The island nation of Madagascar offers excellent birding and cultural opportunities. The best way to experience the wonder of Madagascar is via overland driving, to take in the phenomenal scenery between parks. Due to its isolated geography, Madagascar has a variety of plant and animal species found nowhere else in the world, including the ring-tailed lemur. The country is a biodiversity hotspot, and features a range of climates and ecosystems. The western and southern regions are home to desert shrublands and spiny forests, while rainforests dominate the eastern coast. A trip to Madagascar provides the opportunity to experience the city highlands, beautiful beaches, rainforests, and sandstone canyons all in one trip!
Major Attractions in Madagascar
Ranomafana National Park
Ranomafana National Park is a tropical rainforest park that features superb scenery and is dominated by the white-water River Namorona. There is a good system of trails, including several half-day walks. Ranomafana is famed for its twelve species of lemur including the three species of Bamboo Lemur.
Isalo National Park
Isalo National Park is a premier hiking destination with trails for all levels of adventurers. Depending on where you go in the park, you may get to encounter ring-tailed lemurs in their natural habitat!