Madagascar is unique. Almost everything in Madagascar is found nowhere else on the planet. Discover the unusual wildlife, scenery and enjoy its rpistine beaches. A must for everyone that likes the outdoors.
Madagascar, the "Galapagos of the African Continent" is the largest African island situated in the Indian Ocean, about 450 km (280 mi) east of the coast of Mozambique. With an area of 587,041 km², the island is slightly larger than France. Madagascar is inhabited by 18 ethnic groups of Malayo-Indonesian, mixed African and Malayo-Indonesian, and Arab ancestry. It is one of the best water sport destinations with untouched beaches, blue sparkling water, colourful coral reefs and small-personalised resorts. If you want to enjoy the beach and sun or rather want to fish, dive, surf or sail, Madagascar is the place to visit. The fauna on the island differs from that of Africa: the world's biggest butterfly is found on the island, frogs with striking colours, two-thirds of known chameleon species, tortoises and a variety of bird species. You are bound to bump into a lemur with various species scattered across the island in numerous nature parks. They are remarkable and differ in colour and size. With Monsoon time from January to March the best time to travel to Madagascar is generally from April to December. Madagascar has two seasons: a hot, rainy season from November to April; and dry season with a cooler temperature from May to October.
Approximately 90% of all animal and plant species found in Madagascar are endemic.
The Malagasies have have closer roots to Southeast Asians than Africans..
Madagascar is home to two-thirds of the world's chameleon species.
The smallest Lemur is the Dwarf Mouse Lemur which weighs only 30grams.