RISKING IT ALL FOR LOVE – NEW BRIGHT BLUE STICK INSECT DISCOVERED IN MADAGASCAR

New Bright Blue Stick Insect Species Discovered in Madagascar

To this day, new species of flora and fauna are being discovered in Madagascar. When a country is just such a rich and bountiful smorgasbord of creatures and vegetation to discover it shouldn’t be that surprising that we haven’t found everything yet, but it is still exciting! The latest discovery is a rare giant stick … Read moreRISKING IT ALL FOR LOVE – NEW BRIGHT BLUE STICK INSECT DISCOVERED IN MADAGASCAR

GET THAT PERFECT SHOT! UNIQUE PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES IN MADAGASCAR

Photo opportunities in Madagascar

Some of us might still remember the days of travel when the photos taken would only be revealed after returning home and having the film developed, lending a sense of mystery and anticipation to how these snapshots would turn out. Of course, these days we can instantly see the results of a snap on our … Read moreGET THAT PERFECT SHOT! UNIQUE PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES IN MADAGASCAR

THE CREATURE WITH THE CREEPY MIDDLE FINGER – THE AYE AYE

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Red gleaming eyes, a black bushy tail, and a middle finger that seems to defy the rules of nature… where can you find this harbinger of gloom and doom? Why, in Madagascar, of course! The Aye Aye is a species of lemur and is the world’s largest nocturnal primate, but spotting one is incredibly rare, … Read moreTHE CREATURE WITH THE CREEPY MIDDLE FINGER – THE AYE AYE

SELLING MADAGASCAR EXPERT ADVICE: THE RIGHT REGION FOR THE RIGHT TRAVELLER

As the 4th largest island in the world one can expect a wide range of landscapes and attractions, and in this regard the island nation of Madagascar certainly does not disappoint. In fact, the country still retains such a sense of mystery that it can be hard to tell what to expect in this fascinating … Read moreSELLING MADAGASCAR EXPERT ADVICE: THE RIGHT REGION FOR THE RIGHT TRAVELLER

MAKING MADAGASCAR FAMILIAR FOR OUR PARTNERS

We recently took a group of agents on a fam trip to Madagascar to familiarise themselves with what exactly it has to offer, to learn the ins and outs, and to become the Madagascar experts that will sell this destination to intrepid travellers around the world. Our marketing specialist Nicole had a wonderful time with … Read moreMAKING MADAGASCAR FAMILIAR FOR OUR PARTNERS

How Fruit Communicates With Animals

Animals and Fruit Communicate

Over the years various plants and fruits have adapted to attract certain animals to eat them and ensure their survival by spreading their seeds. A recent study investigated how this phenomenon occurs by studying lemurs and plants in Madagascar and plants and apes in Uganda, ascertaining why fruits from closely-related plants can have such different … Read moreHow Fruit Communicates With Animals

The Largest Day Gecko In The World

Madagascar is known for having some of the world’s most unique creatures – having evolved in isolation for millions of years. From the world’s smallest species of chameleon (Brookesia micra), the tiniest primate (Mouse lemur) to the largest gecko, the Madagascar Giant Day Gecko (Phelsuma grandis). These beautiful emerald green geckos are the largest of … Read moreThe Largest Day Gecko In The World

Interesting Things You Didn’t Know About Malagasy Culture

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When people think of the exotic island of Madagascar they may conjure up visions of aromatic vanilla growing wild in lush jungles, towering baobabs, or of bouncing, singing lemurs from the popular animated movie, but the enigmatic Malagasy culture remains somewhat of a mystery. For instance, did you know that burial and funerary traditions hold … Read moreInteresting Things You Didn’t Know About Malagasy Culture

Try Out these 5 Great New Restaurants in Antananarivo

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Antananarivo (Tana) is often a mandatory stopover for anyone visiting Madagascar, the bustling capital city is an interesting mix of the melting pot of cultures that have passed through the island nation. After exploring the Royal Hill of Ambohimanga by bicycle or haggling for unique souvenirs in the Artisanal Market you may have worked up … Read moreTry Out these 5 Great New Restaurants in Antananarivo

Find Out What Vola Has In Common With A Lemur

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In Vola, you have a very, very good guide. Fantastic in all situations. With such high praise coming from guests we thought that perhaps you would like to learn more about, Vola, one of our Madagascar tour leaders.  A true advocate for her country she tries to make sure all her guests learn as much about Madagascar … Read moreFind Out What Vola Has In Common With A Lemur

Top 10 Landmarks of Madagascar

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Some people refer to Madagascar as the 8th continent because of its size and astounding ecological diversity. The island is the 4th largest in the world and is home to many must-see destinations and unique landmarks. From the atmospheric Avenue of Baobabs to the towering razor sharp spikes of the Tsingy de Bemaraha, these breath taking attractions feature … Read moreTop 10 Landmarks of Madagascar

New Ocean Current Discovered Off Madagascar

Ocean Current

It’s not every day that you discover a new ocean current, but that’s exactly what one Cape Town researcher revealed recently. This previously unknown current flows between South Africa and Madagascar and was discovered by scientists at the University of Cape Town. Part of that team was Heriniaina Juliano Dani Ramanantsoa who is from Madagascar, … Read moreNew Ocean Current Discovered Off Madagascar

Trivia From The Popular Animated Film: Madagascar

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Anyone who has seen the animated Madagascar movies will fondly remember the famously zany King Julian. But did you know that lemurs actually form matriarchal societies? This means that instead of having a king as a leader they would have rather had a queen to establish rules and protect their territory. But then filmgoers would … Read moreTrivia From The Popular Animated Film: Madagascar

Why A Barefoot Safari Should Be On Your Bucket List

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Being barefoot is a very personal and intimate experience. Feeling the fine-grained sand under your feet, being aware of your toes digging into the sand and leaving a gentle impression with every step is a very strong sensual pleasure. In the Southeast of Madagascar, private “barefoot” luxury tours of the island’s unique ecosystems explore magical … Read moreWhy A Barefoot Safari Should Be On Your Bucket List

How To Get To Madagascar via Air Travel

Madagascar branched off of the continent of Africa more than 80 million years ago and over those years evolved to be the unique destination that it is today. The earliest human inhabitants arrived by boat but these days that option is mostly preferred by travellers who are avid sailors. Due to its separation from the continent, overlanding there … Read moreHow To Get To Madagascar via Air Travel

Spotlight: National Parks and Special Reserves of Northern Madagascar

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The unique flora and fauna of Madagascar is one of the country’s most popular attractions. The best places to experience the astounding variety of plants and special creatures are in the country’s numerous National Parks and Special Reserves. Because of such extensive diversity you will find these parks all around the country. This month, we’re … Read moreSpotlight: National Parks and Special Reserves of Northern Madagascar

Straight From The Horse’s Mouth: Clients Share Their Experience In Madagascar

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Over the years we have sent many clients and even some of our staff members to the warm and tropical shores of Madagascar to explore the beaches, national parks, and towns that make Madagascar the exotic and vibrant island it is! Personal feedback and lived experiences can often be the most important tool when it comes to selling … Read moreStraight From The Horse’s Mouth: Clients Share Their Experience In Madagascar

Find Out How To Navigate The Marché L’artisan

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The Marché l’Artisan is the market for beautiful artisanal goods from Madagascar in the busy, bustling capital city of Antananarivo. A wonderful way to immerse yourself in the Malagasy culture is by exploring its colourful markets. It’s also a great way to support local business when selecting treasured mementoes to take home with you. From … Read moreFind Out How To Navigate The Marché L’artisan

How to be a Responsible Traveller in Madagascar

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Responsible tourism is incredibly important in developing countries like Madagascar and every single person can make a difference when travelling – from simple things like not handing out sweets or money, to refusing to purchase forbidden items. Responsible tourism ensures that a destination retains its authenticity as a place that people want to return to. … Read moreHow to be a Responsible Traveller in Madagascar

Meet Claudia Our Incredibly Competent and Organised Madagascar Guide

Our guide Claudia was absolutely excellent, a real gem and she escorted and looked after us with fantastic attention to detail. She is a real asset to your organisation. We agree! Claudia is indeed an asset to our organisation as one of our amazing Madagascar guides who expertly takes guests around the country, always making them feel at ease. … Read moreMeet Claudia Our Incredibly Competent and Organised Madagascar Guide

The Magic of Ile St Marie

Ile St Marie is one of the last truly unspoilt island paradises to be found on the planet. The tropical island with crystal clear waters that was once a pirate haven now boasts deserted palm-fringed beaches, impressive whale watching, and pure bliss. This hidden gem off the east coast of Madagascar has the perfect mix … Read moreThe Magic of Ile St Marie

Learn More About our Enthusiastic and Passionate Guide Rija

Our leader was Rija. She was fantastic. She is an asset to your organisation. At all times she was enthusiastic, well-informed, passionate about wildlife, professional, hard-working, extremely well organised, friendly and entertaining. We couldn’t have asked for a better leader. With such high praise, we couldn’t be prouder of our guide Rija who so expertly … Read moreLearn More About our Enthusiastic and Passionate Guide Rija

A Great Sustainable Fishing Success Story in Madagascar

Madagascar’s stunning coastline provides an impressive diversity of fresh seafood for locals and visitors alike. While seemingly abundant, the supply is not infinite and fishing needs to be managed sustainably to ensure that the ocean’s stocks are not depleted. A local community in Andavadoaka has, through the help of Blue Ventures, began a sustainable fishing … Read moreA Great Sustainable Fishing Success Story in Madagascar

Flavours and Food of Madagascar

Travellers come to Madagascar to experience incredibly rare fauna and flora and perhaps even magnificent beaches and marine attractions. And while the island is not known as a culinary destination, everyone needs to eat and visitors may be pleasantly surprised by the delicious Malagasy food that’s on offer. Savour the flavours of abundant fresh fruit … Read moreFlavours and Food of Madagascar