Botanical travel to Madagascar
Experience the green secret of the island
Madagascar as a country is known for its almost unbelievable diversity of plants and animals. Many of the species living on the island are endemic and live only on Madagascar in their natural habitat. For explorers and curious discoverers, Madagascar has always represented a true fascination in which as yet undiscovered plants and animals are just bustling about. Accordingly, it is not surprising that many people who want to enjoy their Madagascar vacation spend, focus on animals and plants as the main focus when planning their trip. In the following we would like to offer all botanically interested travelers give an outlook on the different possibilities that Madagascar offers for different tours. The focus is clearly on the Visits and explorations of spectacular plants. However, it can happen that one or the other animal is sighted on Madagascar. Basically you have with us the possibility individual tours to book. For botanical trips we have not yet worked out a fixed itinerary, as we would like to be guided entirely by your wishes. Accordingly, simply contact us and tell us your ideas of a perfect botanical journey to Madagascar and we will do the rest. Until then, feel free to use the following as inspiration.
Madagascar offers exciting plants in abundance
Even though Madagascar is facing some serious problems regarding the management of the flora and fauna on the island and the stands of the original forestation are decreasing, Madagascar still offers enough potential for numerous exploration tours through an exciting and varied flora that exists nowhere else on this planet. To be able to explore this breathtaking world adequately, it is recommended to plan a corresponding tour generously and with experience. For botanically interested Madagascar then offers the View of about 1,000 different species of orchids, several hundred endemic tree species and a variety of exceptional Baobabswhich are becoming increasingly rare nowadays. Numerous hitherto little researched Euphorbia species wait in Madagascar, as well as several hundred different species of Succulents, aloes and pachypodiums. Together with the unique variety of didiereaceae, Madagascar presents itself with a botanical diversity that can hardly be fully captured in just one trip.
The different regions of Madagascar and their inhabitants
Those who are interested in the world of Madagascar plants interested, who must expect that some of them are located in areas that are difficult to access. Basically, the island as such is divided into different regions, each of which has different inhabitants. Below we would like to give a small overview of where which plants can be discovered best.
The world of Euphorbias, Didiereaceae and other Succulents certainly offers the currently still largest world of tasks for researchers, since these plants have been very little researched so far. But even those who are only interested in the world of botany from a hobbyist's point of view can come across numerous extraordinary discoveries hope. The hot south of Madagascar is most recommended in this context. From Tulear to Fort Dauphin, numerous plants from this group can be found.
The rainforests and cloud forests with all their different plant species represent another botanical highlight on Madagascar represent. In particular the Cloud forests are nowadays only very rarely found as intact ecosystems on earth. The national parks Ranomafana, Marojejy and the complete Masoala Peninsula are highly recommended in this context. For botanically interested travelers is the east coast of Madagascar to be described as a real highlight anyway, as numerous endemic species are hidden in the steaming rainforests. Also the numerous Baobabs on the island seem incredibly fascinating to plant lovers. With their often bizarre looking growth forms some of them stretch out towards the sun with gigantic dimensions and impress thanks to their special characteristics. Those who want to enter the world of baobabs and study them in more detail are probably drawn to the dry West Coast Madagascar. There can be discovered numerous dry forests and just also the different species of baobabs, which adapt to the Dry climate have adapted perfectly.
Mangrove forests are facing increasing threats worldwide, and in Madagascar, too, changing conditions pose an increasing threat to this particular vegetation. Nevertheless, the mangrove forests are still numerous in the Coastal regions of Madagascar present. In particular the Area around Mahajanga as well as the Nosy Be Island offer many spectacular views in connection with the mangrove forests. If you are interested in one of these areas or would like to combine different destinations in one tour, in order to have a special comprehensive insight into the flora of the island of Madagascar we will be happy to assist you. As has already been indicated, many of the endemic plant species in Madagascar, especially in areas that have been little or not at all developed for tourism. Accordingly, we will take care of the necessary logistics for you and will also be happy to provide you with experienced Guides and local tour guides together. So you can enjoy the unique flora on your Trip to Madagascar experience even more impressively.