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.
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There are so many stunning natural sights of Madagascar. They're awesome, breathtaking and jaw-droppingly magnificent.
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The coast of Madagascar is a tropical paradise.
Antsirabe is the third largest city in Madagascar. Its markets are as vibrant and colorful as anywhere on the island.
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When you think of the wildlife of Madagascar, it's usually lemurs that top the list.
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One of the most incredible species of flora on the island.
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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.
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Tana for short, is the capital of Madagascar.
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The people are some of the most endearing sights of Madagascar. They are colorful, humble and beautiful.
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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.
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From stone forest to lush verdant volcanic plains, the scenic landscape of Madagascar is so diverse.
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And that landscape makes for a diversity of habitats that provide home to wonderful wildlife.
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Not all the wonderful sights of Madagascar are the work of Mother Nature.
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Madagascar's stone forest is the largest in the world.
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So whimsical but that smile is infectious.
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Life is still untouched by modern conveniences in many places on the island.
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I know we've already seen a piccie of a market but this color palette is just so striking.
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Sifakas are a genus of Lemur, and as with all lemurs they are only found on the island of Madagascar
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But not all the wildlife is what we might call attractive.
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But some of it - like this carnivorous member of the mongoose family - is too cute.
Paradise on earth.
Numbering about 600,000, their name means "people of the long valleys." They mainly live along the western edge of the island.
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We started off with a picture of the Isalo National Park which was tranquil and calm. This shows its ruggedness.
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One of the most stunningly beautiful moths in the world.
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Mount Amber National Park is one of the most bio-diverse regions of the island.
Where the stone forest meets the ocean.
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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.
Leave the capital city behind and this is the sort of countryside you'll encounter.
One of the cutest animals of Madagascar. but also one of the most threatened.
The lake is an important wetland and the surrounding area is a national park.
A view to fire up your wanderlust
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And another - just because it beautiful enough to warrant seeing it lots.
The island of Nosy Be is Madagascar's largest and busiest tourist area. No surprises why.
Toamasina is Madagascar's chief sea port but it also delivers super coastal views thanks to the coral reef harbor.
This sounds much more romantic in its native Portuguese - Ladeiro da Morte.
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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.
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Yet another of the amazing tree species on the island.
The landscape of Central Madagascar.
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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.
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.
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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?