Tired of over-packed tourist destinations? Then it’s time to consider Madagascar. The home of emerald-green waters, white sandy beaches and otherworldly landscapes.
Finding a holiday destination that feels somewhat undiscovered is difficult these days. But trust us, Madagascar is an untouched gem.
It’s the perfect place to check experience wildlife up close, sunbathe and try the most delicious food; so it should come as no surprise that tourism in Madagascar is starting to creep up.
If you’re looking for a travel guide to Madagascar, this is a good place to start. These are five of the best things to see and do on the island.
Hiking in Park National Isalo, Madagascar
Madagascar is no stranger to stunning landscapes, and Parc National Isalo is a testament to it. Not only is it breathtakingly beautiful, it offers endless opportunities to experience the island’s and abundant outdoor activities. Be sure to spend a day hiking at Isalo, riding horses and shooting incredible photos for the ‘gram.
Snorkelling in Nosy Be, Madagascar
Known as “the big island”, Nosy Be is where Madagascar tourism is the most developed. White sandy beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters and idyllic views – this is the perfect place to unwind and sunbathe. But adventurers take note – this is also a hidden favourite for snorkelling lovers.
Seeing Lemurs in Andasibe, Madagascar
Seeing lemurs IRL is a must, as Madagascar is literally the only place to see them in their natural habitat. Take a walk around Andasibe’s mindblowing National Park and you’ll definitely spot a bunch.
Visit the Royal Hill of Ambohimanga, Madagascar
Madagascar’s only cultural site on UNESCO’s World Heritage list, Ambohimanga was home to King Andrianampoinimerina, the Merina sovereign who unified the warring tribes of the island. It is the most important historic (and spiritual site) for locals, who use the location to invoke royal spirits.
Discover Antananarivo’s café culture, Madagascar
The capital of Madagascar and the country’s largest city, Antananarivo has a thriving café culture. Since 1946, Patisserie Colbert offers mouth-watering pastries and to-die-for cakes and ice creams. Perfect for any time of the day.