Lemur Park is the ideal location for those visiting Madagascar who may not have time to see lemurs in the wild. A 5 ha reserve planted with various endemic plant species from across Madagascar is home to 9 lemur species, many of which are rehabilitated.
Isalo National Park, Madagascar
Isalo National Park is a remarkable area to explore on foot with a local guide. Eroded sandstone outcrops, canyons, pockets of dry deciduous forest, and rare plants make this a fascinating area to photograph and experience.
Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar
Ranomafana is one of Madagascar's finest tracts of primary rainforest. The park was established in 1991 to protect the golden bamboo lemur which is endemic to this area, following its "discovery" by Dr. Patricia Wright after it was thought to be extinct.
This 45 hectare spiny forest reserve near Ifaty is a superb area for birding and endemic flora such as baobab trees and octopus trees. Key species include the long-tailed ground-roller, subdesert mesite and there are different chameleon and gecko species.
Avenue des Baobabs, Madagascar
The Avenue des Baobabs is an iconic destination in Madagascar and is just a short drive from Morondava on the west coast of Madagascar. Visit at sunset for the most spectacular views as the sun sinks behind the baobabs creating wonderful silhouettes.
Tsingy de Bemaraha, Madagascar
Spend time exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park in Western Madagascar. The Petite and Grand Tsingy are well-worth a visit, not only are they spectacular to look at but are home to a variety of wildlife.
Ankarana Reserve, Madagascar
Ankarana's landscape never fails to impress with spectacular limestone pinnacles rising up from the plateau and a series of canyon and caves. Keep your camera handy to capture some of the most impressive scenery in Madagascar.
Amber Mountain National Park, Madagascar
Your guide will take you for a guided walk in Amber Mountain National Park. This is one of the country's most bio-diverse regions and is reputedly the best place in the country for spotting chameleons. Keep your eyes peeled for lemurs & mongoose too!
The bizarre aye-aye is top of many visitors' list when it comes to Madagascar's lemurs. Despite being widespread and found in most national parks in Madagascar, it is extremely elusive - keep your eyes peeled for the best chance of spotting one!
Masoala Peninsula, Madagascar
A unique combination of rainforest and coral reef awaits at Masoala in the north-east of Madagascar - trek through the rainforest in search of lemurs and chameleons, enjoy exceptional snorkelling and whale watching - a trip to Masoala is a must!
Ambohimanga is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located 21kms from the capital. Still revered by many Malagasy, this sacred hill and traditional fort settlement and palace gives a fantastic insight in to Malagasy culture and history.
Anja Reserve, Madagascar
Anja Reserve is located between Ranomafana National Park and Isalo National Park. It is a small community-run park that is home to some 300 ring-tailed lemurs. You're pretty much guaranteed to see ring-tails here!
Lemurs are what Madagascar is most well-known for and attracts many to this unique island. There are a huge variety of lemurs that are both diurnal and nocturnal found throughout the country. A wide range can be seen on a comprehensive Madagascan trip!
Madagascar Islands, Madagascar
Madagascar lies on the migrating route for whale sharks with Nosy Be off the west coast of Madagascar being prime territory for them. The best time for spotting them is from mid-July to late November with the chance to swim with them on offer.
Kirindy Forest, Madagascar
Guided walks in Kirindy Forest are some of the most rewarding in Madagascar. Although difficult to reach, in the remote and lesser visited west of Madagascar, it is well-worth the journey. There are a variety of lemurs found here as well as the fossa.
Snorkelling over the protected reefs off the coast of Ifaty is a superb experience. A local pirogue, which is a traditional fishing boat, takes you out to the reef, where you can spend as long as you like spotting different species!
Ile Sainte Marie, Madagascar
Migrating humpback whales make the Madagascan coast their playground from July to September each year. Although the whales can be seen all around the coast, traditionally the island of Ile Sainte Marie off the east coast offers the best sightings.