The island nation of Madagascar, or Malagasy as it was formerly known, is located to the southeast of the African mainland, in the Indian Ocean. It is famous for it's rich and unique flora and fauna.

The landscape is defined by mountain ranges of the central highlands running in a north-south direction. Highest peak is Maromokotro (2876 m), part of the Tsaratanana Massif in the north of the island. The east coast is a straight and narrow strip of lowlands separated from the ocean by a 800 km long lagoon. The actual beach is very steep and dangerous (sharks). Towards the west the central highlands rise up abruptly, offering a variety of landscapes ranging from eroded hills and granite outcrops to volcanic formations, lakes and a north-south rift valley. The west coast is broad with sedimentary formations and good natural harbors. In the southwest semi-desert conditions prevail. Most of the remaining rainforests are found on the steep hills along the east coast. The central highlands and west coast are largely savanna.

Long and short hikes are possible inside the numerous national parks and in many nature reserves, such as Masoala, Andasibe, Bemaraha, Ankarana, Andringitra, Tsingy de Namoroka etc. Do bring your camping gear, and prepare yourself for tropical and humid conditions.



  • The Healing Trail
  • Essential Oils of Madagascar - A Guide to the Health Benefits of the Eight Essential Oils of Madagascar Read more
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  • Madagascar
  • Madagascar at 1:1,250,000 from the IGN with cartography from MairDumont, with more smaller settlements than on other maps of the whole country. Very effective relief shading, altitude colouring and spot heights present the topography, with colouring and/or graphics for seasonal lakes and swamps, mangrove, sand dunes, rice fields, waterfalls,... Read more
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Walking holidays

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  • Madagascar - rondreis
  • Reis met een privé-chauffeur door het land van lemuren, baobabs, olifantsbomen en orchideëen. Ontdek - in dit continent op zich - de unieke planten- en dierenwereld. Bezoek prachtige Nationale Parken zoals Andasibe, Ranomafana en Isalo. Maak mooie wandelingen en ervaar de vriendelijke Malagassys. Read more
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  • Madagascar - Vogel- en natuurreis
  • Madagascar is simpelweg uniek en in alle opzichten een topbestemming voor natuurbeleving van wereldklasse. In deze enerverende reis bezoeken we natuurparken van een zo groot mogelijke diversiteit. Van uitbundig regenwoud tot ondoordringbare 'spiny' euphorbia-bossen, van bizarre baobab-wouden tot soortenrijke wetlands en meren en van prachtig... Read more
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