Who lives there in Madagascar?
About 26.3 million people live in Madagascar. They probably originally come from Indonesia and Africa. The country was a French colony from 1885 to 1960, which is why the official language is French alongside Malagasy.
Travel Tips and Sights: The Highlights of Madagascar.
- Andasibe Mantadia National Park
The lemurs are at home here! From the small Goodman mouse lemurs to the Indri Indris, plus chameleons, orchids and much more. The evergreen tropical national park is located in eastern Madagascar. A canoe trip through the Vakona Reserve is also wonderful.
- Isalo National Park
High sandstone mountains line up in the southern highlands of Madagascar and invite you to a great hike. You can discover clear streams, green oases, natural pools and much more here. And you are not alone, red-eyed ring-tailed lemurs and white larvaed sifakas also live here. The park is absolutely impressive at sunset, when the evening sun bathes the rocks in a bright red light!
- Tsingy de Bemaraha
The “stone forest” in this bizarre karst landscape looks like it’s from another world. The “Tsingys”, needle-shaped limestone, can reach up to 130 meters into the sky. A landmark of the rocky western region of Madagascar that has graced many illustrated books and catalogues. Here you can look for shells and fossils, conquer suspension bridges or discover natural swimming pools. In addition, grottos, caves and gorges are waiting to be explored by you.
- baobab ballroom
Centuries-old baobab trees line your way to the bustling capital Antananarivo.
The ancient royal seat of the Merina, the oldest royal house in Madagascar, is a place full of mysteries. It is located near the capital city of Antanarivo and is tucked away on a sacred hill among hills. This place is also called the “Hidden City”. The wall that surrounds this city has seven entrance gates and the site is still a religious and cultural center today.
- Ranomafana National Park
Reptiles, civets, prosimians, amphibians, plus endemic bird species and an evergreen, tropical rainforest. Since the area is a volcanic area, there are also numerous thermal springs here.
In the lively capital you should definitely visit the Zoma, the market for everything and the old royal palace.