Our tourist maps
Discover Madagascar as you have never seen it before! Here are 4 new maps to print. Madagascar offers breathtaking scenery, unforgettable experiences, a deeply rooted culture and superb beaches. On your trip to Madagascar, discover the capital, Tanarive (or Antananarivo), the legendary Tsingy de Bemaraha and watch lemurs in the Anja Community Reserve. Discover our maps to plan your trip in the best possible way.
Spoilt by nature, Madagascar's flora and fauna are as varied as they are unusual, as the majority of the island's species are endemic. The island of Nosy Be and the Diego-Saurez region are where you will find the surprising red tsingy and the Emerald Sea.To the verdant east are Tamatave, Madagascar's largest port, and expanses of vanilla plantations. The central Imerina region is dotted with hills and the traces of ancient Madagascan kingdoms. And finally, the semi-arid eastern regions of Tulear and Fianarantsoa where the rice fields give way to grassy savannah, granite mountains, herds of zebu and the protected coastline. Baobab trees, limestone formations (tsingy) and the Tsiribihina river are some of Toliara's natural treasures.
Overview of 6 tourist regions
Far from the stereotypical beach destination, Madagascar relies on its natural heritage. Visitors are surprised by the unexpected wealth of the island's forests. Large numbers of lemurs, the country's mascot, can be seen in various national parks, such as Andasibe and Ankarafantsika. Marojejy in the west and Zombitse in the south are wonderful national parks to watch birds, many of which are endemic to Madagascar. Baobabs, the trees that look like roots reaching for the sky also contribute to the island's natural riches. The Tsingy de Bemaraha are a must see. A UNESCO world heritage site since 1990, some describe these limestone peaks as a forest, others think of them as cathedrals - the crevasses and canyons are an incredible sight. History buffs will enjoy a stopover in the capital, Antananarivo. The queen's palace which overlooks the city was once the seat of the ancient monarchy.
Routes and distances maps
Easy to get to, flights to Madagascar from London take around 15 hours. Prices vary considerably. The cheapest return flights are around £600, but expect to have to pay more. Inland, transport is one of Madagascar's weak points. In some areas, roads resemble obstacle courses. Journeys can be beautiful and challenging. Despite regular delays and cancellations, internal flights will save you time. Frequent flights from Fort Dauphin to Tuléar are available. Bush taxi and local transport will get you around the towns and cities.