Madagascar is, on the surface, the world's fourth largest island and is known for its 28 different species of lemurs - small primates with big eyes - and for the small prickly, insect-eating mammals in the tanrek family. Madagascar has been separated from the African mainland for more than 50 million years and over time has developed its own distinctive nature.


Three-quarters of the lush flora and fauna are found only here and nowhere else in the world. The majestic giant trees of the baobab genus have become a symbol of Madagascar. Many of the island’s 1,000 orchid species are endemic, and here are also half of all the world’s chameleons. The climate is tropical along the coasts, temperate inland and dry in the south and there is Malaria on the island.

Madagascar is a paradise for nature lovers

The island’s inner part is dominated by a central highland, with fantastic sandstone mountains, leading down into the rainforest and a narrow coastline to the east. The World Nature Fund writes – “the island has been likened to a living evolutionary biology laboratory” and describes the island as a biological treasury chamber. Our colleague Cecilia was fascinated and captivated by the enthralling wildlife and the beautiful nature on her round tour on the island. “A little difficult to get around because of a weak infrastructure, but the locals who mostly spoke French and English, were very friendly and helpful,” she says.

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