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What to see in Madagascar

Madagascar Attractions


Boasting miles of verdant landscape with pretty beaches, wild and beautiful rainforests, and scenic towns and ports, Madagascar offers some lovely attractions for visitors who choose to visit this inspiring and unique land. With a number of reserves and national parks boasting a variety of magical wildlife, including the famous lemurs, Madagascar's unique creatures and botanicals have earned the island the title 'the eighth continent' and visitors will be enchanted by the beauty of this mysterious land. Madagascar is not easy to get around and sightseeing can be challenging as a result, but with a little effort travellers can reap exciting rewards.

Head to the town on Antsirabe to view the volcanic lakes of Andraikiba and Tritriva, or relax in the therapeutic thermal baths; visit Ile Sante Marie for some of the best whale watching opportunities, to wander through herb gardens and enjoy the scents of vanilla and lemongrass, or to take a spooky tour of the pirate cemetery; explore Toamasina to see some fantastic architectural wonders as well as the popular Jardin D'Essel and the Parc Ivoloina.

For active travellers, water sports abound off the island, including scuba diving, swimming, snorkelling and canoeing, to name a few; while landlubbers can enjoy the plentiful walks and hikes through the many reserves Madagascar offers, while viewing some of the most fascinating birds and animals on the planet.


Amber Mountain National Park

Amber Mountain (Montagne d'Ambre) National Park is one of Madagascar's most famous parks, known for its fantastic array…

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Antsiranana Bay

Formerly known as Diégo Suarez Bay, and boasting one of the finest natural harbours in the world, Antsiranana…

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Avenue of the Baobabs

Legend has it that the Baobab tree was planted upside down, so its roots are on top and its branches underground. There…

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Berenty Reserve

Meaning 'Big Eel', Berenity Reserve is a small private reserve set along the Mandrake River in the far south of Madagascar…

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Nosy Be

Nosy Be, meaning 'big island' in Malagasy, is located off the northwest coast of Madagascar and is a must for all visitors…

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Parc Ivoloina

Located just a short drive from Toamasina, which is situated on the centre of the eastern coast of the country, the Parc…

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Perinet Nature Reserve

Madagascar's most visited reserve, the Perinet Nature Reserve boasts a large variety of flora and fauna for visitors…

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Ranomafana National Park

Most people who travel to Madagascar are avid nature lovers and few of them miss a visit to the Ranomafana National Park.…

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The Royal Hill of Ambohimanga

Located just 12 miles (20km) from Antananarivo, the archaeological and UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Royal Hill of…

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