Destinations

Madagascar

Madagascar is, rather impressively, the world’s fourth largest island.

With a staggering 226,917 square miles of island to be discovered, Madagascar is a traveller’s dream. With 5% of all known animals and plant species native to and residing on this island, Madagascar has the ability to stun your mind with its wondrous creatures, from vivid frogs and sea turtles, to kaleidoscopic chameleons and several species of shark, not to mention its pretty flora and fauna covering the island.

Largely under-developed, the roads can be a challenge, however they can make for an exciting and exhilarating ride if you don’t mind a few bumps! With national parks offering a multitude of landscapes and nature, you can choose whether to be enthralled by the island’s Lemurs or witness the beauty of the cascading waterfalls, natural pools and breath taking canyons.

The region of Nosy Be is a paradise for those wanting beach relaxation and water excitement. Here there are many water activities to excite the adrenaline enthusiasts and white sandy beaches perfect for those looking to bask in the sunshine.

Whether you’re looking for exploration, excitement or relaxation, Madagascar offers it all.

  • The Ultimate Diving and Snorkelling Experience


    The warm, clear waters of the oceans that surround the Madagascan coast is the most ideal location for diving and snorkelling adventures!

    The country's water contain some of the brightest and most vibrant coral reefs in the Western Indian Ocean as they are packed with a large variety of marine wildlife including, turtles, mantarays and stingrays. During November and December you will have a high chance to see whale sharks and from July to September humpback whales are frequently spotted.

    April to August is the best time to dive in Madagascar as the water is at its clearest and visibility can reach 30m underwater.

  • Fishing

    The energetic eco-system of the marine wildlife in the Indian Ocean will provide an exciting as well as a challenging opportunity for fishing.

    Madagascar is the home to thousands of marine wildlife species and it is situated close to the narrow continental shelf, therefore it is no surprise that there is fantastic fishing opportunities available here.

    If you are feeling adventurous and would like to head out across blue ocean waters on an unforgettable deep sea fishing experience then this is the perfect place. All year round there is a possibility to catch fish such as, barracudas, groupers, snappers and even a large trophy black marlin. The island has well-equipped boats with very experienced crew members who know all the secret and best places to fish.

  • Humpback Whale Watching

    Once every year the Humpback whales migrate northwards from the Antartica to the warm waters of the Indian Ocean from July to September in order to mate, give birth and riase their young. There is a high chance of seeing the whales as they come very close to the shores of Madagascar.

    Humpback whales are one of the most entertaining mammals to observe as you can see the males competing and showing off to nearby females by jumping up into the air and slapping their fins on the water surface. 

    Boat excursions are available to take you out to view this natural phenomenom and many of the boats are fitted with hydrophones that enable visitors to listen to the beautiful sounds of the whales singing.

  • Dancing Lemurs

    Madagascar is the only country in the world that is home to the Lemur. The tall green trees provide the perfect habitiat for more than 100 different varieties of the species.

    These beautiful animals are fun to look at and live in all the different National Reserves on the island. You will have the opportunity to venture into the forests and see a mesmorising array of fauna and forest as well as an abundance of other wildlife that lives there. 

    Madagascar is proudly home to over 200,000 species and more than 150,000 of these species are endemic so can only be found here. Watching the lemurs dance and swing from tree to tree in the magical forest that is their natural habitat will be a very special wildlife encounter not seen by many. 

  • White Sandy Beaches

    The Madagascan beach line stretches out over 1,800 miles of beautiful pristine beaches.The clear, calm and blue sea is the perfect place to unwind and relax, to sunbathe or to lie in the shade of the palm fringed shoreline. 

    If you feel like being more secluded and really want to take the opportunity to lap up island life the small secret places such as Nosy Be and Ile Sainte Marie are the perfect luxury get aways. At Nosy Be the glistening sea with dolphins dancing in the water provides the picture-perfect backdrop for the undeniably stunning coastline. 

    At Ile Saint Marie there will be the chance to go snorkelling over ancient shipwrecks as well as other exclusive experiences.

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Generally the best months to visit Madagascar are September and October, but it does depend on which part of the island you are visiting. Read More

Generally the best months to visit Madagascar are September and October, but it does depend on which part of the island you are visiting. The West coast is better for beach holidays from May to October.
Cyclones can affect Madagascar from December to April.

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