The Best Tourists Attractions of Madagascar
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The Best Tourists Attractions of Madagascar

A list of the most popular tourists destinations in Madagascar.

Madagascar is the oldest island in the world. It is formerly part of the mainland Africa but broke away 85 million years ago. Due to its isolated location, many unique landforms and natural attractions can be found only in the island. The island country of Madagascar also developed many unique species of plants and animals that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

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Here are some popular tourist destinations in Madagascar.

1.) Tsingy de Namoroka Strict Nature Reserve

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Tsingy de Namoroka Strict Nature Reserve is a unique tourist attraction located in the province of Mahajanga located in the northwestern region of Madagascar. This nature reserve is also known as Namoroka National Park. It was established in 1927 and declared a special reserve in 1966 and is popular for its tsingy walls, canyons, caves and natural swimming pool.

2.) Avenue or Alley of the Baobabs

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Baobabs are native to Madagascar, a cluster of Baobabs known as the Avenue or Alley of the Baobabs is a popular tourist attraction in the country. This prominent group of Baobabs is located between Belon’i Tsiribihina and Morondaya in the western part of Madagascar. The striking landscape of the Baobabs draws thousands of tourists from around the world. These cluster of Baobabs about 30 meters tall are about 800 years of age and is the country’s most visited location in the area.

3.) Lake Tritriva

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Another awesomely beautiful tourist attraction of Madagascar is Lake Tritriva. This volcanic lake is located in the southwest-central region of Madagascar. The lake, which fills an extinct crater, is located near Belazao, a village in the region of Vakinankaratrae. One thing unusual about the lake is its water level. The water level of Lake Tritriva drops during rainy season and when the monsoon rains are over, its water level rises. Isn’t it amazing?

4.) Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve

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One of the most remarkable geological formations in the world is the Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve. This nature reserve is located near the western coast of Madagascar. It was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1990 because of the uniqueness of its geography and for its preserved mangrove forests, wild bird and lemurs.

5.) Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

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The Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park is a national park located in the southern portion of Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve. This unique tourist attraction of Madagascar features two geological formations: the Great Tsingy and the Little Tsingy. It was also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990.

6.) Royal Hill of Ambomihanga

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Another popular tourist destination in Madagascar is the Royal Hill of Ambohimanga. This cultural and historical significance site is located near Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar. This UNESCO World Heritage Site consists of a walled historic village including more than 500 years old residences and burial sites of Imerina Royalty, the royal family that united the island nation of Madagascar.

7.) Isalo National Park

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Isalo National Park is a unique and attractive tourist spot located in the region of Ihorombe. It is popular for its wide variety of terrain such as deep canyons, sandstone formations, grassland and palm-lined oases. All visitors are required to have a local guide and porter. The treks in Isalo National Park can last up to one week or longer.

Source: Madagascar

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Comments (5)

Stunning scenery. (I would not trust Wikipedia for specific details.)

Thanks for the tour kabayan.

Beautiful sights, great facts here, thanks kabayan.

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Africa travel can certainly be a surprise.

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Madagascar has been of interest to me since I was a little girl. You have vividly composed and added pictures to this well done article to help me enjoy it so much.I am out of votes, however I promote when that happens.