Hear about travel to Madagascar as the Amateur Traveler talks to Corinne Vail from reflectionsenroute.com about her travel to this island nation off southern Africa.
Corinne says of Madagascar, “We love to do anything outdoors, safari wildlife related. What better wildlife safari place to go to than Madagascar? We went for the lemurs and the chameleons and then after we got there we found out they had this fantastic cattle called zebu. Now they’re my favorite.”
“There is no place like it on Earth. It truly is this island out in the middle of the ocean where things evolved differently. And it is stunning.”
Corinne lays out an itinerary that mostly centered on the national parks with a lot of “adventure and hiking and rainforests and communing with lemurs and holding snakes galore.”
- Kirindy Mitea National Park with its Baobab trees and beaches and lemurs
- Ranomafana National Park with its tropical rainforest, chameleons, and lemurs (part of the Rainforests of the Atsinanana UNESCO World Heritage Site)
- Isalo National Park with its waterfalls and pools and lemurs
- Lemur Island preserve, which also had lemurs (as well as a reptile park)
They toured the island with a private car and driver which can have its challenges. It is slow and at times will rattle your bones but they also enjoyed seeing this lush country with its jungles and rice patties. They visited in the rainy season when it was wet and steamy but also very green.
Come hear about this stunning special island nation.
Madagascar Itineraries, Things To Do, and More!
Travel to Madagascar – Episode 141
Kirindy Mitea National Park
Ranomafana National Park
Isalo National Park
Vakona Forest Lodge near Lemur Island
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