Top fun things to do on a vacation in Madagascar
The fourth-largest island in the world isn’t a place that would leave you short of activities. Rather, this paradise island has lots of fun activities and adventures wrapped in its arid canyons, golden shores, lush mountains, and beautiful greenery. Whether you are on a solo vacation, business trip or with family and friends, there’s something for everyone in Madagascar. Even that business deal can be sealed off while lounging on wonderful beaches or over plates of sumptuous Malagasy dishes. If you are still unsure of the adventures to tick off your bucket list while visiting Madagascar, here are some fun things to do while in Madagascar.
Go Scuba Diving
Have you been dreaming of having a scuba diving experience?
A trip to Madagascar sure will give you lots of scuba diving opportunities to fulfill your dreams. Nosy Be Island which is the favorite and most famous island for divers is that routine scuba diving spot you wouldn’t want to miss. Madagascar boasts of about 3,000miles per 4,800 kilometers of coastline and so if you have a rare love for chilling at the beach, then you’ve found that favorite spot, for your trip. The Island offers charter boats that can serve as diving live boards. If you’d rather lounge and get a tan while sipping one of the island’s fruit drink combinations then you have a beautiful view to behold for as long as you wish to keep visiting Nosy Be Island. Another interesting thing about Scuba diving isn’t just the plunge but the rare opportunity of swimming with sharks. Swimming with the sharks has never gotten so scarier yet so enticing.
Get a taste of Madagascar’s local cuisine
Your vacation and adventures won’t be complete if you don’t end up with conquered plates of the local cuisine littered before you. The traditional local dishes normally include seafood or meat with veggies and rice to accompany it. Although spices are sparingly used to prepare Malagasy dishes, these dishes remain ever flavorful. So while in Madagascar, have a taste of Koba (popularly prepared for the locals and visitors. This dish is majorly peanut, rice paste, and banana wrapped in banana leaves. You could also taste the traditional beef stew known as the Romazava or the coconut and curried lima beans called Kabaro. While visiting the coastal region of Madagascar, ensure to try their seafood meal and wash your meals down with a popular drink gotten from burnt rice water and known as ranonapango or ranovola. The local Three Horses Beer will do a perfect job if your taste buds don’t appeal to the ranonapango.
Take a stroll at La Corniche
When the sun proceeds to bid farewell to the sky and the trees are swaying to the silent yet swift tunes of the evening breeze, know then that La Corniche is inviting you for a stroll. Walking down the elegant promenade which is surrounded by palm trees and street food carts in the evenings, is all the bliss you can imagine. Get drunk in love with the serenity an early morning sea breeze offers or the gentle caress of the evening’s departing sun rays while you gulp down chilled drinks. La Corniche is definitely the best place to experience a blissful stroll in Madagascar.
Pay the lemurs a visit
Ranomafana National Park and Andasibe-Mantadia National Park are homes to 12 species of lemur and a large population of Indri in Madagascar. Madagascar which is a place popularly known for wonderful creatures has about 100 different species and sub-species of this endemic creature known as the lemur. A visit to any of the aforementioned parks not only gives you the chance to see other endemic species such as the cat-like fossa, tenerics, and civets but it gives you an opportunity to pay the lemurs a visit. Even the endangered golden bamboo lemur will be happy to see you.
Go on a Road trip
Ever imagined getting in a vehicle, driving down the road that flanks the blues sea and taking in the fresh ocean breeze as your skin responds to the sensational touch of the moist air? If you can let your imaginations run so wild that it even pictures your hair dancing to the breeze, then Fort Dauphin is the right place for you. The picture-perfect landscape of Fort Dauphin will leave you spellbound and craving for more adventures on your road trip.
Conclusively, that rush of excitement that comes with being spellbound at a rare find and the curiosity of your next adventure is everything Madagascar offers. So pack your bags and set off for the wildest thrills of your life in Madagascar.
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