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Madagascar is a unique dream destination for nature and outdoor lovers alike. With is thriving rainforests, captivating beaches and mesmerizing deserts, this destination is one of the few places on earth that offers an iridescent mélange. Adventurous travellers who crave a challenge must travel to this destination for an escapade of a lifetime. Visit the fourth largest island in the world, for a one of a kind experience like no other.
To begin your journey, start from the city of Antisiranana and explore the deepwater harbours here before you travel to the town of Maromokotra where the rice, banana, maize and catechu plantations can be viewed. Move onto the coastal city of Antalaha where you can view the perfect pristine waters of the Indian Ocean. Next, travel to the lively market town of Maroantsetra before you travel to the commune city of Mandritsara and onto the capital city of Antananarivo. The city of Ambositra is next on your destination, with its wood carving industry making an ideal and interesting spot to visit before you move onto the city of Faux Cap to complete your journey.
Madagascar is not without its exciting and attractive attractions. Nature lovers must visit the exotic avenue of the Baobabs trees that line the dirt tracks that is spread over 260 meters long. Travellers can also visit the fascinating Tsingy de Bemaraha, which is the largest limestone plateau reserve and home to several of the local flora and fauna. The Tsingy de Ankarana is a slightly smaller version of this phenomenon geological formation and easily accessible. Apart from this natural attraction, the Ranomafana National Park, Isalo National Park and the Amber Mountain National Park are some of the most popular natural attractions on this island. Visitors can also travel to the countries only royal yet rustic residence situated in the flourishing landscape. The Royal Hill of Ambohimanga is a historical village and is considered a sacred spot by the locals over 500 years ago.
The cuisines in Madagascar commonly called the Malagasy cuisine encompasses several diverse culinary traditions. With a distinctive influence from Southeast Asian, African, Indian, Chinese and European immigrants, visitors will have several dining choices to choose from. Although rice is predominantly the staple food here, there are several cuisines created from it that reflect the diversity that exists here. A side dish comprising of laoka is most common with every meal. The savory mofo is the local street snack that is popular with the locals. Visitors can also tantalize their taste buds with the fruit fritters found in most of the street stalls here. Complete the meal with the traditional dessert called the Koban-dravina to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Visitors will have a large variety of adventure sports to choose from. Go kite or windsurfing on the coastal areas for a quick jolt of adrenaline. Go kayaking on the raging rivers or even deep sea dive or snorkel amongst the marine critters.
Plan your trip to ensure that you make the best of the excitement and adventure you can get from this destination. But it is best to prepared for any possibility of misfortune and mishaps that might occur here. An ideal way to protect you is through a safety net. Flexicover, with its range of single trip travel insurance, multi-trip travel insurance, gap-year travel insurance and many other covers, ensures that you are well equipped for every eventuality.
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