Madagascar.
When you hear this word the first thing that comes to mind is probably the famous movie and those crazy lemurs. Yet this huge island is so much more than that!
 
Madagascar has unique plants and animals, many of which are only found there. While officially an island, some scientists refer to Madagascar as the ‘eighth continent’. Madagascar is one of the safest countries in Africa. This makes it a perfect travel destination for those seeking an exotic but risk-free experience.
 
If you need more reasons to travel to Madagascar, here are 10 interesting facts about this nation!

#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 found on Madagascar can’t be found anywhere else - ASAP Tickets travel blog

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.


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#3 Madagascar is the Leading Vanilla Producer

Madagascar is the world’s primary producer of vanilla - ASAP Tickets travel blog

Madagascar is the world’s primary producer of one of the most popular spices – vanilla.

#5 There is a Stone Forest in Madagascar

Tsingy stone forest in Madagascar - ASAP Tickets travel blog

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

There are no poisonous snakes in Madagascar - ASAP Tickets travel blog

Madagascar is home to a lot of different species of snakes, however, none of them are venomous.


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#7 It’s Just as Beautiful as the Movie ‘Madagascar’

Lions, giraffes, hippos or zebras in Madagascar - ASAP Tickets travel blog

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 - ASAP Tickets travel blog

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 - ASAP Tickets travel blog

Lemurs are sacred animals in Madagascar, deeply revered and worshiped by the Malagasy people.

#9 It’s the Most Inexpensive Holiday Destination

Madagascar is the most inexpensive holiday destinations in the world - ASAP Tickets travel blog

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

st popular snack in Madagascar - ASAP Tickets travel blog

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!

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