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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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
  • 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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Netherlands
  • An African Adventure Atlas
  • This text divides the African continent into 15 geographical regions which are introduced over 30 pages and serve to lead the reader into the sections of the atlas, comprising National Parks, town plans and adventure activities. For ease of reference, colour-coded "tabs" clearly identify the different secitons, which include: Morocco and the... Read more
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Belgium
  • An African Adventure Atlas
  • This text divides the African continent into 15 geographical regions which are introduced over 30 pages and serve to lead the reader into the sections of the atlas, comprising National Parks, town plans and adventure activities. For ease of reference, colour-coded "tabs" clearly identify the different secitons, which include: Morocco and the... 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
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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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Netherlands
  • Madagascar (Other Places Travel Guide)
  • The authors, Maya Moore and Sara LeHoullier, fell in love with Madagascar during their time in the Peace Corps, and haven't been able to stay away since. Over the past several years, they have investigated every corner of this stunningly diverse island, immersing themselves in the language and culture, and discovering new adventures (not to... Read more
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Belgium
  • Madagascar (Other Places Travel Guide)
  • The authors, Maya Moore and Sara LeHoullier, fell in love with Madagascar during their time in the Peace Corps, and haven't been able to stay away since. Over the past several years, they have investigated every corner of this stunningly diverse island, immersing themselves in the language and culture, and discovering new adventures (not to... Read more
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Maps

De Zwerver
Netherlands
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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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
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Walking holidays

Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Réunion - wandelvakantie
  • Verborgen tussen koraalriffen in het blauwe water van de Indische Oceaan ligt ca. 700 km ten oosten van Madagascar, het tropische eiland Ile de la Réunion. Uitbundige vegetatie, spectaculaire bergpartijen en een van de meest actieve vulkanen van het zuidelijk halfrond. Met deze pittige trektocht verkent u voor een groot deel de spectaculaire... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Madagascar - Oog in oog met lemuren
  • Ga op stap met primatologe én SNP-reisleider Iris de Winter door het noordelijk deel van het eiland Madagascar. Ze laat je kennismaken met de intrigerende wereld van de uiteenlopende dieren op het diverse eiland, van kameleons tot zeedieren en van vogels tot lemuren, primaten die behoren tot de onderorde van de halfapen en alleen op Madagascar... Read more
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