Located on the Indian Ocean, at the southeastern edge of the african continent, this 600 000km2 island is inhabited by people coming from different regions of Asia, Arabia and Africa. Although it is one of the poorest countries in the world, the ethnic plurality giving a mixed culture, the warmth of its people, the incommensurable beauty of the landscapes, and the diversity of species make this country a fascinating place to discover.
Climate Tropical and equatorial
Official languages Malagasy and French
Currency Malagasy ariary
International airports Ivato (Antananarivo)
Did you know...? Madagascar is the 5e largest island in the world.
Area, capital 587 041 km2, Antananarivo
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The Avenue of the Baobabs
In the Western part of the country, in Menabe region, the Avenue of Baobabs is a protected area. These trees, of over 800 years of age, are the remnants of a dense forest which existed over several years and which have been felled because of agriculture development. The Avenue is at its best at sunset.
Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve
Once you passed the Avenue of the baobabs, you must go the Tsingy de Bemaraha Nature Reserve, listed as UNESCO World Heritage, home of several rare and endangered animal species. The panorama, made up of karstic peaks, green hills, mangroves, and the impressive Manambolo river can be admired during the various hikes available.
The town of Ambositra
Whether it’s to visit the green paddies or to discover the Malagasy rural life, the town of Ambositra is an interesting stop in the mountains, and not to far from the capital.
Nosy Be Island and the archipelago
- Madagascar National Tourism Board : http://www.madagascar-tourisme.com/en