Month February 2023

The pousses pousses of Madagascar

The pousse pousse, one of the most usual Malagasy phototypes, produces the same effect as the lemurs and the baobab trees. So appreciated by tourists and natives, it serves as a means of transport in the big cities. It also owes its history and its origin of far towards the 20 th century.

Vezo People

The inhabitants of Andavadoaka are the Vezo who are located in the southwest of Madagascar. Anakao is part of their village. Considered as the first inhabitants of Madagascar, the "vazimba", the migrations of the Bantu and the Arabs have marked them. They are semi-nomads who live from fishing. Like any ethnic group, they have their own culture as well as their habits and customs. Women's roles are assigned to support the fishermen husbands.

House architecture in Madagascar

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Madagascar, also rich in architectural history, presents a good number of styles in relation to construction. This manifests all its history since the feudal era through the colonial era to the contemporary moment. Note these different types of styles through the course of history.

Adventure Tours

If you are looking for an authentic adventure that will take you away from your daily routine, Madagascar is the ideal destination for you! Madagascar is an island located off the east coast of Africa and separated from the African continent by the Mozambique Canal. Despite its rich biodiversity, Madagascar remains an undiscovered gem for nature lovers and adventure travelers. Here are some reasons why you should add Madagascar to your travel destination list now.

Ring-Tailed Mongoose

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The ring-tailed mongoose is one of the endemic carnivores of Madagascar. It is classified among the family Eupleridae and the only member of the genus Galidia, really active during the day it is probably the species of carnivore easiest to find in Madagascar.

Fossa of Madagascar

One of the rare species of Madagascar, this animal often lives in the forest for fear of being hunted by the local population. Half cat, half dog it is the largest carnivore of Madagascar. It is probably the result of an evolution of carnivorous mammals that arrived on the island several years ago.

The famadihana

cultural event from Antsirabe
Exhumation of the bodies of dead ancestors, or famadihana, is a tradition in Madagascar in specific regions. This ceremony consists of turning over the dead to wrap them in new shrouds. One of the cultural values of the Malagasy people, the famadihana is practiced at key times of the year. As a way to celebrate life and death, the famadihana is a time of gathering for families and local communities.

Famorana or circumcision

Let's talk about famorana, or circumcision in Madagascar. It is considered a rite of passage from a boy to adulthood, and a transition to the responsibility of a man. Everyone has their own way of performing the famorana, from the most traditional to the most modern. Find out how the famorana is performed in both cases. Each region performs the famorana at a specific time.

Malagasy’s favorite drinks

Malagasy Drinks
Enjoy the drinks produced and consumed in Madagascar. Malagasy drinks can be traditional, modern or hybrid. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are listed. They are made from local ingredients.