Map

Cheap Flights to Madagascar

An island country located in the Indian Ocean and off the Southeast African coast, Madagascar is officially known as the Republic of Madagascar. It is also known as the Malagasy Republic. The country of Madagascar is composed of the island of Madagascar, the fourth largest island of the world, and several smaller nearby islands.

For travelers seeking a unique experience, a trip to Madagascar is a good option. It is known for its high level of biodiversity with over 90% of its wildlife unique and endemic to the area. Many of the plants found in Madagascar cannot be seen anywhere else in the world. The country, surrounded by the Indian Ocean, is also home to beautiful wide coastlines and a rich underwater marine life.

Madagascar enjoys only two seasons – a hot rainy season between the months of November to April and a cool dry season during the months of May to October. While travelers can still very much enjoy the country during these hot and rainy months, it is best to be prepared when planning a holiday in Madagascar. There are many activities to be had all-year so the best time to visit Madagascar will depend on the itinerary. Head on over between July to September to see the humpback wales and for sighting of baby lemurs, visit during the months of October to November. The months of September to December are also great for watching lemurs and chameleons as well as to enjoy the surrounding beaches.

When planning a vacation in Madagascar, travelers will be spoilt for choice on where to go, what to see and which activities to do. Here are just a few of the top tourist destinations in Madagascar that should not be missed:

Avenue of the Baobabs – Featuring a group of baobab trees that line the dirt road between Morondava and Tsiribihina, the Avenue of the Baobabs is a sight to behold. The site is the focus of local conservation efforts to protect its unique and beautiful landscape. The Avenue of the Baobabs is located in the Menabe region in western Madagascar.

Ranomafana National Park – Home to several rare species, the Ranomafana National Park is one of the most visited sites in Madagascar. It is home to Madagascar’s own lemur – primates that look like a cross between a cat, a squirrel and a dog. The park spans a land area of almost 42,000 hectares. It was established in 1991 in an effort to conserve and protect the unique biodiversity of Madagascar’s local ecosystem. Visitors to the Ranomafana National park can stay inside the park in any of the lodges and eco-lodges in the area.

Nosy Mangabe – A small island reserve located 2 kilometers away from Maroantsetra, a town in eastern Madagascar, Nosy Mangabe is part of the Masoala National park. Its tropical rainforest is home to the endangered aye-aye. Visitors can avail of the overnight accommodations in the island to get a chance to see the nocturnal aye-aye. Be aware that visitors to the area are required to have a tour guide when travelling to the island.

Visit Madagascar now and experience its beautiful, lush scenery and unique culture. Search for the cheapest air tickets and promo fares to Madagascar on Skyscanner Philippines.

Images by Flickr\Effervescing Elephant

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 15 days.