Madagascar

Description

Madagascar

The island nation of Madagascar, or Malagasy as it was formerly known, is located to the southeast of the African mainland, in the Indian Ocean. It is famous for it's rich and unique flora and fauna.

The landscape is defined by mountain ranges of the central highlands running in a north-south direction. Highest peak is Maromokotro (2876 m), part of the Tsaratanana Massif in the north of the island. The east coast is a straight and narrow strip of lowlands separated from the ocean by a 800 km long lagoon. The actual beach is very steep and dangerous (sharks). Towards the west the central highlands rise up abruptly, offering a variety of landscapes ranging from eroded hills and granite outcrops to volcanic formations, lakes and a north-south rift valley. The west coast is broad with sedimentary formations and good natural harbors. In the southwest semi-desert conditions prevail. Most of the remaining rainforests are found on the steep hills along the east coast. The central highlands and west coast are largely savanna.

Long and short hikes are possible inside the numerous national parks and in many nature reserves, such as Masoala, Andasibe, Bemaraha, Ankarana, Andringitra, Tsingy de Namoroka etc. Do bring your camping gear, and prepare yourself for tropical and humid conditions.

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Books

Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Mauritius South Rugged Scenery and Stunning Beaches
  • Mauritius is a tropical island situated in the Indian Ocean. With mountains of volcanic origin and sandy beaches surrounded by coral reefs this Souvenir Collection of Colour Photographs portrays an interesting range of attractions and activities accessible from the south coast of the island. Includes Map of Mauritius, beach barbecue, boat... Read more
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Belgium
  • Mauritius South Rugged Scenery and Stunning Beaches
  • Mauritius is a tropical island situated in the Indian Ocean. With mountains of volcanic origin and sandy beaches surrounded by coral reefs this Souvenir Collection of Colour Photographs portrays an interesting range of attractions and activities accessible from the south coast of the island. Includes Map of Mauritius, beach barbecue, boat... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Mauritius South Rugged Scenery and Stunning Beaches
  • Mauritius is a tropical island situated in the Indian Ocean. With mountains of volcanic origin and sandy beaches surrounded by coral reefs this Souvenir Collection of Colour Photographs portrays an interesting range of attractions and activities accessible from the south coast of the island. Includes Map of Mauritius, beach barbecue, boat... Read more
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Belgium
  • Mauritius South Rugged Scenery and Stunning Beaches
  • Mauritius is a tropical island situated in the Indian Ocean. With mountains of volcanic origin and sandy beaches surrounded by coral reefs this Souvenir Collection of Colour Photographs portrays an interesting range of attractions and activities accessible from the south coast of the island. Includes Map of Mauritius, beach barbecue, boat... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Voyaging Under Power
  • The passagemaking bible updated to help you live yourlong-distance voyaging dreamsFirst published in 1975, Robert Beebe's Voyaging Under Power revolutionized long-distance cruising, encouraging powerboaters to enjoy what was once exclusive to sailboats and their crews: crossing oceans to exotic, interesting, and beautiful places in comfort with... Read more
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Belgium
  • Voyaging Under Power
  • The passagemaking bible updated to help you live yourlong-distance voyaging dreamsFirst published in 1975, Robert Beebe's Voyaging Under Power revolutionized long-distance cruising, encouraging powerboaters to enjoy what was once exclusive to sailboats and their crews: crossing oceans to exotic, interesting, and beautiful places in comfort with... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Mauritius South Rugged Scenery and Stunning Beaches
  • Mauritius e un'Isola Tropicale situata nell'Oceano Indiano. Con le montagne di origine vulcanica e le spiagge sabbiose circondate da barriere coralline questa Souvenir Raccolta of colour fotografie ritrae una interessante gamma di Attrazioni e Attivita accessibili dalla costa sud dell'isola. Include Mappa di Mauritius, beach barbecue, gite in... Read more
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Belgium
  • Mauritius South Rugged Scenery and Stunning Beaches
  • Mauritius e un'Isola Tropicale situata nell'Oceano Indiano. Con le montagne di origine vulcanica e le spiagge sabbiose circondate da barriere coralline questa Souvenir Raccolta of colour fotografie ritrae una interessante gamma di Attrazioni e Attivita accessibili dalla costa sud dell'isola. Include Mappa di Mauritius, beach barbecue, gite in... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
  • DuMont Reise-Taschenbuch Reiseführer Madagaskar
  • Feine Sandstrände reihen sich an der 4828 Kilometer langen Küste auf. Madagaskar lockt mit einzigartiger Naturvielfalt: Während in den östlichen Regenwäldern Chamäleons inmitten üppiger Vegetation leben, überrascht die Halbwüste im Südwesten mit dorniger Flora und der auch als Zimmerpflanze beliebten Madagaskar-Palme. Autor Heiko Hooge... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Mauritius South Rugged Scenery and Stunning Beaches
  • Mauritius is a tropical island situated in the Indian Ocean. With mountains of volcanic origin and sandy beaches surrounded by coral reefs this Souvenir Collection of Colour Photographs portrays an interesting range of attractions and activities accessible from the south coast of the island. Includes Map of Mauritius, beach barbecue, boat... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Mauritius South Rugged Scenery and Stunning Beaches
  • Mauritius is a tropical island situated in the Indian Ocean. With mountains of volcanic origin and sandy beaches surrounded by coral reefs this Souvenir Collection of Colour Photographs portrays an interesting range of attractions and activities accessible from the south coast of the island. Includes Map of Mauritius, beach barbecue, boat... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Mauritius South Rugged Scenery and Stunning Beaches
  • Mauritius is a tropical island situated in the Indian Ocean. With mountains of volcanic origin and sandy beaches surrounded by coral reefs this Souvenir Collection of Colour Photographs portrays an interesting range of attractions and activities accessible from the south coast of the island. Includes Map of Mauritius, beach barbecue, boat... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Mauritius South Rugged Scenery and Stunning Beaches
  • Mauritius is a tropical island situated in the Indian Ocean. With mountains of volcanic origin and sandy beaches surrounded by coral reefs this Souvenir Collection of Colour Photographs portrays an interesting range of attractions and activities accessible from the south coast of the island. Includes Map of Mauritius, beach barbecue, boat... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Mauritius South Rugged Scenery and Stunning Beaches
  • Mauritius is a tropical island situated in the Indian Ocean. With mountains of volcanic origin and sandy beaches surrounded by coral reefs this Souvenir Collection of Colour Photographs portrays an interesting range of attractions and activities accessible from the south coast of the island. Includes Map of Mauritius, beach barbecue, boat... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Mauritius South Rugged Scenery and Stunning Beaches
  • Mauritius is a tropical island situated in the Indian Ocean. With mountains of volcanic origin and sandy beaches surrounded by coral reefs this Souvenir Collection of Colour Photographs portrays an interesting range of attractions and activities accessible from the south coast of the island. Includes Map of Mauritius, beach barbecue, boat... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Mauritius South Rugged Scenery and Stunning Beaches
  • Mauritius is a tropical island situated in the Indian Ocean. With mountains of volcanic origin and sandy beaches surrounded by coral reefs this Souvenir Collection of Colour Photographs portrays an interesting range of attractions and activities accessible from the south coast of the island. Includes Map of Mauritius, beach barbecue, boat... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Mauritius South Rugged Scenery and Stunning Beaches
  • Mauritius is a tropical island situated in the Indian Ocean. With mountains of volcanic origin and sandy beaches surrounded by coral reefs this Souvenir Collection of Colour Photographs portrays an interesting range of attractions and activities accessible from the south coast of the island. Includes Map of Mauritius, beach barbecue, boat... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
  • Vogelgids Birds of the Indian Ocean | Struik publishers
  • Uitgebreide vogelgids van de eilanden Madagascar - Reunion - Mauritius - Comoren - Seychellen en de Mascarene eilanden. Heldere tekeningen, verspreidingskaarten en een duildeijke tekst. Birds of the Indian Ocean Islands is a comprehensive guide to the bird life of Madagascar, the Seychelles, the Comoros, and the Mascarenes – an area that boasts... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Mauritius South Rugged Scenery and Stunning Beaches
  • Mauricio e uma Ilha Tropical situada no Oceano Indico. Com montanhas de origem vulcanica e praias cercadas por recifes de corais esta Lembranca Coleccao da cor fotografias retrata uma interessante variedade de Atraoes e Atividades acessiveis a partir da costa sul da ilha. Inclui Mapa de Mauricio, churrasco de praia, passeios de barco, Black... Read more
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Belgium
  • Mauritius South Rugged Scenery and Stunning Beaches
  • Mauricio e uma Ilha Tropical situada no Oceano Indico. Com montanhas de origem vulcanica e praias cercadas por recifes de corais esta Lembranca Coleccao da cor fotografias retrata uma interessante variedade de Atraoes e Atividades acessiveis a partir da costa sul da ilha. Inclui Mapa de Mauricio, churrasco de praia, passeios de barco, Black... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Mauritius South Rugged Scenery and Stunning Beaches
  • Mauritius is a tropical island situated in the Indian Ocean. With mountains of volcanic origin and sandy beaches surrounded by coral reefs this Souvenir Collection of Colour Photographs portrays an interesting range of attractions and activities accessible from the south coast of the island. Includes Map of Mauritius, beach barbecue, boat... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
» Click to open
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Mauritius South Rugged Scenery and Stunning Beaches
  • Mauritius is a tropical island situated in the Indian Ocean. With mountains of volcanic origin and sandy beaches surrounded by coral reefs this Souvenir Collection of Colour Photographs portrays an interesting range of attractions and activities accessible from the south coast of the island. Includes Map of Mauritius, beach barbecue, boat... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Mauritius South Rugged Scenery and Stunning Beaches
  • Mauritius is a tropical island situated in the Indian Ocean. With mountains of volcanic origin and sandy beaches surrounded by coral reefs this Souvenir Collection of Colour Photographs portrays an interesting range of attractions and activities accessible from the south coast of the island. Includes Map of Mauritius, beach barbecue, boat... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
» Click to open
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Mauritius South Rugged Scenery and Stunning Beaches
  • Mauritius is a tropical island situated in the Indian Ocean. With mountains of volcanic origin and sandy beaches surrounded by coral reefs this Souvenir Collection of Colour Photographs portrays an interesting range of attractions and activities accessible from the south coast of the island. Includes Map of Mauritius, beach barbecue, boat... Read more
» Click to close
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Mauritius South Rugged Scenery and Stunning Beaches
  • Mauritius is a tropical island situated in the Indian Ocean. With mountains of volcanic origin and sandy beaches surrounded by coral reefs this Souvenir Collection of Colour Photographs portrays an interesting range of attractions and activities accessible from the south coast of the island. Includes Map of Mauritius, beach barbecue, boat... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
» Click to open
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Mauritius South Rugged Scenery and Stunning Beaches
  • Mauritius is a tropical island situated in the Indian Ocean. With mountains of volcanic origin and sandy beaches surrounded by coral reefs this Souvenir Collection of Colour Photographs portrays an interesting range of attractions and activities accessible from the south coast of the island. Includes Map of Mauritius, beach barbecue, boat... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Madagascar - Madagaskar | Lonely Planet
  • De perfecte reisgids voor zowel de georganiseerde als de zelfstandige reiziger. Naast een algemene inleiding van het land / streek vol met praktische informatie over hoe je er het beste kunt reizen: slapen, eten, vervoer, excursies ... alles kun je er in vinden. Engelstalig. Lonely Planet Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of Madagascar,... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Madagascar IGN
  • Madagascar at 1:1,250,000 from the IGN with cartography from MairDumont, with more smaller settlements than on other maps of the whole country. Very effective relief shading, altitude colouring and spot heights present the topography, with colouring and/or graphics for seasonal lakes and swamps, mangrove, sand dunes, rice fields, waterfalls,... Read more
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Walking holidays

Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Madagascar - rondreis
  • Deze natuurreis brengt je langs de hoogtepunten van Madagascar. Je reist met een privé-chauffeur door het land van lemuren, baobabs, olifantsbomen en orchideeën en je ontdekt - in dit continent op zich - de unieke planten- en dierenwereld tijdens de mooie wandelingen die je maakt.  Je bezoekt de prachtige Nationale Parken zoals Andasibe,... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Madagascar - Vogel- en natuurreis
  • Madagascar is simpelweg uniek en in alle opzichten een topbestemming voor natuurbeleving van wereldklasse. In deze enerverende reis bezoeken we natuurparken van een zo groot mogelijke diversiteit. Van uitbundig regenwoud tot ondoordringbare 'spiny' euphorbia-bossen, soortenrijke wetlands, groene rijstvelden tot zonnige mangroves en... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Réunion - wandelvakantie
  • Verborgen tussen koraalriffen in het blauwe water van de Indische Oceaan ligt ca. 700 km ten oosten van Madagascar, het tropische eiland Ile de la Réunion. Uitbundige vegetatie, spectaculaire bergpartijen en een van de meest actieve vulkanen van het zuidelijk halfrond. Met deze pittige trektocht verkent u voor een groot deel de spectaculaire... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Madagascar - Oog in oog met lemuren
  • Ga op stap met primatologe én SNP-reisleider Iris de Winter door het zuidelijk deel van het eiland Madagascar. Ze laat je kennismaken met de intrigerende wereld van de lemuren, primaten die behoren tot de onderorde van de halfapen. Deze dieren vertonen een aantal eigenschappen die als primitief worden beschouwd. Iris de Winter – in juni 2018... Read more
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