Madagascar has been called the land in a forgotten sea. It’s the fourth biggest island on earth and has a number of small peripheral islands off its coastline. With an unparalleled mixture of endemic wildlife and plant species in a variety of habitats from rainforest to reefs, Madagascar truly is one of the greatest biodiversity regions on earth.
Human settlement occurred in Madagascar around 1500 years ago with people arriving in canoes from areas around Borneo. A melting pot of cultures, it has a rich history and unique traditions, with warm, welcoming people at its heart. One of the major attractions to Madagascar is the lemur, with over 100 species endemic to regions across the island.
Madagascar provides half the world’s supply of sapphires
The official languages of Madagascar are Malagasy and French
27 million+, with over 2 million living in the capital
Over 85% of Madagascan plants and animals are found nowhere else on Earth
615 new species discovered in a 10-year period
Madagascar is one of the world’s major suppliers of vanilla and cloves
Miavana is located on the largest island in a secluded archipelago off the northeastern coast of Madagascar. An earthly paradise, Miavana is the perfect jumping off point for exploring mainland Madagascar. This is still a land wholly wild, where you can experience nature in an authentic and immersive way.
A world of lemurs and chameleons, Madagascar is truly unlike any other place on Earth. Fascinating creatures live amid the extraordinary landscapes, including many highly endemic species. Sprawling reefs and diverse terrain create an underwater haven for impressive marine life. No matter how you choose to explore, our expert activities team will hand-tailor activities to suit your needs and interests.