Madagascar

A Land That Time Forgot

One of the world's poorest nations, Madagascar is not for everyone. However, if one has a true spirit of adventure and is willing to welcome the unexpected as the very essence of adventure travel, Madagascar offers the chance to experience incredible flora and unique wildlife in a pristine land.

Madagascan baobab trees displaying their unusal bottle shaped profile
Baobab Trees 

Madagascar Overview

Nothing can prepare you for your first visit to Madagascar, the fourth largest island in the world. It is completely unlike anything you have experienced before. Madagascar is an Eden-like garden of riches, filled with a diversity of life and geography unequalled anywhere else on earth.

Madagascar lies  only 250 miles from Africa, yet the local language, Malagasy, shares 90% of its vocabulary with that of the May'an tribe on the island of Borneo in Indonesia, some 5000 miles away.

Settled by the Indonesians over 1500 years ago, the Asian influence is easily seen in the faces of a large part of the population, in the food and in the local architecture. Add to this immigrants from Africa, Europe and China and you have a fascinating mix of cultures.

Although Madagascar has over 1,800 miles of beautiful beaches, exceptionally good food, and offers great value for the tourist dollar, its UNIQUE features are it greatest attraction.

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