Why Madagascar: Filled with remarkable plants, birds and animals the island of Madagascar is often called the “Galapagos of the Indian Ocean”. With an African and Indonesian heritage, overlaid with French colonial influences, it also has a fascinating history and culture.
Game Viewing: You can explore Madagascar’s many national parks and reserves by car, on foot or by boat in search of strange and rare species, in particular the many types of lemur, chameleon, birds, insects and plants.
Climate: The climate is generally hot and subtropical. The north and east are wetter and the west and south drier. May to October is cooler, with plenty of sunshine, and the best time to visit.
Combine With: A safari in South Africa or Botswana for big game viewing. None of Africa’s famous large mammals like lion, elephant or zebra can be seen in Madagascar.
Getting There: There are flights from Johannesburg (South Africa) or Nairobi (Kenya) to Ivato Airport, 12km from Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar.