Madagascar Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 52%, Madagascar is one of the world's most interesting and unique islands - both as a part of Africa and irreparably separated by millions of years of divergent evolution. Describing the wonders of Madagascar reads like a list of bizarre travel destinations that only Mother Nature could have created. Topping this list has to be the lemur - the small monkey that many of us immediately think of when the word "Madagascar" is first mentioned. These little critters can be viewed all over the island, but one of the best places to see them is at Lokobe Reserve on Nosy Be Island off the northeast coast, where you can both enjoy the reserve and then take a dip in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Any trip to Madagascar should also include a hike through Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, where you can see the amazing razor-sharp limestone pinnacles that reach to nearly 100 meters (~ 328 ft) into the air in a landscape that must be seen to be believed. Then, of course, there is the mandatory walk through the Avenue of the Baobabs, a line of 30 m (~ 100 ft) tall trees that represent one of the island's most enduring symbols. After a trip to Madagascar, you'll never utter the term "weird and wonderful" in quite the same way again.
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See the scenic side of Madagascar with a visit to Andringitra National Park, the longest unbroken chain of rainforest remaining on this huge island off the east coast of Africa. It is one of the most biologically diverse places ....
Meander along Madagascar's Avenue of the Baobabs, a lonely stretch of dirt road lined with dozens of 30 meter (~100 ft) high baobab trees. These massive trees - which can live up to 800 years - are the sole remaining remnants ....
|Coordinates:||20 00 S, 47 00 E|
|Main Languages:||French, Malagasy|
|Currency:||Malagasy Ariary (MGA)|
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- Location: Madagascar