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Madagscar has been an island for over 80 million years and during that time the plants and animals have evolved in their own special ways. The result today is that there are huge numbers that can only be seen in Madagascar and therefore a trip there does give real meaning to the word 'unique'.
About 80% of its flora and fauna are found only in Madagascar. For specialist naturalists, birdwatchers, botanists or indeed anyone with a genuine interest in these fields Madagascar is a must see place. For example the traveller's palm which is the emblem of the national airline is one of 165 palm species unique to the island.
Take the lemur, for example. With no monkeys to compete with they thrived on the island. Some of the larger ones have become extinct since humans arrived, but there are still well over 80 different species.
They get their name from the old Roman myth that the spirits of people who died without a proper burial would roam randomly, unable to find rest in the next world. The lemurs are mostly nocturnal, they have some very strange, sometimes eerie calls, and they have big staring eyes. They seemed like a living example of these roman 'lemures'.
There is also a huge variety of types of landscape. There are high mountains of around 8,000 feet, open grassland, desert, rainforest, the dry forest of the west, where rainfall is lower, and the 'spiny forest' of the south west. This is an area of very erratic rainfall and tough spiny plants that can survive in this harsh environment.
The climte of Madagascar is tropical at the coast, but cooler inland where it is higher. There is a rainy season from November to April.
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Revel in the romantic atmosphere of Antananarivo. Watch local artisans at work in Ambositra. Look for lemurs on a rainforest ramble. Learn about sapphire mining in Tulear. Cruise to the beauty of Sainte-Marie. Take a refreshing dip in the Indian Ocean.The list of wonderful things to do in Madagascar just continues for this trip.
Holidays in Madagascar: Hiking through Northern Madagascar's fabulous forests and landscapes, searching for lemurs, photographing the intriguing Red Tsingy, enjoying Nosy Be's pristine beaches. Get off the beaten path exploring Madagascar, one of Africa's best-kept secrets. From orchids and lush forests to beautiful beaches and pristine waters, this compact adventure showcases Madagascar's northern shores. A quick flight from Antananarivo will bring you to Montagne d'Ambre National Park and Ankarana Special Reserve and their beautiful flowers and ferns, lemurs and wild rock formations. Sail to Nosy Be Island to soak up the sun on incredible beaches or snorkel crystal waters.
The Adventure Travel Shop will help you find tours and exciting things to do in Madagascar that will make your trip an unforgettable experience.
All these trips are run responsibly by people who care. They also have expert guides how have a deep connection with special places and people who live and work in them. Madagascar is not a wealthy country and sustainable tourism brings much needed money into the local economy. The tours with the companies on this page are a good example of beneficial tourism and will help to protect and preserve the wonders of this amazing country.
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