endearing lemurs can be. They’re the superstars of Madagascar, with many different species to look out for.
The Malagasy people are renowned for their friendliness – whether you’re in a city or a tiny village, you’ll be made to feel welcome. They have a fascinating cultural heritage, with Arabic, Indian and African influences present in the language, food, and music.
With a diverse topography of terraced rice fields, natural wonders, untouched rainforests, unique geology, jagged coastlines, pristine beaches, and giant baobabs, there’s no shortage of sites to see in Madagascar.