Highlights of Madagascar wildlife-watching holidays
Madagascar broke away from the supercontinent of Gondwanaland over 65 million years ago, drifting 400 kilometres into the Mozambique Channel, and in doing so created an evolutionary bubble where flora and fauna could adapt and thrive in a place of rich, indigenous biodiversity. Indeed, it is said that over 80% of the wildlife of the ‘8th continent’ of Madagascar is endemic, which makes Madagascar wildlife holidays some of the most exciting and unique on the planet. From breaching whales and egg cup sized lemurs to curious chameleons and the strange cat-like carnivore known as the fossa, Madagascar is the perfect destination for anyone who wishes to get up close and personal on a wildlife holiday. Getting in such close proximity to the wildlife does mean that Madagascar is a great place for family safaris too, with more time spent exploring on foot, and really getting involved with the destination.