The biggest island in the Indian Ocean, Madagascar is known for its diverse wildlife, tropical rainforests, and stunning natural views. One of the biggest reasons to visit is for the lemurs; Madagascar is the only country that has them. For the more adventurous travelers, swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving with sharks are exciting activities. Don’t forget to go whale watching and hike one of the country’s numerous national parks. You will also want to plan a visit to Madagascar’s World Heritage Site, the Bemaraha Tsingy. Your trip to Madagascar will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience you will never forget.

Destination highlights

  • Rich wildlife – home of lemurs
  • Spectacular whale Watching Spectacular
  • Pristine beaches and great surfing areas
  • Isalo: the Malagasy Grand Canyon
  • Fascinating culture & heritage
  • Flora and fauna – home of the biggest Baobab tree
  • Stunning UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Family-friendly, couples-friendly, and solo-traveler friendly

Activities to do

  • Surfing & paragliding
  • Whale watching at Ile Sainte Marie
  • Take an Island-Hopping tour
  • Hike Tsingy National Park
  • Caving at Ankarana National Park
  • Trek through lush forest and take a wildlife tour at Mantadia National Park (Lemur Island)
  • Visit Analamazoatra Special Reserve
  • Take a dive and swim with sharks
  • Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site – Tsingy Park

Country details

  • Location: In the Indian Ocean, 400 Km off the East coast of Africa
  • Language: Malagasy and French
  • Currency: Malagasy ariary
  • Cuisine: The Malagasy cuisine is tasty despite being prepared without much spice. Meals in Madagascar consist of meat, poultry or fish accompanied by vegetables & a mix of herbs, leaves and rice.
  • Airport: Ivato International Airport, Antsalova Airport, Antsirabe Airport, and Arrachart Airport
  • Flight Duration: 20 hours from Dubai

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