Madagascar is an island country located in the Indian Ocean. It is 587,041 square kilometers in size, and is renowned as one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet. There are approximately 200,000 species that are known to be found in Madagascar, with around 150,000 of those being endemic- that is, found nowhere else on earth. Some ecologists refer to Madagascar as the "eighth continent", due to its abundance of unique species. It is particularly famous for its lemur species- unique to the island, of which more than 60 species exist. The carnivorous fossa, a cat-like mammal, is another fascinating creature found only in Madagascar. Half of the world’s chameleon species are found in Madagascar, and also 6% of its frogs, 99% of which are endemic to the island. The flora of Madagascar is equally distinctive and plentiful. Six species of the characteristic baobab tree, which is synonymous with Africa, are found in Madagascar. The famous Avenue of the Baobabs is a must-see.

Why we like it

One of the world's most biodiverse regions; Abundance of endemic species; Plethora of unique flora and fauna

Facts & Figures

Park / Reserve Size: 587,041 square km
Reserve Type: Island/s
Big 5: No
Specialist Specie: Lemur
Malaria Area: Yes
Nearest Town: Antananarivo

Accommodation in Madagascar

Miavana Island Sanctuary, Madagascar

Miavana Island Sanctuary is located on the private island of Nosy Ankao, an island found off the northeastern coast of Madagascar. This island paradise offers luxury accommodation, while at the same time preserving the biodiversity and ecology of the area. It consists of 14 exclusive air-conditioned villas, each featuring ocean and beach views, as well as private pools. The resort…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: More than $500 p.p.p.d.

Tours and Activities in Madagascar

Eastern Madagascar Tour

Visit Madagascar, one of the world’s most unique and diverse nature destinations. This amazing African island is dubbed the “eighth continent”, due to its staggering abundance of biodiversity. On this tour, you have the chance to explore the eastern coast of the Island. Enjoy easy access to the national parks. You will encounter the lemur, Madagascar’s most iconic endemic animal.…

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Duration: 7 days, 6 nights
Budget: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.

Madagascar Baobabs and Lemurs Tour

The fascinating island country of Madagascar is a truly remarkable safari and nature destination. Rich in biodiversity, the country is home to approximately 200000 species, with about 150000 endemic to the island. Perhaps the most well-known species of Madagascar and its lemurs and baobabs. On this safari tour, guests are taken on an 8-day adventure through this incredible continent for…

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Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
Budget: $150 - $300 p.p.p.d.

Madagascar Northern Tour

This 8-day safari tour showcases the best of northern Madagascar. The north of this incredible island is home to several nature reserves, and is high in biodiversity and natural beauty. The port of Diego Suarez, or Antsiranana, is used as a base from which to explore several exciting destinations in the region. First, the tour visits Amber Mountain National Park,…

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Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
Budget: $150 - $300 p.p.p.d.

Lookout for

60 species of lemurs
300 species of frogs
300 species of reptiles
250 species of birds

Key Species

Silky Sifaka Lemur
Aye-aye Lemur

Madagascar Pygmy Kingfisher
Giant Coua
Marsh Owl
Madagascar Paradise Flycatcher

Ploughshare Tortoise
Nile Crocodile
Leaf-tailed Gecko
Madagascar Tree Boa

Traveler's Palm

Tropical Dry Forest

Wildlife Ratings

Big 5: 1
Mammals: 10
Birds: 10
Reptiles: 10
Trees: 10
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