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Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park – this is a national park located in Melaky Region, northwest Madagascar. The national park centers on two geological limestone formations: the Great Tsingy and the Little Tsingy. Together with the adjacent Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve, the National Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990. […]

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Tsarabanjina

Tsarabanjina (beach) — as one of the smallest tourist islands that surrounds Madagascar, Tsarabanjina has to be one of the most scenic islands in the Indian Ocean. Surrounded by crystal clear water, and only accessible via boat, the island has just one lodge which is the epitome of barefoot luxury. The island is about 40 […]

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Spa Havana

Spa Havana (Hôtel Havana Resort, 4 Rue Razafindratandra, Ambohidahy, Antananarivo 101) — sitting in the perfect spot at the busy city center, Spa Havana offers a range of popular spa treatments, as well as a range of traditional beauty treatments. It uses oils and perfumes sourced & produced on the island with techniques that have […]

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Peyrieras Reptile Reserve

Peyrieras Reptile Reserve (Marozevo, RN2) – this is a small privately-run reserve at Marozevo, on National Road N2, 75 km east of Antananarivo, between the towns of Manjakandriana and Moramanga. It is a popular tourist stop between Antananarivo and Madagascar’s Andasibe-Mantadia National Park. Visit this animal reserve and view various reptile species of chameleons, snakes, […]

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Parc de Tsarasaotra

  Parc de Tsarasaotra (Lake Alarobia, north Antananarivo) – this is a tiny natural refuge in the heart of the city’s industrial area and as such seems an inauspicious destination for keen birdwatchers. However, the park’s Lake Alarobia is a RAMSAR wetland and a key nesting site for 14 threatened endemic bird species. These include […]

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Nosy Sakatia

Nosy Sakatia (island) – this beach is pretty much a fun-sized version of Nosy Be (and it happens to be off the coast of Nosy Be itself in the northern part of the country). Nosy Sakatia has all the same activities as Nosy Be, but with an emphasis on seclusion. The island has a total […]

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Nosy Komba

Nosy Komba (beach) — Nosy Komba is another popular beach among tourists that visit Madagascar. Situated between the tourist hot spot Nosy Be and mainland Madagascar, this oval-shaped volcanic island is home to several stunning beaches and lodges. The island is great if you have a sense of adventure running through your veins, as Nosy […]

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Nosy Be

Nosy Be (beach) — this is perhaps the most famous and popular tourist destination in Madagascar. One of the larger islands surrounding the coast of Madagascar, Nosy Be means ‘big island’ in traditional Malagasy. Thanks to the island’s wide variety of spices, it is often referred to as Nosy Manitra that translates to ‘scented island’ […]

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Manafiafy

Manafiafy (beach) –– this is one of the smaller, lesser known beaches of Madagascar, situated on the South East coast of the island on a sheltered, forest-fringed bay. It’s ideal for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of your typical holiday resort. There is one small hotel, the Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest […]

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Mahavelona

Mahavelona (beach) — near the town of Mahavelona, on the mouth of the Onibe River, on the northeast coast of Madagascar is this beautiful beach. Thanks to the reef system about 150 meters off the coast, the beach is protected from rough seas, and the offshore water is perfectly calm as a result. Ideal for […]