Which regions to choose for your stay in Madagascar?
Madagascar can be divided into 5 main tourist poles with major and unmissable sites. The Espace Mada travel advisers will offer you the combination of these regions and their emblematic sites that best suits your wishes and will work with you to build the trip of your dreams.
The Center, Antananarivo and its surroundings, the starting point for many circuits.
The central “plateau”, or the highlands, has many historical, cultural, artisanal interests and multiple natural beauties. The historical heritage will be discovered on the 12 hills of the capital also called “city of miles”. The rice fields, true wonders, cross this region and will punctuate your trip. Towns and villages crossed will be the opportunity to meet populations and artisans; to taste the culinary specialties of the big island.
tour idea: Highlands and East
The four main regions
1 – The South, The Great South and its gateway to Isalo
Heading towards a succession of wide open spaces, canyons, eroded massifs, dry vegetation, from Andringitra to Isalo, the South is a true paradise of wild nature, harmoniously converging towards arid landscapes of sandy tracks to train us towards lagoons and the turquoise waters of Anakao and Fort Dauphin.
12-day tour idea: Parks and Nature Reserves of Madagascar
Tour idea over 18 days: The Great South Tana Tulear Fort Dauphin
2 – The West and its spectacular sites.
The West is recognized for its emblematic Tsingy du Bemaraha, a geological curiosity classified as World Heritage; this stone forest constitutes an unique landscape and an extraordinary experience. The paths that will lead you there will be so many moments of discovery and adventure. Taking the Tsiribhina river to the rhythm of barges and canoes will be an opportunity to discover picturesque villages, cultivated plains, natural pools, waterfalls and observe turtles, herons, humpback ducks and the famous crocodiles. From Tsingy du Bemaraha you will join the famous and unforgettable Baobab Alley before reaching Morondava
Circuit idea over 1 week:
The Menabe: Tsiribihina Tsingy du Bemaraha Alley of the Baobabs
With Combination of Hauts Plateaux over 2 weeks:
West and Highlands
With Combination Coastal Track Morondava Tuléar – Hauts Plateaux over 3 weeks:
The big Boucle
3 – The North: Antsiranana and Nosy Be, a harmonious marriage between nature and turquoise
The main seaside resorts are located there. Nosy Be and its surrounding islands will delight lovers of the seabed, snorkeling and diving. Lovers of idleness by the white sand beaches, you are also welcome!
The Bay of Antsiranana also called Diego Suarez, the second largest bay in the world, offers different and wild seaside sites. Near the coasts, two national parks are a paradise for walkers and lovers of fauna and flora: The Amber Mountain is its endemic species, the Tsingy massifs with two different geologies: The gray Tsingy of Ankarana and the Tsingy of red laterite.
Tour idea: North Diego Suarez – Nosy Be
4 – East: the greenest region of the island.
The east of Madagascar is characterized as a whole by its primary forests, humid and lush, which provide perfect refuges for many species of lemurs, reptiles and amphibians. From the Andasibe reserve, passing through Mantadia, even going to Masoala, Maroantsetra and its bay of Antogil, this is an unique opportunity to meet these endemic species of animals and plants. Eastern Madagascar is also the astonishing Pangalanes Canal separated from the Indian Ocean by a two-sided strip of land on one side of lush vegetation and white sand on the other. A true seaside destination on the east coast, the paradisiacal and authentic Ile Ste Marie, Nosy Boraha, is also the place to observe humpback whales from July to September.
Tour idea: East : Perinet Mantadia Pangalanes Sainte Marie