Madagascar is easily one of the most exotic places you can visit. It’s a kaleidoscope landscape that is wide and wonderful at the same time.
There are canyons, limestone karsts, cascading rice paddies, forests, mountains and beaches. Also known as the Eighth Continent, Red Island, and Rainbow Island, Madagascar is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts
Officially known as the Republic of Madagascar, the country is an island situated in the Indian Ocean and is part of the African continent. It is the largest island in Africa and the fourth largest island in the world.
If you relish adventure, it is a once-in-a-lifetime destination. This year, Madagascar should be added to your to-visit destinations. Casino france experts have made some analysis to show you why that is.
1 – The widlife
Madagascar is the only nation in the world with lemurs in the wild. These little creatures are agile, weird, loud and undoubtedly very cute. The black and white ring-tailed Lemur Catta species is easily the most recognised, however, the island is home to over 100 species of lemur, each captivating in their own way. Unfortunately, lemurs are endangered but there are a number of conservation projects run by the national parks to protect them.
2 – Budget-friendly
Admittedly, getting to the country is quite expensive. However, everything is affordable once you touch down Madagascar compared to the bigger nations like South Africa, Nigeria and Egypt.
Most meals don’t cost more than $4 — and it’s even less outside of the tourist areas. It was gathered that a full meal of rice, beans, beef, and vegetables goes for less than $2 at a little restaurant near Ramonafana.
3 – Koba cake
Koba is one of the most traditional Malagasy foods. It is a cake made of peanuts and rice flour, sold by street vendors or in a tightly-packed tin in supermarkets. It makes for an authentic gift for friends upon your return. In a western society where people tend to prefer European-style dishes, this brown cake is gaining a prestigious place among desserts during luxury weddings, being presented with vanilla ice cream.
4 – Isalo National Park
Created in 1962 and located in the south-central part of the country, this park features multiple rugged hiking trails (bring water and a hat, as you are exposed most of the time); cliffs, ravines, gorges, and canyons; and plentiful fauna (there are over 100 species of birds here). It’s a Westworld-like park and it blew me away. It was my favourite place in Madagascar, where best usa casino sites can still be accessed.
There are three waterfalls you can cool off in after your walks and a variety of lemur species (they get pretty close as they are desensitized to humans, so watch your food!). You are required to hire a guide (they are found at the entrance), but they were great explainers of the land and the local culture.
5 – The Beaches
Madagascar’s beaches are probably one of the most undiscovered secrets of the Indian Ocean. You can choose between Nosy Be and one of the northern islands, Ile Sainte Marie or the southern beaches near Ifaty or Fort Dauphin. All will offer you miles of unspoilt palm-lined beach, snorkelling and diving and some of the best seafood around. No high rise resort hotels spoiling the landscape here. Only the sight of fishermen plying the trade using traditional dug-out canoes.