Article by Pablo D. Gelman
Madagascar, a tear-drop shaped nation off the eastern coast of Africa boasts of its rich wildlife and natural resources. From baobab trees to lemurs, this place is home to virtually 5 percent of all animal and vegetation.
Owing to its being separated from mainland Africa, the island-nation’s diverse wildlife has continuously evolved by itself. With 80% of the flora and fauna unique to Madagascar soil, this is the perfect spot for any nature and animal lover.
The French, English and Malagasy speaking persons of Madagascar are one of the most polite, friendly and cheerful people. Originating from one of the riches cultures with origins from South-east Asia, India, Africa and the Middle East; the Malagasy people hold their customs, traditions and beliefs extremely important to them.
Visit the nation’s capital, Antananarivo, where lots of tourists go to take pleasure from great accommodation and tourist conveniences. With both budget and luxury hotels, tourists can roam around the city to sample the food and markets without leaving their comfort zone. After Antananarivo, take a train to the port town of Toamasina renowned for its scenic coastline, enjoyable beaches, coral reefs and the central markets all located on its sandy peninsula. For a cooler climate, visit the town of Antsirabe which is situated on the slopes of Mount Tsiafajavona where one can ride a colourful rickshaw, soothe oneself in thermal baths and enjoy haggling over handicrafts and artefacts in the town streets. Always bear in mind to go on wildlife tours in nature reserves that are situated all around the country. Go to the Masoala National Park where one can go through the rainforest and coastal forest. With three marine parks and a terrestrial park to safeguard the wildlife, this place boasts of its rare species of eagles, serpents and lemurs in addition to its rich biodiversity.
The optimum time to journey to tropical Madagascar would be from July to October when the climate is cool in time with the nation’s dry season. The least favourable time to go would be from November to April, the rainy season where thunderstorms and cyclones are quite common. Although travelling in Madagascar has never been significantly hazardous, one’s main concern during their travels would be the risk of thievery. Always keep your valuables with you and be alert to your belongings specifically in crowded places.
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Originally posted 2011-08-10 22:16:28.