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Madagascar Wildlife Adventure

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Whether you're traveling to this biodiversity hotspot or just want to learn more about Madagascar, peruse this array of helpful resources. Our wildlife guides, packing tips and safari stories will inspire wonder of the island's rare endemic species, from lemurs and chameleons to towering baobabs. The links below open each article in a new tab.
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Wildlife Guide

Wildlife Guide

Learn about lemurs, chameleons and the other unique wildlife you'll encounter on your Madagascar adventure.
Madagascar Wildlife Trivia

Madagascar Wildlife Trivia

Take our quiz to put your knowledge to the test, then share it with friends to see who knows the most about this ecologically-rich island!
Weather & Climate

Weather & Climate

Find out what the typical weather conditions in Madagascar in this month by month breakdown of average temperatures and rainfall.
Packing List

Packing List

We’ve made a comprehensive list of all the clothing and gear you’ll want to pack so you'll be well prepared for your Madagascar trip.
Travel Stories & Articles
Memories of Madagascar

Memories of Madagascar

—By Jane Schneider
We were hiking in Andasibe National Park when we came upon this gray bamboo lemur. Gray bamboo lemurs are vertical climbers, and they jump from stalk to stalk in thick bamboo forests. But this one...
Malagasy Cuisine—Africa’s Tastiest & Most Diverse Dishes

Malagasy Cuisine—Africa’s Tastiest & Most Diverse Dishes

—Peter Davis Krahenbuhl
Madagascar is known for its exotic wildlife and a convergence of many diverse cultures, which is more than enough...
Fifteen Fascinating Facts About Lemurs

Fifteen Fascinating Facts About Lemurs

—By Emily Goodheart Kautz
Lemurs are only found on the island of Madagascar, located about 250 miles off the coast of Africa, and the Comoro Islands, a volcanic archipelago just to the...
Traveler Story: Madagascar Wildlife Encounters

Traveler Story: Madagascar Wildlife Encounters

—By Bernie Leighton
“There’s something just so amazing about walking to the door of your hotel room and having your concentration completely broken because there’s a troop of...
From Research to Ranomafana: Lemur Conservation in Madagascar

From Research to Ranomafana: Lemur Conservation in Madagascar

—By Emily Goodheart Kautz
I sat in the middle of the woods, waterproof notebook in hand, the pitter patter of raindrops falling around me. Out of...
A Kaleidoscope of Wildlife on Africa’s Largest Island

A Kaleidoscope of Wildlife on Africa’s Largest Island

—Peter Davis Krahenbuhl
Madagascar is indeed a world apart, a wildlife kaleidoscope, both visually and verbally! Its rain forests are home to primitive primates such as diademed...
Madagascar’s Wild, Wild West

Madagascar’s Wild, Wild West

—By Jordy Oleson
Madagascar is the most unique place I’ve ever been. Geographically, biologically, culturally—it is so isolated and truly seems to operate in a vacuum. This African...

Endangered and Endemic: The Fragile Wonders of Madagascar

Endangered and Endemic: The Fragile Wonders of Madagascar

—By Lisa Poppleton
Few places have more unique treasures to lose than Madagascar. Located in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of Africa...
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