Madagascar is a popular island country in the Indian Ocean roughly 400 kilometres off the coast of East Africa. Its main jump off point is Africa, which means the trip to Madagascar is already a tour itself. If you have been wondering what to do in Madagascar, previously known as the Malagasy Republic, here are some things that you should tick off your bucket list. We have shortlisted some of the best and funniest things to do on this island.
Swim with the Sharks
If you are a daredevil and love to have a lot of fun and adventure, then you will love Madagascar for sure. Head to the Nosy Be and dive into the enthralling waters. This will give you the chance to swim with the whale sharks, manta rays, and stingrays. Just a reminder, this is not for the faint-hearted and definitely not for newbies. Diving in Madagascar requires a lot of training so you need to be a professional diver before doing the dare for your own safety.
Stroll along the Baobas
Baobas are popular trees that are unique in Madagascar. They can grow 98 feet tall and 36 feet wide and if you happen to pass by the Baobas road you might as well get off the car and take a stroll. They look like coconut trees but don’t have the same kind of leaf. They can live up to one thousand years and they look so awesome especially during sunset.
Dare the Tsingy
If you are feeling extra adventurous, you can drive to western coast of Madagascar and try the popular terrain. It is very remote but it is safe for tourists. The Great Tsingy and Little Tsingy have the deadliest terrains which only professional trekkers and hikers can get over. Better yet prepare your best hiking shoes, water, and gears if you are brave enough to conquer this infamous trail in Madagascar.
Toliara is another beautiful spot in Madagascar. If you crave for some delicious pizzas, you can find it here. But what tourists are after in Toliara is the laid back ambiance and serene beaches. There is actually nothing much to do here except sit on the beach, swim, and just admire how beautiful the place is. It alleviates your stress and brings your mind somewhere peaceful. This place could be a great therapy for people looking for inspiration and motivation.