Have you seen the movies? The lemurs? The incredible beaches? No joke there, Madagascar is going to be the hottest destination of the year. And I want to be the first to discover it! Here are those 10 reasons why I wish to go in Madagascar. Now?!
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Lemurs, baobabs, white beaches, sunny weather and landscapes that you can hardly see on Instagram feed… sign me in now! Therefore, here are 10 reasons why I wish to go in Madagascar in 2020 (and I can find 10 more in a second).
1. The incredible landscape of this country. Its national parks – Mantadia (in the eastern part of the country, home of chameleons and rare orchids), Ranomafana (with its misty rainforests) Isalo, Ankarana. To put on the wish list – The Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park is a stone forest in Madagascar, one that I can hardly imagine that I can find in Africa.
2. The lemurs. Yes, the cute big eyed lemurs. With more than 60 species present throughout the island, they can be find in the national parks. I just love them!
3. The beaches. As the biggest island in the Indian Ocean, Madagascar is famous for breathtaking views of nature, white sand beaches.
4. The waters. From May to October, I can enjoy great surf breaks in some epic surf zones, located in south and the north. For those fans of diving – the best areas are Nosy Be and Ile Sainte Marie (on east coast). And maybe you can see some whales.
4. The baobabs. Six out of eight existing baobab species can be found in Madagascar. They can reach 30 meters high and more than 8-9 meters in circumference.
5. The food. First of all, organic is the way here. In Madagascar, most vegetables and fruits are grown locally and the concept of preservatives and additives is still relatively unknown.
6. The vanilla and the cocoa. About 80% of the world’s vanilla is grown by small holding farmers in the hilly forests of Madagascar.
7. The beautiful flowers and the amazing bird species. The orchids are spectacular, there are more than 1.000 species on this island. For those passionate about flora – Montagne d’Ambre park, Palmarium and Pangalanes area.
8. The people. The deeply entrenched philosophy of “vahiny” is practised by the Malagasy people to show generosity. Madagascar’s people are welcoming, ready to do anything to make your stay with them as pleasant as possible. Kindness and generosity are a part of Malagasy life, especially for those who live in rural areas.
9. The unicity of the island. Madagascar has several areas listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites, and is emerging as a hotspot for eco-tourism. Plus: the volunteering programmes that are on going throughout the island.
10. Have you seen the movies? 🙂 Sing along “I like to move it, move it!” and do not come without a crown – the fans will know.