Island of Lemurs
Madagascar, like a mosaic, is assembled from a variety of reserves, which you can travel around for weeks. There are volcanic massifs and baobab forests, impenetrable mangroves, and many kilometers of beaches. In Ranomafana park, you can bathe in the hot springs, and in the nature reserve Tsingy de Bemaraha, you can climb on ancient limestone cliffs. Nosy Be Archipelago is a nice place for good fishing. A pirate island of Ile Sainte-Marie is observation point for migrating whales.
Millions of years ago, Madagascar broke away from Africa first and then from India, and has become a unique island nature reserve, where the most amazing species of animals have gathered.
A country was ruled by kings, it was captured by the colonizers, but the rulers of the jungle have always been lemurs. In the national parks, there are hordes of these animals, many of which you can hold in your hands and feed them bananas. Residents of Madagascar believe that souls of solitaries who voluntarily escaped into the jungle transfer to lemurs.
It is better to travel around the island with the best local guides, so as not to get lost in the rainforest.
Madagascar is the main supplier of vanilla in the world. Huge vanilla plantations are spread in the north-east of the country. The Madagascar vanilla is the main ingredient of Coco Chanel “Chanel №5.”
Royal Hill Ambohimanga
The Hill and the adjacent picturesque valley belonged to the kings of Madagascar from the 16th century. There are still remnants of the former luxury: palaces built from wood and limestone, temples, and fortifications.
Local places are considered sacred and are popular with pilgrims. On the hill you can spend the whole day: have a picnic in the shade of fig trees, explore ancient buildings, and take pictures of the vast rice fields.
Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve
A huge park consists of limestone cliffs that drop off into the sky at 30 meters. The views from the top are fantastic. At the bottom of the gorge between the cliffs, palm trees grow, where sifakas live.
The main attraction in the reserve is climbing on the rocks, which looks like an exercise in mountaineering. Guides give safety belts with carbines.
The reserve is divided into two parts Grands Tsingy (large rocks) and the Petits Tsingy (small rocks). It is better to choose the large ones, because they are interesting, but the path to it from the entrance of the reserve takes about 3 hours.