Southern Madagascar

The Great Reef

The Great Reef on south west coast of Madagascar is the 5th largest coral reef in the world. The reef extends of 400 Kms along the coast and apart from basking in the sun on the wonderful white sand beaches, there is also great snorkelling, diving, fishing and whale watching. The main city in  the region is Tuléar which can be used a a base for exploring the Great Reef.

Réserve Spéciale de Cap Sainte Marie

Cap Sainte Marie is the southernmost point of Madagascar and feels an isolated, windswept place. The reserve is home to two protected species of tortoise and is a good place for whale watching. On the long white beaches it is still possible to find the bones and eggs of the extinct elephant bird, a legendary bird which was 3 meters tall.

Parc National de l’Isalo

Isalo National Park is located approximately 700 km southwest of Antananarivo. The park is filled with dramatic rock formations, canyons, gorges and rivers and is a great place to hike. One of the shortest and most popular trails is to the Piscine Naturelle. A natural stone cave overlooks a crystal-clear waterfall, which tumbles into a deep green pool surrounded by overhanging pandanus trees and offers a very welcome refreshment after a exhausting hike.

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