For those who like extreme natural attractions, there are travel destinations in Madagascar that you should consider. In addition to the beautiful scenery, the diversity of beautiful flora and fauna also attracts tourists to visit to see and feel directly the natural charm of Madagascar.
However, the lack of supporting facilities and the distance of tourist destinations from the country’s capital, Antananarivo, are things that must be prepared by tourists. Adequate time and financial planning to mental and physical preparation should also be taken into consideration for tourists planning to go to Madagascar.
Nature tourism is indeed the best thing you can get when you visit Madagascar. We have summarized some interesting spots below. So that they can be recommendations for those of you who are going there.
Baobab Avenue is One of the Best Travel Destinations in Madagascar
The Baobab tree that is the hallmark of Madagascar is actually not spread evenly throughout Madagascar. If you want to see this unique tree that looks like a bottle, visit Baobab Avenue. A tourist attraction that is considered the most attractive for tourists.
Because it’s on this road that Baobab trees grow a lot. This giant tree lined up to form a kind of alley that makes the reflection of sunlight in the trees look so charming. Along the alley, around 200-250 Baobab trees with a height of more than 30 meters are scattered.
Baobab Avenue, located in Menabe, can be reached by land by around 12 hours from Antananarivo by 4×4 vehicles on extreme roads. But by using air transportation from Antananarivo to Morondava. Tourists who want to enjoy the sunset in the open without having to experience the extreme overland trips, Baobab Avenue can still be an option of travel destinations in Madagascar.
Royal Hill of Ambohimanga
This place is also known as “Rova”, or fort structure. Formerly, Rova was a historic village that was the residence of the Madagascar royal family and became an important cultural symbol for the Merina tribe.
The wall surrounding the village was built in 1847 using a mixture of lime and egg white. The Royal Hill of Ambohimanga has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
For tourists who do not have much time and sufficient stamina, Rova could be an option because it is located only 24 kilometers from the capital city of Madagascar, Antananarivo.
Tsingy de Bemaraha
Located in Melaky, western Madagascar, Tsingy de Bemaraha was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990. Due to its unique geography, mangrove forests, lemur populations, and wild birds. This is probably the best travel destinations in Madagascar.
This 666 square km nature reserve, 90 percent of it is filled with sharp limestone rocks as high as 100 meters, shaped like a knife. According to experts’ notes, no humans have lived or entered their forests for centuries.
For this reason, local people gave the name Tsingy (Malagasy language), ‘where people cannot walk’ to the nature reserve. To visit this nature reserve, fit physical condition is the main factor.
The extreme land travel and the lack of facilities during the trip will reduce the comfort of traveling for tourists who do not prepare properly to visit this tourist spot. Even using air transport, it still takes 7 hours by road from Morondava airport to Tsingy de Bemaraha.
If you are interested in visiting Madagascar, then you may include the above three tourist attractions in your itinerary. Travel destinations in Madagascar are very interesting to visit. Especially for those of you who like nature tourism.