マダガスカルは、アフリカ東部から400km離れたインド洋に位置し、ユニークな種族の動植物が生息する日本の1.5倍の島です。 これらの種の90％はマダガスカル固有のものです。 キツネザル、鳥類、昆虫、爬虫類、両生類、カメの種がその中に多種多様に見られる。
Madagascar is also a cultural melting-pot taking its origin in Austronesian, Arab, Bantu, and European civilizations. Its historical monuments, traditions & ceremonies, handicrafts are all witness to this diversity.
Madagascar and its rich cultural and bio-diversity can be discovered in different ways. Adventure seekers can enjoy a wide range of tourism activities such as hiking, mountain climbing, canyon visiting, speleological activities, and cruising down the rivers. In addition, the island offers other activities related to the sea and beaches as well, such as whale watching, diving, sailing, sportive fishing or just vacationing in white sand beaches resorts.
Madagascar has a unique fauna and flora different from the African Continent by its high rate of endemism: 80% of animal species and 90% of plant species are endemic due to the isolation of the island. The best way to discover the rich biodiversity of the country is to visit the national parks and reserves. There are also few private parks.
Being a bridge between Asia and Africa, Madagascar has a culture that relates to both continents. The Malagasy people are peaceful and well known for their legendary hospitality. One common language, Malagasy, is spoken in the country with regional dialect variants. People in Madagascar share the following behaviour and customs: consumption of rice and zebu, the male circumcision and the respect paid to ancestors.