In Magadascar, the government is determined to develop tourism. Currently, 300,000 visitors come to the country every year, They would like to double this soon and then increase it further. Currently, hotels and restaurants are already adequate for this, primarily transport needs to be improved to make the country even more attractive. The sights speak for themselves.
In the top menu bar we have listed the four hiking trails that we usually recommend, but once these are small group trails, they are of course free to shape. Also in the Destinations blog in the top menu bar we publish more and more descriptions of the most important places every week, it is worth looking around here as well.
Some interesting facts about Madagascar:
- An area of 587 041 km 2
- It has a population of about 27 million
- The capital is Antananarivo
- The official languages are Malgas and French, but they are already learning English
- 18 tribes live here
- You have a beach of 5,000 km on the coastline
- Here we find the second largest coral reef in the world
- It is the fourth largest island in the world
- There are 5 large lakes in the country
- 28 large rivers
- the third largest Nile crocodile is found here in the world
- 13 million hectares of forest area
- 12,000 to 14,000 flower species, including a thousand orchids
- There are more than 4,000 species of trees
- 80% of the plants are endemic, meaning they cannot be found elsewhere, and 60% of them are herbs
- 7 baobab species live here, of which 6 are endemic, i.e. also found only here
- 5 lemur families and 108 species
- 4219 butterfly species – of which 341 are nocturnal
- 292 bird species – of which 108 are endemic
- 95 chameleon species, 2/3 of the world’s total live in Madagascar
- 100 snake species – interestingly, none of these are poisonous
- We can find 9 terrestrial and 5 sea turtle species here.
- 51 families of river fish, 30 species of sea fish
- There are 44 protected areas in the country on nearly 2 million hectares, which is 3% of the entire island
- of which 2 full nature reserves, 20 National Parks, 22 Special or Biosphere Reserves
You can read about cities and National Parks in our constantly updated blog, which you can access from the DESTINATIONS menu in the top menu bar.
Important! It’s not a travel agency website,it’s a personal blog and I just want to give advice based on my own experience – because in this country you can hardly do without a local guide. If you send me an email or messenger message, I’ll contact you to Eddy and you can be sure he’ll help you with everything