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Madagascar Travel Stories & Articles

Ever wonder what its like to watch primeval primates play in the arching branches of baobabs overhead? Curious about what strange and compelling creatures you can find on this island, which teems with biodiversity? Find out in this collection of inspirational, firsthand accounts written by Nat Hab travelers and staff. The links below open each article in a new tab.
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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