The wild lands of Madagascar
Known as the island of lemurs, Madagascar is the only country where you can admire lemurs in captivity in their natural environment. But not only that, Madagascar also has a rate of endemicity of fauna and flora incomparable in the world. This natural wealth, Madagascar shares it with all those who love adventure, discovery and safaris.
The Maki catta is the type of ring-tailed lemur, the one often found on the representative logo of Madagascar. During a stay in the south of Madagascar, meeting them is a must. Take the time to see the beauty of nature in the Andrigitra Massifs, or enjoy the peace and quiet in the thorny forest in the south and you will have a chance to see up close a maki that lives in its natural state in these reserves.
The dancing sifaka or Verreauxi’s sifaka is one of the different genera of sifaka in Madagascar. With a thick coat and a very long tail, the Sifaka lives in the southern part of the island. You will see one during your hike in the forests of Isalo.
Discovering Madagascar's lemurs
Each country has this small thing which distinguishes it from the others and which causes the infatuation of the tourists. But the red island is very famous by the beauty of these Indri Indri or babakoto. It’s the biggest primate ever discovered on the island. You will surely find them during your tour in the central-eastern part of the island. On your tour of discovery in the protected forest of Analamazaotra, you will surely find them. An authentic experience where you can admire them in captivity in the wilderness.
Birdwatching in Madagascar: what wonders to contemplate!
The large island of the Indian Ocean has more than 258 species of birds, of which more than 100 are endemic. These birds are dispersed in many protected areas. The birds are easy to observe between November, October and December. It’s in Madagascar that you can see the beauty of the Ankoay (Madagascar Fish-Eagle), kingfishers, flamingos and many others.
All kinds of birds can be observed in the protected areas like those of Ankarafantsika where you can see more than a hundred species of which 75 are endemic.Masoala national park will make you discover more than fifty endemic bird species.
The northern part of Madagascar to appreciate the beauty of birds with 1001 colors, such as pink flamingos, fishing eagles or sacred ibis.
The park of Tsimembo- Manambolomaty is the favorable destination of the birdwatchers wanting to observe the ankoay.
Whale safari: an unbelievable show
The northeastern part of the island, passing by Saint Marie Island, offers you an extraordinary show every year between August and November. The whales amaze you with their parade.
On the side of Nosy Be, the whale sharks prepare an unprecedented dance between the months of October and December. Very early in the morning, when the sea currents are even softer, come and observe these giants of the sea.
During these periods, you will also have the chance to observe other fishes that accompany the whale sharks for their aquatic ballet. You can also see traveling fish such as manta rays and mobulas rays. Without having to touch them, you can make a close observation from a speedboat.
A great diversity of endemic plants and animals
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There are more than 10,000 species of native plants, of which about 90% are endemic.
Among these plants the most famous, is the baobabs which are classified under 7 species of which 6 are endemic to the island. This tree can reach between 10 – 40 meters in height and and 6 meters wide. The visit of the baobab alley in Morondava is highly recommended highly recommended, not only do you discover giant baobabs but also a wonderful sunset but also a wonderful sunset that will plunge you into an atmosphere nostalgic atmosphere.