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

De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids Madagascar | Insight Guides
  • Dé gids als het gaat om achtergrondinformatie en prachtige foto’s. De combinatie van schitterende fotografie en verhelderende teksten staat borg voor de veelvuldig bekroonde Insight Guide-kwaliteit. De eerste hoofdstukken gaan over de energieke geschiedenis van het land, de natuur en gevolgd door de cultuur van de bevolking. Daaerna volgt een... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Natuurgids Madagascar Wildlife - Madagaskar | Bradt Travel Guides
  • Een gids met zowel een beschrijving van de mooiste gebieden en biotopen als een (beperkte) fotografische veldgids met aandacht voor de meest voorkomende soorten. Prachtig uitgevoerd. Puur alleen aandacht voor natuur. Engelstalig. Beautifully illustrated with full-colour photographs throughout, Madagascar Wildlife is a celebration of the unique... 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
  • 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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Bol.com
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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Bol.com
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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Bol.com
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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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Natuurgids Wildlife of Madagascar | Princeton University
  • The Indian Ocean island of Madagascar is one of the world's great natural treasures and ecotourism destinations. Despite being an island, it is home to nearly an entire continent's variety of species, from the famous lemurs to a profusion of bizarre and beautiful birds, reptiles and amphibians. Wildlife of Madagascar is a compact and... 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
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
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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
  • 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
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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
» 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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Bol.com
Netherlands
2017
  • Madagascar
  • 12th edition. A fully updated guide to Madagascar, with b/w and colour illustraions, maps and chartsA new, thoroughly updated 12th edition of Bradt's Madagascar, the leading and most comprehensive guide to this unique island nation, written by Hilary Bradt, who first visited in 1976 and has returned roughly 35 times, and Daniel Austin, who has... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2017
  • Madagascar
  • 12th edition. A fully updated guide to Madagascar, with b/w and colour illustraions, maps and chartsA new, thoroughly updated 12th edition of Bradt's Madagascar, the leading and most comprehensive guide to this unique island nation, written by Hilary Bradt, who first visited in 1976 and has returned roughly 35 times, and Daniel Austin, who has... Read more
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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
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
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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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Madagascar IGN 85125
  • 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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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wegenkaart - landkaart Southern Africa - Zuidelijk Afrika | Hildebrand's
  • Südliches Afrika 1 : 2 500 000. Hildebrand´s Urlaubskarte ab 9.95 EURO Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe. Stadtpläne von Cape Town / Kaapstad, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Windhoek. Verzeichnis der Orte und Sehenswürdigkeiten, Entfernungstabelle, Reiseinformationen. Dreisprachige Ausgabe:... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
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