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The fourth largest island on the planet, Madagascar lies in the Indian Ocean a few hundred kilometers off the coast of Mozambique and South Africa. This former French colony which gained independence in 1960, has a colorful history and remarkable biodiversity.

 

Madagascar is like no place else on earth. Separated from Africa over 165 million years ago, the island’s plants and animals have evolved along unique lines. There are over 70 varieties of lemur, the world’s largest and smallest chameleons and the very rare elephant bird (the largest bird that has ever lived). On the southern end of the island, you can see the spiny octopus trees and on the west coast observe the bottle shaped baobabs. There are also over 60 different varieties of carnivorous pitcher plants.

 

The official currency is the Ariary, although Euros are widely accepted (as is the US dollar in the major centers). One Euro is roughly equal to 2730 MG Ariary. The best time to visit is from April to November (and especially July and August, when the average temperature is 30°C in coastal areas).

Nosy Be and the surrounding islands on the northeastern tip of Madagascar is the primary vacation destination for beach goers, attracting many tourists from around the world. Despite this popularity however, Nosy Be remains relatively unspoiled by runaway commercialism. This is, no doubt, part of its attraction. What the beaches give up in overt luxury, they more than make up for with tranquility, completely clear water and excellent seafood restaurants dishing up feasts right on the sand.
 

Geographical :
Madagascar
Boat Characteristics :
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Dates :
Departure : 02 August 2017
Duration : 1 weeks