Its exceptional biodiversity and stunning landscapes make the large island of Madagascar, just off the African coast, a unique destination.Explore by car along the N7, by train between Fianarantsoa and Manakara, or by boat along the Canal des Pangalanes: all three options will introduce you to the rhythms of Madagascan life and take you through the superb scenery between the central highlands and the arid south. Follow the Allée des Baobabs or simply take a stroll through the Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, with its unique limestone peaks, or explore the vast primary forest of the Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, home to the Indri lemur. Enjoy the coast with its superb sea life and idyllic beaches: Île Sainte-Marie, Île aux Nattes and Nosy Be. And don't miss the Masoala peninsula where humpback whales come to breed just off the coast. Finally, don't leave the island without visiting the Ankarana reserve, where you can admire the royal tombs of Antakarana; the royal city of Antananarivo, the capital; and the palace of Andafiararatra, with its rich collections of Rova art. Madagascar truly is a stunning island full of treasures!