Madagascar is indeed a world apart. Its rain forests are home to diademed sifakas, indri and tenrecs, while baobabs and pachypodia punctuate its desert landscapes. Curious about those exotic-sounding names? For even the best-traveled nature lover, Madagascar offers a kaleidoscope of discoveries. It's no wonder WWF has chosen it as a priority place—more than 80 percent of the island's rare and intriguing plants and animals, including more than 100 different varieties of lemur, exist only here. Look for them, plus Parson's chameleons, iridescent sunbirds and a host of intriguing animals you'll find nowhere else on Earth. Madagascar is a living time capsule: once part of a super-continent,
Madagascar broke away from that landmass 100 million years ago and has since existed largely in biological isolation. Come with us to discover a "continent" you never knew existed!