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The sights of Madagascar are among the most unique in the world. The large island off the southeast coast of Africa has some of the most amazing scenery and wildlife, and much of it is not found elsewhere - its separation from the African continent has resulted in isolated evolution. Ready to be wowed? Come with me on a whirlwind tour of the sights of Madagascar.

1. Natural Swimming Pool, Isalo National Park

Natural Swimming Pool, Isalo National Park

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There are so many stunning natural sights of Madagascar. They're awesome, breathtaking and jaw-droppingly magnificent.

2. Sainte Marie Island

Sainte Marie Island

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The coast of Madagascar is a tropical paradise.

3. Market in Antsirabe

Market in Antsirabe

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Antsirabe is the third largest city in Madagascar. Its markets are as vibrant and colorful as anywhere on the island.

4. Lemur

Lemur

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When you think of the wildlife of Madagascar, it's usually lemurs that top the list.

5. Baobab Trees

Baobab Trees

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One of the most incredible species of flora on the island.

6. Fianarantsoa-Côte Est Railroad

Fianarantsoa-Côte Est Railroad

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The railroad was built by the French when they ruled the island. It takes you on an amazing journey through some of the most threatened habitat in the world.

7. Antananarivo

Antananarivo

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Tana for short, is the capital of Madagascar.

8. Woman Taking Goose to Market

Woman Taking Goose to Market

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The people are some of the most endearing sights of Madagascar. They are colorful, humble and beautiful.

9. Red Tsingy of Antsiranana

Red Tsingy of Antsiranana

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Tsingy is the "stone forest" of Madagascar This is an unusually red-colored area - most is grey limestone. - as you'll see later.

10. Volcano near Ankisabe

Volcano near Ankisabe

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From stone forest to lush verdant volcanic plains, the scenic landscape of Madagascar is so diverse.

11. Flycatcher

Flycatcher

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And that landscape makes for a diversity of habitats that provide home to wonderful wildlife.

12. Antsirabe Cathedral

Antsirabe Cathedral

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Not all the wonderful sights of Madagascar are the work of Mother Nature.

13. Tsingy De Bemaraha National Park

Tsingy De Bemaraha National Park

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Madagascar's stone forest is the largest in the world.

14. Antandroy Woman Carrying an Iron

Antandroy Woman Carrying an Iron

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So whimsical but that smile is infectious.

15. Driving Herds of Zebus to Market, Ambalavao

Driving Herds of Zebus to Market, Ambalavao

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Life is still untouched by modern conveniences in many places on the island.

16. Colorful Market

Colorful Market

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I know we've already seen a piccie of a market but this color palette is just so striking.

17. Sifaka

Sifaka

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Sifakas are a genus of Lemur, and as with all lemurs they are only found on the island of Madagascar

18. The Satanic Leaf-tailed Gecko

The Satanic Leaf-tailed Gecko

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But not all the wildlife is what we might call attractive.

19. Fossa

Fossa

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But some of it - like this carnivorous member of the mongoose family - is too cute.

20. Beautiful Beach

Beautiful Beach

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Paradise on earth.

21. Girl of the Sakalava Tribe

Girl of the Sakalava Tribe

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Numbering about 600,000, their name means "people of the long valleys." They mainly live along the western edge of the island.

22. Isalo National Park

Isalo National Park

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We started off with a picture of the Isalo National Park which was tranquil and calm. This shows its ruggedness.

23. Madagascar Moon Moth

Madagascar Moon Moth

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One of the most stunningly beautiful moths in the world.

24. Mt. D'Ambre National Park

Mt. D'Ambre National Park

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Mount Amber National Park is one of the most bio-diverse regions of the island.

25. Emerald Sea

Emerald Sea

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Where the stone forest meets the ocean.

26. Moringa Del Madagascar

Moringa Del Madagascar

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This incredible looking tree is a wonder. It is edible but it is also one of the main considerations as a future biofuel.

27. Antananarivo Valley

Antananarivo Valley

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Leave the capital city behind and this is the sort of countryside you'll encounter.

28. Aye-aye

Aye-aye

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One of the cutest animals of Madagascar. but also one of the most threatened.

29. Lake Tsimanampetsotsa

Lake Tsimanampetsotsa

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The lake is an important wetland and the surrounding area is a national park.

30. Indian Ocean

Indian Ocean

A view to fire up your wanderlust

31. Madagascar

Madagascar

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And another - just because it beautiful enough to warrant seeing it lots.

32. Nosy Be

Nosy Be

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The island of Nosy Be is Madagascar's largest and busiest tourist area. No surprises why.

33. Milky Way

Milky Way

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View of Madagascar Island East, from French territory Reunion Island coast,

34. Toamasina

Toamasina

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Toamasina is Madagascar's chief sea port but it also delivers super coastal views thanks to the coral reef harbor.

35. Slope of Death

Slope of Death

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This sounds much more romantic in its native Portuguese - Ladeiro da Morte.

36. Analavory Geyser, Ampefy

Analavory Geyser, Ampefy

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Analavory is a cold geyser, as there is no volcanic activity underground, and is located in the middle of the island of Madagascar. The color of the geyser is caused by large amounts of iron and lime that are dissolved by the water when it gets contact with the outside.

37. Spiny Forest near Berenty

Spiny Forest near Berenty

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Yet another of the amazing tree species on the island.

38. Deforested Hills and Silt-laden River

Deforested Hills and Silt-laden River

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The landscape of Central Madagascar.

39. Antsiranana Bay

Antsiranana Bay

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Antsiranana Bay, the large natural bay along the northeast coast of Madagascar, is considered one of the finest natural harbors in the world.

40. Andavadoaka

Andavadoaka

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Andavadoaka is a small fishing village on the southwest coast. It lies on the edge of a shallow lagoon protected from ocean by submerged barrier coral reefs. Owing to the remoteness and isolation, these reefs are thought to possess a significantly higher abundance and diversity of marine life than other reefs in southwest Madagascar.

41. Sand Bank Linking the Two Little Islands of Nosy Iranja and Nosy Be

Sand Bank Linking the Two Little Islands of Nosy Iranja and Nosy Be

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Just another reason why tourists love this part of Madagascar.

There are so many sight and attractions of Madagascar that I could have included on this tour. Sadly, we end here. But, that's just a great excuse to go see them for yourself. Fancy a trip?