With its tropical climate, hugely diverse landscape, abundance of wildlife and friendly locals, it is no wonder Madagascar is quickly becoming a ‘must see’ destination for many travellers.

Lying adjacent to the east coast of Africa, this island is the world’s fourth biggest and seems in unique isolation as many mammals, birds and thousands of plants exist here that cannot be found anywhere else on earth. Stunningly diverse landscapes range from giant baobabs to highland rice fields and tranquil island beaches. Found off the coast of the mainland, Madagascar’s beaches are gloriously undeveloped, with golden and pure white sands and crystal clear turquoise waters inhabited by abundant marine life. Divers can explore wonderful sites, including underwater ‘cathedrals’ or shipwrecks, and will relish the chance to see rays and various kinds of sharks, while snorkellers have the chance to be equally awed by turtles and a rainbow of tropical fish. Head deep into the heart of the famous national parks and you will find lemurs, giant chameleons and prolific birdlife, not to mention some spectacular scenery, including lush rainforests and the famous Avenue of the Baobabs.