Madagascar

Description

Madagascar

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.

Regions

Mountains

Books

Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Mauritius South Rugged Scenery and Stunning Beaches
  • Mauritius is a tropical island situated in the Indian Ocean. With mountains of volcanic origin and sandy beaches surrounded by coral reefs this Souvenir Collection of Colour Photographs portrays an interesting range of attractions and activities accessible from the south coast of the island. Includes Map of Mauritius, beach barbecue, boat... Read more
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Belgium
  • Mauritius South Rugged Scenery and Stunning Beaches
  • Mauritius is a tropical island situated in the Indian Ocean. With mountains of volcanic origin and sandy beaches surrounded by coral reefs this Souvenir Collection of Colour Photographs portrays an interesting range of attractions and activities accessible from the south coast of the island. Includes Map of Mauritius, beach barbecue, boat... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Mauritius South Rugged Scenery and Stunning Beaches
  • Mauritius is a tropical island situated in the Indian Ocean. With mountains of volcanic origin and sandy beaches surrounded by coral reefs this Souvenir Collection of Colour Photographs portrays an interesting range of attractions and activities accessible from the south coast of the island. Includes Map of Mauritius, beach barbecue, boat... Read more
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Belgium
  • Mauritius South Rugged Scenery and Stunning Beaches
  • Mauritius is a tropical island situated in the Indian Ocean. With mountains of volcanic origin and sandy beaches surrounded by coral reefs this Souvenir Collection of Colour Photographs portrays an interesting range of attractions and activities accessible from the south coast of the island. Includes Map of Mauritius, beach barbecue, boat... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Mauritius South Rugged Scenery and Stunning Beaches
  • Mauritius is a tropical island situated in the Indian Ocean. With mountains of volcanic origin and sandy beaches surrounded by coral reefs this Souvenir Collection of Colour Photographs portrays an interesting range of attractions and activities accessible from the south coast of the island. Includes Map of Mauritius, beach barbecue, boat... Read more
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Belgium
  • Mauritius South Rugged Scenery and Stunning Beaches
  • Mauritius is a tropical island situated in the Indian Ocean. With mountains of volcanic origin and sandy beaches surrounded by coral reefs this Souvenir Collection of Colour Photographs portrays an interesting range of attractions and activities accessible from the south coast of the island. Includes Map of Mauritius, beach barbecue, boat... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Lonely Planet Madagascar
  • Madagascar is as beautiful as it is offbeat. Hankering for luscious biodiversity and top-shelf wildlife? You've hit the jackpot - spot ring-tailed lemurs as you hike through forested canyons or glide your canoe past cliffs carpeted with sleeping bats...This guide covers: Antananarivo, Central Madagascar, Southern Madagascar, Western Madagascar,... Read more
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Belgium
  • Lonely Planet Madagascar
  • Madagascar is as beautiful as it is offbeat. Hankering for luscious biodiversity and top-shelf wildlife? You've hit the jackpot - spot ring-tailed lemurs as you hike through forested canyons or glide your canoe past cliffs carpeted with sleeping bats...This guide covers: Antananarivo, Central Madagascar, Southern Madagascar, Western Madagascar,... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Madagascar in Depth
  • Madagascar, as the fourth largest island in the world, is often called the eighth continent. Madagascar has been settled in the past 200 years by people from Asia and Africa, yet its culture is neither African nor Asian, but an intriguing blend of the two that is uniquely Malagasy. With thousands of species of plants and animals that exist... Read more
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Belgium
  • Madagascar in Depth
  • Madagascar, as the fourth largest island in the world, is often called the eighth continent. Madagascar has been settled in the past 200 years by people from Asia and Africa, yet its culture is neither African nor Asian, but an intriguing blend of the two that is uniquely Malagasy. With thousands of species of plants and animals that exist... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
  • Vogelgids Birds of the Indian Ocean Islands | Struik publishers
  • Uitgebreide vogelgids van de eilanden Madagascar - Reunion - Mauritius - Comoren - Seychellen en de Mascarene eilanden. Heldere tekeningen, verspreidingskaarten en een duildeijke tekst. Birds of the Indian Ocean Islands is a comprehensive guide to the bird life of Madagascar, the Seychelles, the Comoros, and the Mascarenes – an area that boasts... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Mauritius South Rugged Scenery and Stunning Beaches
  • Mauritius is a tropical island situated in the Indian Ocean. With mountains of volcanic origin and sandy beaches surrounded by coral reefs this Souvenir Collection of Colour Photographs portrays an interesting range of attractions and activities accessible from the south coast of the island. Includes Map of Mauritius, beach barbecue, boat... Read more
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Belgium
  • Mauritius South Rugged Scenery and Stunning Beaches
  • Mauritius is a tropical island situated in the Indian Ocean. With mountains of volcanic origin and sandy beaches surrounded by coral reefs this Souvenir Collection of Colour Photographs portrays an interesting range of attractions and activities accessible from the south coast of the island. Includes Map of Mauritius, beach barbecue, boat... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Mauritius South Rugged Scenery and Stunning Beaches
  • Mauritius is a tropical island situated in the Indian Ocean. With mountains of volcanic origin and sandy beaches surrounded by coral reefs this Souvenir Collection of Colour Photographs portrays an interesting range of attractions and activities accessible from the south coast of the island. Includes Map of Mauritius, beach barbecue, boat... Read more
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Belgium
  • Mauritius South Rugged Scenery and Stunning Beaches
  • Mauritius is a tropical island situated in the Indian Ocean. With mountains of volcanic origin and sandy beaches surrounded by coral reefs this Souvenir Collection of Colour Photographs portrays an interesting range of attractions and activities accessible from the south coast of the island. Includes Map of Mauritius, beach barbecue, boat... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Mauritius South Rugged Scenery and Stunning Beaches
  • Mauritius is a tropical island situated in the Indian Ocean. With mountains of volcanic origin and sandy beaches surrounded by coral reefs this Souvenir Collection of Colour Photographs portrays an interesting range of Attractions and Activities accessible from the south coast of the island. Includes Map of Mauritius, beach barbecue, boat... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Mauritius South Rugged Scenery and Stunning Beaches
  • Mauritius is a tropical island situated in the Indian Ocean. With mountains of volcanic origin and sandy beaches surrounded by coral reefs this Souvenir Collection of Colour Photographs portrays an interesting range of Attractions and Activities accessible from the south coast of the island. Includes Map of Mauritius, beach barbecue, boat... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Mauritius South Rugged Scenery and Stunning Beaches
  • Mauritius is a tropical island situated in the Indian Ocean. With mountains of volcanic origin and sandy beaches surrounded by coral reefs this Souvenir Collection of Colour Photographs portrays an interesting range of attractions and activities accessible from the south coast of the island. Includes Map of Mauritius, beach barbecue, boat... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Mauritius South Rugged Scenery and Stunning Beaches
  • Mauritius is a tropical island situated in the Indian Ocean. With mountains of volcanic origin and sandy beaches surrounded by coral reefs this Souvenir Collection of Colour Photographs portrays an interesting range of attractions and activities accessible from the south coast of the island. Includes Map of Mauritius, beach barbecue, boat... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Mauritius South Rugged Scenery and Stunning Beaches
  • Mauritius is a tropical island situated in the Indian Ocean. With mountains of volcanic origin and sandy beaches surrounded by coral reefs this Souvenir Collection of Colour Photographs portrays an interesting range of attractions and activities accessible from the south coast of the island. Includes Map of Mauritius, beach barbecue, boat... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Mauritius South Rugged Scenery and Stunning Beaches
  • Mauritius is a tropical island situated in the Indian Ocean. With mountains of volcanic origin and sandy beaches surrounded by coral reefs this Souvenir Collection of Colour Photographs portrays an interesting range of attractions and activities accessible from the south coast of the island. Includes Map of Mauritius, beach barbecue, boat... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
  • Reisgids Madagascar Highlights | Bradt
  • Deze gids van Madagaskar is onderdeel van de nieuwe serie van Bradt, Bradt Highlights genaamd. Madagascar's isolation means most of its mammals, birds, and plants exist nowhere else on earth. This guide showcases the best of the island with details of all the sights included in tour operators' itineraries; trips along the Route Nationale 7,... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Mauritius South Rugged Scenery and Stunning Beaches
  • Mauritius is a tropical island situated in the Indian Ocean. With mountains of volcanic origin and sandy beaches surrounded by coral reefs this Souvenir Collection of Colour Photographs portrays an interesting range of attractions and activities accessible from the south coast of the island. Includes Map of Mauritius, beach barbecue, boat... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
» Click to open
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Mauritius South Rugged Scenery and Stunning Beaches
  • Mauritius is a tropical island situated in the Indian Ocean. With mountains of volcanic origin and sandy beaches surrounded by coral reefs this Souvenir Collection of Colour Photographs portrays an interesting range of attractions and activities accessible from the south coast of the island. Includes Map of Mauritius, beach barbecue, boat... Read more
» Click to close
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Mauritius South Rugged Scenery and Stunning Beaches
  • Mauritius is a tropical island situated in the Indian Ocean. With mountains of volcanic origin and sandy beaches surrounded by coral reefs this Souvenir Collection of Colour Photographs portrays an interesting range of attractions and activities accessible from the south coast of the island. Includes Map of Mauritius, beach barbecue, boat... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
» Click to open
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Mauritius South Rugged Scenery and Stunning Beaches
  • Mauritius is a tropical island situated in the Indian Ocean. With mountains of volcanic origin and sandy beaches surrounded by coral reefs this Souvenir Collection of Colour Photographs portrays an interesting range of attractions and activities accessible from the south coast of the island. Includes Map of Mauritius, beach barbecue, boat... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Dodo Destiny
  • Dodo Destiny examines the sad tale of the dodo and the intriguing history of its native Mauritius, a beautiful island nation home to one of today's truly multicultural societies. The dodo is a universal symbol of extinction, yet little is known about the true nature of this vanished bird. Most people don't know that the dodo lived only on... Read more
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Belgium
  • Dodo Destiny
  • Dodo Destiny examines the sad tale of the dodo and the intriguing history of its native Mauritius, a beautiful island nation home to one of today's truly multicultural societies. The dodo is a universal symbol of extinction, yet little is known about the true nature of this vanished bird. Most people don't know that the dodo lived only on... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Madagascar IGN
  • 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

Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Madagascar - rondreis
  • Deze natuurreis brengt je langs de hoogtepunten van Madagascar. Je reist met een privé-chauffeur door het land van lemuren, baobabs, olifantsbomen en orchideeën en je ontdekt - in dit continent op zich - de unieke planten- en dierenwereld tijdens de mooie wandelingen die je maakt.  Je bezoekt de prachtige Nationale Parken zoals Andasibe,... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Réunion - wandelvakantie
  • Verborgen tussen koraalriffen in het blauwe water van de Indische Oceaan ligt ca. 700 km ten oosten van Madagascar, het tropische eiland Ile de la Réunion. Uitbundige vegetatie, spectaculaire bergpartijen en een van de meest actieve vulkanen van het zuidelijk halfrond. Met deze pittige trektocht verkent u voor een groot deel de spectaculaire... Read more
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