Madagascar Offers Fantastic Beach Holidays and Unique Animal Life
Experience a different type of safari on Madagascar
A safari to Madagascar is something really special, and you will enjoy a totally different type of experience than that you would associate with a safari on the mainland. The main reason for this is that the island has been geographically isolated from the rest of the world for millions of years, and nature here has developed moved in its very own direction. Madagascar is therefore totally unique when it come to both its nature and animal life. You can really experience this in one of Madagascars fantastic national parks, which include Andasible & Mantadia National Park, Tsingy de Bemaraha National park, Montagne d’Ambre National Park and Isalo National Park.
It is literal truth to say that the animals of Madagascar are totally unique. Around 80% of all the species on the island are endemic, which means that they can only be found here. This is mainly due to the fact that the island has been geographically isolated for millions of years and that is a long distance from the African mainland, so there are only a few species of birds here that can also be found on the mainland.
If you enjoy experiencing something that is truly distinctive and unique then you must visit Madagascar. Amongst the many unusual species of animal here the charming lemurs are undoubtedly the most famous, and are perhaps the highlight of any safari here. The whole lemur group, which consists of no less than 100n different species, is only found on Madagascar.
Beach Holidays on Madagascar
It is not only the endemic animals and the incredible scenery that make Madagascar somewhere really special. The island also gives adventurous travellers the change to combine a safari with a beach holiday. But this does not mean that you have to forego the rich animals life here if you choose to spend some days relaxing on the white sandy beaches on Madagascar’s Indian Ocean coastline. The coastline around the fishing village of Ifaty in the south west of the island not only offers exciting coral reefs, with good snorkelling and diving, but during the period from July to September you can enjoy excellent whale watching safaris in the protected bay, where these ocean giants come to give birth to their calves. This part of the coast also has many mangrove forests and a unique thorn tree forest, which is protected by a locally managed reserve. Nearby you can also see the popular baobab trees and a number or rare reptiles.