Wildest Attractions in Madagascar

 

by luc legay

One of the hot attractions of the moment, the island of Madagascar is much praised for its diverse nature and unique wildlife. Lemurs, chameleons and beautiful orchids represent only a small part of Madagascar’s amazing nature. Despite recent concerns and threats such as deforestation and pollution, there are still plenty beaches and hectares of rainforest in Madagascar that seem unspoiled. Moreover, the nature on Madagascar is extremely diverse: her you will find exotic beaches and mangrove forests along with geysers and alpine meadows. Numerous national parks and nature reserves have been created here in the last few decades, but thy account for only a small part for the most interesting, wildest attractions in Madagascar:

Ranomafana National Park

by luc legay

For those curious to see a lemur in its natural habitat, Ranomafana National Park is a must. The park is inhabited not by one, but four different species of lemur, not to count the exotic butterfly varieties and over 100 species of birds. With endless rainforests stretching over a wild, mountainous area, Ranomafana promises not only memorable wildlife encounters but also some of the most superb views on the island.

Tsingy de Bemaraha

Sharp and unusual limestone formations represent the major attraction in Tsingy de Bamaraha National Park. Even though, with its UNESCO World Heritage Site, the park is far from being unknown to the public, this doesn’t make it less of a wild and even dangerous attractions. While many tourists are comfortable from admiring the stingy rock landscape from a safe distance, there are also lots of adventurers who dare climbing them.

Isalo National Park

by madeportal

Interesting rock formations (sandstone) are also to be found in Isalo, however this is not the main attraction of this encompassing park.  Hiking and canyoneering are the favorite activities for tourists of Isalo National park. This park is perfect for camping and several day trips, but also one of the best places to observe wildlife such as birds and amphibians.

Antogil Bay

Located in the north-eastern part of the country, this large bay neighbours the famous Masoala Park but this has nothing to do with the reason I decided to include it here. The bay, which also happens to be the biggest natural harbor in Madagascar, is unique for its underwater treasures: 13 species of sharks, dolphins, turtles and numerous other marine animals live or migrate in the area. But most importantly, it’s one of the best places in the world for spotting humpback whales.

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