#1 It’s the Fourth Largest Island in the World
Madagascar is the world’s fourth-largest island behind Greenland, New Guinea, and Borneo. (Australia is considered a continental land-mass).
#2 Madagascar Has Animals Like Nowhere Else
More than 80% of all plants and animals on Madagascar are endemic to this island and can’t be found in any other corner of the world.
#3 Madagascar is the Leading Vanilla Producer
Madagascar is the world’s primary producer of one of the most popular spices – vanilla.
#5 There is a Stone Forest in Madagascar
There is a stone forest on Madagascar called Tsingy. Tsingy is an area with razor-sharp limestone formations that have been shaped into thin columns over centuries by wind, rain, and tectonic activity.
#6 Madagascar Has No Venomous Snakes
Madagascar is home to a lot of different species of snakes, however, none of them are venomous.
#7 It’s Just as Beautiful as the Movie ‘Madagascar’
Despite the ever popular Pixar movie, there are actually no lions, giraffes, hippos or zebras on the island. But don’t worry, you’ll see other animals like nowhere else in the world.
#8 Madagascar – the Red Island
Madagascar is known as the Red Island because of its soil that has a very distinctive red hue.
#4 There Are So Many Lemurs in Madagascar
Lemurs are sacred animals in Madagascar, deeply revered and worshiped by the Malagasy people.
#9 It’s the Most Inexpensive Holiday Destination
This country is one of the most inexpensive holiday destinations in the world due to the low prices for the majority of goods and services. Especially outside of the big cities.
#10 Famous Koba Snack Comes from Madagascar
One of Madagascar’s most popular and tasty snacks is Koba – a delicious mix of rice, peanuts, and banana turned into a silky pâté.
With the recently announced cheap flights to Madagascar from several US airports, you should definitely add this paradise island to your holiday agenda this year!