Madagascar is the world’s fourth largest island, and with its size comes a stunning array of culture and biodiversity in the Central, Southern, Northern, Eastern, and Western part of the country. With Love Mada, you will gain access to its many twists and turns, from scenic hillsides and remote villages to seaside beach towns and rolling rice paddies.
In the center, you can find a potpourri of travelers delights: bustling market towns clogged with colorful rickshaws, a famous railway line, a distinctive architecture of two-story mud-brick homes, the legacy of French colonialism, national parks with landscapes ranging from thick jungle to wide-open grandeur – and some of the best hiking in Madagascar.
The south of the island will appeal to divers and snorkelers, with its national parks, beaches, and protected spiny forest areas.
Beach bums, meanwhile, will do best lounging on the shores of lle Sainte Marie in the east and Nosy Be in the north. Ile Sainte Marie further attracts for its whale watching during the months of July, August and. September.
The East in particular has a primordial wildness to its allure, from the misty mountains of Masoala down the huge coastline with its pounding sea and overhanging palms, to the lush waterways of the Pangalanes channel.
And the western part of the Island is filled with adventurous possibilities along its coastal road. It is from here that so many iconic Madagascar images originate: the otherworldly limestone spikes and crippled spires of the Tsingy the Bemaraha, the much-photographed “Avenue of the Baobabs” with its Seuss-like thick-trunked trees, the Kirindy Forest Reserve, and the fabulous birds of Ankarafantsika National Park.
When you arrive back home, Madagascar will undoubtedly be a place that sticks out in your mind as both dream-like and impossible to imitate anywhere else in the world.
We welcome you to our remarkable country.