Do you know Madagascar? It is actually a simple question which is easy to answer which Madagascar or Republic of Madagascar is one of the country in Africa. And the most famous of Madagascar is its National Parks and safari-like adventure you could get when visiting the country. So, what you see through the DreamWorks Animation of Madagascar is quite true though without a dancing lion. Some of you may have heard of Madagascar but most of you don’t have any idea what you should do when visiting Madagascar.
- Summer on the Beach
Summer in the beach sounds like a perfect idea especially the beach is located in Madagascar where wildlife adventure is collided with the natural wonder surrounding. There are a lot of beaches you could visit in Madagascar as well as the lifetime experience of seeing whales migrate. Furthermore, Madagascar has the World’s 3rd largest coral reef system that’s worth seeing.
- Exploring the National Parks
Madagascar is so packed of National Parks. Some that are highly recommended to visit is Isalo National Park which is also well known as Jurassic Park because in this place you could see the sandstone formation from the Jurassic period. Another parks that are also worth a visit is Andasibe National Park and Ranomafana National Park which is considered as the most important park in Madagascar. One more National Park you should visit is Tsingy de Bemaraha, it is the newest one but only in this National Park you could find the sharp limestone pinnacles.
- Experiencing the Wildlife
When you visiting the National Parks, try to not just following the guide tour. It’s better for you to explore and visit location which is not so touristy and you will experience the wildlife from the heart of its habitat. Especially for you who want to see Lemur because they are only found in the wild and very sacred. Unfortunately, their existence is already in the endangered list.
- Taking the Avenue of the Baobabs
Baobab tree is tree that makes Madagascar so famous because you could only find this tree in Madagascar. The Avenue of Baobabs is a road which both sides are lining the baobab trees. The view is impressive and it is one the region mostly visited by tourist who curious about the baobab tree.
- Touring through the Tsiribihina River
If you are in Madagascar, don’t miss the opportunity to explore the islands by taking the tour through Tsiribihina River. There are some companies that are offering this kind of tour but don’t expect to have a fancy cruise waiting for you because what you will get is much more better than that like having dinner under the stars located not far from your camp in the riverbank.
Unfortunately, the data from recent years have shown a shocking fact that asides from the popularity of the movie, Madagascar’s National Parks only receive visitors not more than 100 visitors per year. Moreover, more than 40% pristine forest in Madagascar has been exploited and endanger some floras and faunas which 80% of them only could be found in Madagascar. Surely you don’t want to hear the answer of the same question from your children one day in the future and their answer is totally different like “Madagascar? It’s an animation movie right?”. It is because Madagascar is starting to lose its best moment and to make it last forever is depending on us, whether we want to preserve it or keep burning it.