Working your way from Tana down to Tuleur in the southwest,
discover a puzzle of landscapes, vegetation and ethnic groups, from
the rice producing terraced highlands and the tropical forest of
Ranomafana to the mountains of the Tsaranoro Valley and the semi
desert canyons of Isalo National Park.
Along the way, visit National Parks rich in endemic flora and
fauna, encounter countless species of lemur and other fantastical
creatures, discover local cultural traditions and be welcomed by
the incredible hospitality of remote villages which have yet to
embrace the 21st century. Spend half a day relaxing on one of the
country's most scenic train journeys or go horse riding in the
Isalo National Park, Madagascar's equivalent of the Rockies.
With lovely new accommodation options springing up all the time,
you can stay in comfortable hotels each night making this a great
first foray into Madagascar. After travelling the length of the
country, or half of it at least, relax on one of the many pristine
beaches scattered along the coast.