African Islands to Explore: Madagascar

Travel in Africa continues to increase as interesting destinations become more popular and hidden ones are unveiled for the world to see & marvel and as a possible source of revenue for the state government. Newly-weds prefer to pass the honeymoon periods on serene spots in islands like Mauritius, Seychelles and Sâo Tome instead of expending much more by travelling outside the continent. This budding love of exploring Africa is a win-win affair as travellers from near and far get to experience a new world and the locals get sources of income to supplement their livelihood. concludes this African Islands to Explore series with Madagascar in order to open the eyes and minds of all to the possibilities and beauties of Africa. Start planning your itinerary and making possible plans for your future vacations. If you’re planning a refreshing or adventurous getaway, Madagascar gives you the best of both! It boasts of being the world’s fourth-largest island, home to an exquisite range of flora and fauna, the island appeals to travellers and tourists from all walks of life.

Madagascar is not exactly an archipelago, apart from the main island itself, the nation also comprises of a number of other peripheral islands. As quite the tourist attraction, its coastline of 5000 km is a major factor as tons of divers and snorkelers are drawn to the island for this reason. The variety of aquatic life and underwater relics make it even more interesting!

Nature-loving travellers as well as solace-searching tourists can lounge on the beach and enjoy the cool evening breeze and sound of the water slapping the rocks. The 12 sacred hills of Antananarivo hold much history and essence. The pirate cemetery of Ile Sainte Marie would interest the adventure-seeking travellers but give the creeps to the others.



Don’t forget to learn a little malagasy and french while there. History buffs should remember make pit stops at the dive hills of Antananarivo and the adventure lovers are free to get a taste of the wildlife and for the lovers, this makes for an amazing honeymoon and wedding destination!


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