Official name: Republic of Madagascar

Capital: Antananarivo

Area: 587.041 km²

Population: 27,69 million (2020)

Official languages: Malagasy and french

    Madagascar is unique: 5% of all known animal and plant species can be found on the island, the fourth largest on the planet - and nowhere else. The country's iconic animal is the lemur, but strange and peculiar creatures abound: baobabs, insects, sharks, frogs, orchids, palm trees, birds, turtles, mongoose. The list is extensive and much of this biodiversity is threatened by climate change and population pressure.
    Few places on Earth offer such an intense kaleidoscope of nature: you can go from rainforest to desert in just 300 km. For those who like adventure is the right destination: challenging trails, national parks with few visitors, remote islands and deserted beaches are everywhere. The list of activities will never make you bored: trekking, diving, mountain biking, kitesurfing, climbing, whale watching, surfing, sport fishing...
    Madagascar was populated by successive migratory waves, but most of the island's original inhabitants came from Polynesia and Malaysia during the 6th century. Culture, architecture and traditions of Malagasy people are also particular: there are countless opportunities to interact with the local population. Just immerse yourself in traditional villages, folk festivals such as Fanompoambe and Sambatra, typical cuisine and colonial architecture - a new world will be revealed.
    Atlantic Connection Travel offers the best selection of personalized itineraries, travel packages and exclusive experiences for those who want to visit Madagascar with safety, creativity and intelligence. Travel in comfort and tranquility, exploring the continent with our support and the authority of 25 years of expertise in Africa.

  • Government system: Presidentialist Republic
    Religion: 85% Christian, 3% Muslim
    Climate: tropical and subtropical
    Currency: Ariary
    Time zone: Eastern Africa Time (UTC/GMT +3)

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    Health: international proof of yellow fever vaccination required