Madagascar is an island country off the coast of Southeast Africa in the Indian Ocean. It is well known for it’s biodiversity-with over 90 percent of the wildlife being only found here and no where else on Earth. Pretty amazing, right? Here’s a few of the reasons I want to go to Madagascar (besides the awesomely animated movie, of course):
Yes, I want to go to a country because of an animal. It’s not the only reason, but I’m fairly certain if there was nothing else appealing to a place besides this animal, I’d still go. I mean, look at it. The Fossa is a carnivorous mammal that has been compared to a small cougar. Even Buzzfeed says it’s your new favorite animal.
Parc National des Tsingy de Bemaraha
This is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The main highlight is the jagged, limestone pinnacles and it’s also home to 90 species of birds, 8 species of reptiles and 11 species of lemurs (did anyone know there were that many species of lemurs?!).
Parc National de Ranomafana
This national park is also part of a World Heritage Site (Rainforests of the Atsinanana. This park is known for it’s trekking and lemur-spotting. It also has several campsites for longer treks.
The Avenue of the Baobabs
The avenue of the Baobabs is a group of baobab trees lining a dirt road that makes for some gorgeous photos.
Night Forest Walk in Ambato Atsignana Nature Reserve
Even though the national parks are closed during the evenings, with a hired guide you can still experience some of the nocturnal species that Madagascar has to offer by doing a night walk.
Anyone else dream of going to Madagascar?