A mysterious island witness to the evolution of flora and fauna.

Official name Maagascar / Republic of Madagascar
Official language Madagascar, French
Capital city Antananarivo
Religion Traditional religion, Christianity, Islamism.
Time zone GMT+3
Currency MGA(Madagascar Ali Ali)

Madagascar is sometimes called the «eighth continent» due to its biological diversity. 5% of the world’s animals and plants live, many of which are endemic to Madagascar. The unique flora and fauna are in harmony with the incredibly diverse landscape. There is a desert to the rainforest only about 300 km away, there is everything.

The spectacular pearl beach is the best place for snorkeling and diving, and the bustling city of central Madagascar is adorned with fertile rice fields and historic buildings. From unspoiled coral reefs to the rich Mandolare River, you can quickly understand that this mysterious paradisiacal island is one of the most incredible hidden places in the world.


The best time to visit Madagascar is from June to August: you will discover remote paths of the Tsingy Stone Forest of Bemaraha, walk by its suspension bridges, explore the flourishing Avenue of Baobabs, dance with the dead in the festivities of Famadihana and you will enjoy a variety of other outdoor activities. October is also a great option if you want to see baby lemurs, chameleons and a variety of birds. That is also the cocoa harvest season, and a privileged time for beach holidays, rafting and Ranomafana waterfalls. March should be the least fortunate, but even this month has something to offer, i.e. caving with crocodiles and orchids.

Travel season

It’s a little cooler than the temperatures from November to March, but the days are mild. It is an ideal time for sightseeing due to the temperature, which is easy to spend 8 hours a day. Rainfall is significantly reduced, making it easier to travel on the road. It is also ideal for hiking, surfing, diving and animal watching, and the best season for surfing from April to May and for diving and snorkeling from August to October.

From the mid to the end of the dry season, you will have more opportunities to observe lemur babies, humpback whales and various types of birds. However, as accommodation and aviation costs increase (especially in July and August, when the school goes on vacation), make reservations several months in advance to ensure availability.

The rainy season is from November to March each year, and conditions are not good for traveling or observing wildlife. Many roads become inaccessible, 5 hours of sunshine, and in some places, depending on the weather, they will close earlier.

The weather is especially bad in January, February and March when a cyclone occurs. The average temperature during the day is between 20 and 25 degrees, but it feels very hot due to the constantly high humidity. We do not recommend visits during the rainy season, but traveling during this period gives you more opportunities to discover reptiles such as camels and geclions. In addition, few hotels are open at the moment, but rates are lower.

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Highlights of Madagascar

The land of discoveries and adventures, Madagascar, land of dreams and adventures, where fabulous treasures await you. Do you dream of setting sail to see with your own eyes the humpback whales that give birth on the shores of the island? Do you dream of discovering the origins of the baobabs, those African giants whose roots are said to have been planted to the sky? You will be able to discover all the treasures that the island has to offer among the friendly and hospitable Malagasy people.

Vemara’s Tsingy strict nature reserve

Zingi means «a place where you can’t walk barefoot» in Madagascar. This place, which can be called limestone needle forest, was under the sea 150 million years ago. Sea level has fallen and rain erosion has created this incredible landscape.
Sidewalks are designed to explore and travel through narrow canyons using steel ladders and cables. The steep roads continue and require a bit of strength, but it’s worth the time to see this beautiful landscape.
If you’re lucky, you can see lemurs jumping from rock to rock.

Baobab Avenue

Just as lemurs are the iconic animals of Madagascar, the tree-lined avenue of Baobab is also one of the representative images of the country. Baobab is a word from Madagascar that means «the mother of the forest» and is a suitable name for a tree that reaches 800 years of age, with a height of about 30 meters and a long one. This natural landscape is called the most beautiful road in Madagascar. Twenty to twenty-five trees line along a road of about 260 meters. The trees were part of a rich and diverse forest lost through mass deforestation.
The trees have long shadows and the sky is pink or purple, and the view is especially spectacular during sunrise and sunset.

Isalo National Park

The Isalo National Park is like a museum dedicated to the art of desert canyon. The gorges are filled with yellow savannah herbs, sculpted hills, vertical rock walls and, best of all, deep canyon floors crossed by streams, lush vegetation and swimming pools. All this changes with light, culminating in extraordinary sunsets under a great sky. Add all this for easy access from the RN7 and you’ll understand why this is Madagascar’s most visited park.

In more than 800 square kilometers, there is plenty of space for exploration, with everything from two-hour walks to week-long walks. The park is served by the small town of Ranohira, which contains the park office and most cheap hotels and restaurants, while the fabulous resorts stretch along the park’s southern border.

Andasibe Mantadia National Park

It is one of the national parks in Madagascar, about 160 km east of the capital Antananarivo.
The green, unspoiled nature and its stunning beauty are there.
Composed of two parks, it is famous as a habitat for indris that emit unusual sounds. This animal is considered sacred by Madagascar.
However, Indri’s unique cry is just one of the park’s attractions. The park is home to 14 lemurs, 117 birds and 84 amphibians. In addition, more than 1,200 species of plants are naturally produced, 120 of which are orchids.


Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar, also known as Tana, is a colorful city full of energy and culture. As a center of politics and power for centuries, the city has a long history and colonial architecture. There is also a lively market and lots of good food.
To the northeast of the city, you will find the royal land of Anbuhimanga Hill, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Anbuhimanga means a beautiful blue hill, and there are the royal ruins of the Kingdom of Melina, the first unified Madagascar. The 1,468 m high hill offers magnificent views of the surrounding area.

Sainte-Marie Island

Madagascar offers a great observation of wildlife beyond the land. You can see the humpback whales as you head to Sainte-Marie Island, which floats on the east coast between July and September. It’s incredibly spectacular that whales take huge bodies out of the sea and dive again.
Even during this period, it is still worth visiting. The island is surrounded by coral reefs and is rich in a variety of marine life, making it ideal for snorkeling and diving. A 57 km long island is dotted with traditional fishing villages. The white beach is lined with palm trees and you can relax.

Located in the center of the island of Madagascar, Antsirabe is a little cooler than the rest of the region and has great colonial architecture. There are various activities, such as hiking, cycling and horseback riding in the rickshaws that are the hallmark of the city.

For those who want to relax, we recommend visiting one of the six spas famous for Antsirabe. And if you like shopping, you can shop at Sabotsy Market, which is comparable to the Moroccan souk. The market is open every day, but Saturday is the most active.

The coast of rock and sand, Ifaty is a popular beach for travelers in Madagascar.

Numerous resorts line the street, many of which offer guests a whale watching tour and a boat ride to the lagoon. The water is warm, transparent and rich in fish, making it a great place to dive.

If you want to go a little further, you can dive and see sharks in the water. It consists of two small fishing villages, far from the center of the capital, and is a perfect place to relax and rest.

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