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Mind-blowing in its scale, complexity and diversity. Give Madagascar a good amount of time to get a real feel for this unique destination, if you approach the island with the right frame of mine you will leave wanting more!Contact Peter
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Clear and concise guidance on a complex destination from the experienced True Luxury Travel team
A continent in a country
As Earth's fourth largest island and following 88 million years of evolution apart from mainland Africa, Madagascar is simply overwhelming in its variety. Quite simply, statistics are what demonstrates this most effectively:
90% of Madagascan wildlife is endemic and of the 14,883 plant species, 80% are found nowhere else on Earth.
These stats extend to marine life and we haven't even touched the cultural diversity with 18 ethnic subgroups whose genetics comprise an equal blend of East African and Southeast Asian heritage.
3,000 miles of coastline
Blessed with both Indian Ocean and Mozambican Channel coastlines, the beaches and coastal options across Madagascar offer something for everyone. You'll find big surf-breaks in the south, the north is a scuba diving bucket list destination. Across the year there's world class blue water fishing from bonefish in the west to blue marlin in the east and everything in between. As for accommodation, the options range from the rustic but beautiful Manafiafy to the north of Fort Dauphine, to the Relais Chateau Anjajavy on the northwest coast. For those looking for the next generation in accommodation and experience, there's Miavana...
Unless you are planning to privately charter throughout your holiday, or route straight into somewhere like Nosy Be for some beach time, pack your patience! Anywhere combining distances of this scale and an almost complete lack of infrastructure can prove trying at times, but go with it, give yourself ample time to get around and don't try to fit too much into a shorter trip. If you approach Madagascar in the right way for a tailormade itinerary, you will be amply rewarded for it.
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