Do you like to visit a place which is close to nature, and is heavily loaded with forest, beaches, national parks and wildlife? And if you are a nature lover then you should definitely love this place. Madagascar is a place which is always on the top list of tourist because this place is mostly covered with nature, the ratio of the population is very low. Madagascar has previously known as the Malagasy Republic, an island country which is in the Indian Ocean. The geography of Madagascar is 400 kilometres (250 miles) off the coast of East Africa and it is also the world’s second-largest island country.
Madagascar is a trending place on the list of tourist attraction however, it is packed with a tremendous amount of greenery which nature lover shall love it. The country is a place which seems to be forgotten in time due to its natural beauty and ecological diversities, you can easily find a huge amount of natural bodies that can easily make your day or vacation worth. The only way to view such immense beauty and the extraordinary place of Madagascar is to visit by yourself.
Here are someplace that you should visit in Madagascar:
1. Ranomafana National Park
The Ranomafana National park is located in the southeastern region of Madagascar and this national park is near the Ranomafana village. The government has kept the name of the park from the village itself. However, the Ranomafana National Park is one of the best National Parks of Madagascar where you can view most of the animal life and even experience it. The Ranomafana park is divided into some sections but the most beautiful is the eastern section.
In the eastern section, you can view the numerous rivers bodies splashing through a densely forested area and the hillside. If you are planning to visit this national park then you might see some rare and unique animals like the golden bamboo lemur and its diet contain bamboo shoots. Similarly like this, there are several unique animals that you might find interesting.
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2. Royal Hill of Ambohimanga
Are you interested in some historical places that have some strong effects on the history of Madagascar? Then this is the correct place to visit for you, The Royal Hill of Ambohimanga is one of the country’s most holy & divine spots for the Malagasy people for about 500 years. According to the people of the village, this place is home to the royal family of Ambohimanga.
One of the quite surprising things about The Royal Hill of Ambohimanga is all about its construction style. The construction way is a bit weird but interesting, the entire structure was completed with a mixture of lime and egg whites. Due to this unique mixture of cement-like substance, the strength of the structure is still intact. The compound of the Ambohimanga includes the former home and residing place of King Andrianampoinimerina. Overall this is a good place to view and know about the history of Madagascar.
3. Avenue of the Baobabs
The Avenue of the Baobabs is also known as Alley of the Baobabs, and it is a place where you will see a number of Grandidier’s baobabs. Basically Grandidier’s baobabs are the biggest and most famous species of baobabs, and the approx age of these trees is around 800 years old.
This place is under the open landscape and is full of dirt roads between the Morondava and Belon’i Tsiribihina in western Madagascar. If you are a kind of nature lover and eager to see scenic beauty like this then you should visit this place. In older days this place had a huge forest but as time passes by and humans entered into the valley, they level down the entire place except for the Baobab trees. However, this place is still a good choice to visit.
4. Isalo National Park
In Ihorombe Region of Madagascar is the Isalo National Park and it is in the southwestern corner of the province of Fianarantsoa. The total area of the national park is 314.83 sq mi, and the entire geography of the National Park is mysterious. Even this park includes several natural swimming pools which are popular among tourists, and are excellent sites to see Benson’s Rock Thrush. Here the park includes areas of the fields or grassland, even you can easily see the steep canyons and sandstone formations in the entire National Park.
If you plan to visit here with your friends and family then the most attractive and noticeable thing will be the palm trees. All the palm trees are lined up in a dotted format, this view is only achievable through a spot that is high in altitude. It means that you need to go a high altitude point to view this beauty. According to the records, approx fourteen species of mammals are recorded to date and these are such species that are on the verge of extinction. Especially for birds lovers this park is sort of heaven, you may find 100 species of birds.
5. Tsingy of Bemaraha
The site is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is a National Park which is not similar to other National Parks. The National Park centers on two geographical formations that is the Great Tsingy and the Little Tsingy, due to its weird formation and set up, Tsingy of Bermaraha is been listed in the UNESCO World Heritage. Basically Madagascar is a place that is blessed with nature’s beauty. Here you will find a good number of National Parks with amazing and unique species. All such qualities are equally found in this national park also.
However, in the Madagascar region, it is the largest natural reserve with an area of about 152000 hectares of stone forest in the western part of Madagascar. The entire park is quite wide, for a normal tourist, it is not possible to visit this huge park in a single day. Even then tourists arrive here with great expectations, because of the history and the beauty of it. Actually this entire structure was formed with the deposit of fossil and shell in that area, which died almost 200 million years ago. After this, the limestones were formed and all these structures were developed around 200 million years ago. So in terms of scenic beauty, this park is a great place to visit.
6. Nosy Boraha
However, if you are tired while visiting all the National Park and roaming on the streets of the city then you should choose a place that will completely change your state of mind and your perspective towards Madagascar. I am talking about the Nosy Boraha, it is an island on the east coast of the country. This island is almost 50 Km long and 10 Km wide and it also stretches along the eastern coast of Madagascar. The first of the main element is that the beach is not too crowded which automatically results in peace of mind.
In Nosy Boraha, you will find palm trees in a particular format or row which looks beautiful to eyes. And of course, the white sand will is perfect for a little walk with your partner. The eastern coast of the beach is pleasant and attractive but if you go for the southern part then you may find more population as that part of the beach is more developed because there are plenty of hotels for the visitors. Hence if you are in search of peace of mind and want to relax and chill then you should definitely visit the eastern coast.
In the end
Thus by reading this entire article, you would have ascertained an idea of Madagascar and articulated that how amazing and pretty is the nature and scenic beauty of this place. However, if you have still not visited the place then you should definitely make a plan for Madagascar and its extraordinary place could be your next destination. So for more travel-related articles do visit IndiaImagine.