Madagascar is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream destination. It is famous for its rich wildlife, epic landscapes, island adventures and cultural insights. Madagascar is home for 5 % of all known animal and plant species. The lemur is the island’s signature animal. This beautiful island is home for many creatures and plants such as baobabs, insects, sharks, frogs, orchids, palms, birds, turtles, mongoose and many more.
The vast landscapes of Madagascar makes it a beautiful point of attraction. The amazing fauna and flora are complemented with wide diversity beautiful landscapes, sandstone canyons, limestone karsts, mountains, fertile hills cascading with terraced rice paddies, forests of every kind.
Things to do
1.Andasibe-Mantadia National Park –
Park is a protected rainforest area in eastern Madagascar. The park includes the Analamazaotra Reserve, home to the large indri lemur, which is known for its distinctively loud song. This is one of the easiest parks in to visit from the capital city, Antananarivo, with a 3-hour drive.
2.Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve
It is characterised by needle-shaped limestone formations, above cliffs over the Manambolo River. The incredibly sharp limestone formations can cut through equipment and flesh easily, which makes traversing them extremely difficult.
3.Isalo National Park,Madagascar
Park is located in the Ihorombe Region of Madagascar, in the southwestern corner of the Province of Fianarantsoa.It is a sandstone landscape that has been dissected by wind and water erosion into rocky outcrops, plateaus, extensive plains and up to 200 m deep canyons. December thru February is typically the wettest months. The park includes several natural swimming pools which are popular among tourists.
Tsarabanjinai s a small island off the northwest coast of Madagascar in the Mitsio archipelago. Nice view beach for honeymooners.
Nosy Sakatia is known for Turtles, scuba diving, snorkeling, and beach. Its a must visit place for tourist and nature lovers.
5.Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Antananarivo
This is a religious building that serves as a Catholic cathedral located in the district of Antananarivo.
Hotels to stay in Madagascar
Food in Madagascar
The cuisine of Madagascar is truly a reflection of the African, Arab and Indonesian peoples that have settled in the country.A traditional meal in Madagascar is main dish of meat, poultry or fish with a side dish of vegetables.
Popular dishes include:
1.Foza sy hena-kisoa: this dish consists of stir-fried pork and crab served with rice.
2.Romazava: this dish is made up of leaves, herbs and pieces of beef and pork cooked in oil until browned.
3.Vary amin anana: this dish includes rice, leaves or herbs, meat and sometimes shrimp.
4.Lasopy: this is a soup made with veal or beef broth and vegetables including carrots, turnips, white potatoes, scallions, string beans, tomatoes and then salt. Once the soup has become thick, it is served with crackers or fresh bread.
Desserts tend to be delicious local tropical fruits that are served with sugar sprinkled on top and then flavoured with vanilla.