8. The Jungle Express – From Fianarantsoa to Manakara
We already asked you at point two, are you really ready for the adventures of Madagascar? For a world of extremes that demands tolerance as a basic condition. European thinking doesn’t work on Mada. OK. So you want to know more: Then experience an absolutely special kind of experience and take a tour with the “Jungle Express”. Even if 1st class… You’re not on the Deutsche Bahn… For the 163 km long journey with 67 bridges and 48 tunnels, you need an average of eight hours if you go fast, but it usually takes a lot longer (sometimes until well after midnight). Depending on the season, the population at each station offers everything that is typical there, from crayfish to grilled fish, bananas, tangerines to cassava and rice cakes. Probably one of the last real African adventures in our world today.
9. Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
As dusk falls, go in search of nocturnal, wide-awake lemurs (usually only 50 grams light Goodman – mouse lemurs, the larger woolly lemurs or fat-tailed lemurs), sleeping chameleons and lively tree frogs. Maybe you will also meet the famous finger animal or the white sifakas here? One thing is certain: it will be exciting!
10. Adventurer’s Paradise
Are you an adventure holidaymaker? Someone who likes to explore, hike, ride, dive in extreme landscapes? Or would you rather just snorkel, play golf or lie in the sun to relax? Incidentally, both are possible in Madagascar.
11. Relax and swim at Nosy Be
On this small island off the north-west coast of Madagascar you will probably find the best tourist infrastructure. Nevertheless, there is no mass tourism here. Sugar cane fields, spice plantations and jungle, coupled with beautiful, long sandy beaches invite you to relax after an exciting trip to Madagascar.
12. Traveling with sustainability in mind
The protection of the environment and nature is a very difficult issue in Madagascar, as the population in general is struggling with many problems and therefore nature protection cannot be at the top of the list. As a visitor, you benefit from the biodiversity of the fauna and flora and by visiting the island you automatically support the local people and generate income for them.
Important: When you book your trip with Afrikascout, you automatically support excellent local projects in Africa.