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Andasibe National Park

Andasibe National Park

Andasibe National Park is situated in Madagascar. Andasibe National Park budget travel is a must for all nature lovers, with excellent bird and wildlife viewing opportunities.

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Ankarana National Park

Ankarana National Park

Ankarana National Park is situated in Madagascar. Ankarana budget travel gives you the chance to view some of the island's rarest wildlife species, with large lemur populations to be seen.

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Ankify

Ankify

The small town of Ankify is the main port for boats and ferries between the coast of Madagascar and Nosy Be. It's definitely a place for nature lovers, and those who enjoy an adventure, to go for a fun and memorable experience. With things like fishing, exploring the town, enjoying a variety of watersports and the fun of tasting the town's fresh local seafood and fruit, there's never a dull moment in Ankify.

Evening sky at Ankify

Madagascar is one of those destinations that's blessed with gorgeous skies and sunsets - something that Ankify wouldn't be the same without.

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Fisherman

Time to go to work for this man. Ankify fishermen head out to sea to catch whatever's biting so that they can sell their fish in the markets and feed their families.

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At Dauphin Blue in Ankify

This photo was taken at Dauphin Blue in Ankify. Beautiful, isn't it?

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Ankify port

Can you guess what this is? Yip, that's right... here we have Ankify port.

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After sunset at Ankify

A fisherman heads back home after a long day at sea catching whatever he can for the market tomorrow.

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Ankify is a quirky Madagascar town that's filled with all the relaxation travellers look for in a holiday destination, but packs an exciting punch for those who are looking for it.

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Antananarivo

Antananarivo

Antananarivo is a beautiful town on the island of Madagascar. The best way to explore the Tana is by foot, although the streets and stairways can be very steep. Antananarivo budget travelers have the chance to experience island living and wildlife.

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Antsirabe

Antsirabe

Antisirabe is situated in Madagascar. Antsirabe is also a great shopping town, with a number of little shops selling anything from Malagasy artifacts and handicrafts to fresh fruit and vegetables. Antisirabe backpacking tours offer a heady mix of island life and spectacular nature.

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Diego Suarez

Diego Suarez

Diego Suarez one of Madagascar's much-loved islands. It's a place where travellers go to kick-back, relax, and get out there to experience the watersports, natural gems and cultural aspects of the area. 

Diego Saurez statue by wallygrom

Here we have the Christian Statue in Diego Suarez (Antsiranana) in northern Madagascar.

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Diego Saurez eiland by belgianchocolate

See that little peaked island all the way over there? That's what we call Antsiranana Eilandje.

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Streets of Diego Saurez by mauritsv

The rustic feel of the Diego Suarez streets - filled with rich character.

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Diego Saurez waters by wallygrom

The towering palm trees and inviting water of Diego Suarez. Is it just me are you also ready to take a dip?

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Day gecko in Diego Saurez by wallygrom

If you keep your eyes peeled you're sure to spot some of the island's precious creatures, like this green-green day gecko. This day gecko is known by geeks as Phelsuma madagascariensis.

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Diego Suarez has everything going for it in terms of it being a natural destination. It's got gorgeous beaches, beautiful forests, volcanic lakes and even a variety of Madagascar's finest wildlife. What's not to love?

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Hell-ville

Hell-ville

The charming coastal town of Hell-ville is a teeny harbour town in Nosy Be. Nosy Be is in Madagascar. Actually, Hell-ville doesn't just lie within Nosy Be, it's the capital. Anyway, here you can enjoy a slice of beach-life with the blue-blue waters and green-green vegetation you see in the brochures.

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Photo by Belgianchocolate

Hell-ville, and its picture perfect landscape, can be found at the GPS coordinates of 13°24′0″S 48°16′0″E.

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Photo by Ingolfson

The city is actually named after this man - Anne Chrétien Louis de Hell.

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Photo by JMK

You'll find the city hoisted up on Madagascar's shoulder, on the west coast of the country's Diana Region.

Photo by Overlanding Africa

The seaside city offers piles of relaxing beach-type activities, including the chance to go out into the Madagascar seas in a boat.

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Photo by Steve

You know who likes to move-it move-it? This lemur, in the nearby Nosy Be Lokobe Reserve.

If sea, sand and sun are your thing, and you're into the idea of mixing it up with soul-searching views, brilliant bars, delicious seafood and fresh island fruit and vegetables, then I think you're going to have one helluva good time in Hell-ville.

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Ifaty

Ifaty

Ifaty is a small town situated in Madagascar. If you're looking to explore an island region, then Ifaty definitely deserves to be in the pool of potential destinations for your holiday. Enjoy canoe trips, fresh seafood for dinner (caught by the locals) and an afternoon of scuba diving the reef.

Ifaty

Here we have a beautiful view looking out over green Ifaty vegetation and the restless sea that lies ahead.

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Sailing with a local at Ifaty

Why not spend some time out on the sea with a local on a boat trip from Ifaty beach?

Image by Olivier Lejade

Ifaty beach

Isn't this photo of Ifaty beach just absolutely picture perfect? The photographer was either on their way to go fetch a cocktail, or about to run into the water.

Image by Olivier Lejade

Sunset over Ifaty beach

Don't get me started on the sunsets that sink behind the Ifaty horizon.

Image by Olivier Lejade

Boabab at Ifaty

Africa loves its boababs and Ifaty has a few of its own.

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Ifaty is one of Madagascar's truly beautiful coastal towns, offering travellers the watersports and relaxation they seek.

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Isalo National Park

Isalo National Park

Madagascar's Ihorombe Region is home to Isalo National Park, where you'll find a basketful of natural beauty. The park has running grasslands, sandstone formations, deep canyons and palm-lined oases. That's right - welcome to a national park with its very own paradise coves...

Isalo National Park

A beautiful waterfall glides down a rock cliff with delicate ease in Isalo National Park.

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Isalo National Park

On the road to Isalo National Park...

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Isalo National Park

The thick vegetation within Isalo National Park is thriving and runs on for miles.

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Isalo National Park

Grasslands and rock make up a large part of your Isalo National Park experience.

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Isalo National Park

The sun sinks behind the horizon within the Isalo National Park, giving the park time to reset before tomorrow's travellers arrive.

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Isalo National Park offers travellers the opportunity to experience landscape that varies from dry and harsh to lush and thriving. A memorable destination indeed.

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Lokobe National Park

Lokobe National Park

Lokobe National Park is situated on Nosy Be in Madagascar and is best known for its heady blend of island adventure, exotic wildlife and nature. That's exactly what a trip to one of Madagascar's national parks should be all about.

Nosy Be

Lokobe National Park has so much going for it. Not only is it home to a heap of delicate creatures and plants, but it's also found on Nosy Be.

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Black lemur

If you head into Lokobe National Park you may spot a black lemur. Keep your eyes peeled and your camera ready!

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A map of Madagascars protected areas

This map shows you exactly where the protected areas in Madagascar are... and Nosy Be's Lokobe National Park just happens to be in one of those areas. 

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Panther chameleon

This panther chameleon calls Lokobe National Park home. If you're lucky, you may spot him on your safari.

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Lokobe bird life

Lokobe National Park has definitely got its fair share of bird life.

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Lokobe National Park is a truly beautiful part of Madagascar and is a great place to get better acquainted with the various birds and wildlife that live on the island.

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Mahalina

Mahalina

Mahalina is a municipality on the beautiful island of Madagascar. It is packed with it's own character, friendly locals and relaxing landscapes that make you want to simply take a deep breath and enjoy life. In Mahalina travellers keep themselves busy by using the basketful of watersport activities. Mahalina is a great destination to enjoy snorkelling, kayaking and fishing. When you're not exercising your adventurous side in the ocean, then you may find tranquility in taking a walk along Mahalina beach, taking a scenic hike, or just capturing photographs of the surrounding area.

Mahalina locals know how to have a good time. Here we have a group showing off their culture proudly through dance.

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Diana region coat of arms

Here we have the Diana region's coat of arms. Mahalina falls under the district of Antsiranana II, which is a part of the Diana region.

Diana Region coat of arms by Regiondiana

Mahalina is in the Diana region of Madagascar

This map shows us in which region of Madagascar you'll find Mahalina.

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Always a market nearby

Always a market nearby. Fresh tomatoes anyone?

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Antsiranana Arab architecture

In this Antsiranana street we can see the Arabian influences coming through in the building architecture.

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If you're looking for a stretch of coast that is a prime fishing spot and holds a string of beautiful beaches, then Mahalina is for definitely a location to add to your list of options.

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Montagne d'Ambre National Park

Montagne d'Ambre National Park

If you delve into northern Madagascar, you'll find that Montagne d'Ambre National Park (also known as Amber National Park) isn't far away.

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Photo by Urutseg

Within the national park, Ambre Mountain is found in the montane forest that's hoisted up, thriving, the surrounding dry region lying below it.

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Photo by Marco Schmidt

Montagne d'Ambre National Park is known for its magical waterfalls, its crater lakes, and the many creatures that call the park home.

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Photo by Luc Legay

This fella is a chameleon. Montagne d'Ambre has a lot of these guys lurking about the rest of the park's rich land.

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Photo by Luc Legay

Fan of hiking? Hikes in the area are top-notch. The park bursts with vibrant green vegetation and the trails wind their way through it.

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Photo by Leonora Enking

The town of Sakaramy is a decent spot to stop on your way to Montagne d'Ambre National Park. Take a moment to chat to a local, or try the area's unusual-looking jack fruit.

Montagne d'Ambre National Park really is a gem of a park. That's why you'll find it incredibly easy to get to the park from one of the surrounding towns - there are bush taxis that head to the park every day.

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Nosy Be

Nosy Be

Nosy Be is an island in Madagascar. Nosy Be backpacking tours are one of the biggest highlights of Madagascar travel experiences and are highly recommended for all nature lovers.

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Nosy Iranja

Nosy Iranja

Nosy Iranja is an idyllic island in Madagascar that's got everything going for it. What's not to love about a tranquil stretch of coastline that offers brilliant wildlife spotting, beautiful beaches, pristine tropical forests... and that's only the natural attractions! Whether you're on a fast-paced overland trip, or a slow-paced honeymoon, Nosy Iranja is one of those places you can't help but feel relaxed in.

Nosy iranja by wadi destination

The vegetation on Nosy Iranja is thick and thriving and is great for that bird spotting or wildlife tracking safari in Madagascar.

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Nosy Iranja by Overlanding Africa

Being a seaside destination, there are loads of great watersport activities to keep you busy, as well as beautiful hikes.

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Nosy iranja

Few holiday experiences are as relaxing as one where you get the opportunity to dip your toes in the water and feel the sand between your toes.

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Tortoise by luc legay

Madagascar's wildlife include hordes of tortoises that call the land stretch of coast home.

Image by Luc Legay

Lemur by madaportal

Meet Maurice! Lemurs are resident to Madagascar's Nosy Iranja... but you'll get to experience that on a walking safari.

Image by Madaportal

If you're thinking about a trip that includes Nosy Iranja - go for it! Not only will you have the opportunity to sit back and smell the roses, but the swimming, fishing, snorkelling and safari activities will no doubt put a smile on your face.

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Nosy Komba

Nosy Komba

Nosy Komba is situated in Madagascar. When you're in Nosy Komba it's all about enjoying the snorkelling, scuba diving, beautiful beaches, island hikes and lemur spotting. Welcome to Nosy Komba! Madagascar has some absolutely stunning stretches of coastline, and Nosy Komba is one of them.

Nosy Komba by Overlanding Africa

Here we have an aerial shot of Nosy Komba. Anyone else wishing they were there right now?

Image by Overlanding Africa

On the Nosy Komba by Madaportal

It's not uncommon to see boats on the beach of Nosy Komba. Fishermen head out to work, and so do charter tourist boats.

Image by Madaportal

Nosy Komba lemur by VisitingMadagascar

Lemur! See, I spotted one already. I wonder if he knows Maurice.

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Nosy Komba drying rice by VisitingMadagascar

This is how locals of Nosy Komba dry their rice.

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Nosy Komba by Simonep

Nosy Komba is a picture perfect place to be. Beach sand, palm trees, inviting water. All that's missing is a cocktail.... and you!

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Nosy Komba is an idyllic destination in the heart of Madagascar where every day is a lemur-spotting, beach strolling day for travellers. 

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Ranomafana National Park

Ranomafana National Park

Welcome to a lush paradise. Welcome to Madagascar's Ranomafana National Park! The blend of amazing birdlife, rare wildlife and stunning views are what make Ranomafana National Park the natural gem it is. It's here that you can enjoy fresh nature walks and the opportunity to run into a member or five of Ranomafana National Park's large lemur variety.

Ranomafana national park by wallygrom

Ranomafana National Park is Parc National de Ranomafana in French. French is a language you'll almost definitely hear on the lips of the locals who live in the surrounding areas.

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Ranomafana national park by subiyurek

Ranomafana National Park truly does has beautiful rivers, mountains, vegetation, bird life and wildlife - all of which you can soak up when you head out on foot to explore the park on a walking safari or hike.

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Ranomafana national park scenery by wallygrom

Ranomafana National Park sure does have stretches of lush vegetation... and a variety of critters that call it home.

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Ranomafana national park frog by seancrane

Keep your eyes peeled and your tread lightly so that you can spot creatures like this Heterixalus Betsileo over here.

Image by SeanCrane

Ranomafana national park mongoose by consciouskaleidoscope

You may find yourself crossing paths with one of Ranomafana National Park's Mongooses if you're lucky. Keep your camera ready!

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There are so many great reasons to enjoy time within Ranomafana National Park all of them telling us one very sure thing about the park - it's a truly amazing place to be.

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St. Marie Island

St. Marie Island

St. Marie Island – wow, what a paradise. You’ll find this place of incredible beauty just off the east coast of Madagascar. Locals know the island as Île Sainte-Marie and when in a more formal context the island is called Nosy Boraha.

St. Marie Island is a good 10 km wide and 60 km long and is filled with the lushest spreads of thriving nature with its resident tree-loving lemurs and the humpback whales that play in the island’s surrounding water.

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Photo by Fabian Walker 

St. Marie Island is hugged by the clearest water you’ll ever come across and its coastal shores are dusted with white sandy beaches and vegetation that grow like green leafy afros.

Image by Ewick

Photo by Ewick

If you’re not relaxing on the beach or venturing off to tackle some of the area’s nature on a scenic walk, then grab a canoe and go play in the island’s waters.

Image by Antony Stanley

Photo by Antony Stanley

There’s just something about watching the sun sinking behind the St Marie Island sea. What a picture.

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Photo by Fabian Walker

You’ll find a string of great lodges perched right on the island’s beaches. Roll out of bed and onto the beach in less than 60 seconds!

Image by Frank Vassen

Photo by Frank Vassen

St. Marie Island is home to lush vegetation that’s thick and thriving on the island.

Travellers who enjoy tropical locations will fall in love with the green-greens, blue-blues and local culture of St. Marie Island. Don’t miss an opportunity to leave your footprints on the island…

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Tanikely

Tanikely

Another one of Madagascar's beautiful seaside destinations - Tanikely. What are you going to do first? If you're a lover of watersports then perhaps an afternoon of snorkelling, swimming or scuba diving? If you're not all that curious about the appeal of the sea, then there's always an opportunity to enjoy a walk on a wildlife and birdlife spotting tour. How about it?

Tanikely beach by Overlanding Africa

Just another day on the beach of Tanikely.

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Crabs for dinner by belgianchocolate

Mmm, what's for dinner? Care for some fresh crab?

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Tanikely from above by Overlanding Africa

A beautiful shot of Tanikely beach - showing off its azure water. Last one in is a rotten egg!

Image by Overlanding Africa

Beach pebbled on tanikely beach by labormikro

It's not always a sandy beach when in Tanikely. These little pebbles are what make up a stretch of the beach.

Image by Labormikro

Tanikely landscape by Overlanding Africa

What a view! Just stretches of worry-free water to enjoy when in Tanikely.

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Tanikely is a tropical paradise perfect for every kind of traveller. If you're a beach-lover who approves of relaxation, fun in the sun and palm trees... then I'll go get your bag.

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