DWARF LEMURS

Dwarf lemurs are small nocturnal lemurs in the same family as mouse lemurs. They are remarkable as the only primates known to go into a hibernation-like torpor during the dry season (approximately May to September), during which they live off the reserves of fat stored in their tails. Dwarf lemur taxonomy is still imperfectly understood, and there are several undescribed …

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MOUSE LEMURS

These tiny nocturnal lemurs include the smallest living primate in the world: Madame Berthe’s Mouse Lemur Microcebus berthae. They closely resemble the galagos, or ‘bushbabies’, of Africa’. Modern taxonomy has seen the number of recognized species increase dramatically from two to 18, and more species may yet be described. Although mouse lemurs are occasionally found sleeping during the day (resembling …

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MADAGASCAR FAUNA MAMMALS

About 240 species of mammal have been described from Madagascar, but the basic inventory of its mammal species is ongoing: dozens of new species have been described in recent decades.Each of Madagascar’s major terrestrial mammal groups: tenrecs, lemurs, rodents and carnivores, seems to have originated from a single colonizing event, most likely animals that rafted their way onto the island. …

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FITAMPOHA MALAGASY MENABE

The ritual of veneration of the deceased is a symbolic tradition in Madagascar. The ancestors have a great place for the Malagasy, because they are considered as intermediaries between the divine being “Zanahary” and the living. The “Fitampoha” is a traditional sakalava cult which marks the close bond between the living and the dead. Symbol and origin of “Fitampoha” The …

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FAMADIHANA MALAGASY

The FAMADIHANA (The real malagasy name of this custom), or “TURNING OVER OF THE DEAD”, is a funeral custom that is found in certain regions of Madagascar, in particular the Highlands region. Although it appears rather late on the island (perhaps only after the 17th century), at least in its current form, the famadihana1 is an extension of the old …

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MADAGASCAR NOSY SABA

Madagascar “Nosy saba” is one of the paradisiacal places that are worth visiting in our large green island. The island is 30 minutes from the big city of Nosy-be by plane. Nosy saba occupies a large part on the northwest coast of Madagascar. A little removed to recover the calm and tranquility in a piece of paradise. In terms of …

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BIOGEOGRAPHIC ZONES OF MADAGASCAR

East: Predominant natural habitat is humid forest (‘rainforest’), Madagascar’s most species-rich habitat. Rainforests stay lush and green year-round. They are watered by moisture off the Indian Ocean that is precipitated by the eastern escarpment. Trees very tall in lowlands, but shorter in higher-elevation forest. Species distribution within eastern rainforest is complex. Many lemurs and frogs, and some reptiles, have small …

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UNIQUE MADAGASCAR

Madagascar is so different from the rest of the world that it is sometimes called ‘The Eighth Continent’. Not only does it have the high level of endemism (species not found elsewhere) that is typical of an island, but it also boasts remarkable diversity, which for some groups approaches that more typical of a whole continent. Madagascar is the land …

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MADAGASCAR BIG ISLAND

A big red island with a touch of greenery On the side of the South East side of Africa is Madagascar, the fifth largest island in the world. Neither African nor Asian, despite its oriental influences, the cultural crossroads of Madagascar, unique primates and giant baobabs lend the island a very particular identity. Geography and climate With an area of …

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MONTAGNE D’AMBRE NATIONAL PARK

Montagne d’ambre Travel to madagascar : National Park and Special Reserve, dense rainforest with a very high endemism rate including thousands of precious wood species (Dalbergia chlorocarpa and Canarium madagascariensis) … which make the Amber Mountain a true melting pot of biological diversity Grouped together in a relatively easy access area. Where? About 38km from Antsiranana. Is surrounded by the …

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NATIONAL PARK ZOMBITSE VOHIBASIA

Zombitse Vohibasia The complex Zombitse Vohibasia is famous for its richness in species of rare birds, endemic to Madagascar and / or the area. The park is part of the Endemic Bird Area No. 093 from World Bank 1992. It also has 08 species of lemurs, some of which are near-threatened, such as Phaner furcifer pallescens. This Protected Area has …

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BAOBABS OF MADAGASCAR

L’allée des baobabs or avenue des baobabs is a group of baobabs that line the dirt road between Morondava and Belon’i Tsiribihina in the Menabe region of western Madagascar. A dozen trees 30 meters high border this avenue, of the species Adansonia grandidieri, endemic to Madagascar. Baobabs, over 800 years old, known locally as renala (Malagasy for “mother of the …

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TYPICAL VEGETATION OF MADAGASCAR

80% of the Malagasy vegetation is endemic: Madagascar has one of the richest flora in the world, divided into different environments or ecosystems, almost unique in the world. From North to South, from East to West, find a glimpse of the Malagasy vegetation. On the east coast, the dense humid forest: Facing the Indian Ocean, the east coast of Madagascar …

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117 tourist operators trained in covid-19 protocols

In order to stem the health crisis and its economic and social impacts, the Madagascar Multisectoral Emergency Plan (PMDU) set up by the Malagasy Government from 2020, has defined among its priorities with regard to the tourism sector. , namely, among other things, the maintenance of human capital while strengthening their skills, maintaining the activities of tourist companies by supporting …

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LUXURY TRAVEL IN MADAGASCAR

Ker & Downey Africa sells a twelve-day trip for more than 15,000 Euros per person. Madagascar is becoming one of the must-see destinations for luxury travel in the world. Many reputable travel agencies in this field are no longer reluctant to include it in their annual travel programs. As an illustration, the travel agency Ker & Downey Africa, based in …

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BEHELOKA MADAGASCAR

Beheloka Looking for a unique destination and far from mass tourism? Why not Beheloka, a remote place in southern Madagascar. Even most Malagasy people do not know the place, but lately a drone pilot has released this video and Beheloka has made the buzz. Over 40,000 views, the video has been shared at least 700 times as I write Beheloka …

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MOROMBE MADAGASCAR

Morombe Morombe is a town and Commune in the district of Morombe, located in the northwestern part of the region, South-West of Madagascar. The Ampanonga Forest is around 80 kilometers from Morombe, which still has several hundred baobabs. Among the most beautiful specimens, the Adansonia grandidieri, called “reniala” by the Malagasy. This tree, which seems to have roots in place …

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BEMARAHA NATIONAL PARK

Travel to madagascar “Bemaraha” Travel to madagascar with local travel agency “HT Agency Tours”. Bemaraha is one of the best touristic site in madagascar. In 1927, thanks to the biological, geological, and archaeological characteristics of the Antsingy, it was classified as a Nature Reserve No. 9. It was declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990 and National Cultural Heritage in …

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ANDRINGITRA NATIONAL PARK

Andringitra The national park Andringitra From the RN7 (towards Tulear), turn off at Ambalavao or Tanambao (35 km from Ambalavao towards Ihosy along the RN7), then on 47 km from Ambalavao or 25 km from Tanambao-on secondary road, passable all year , But with the existence of rain barriers. The road can be closed until 12 am after a heavy …

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ANDASIBE – MANTADIA

madagascar “Andasibe-Mantadia National Park” “Andasibe-Mantadia National Park” is part of the province of the city of Toamasina, in the region of Alaotra-Mangoro. It is 1.5 km from Andasibe, 140 km from Antananarivo  (ex Tananarive) and 200 km from Tamatave. The surface of the area is 16,310 ha (Analamazaotra Special Reserve 810 ha, Mantandia National Park 15,500 ha), the climate is …

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MADAGASCAR TSINGY DE BEMARAHA PROTECTED AREA

WHERE ? Located in the western part of madagascar, about 200 km from Morondava, the protected area of ??Bemaraha covers more than 150 000 Ha. It is home to the famous Tsingy de Bemaraha, one of the most spectacular landscapes of madagascar, and even of the world. THE FAMOUS TSINGY DE BEMARAHA Madagascar – The famous Tsingy de Bemaraha National …

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FOR DIVE PLAN IN MADAGASCAR

The best diving sites at the seabed in the north of Madagascar “Nosy Be” Tavel in madagascar – Madagascar has various activities. Diving is one of the activities most chosen by tourists Nosy Sakatia: Nosy Sakatia is renowned for its beautiful diving sites, the undersea bottom is rich in coral and various colored fish. Diving is one of the activities …

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ANKARANA NATURAL RESERVE

Travel to madagascar “Ankarana” Travel agency in madagascar. Ankarana would have been used as a refuge by the Antakarana people. A cave of the Ankarana served as tomb for the Antakarana Kings. The Ankarana National Park is located in the DIANA region in the Ambilobe district. 04 peripheral rural municipalities: Marivorahona, Antsaravibe, Anivorano-Nord and Ambondrona. Flora of Ankarana At least …

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LOKOBE NATIONAL PARK

Travel to Madagascar “Lokobe” Travel madagascar with visiting the Lokobe national park. Lokobe is one of the few localities in Madagascar where the original Sambirano forest still exists. The forest of Lokobe is the unique remaining forest of the island of Nosy-Be. The Eulemur macaco is the park’s flagship species. Similarly for the coral reef, in the Lokobe Marine Park. …

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NATIONAL PARK TSIMANAMPESOTSE

“Tsimanampesotse” As early as 1927, Tsimanampesotse National Park was very interested in the “great family” of conservation and nature conservation. It was erected in the protected area as the 10th Malagasy Integral Natural Reserve and the first protected area in the province of Toliara and became a national park in 2002. In 1998, Tsimanampesotse Lake became the first Ramsar site …

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THE BEST TOUR OPERATOR IN MADAGASCAR

HT Agency Tours (The best travel agency in madagacar / tour operator in madagascar) HT Agency Tours is your travel agency in Madagascar / tour operator in madagascar. Our activity is summed up in organization of tourist trips, business trips, honeymoon trips, … We offer customized trips, bespoke trips to Madagascar, the best holidays at unbeatable prices. Madagascar, the best …

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DESCENT THE TSIRIBIHINA

Descent the Tsiribihina The Tsiribihina is one of Madagascar’s biggest rivers. It rises in the Makay hills and flows through most of the Menabe. Sailing down from Miandrivazo through Belo-sur- Tsiribihina is an original way to reach Morondava or the Bemaraha Tsingy. To do that, you can choose between motor-powered barges, safer and more comfortable, or canoes for the more …

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TSARANORO

Tsaranoro Massif Located in the Highlands, in the Andringitra National Park, the Tsaranoro massif forms a gigantic border between the country Betsileo and Bara, in the south-east of Madagascar. Beautiful tourist site with almost picturesque landscape, the Tsaranoro massif is the most popular place for climbing enthusiasts. Before tackling this huge block of granite, it is a superb hike in the …

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MADAGASCAR IN THE TOP 10 TOURIST DESTINATIONS

In the morning, depart for a visit to the The Forbes economic magazine has set a new ranking of tourist destinations 2019. The Big Island is again in the TOP 10 of the best countries most popular in 2019. An unexplored planet Madagascar is once again in the top 10 international tourist destinations in 2019. A coronation that came at …

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