This biodiversity hotspot is an island country just off the south-eastern coast of Africa. The main island and its peripheries form the island country of Madagascar, a former French colony.

The majority of Madagascar’s wildlife can’t be found anywhere else on earth and large parts of the country are undeveloped, making it ideal for those looking to enjoy what nature has to offer. Another famed attraction of the Indian Ocean Island is the diaspora of Baobab trees that come in all shapes and sizes.

As a gateway, the capital city Antananarivo is an interesting city to explore upon your arrival in Madagascar with its mix of French, Polynesian and African influence. There are various popular resort haven dotted across Madagascar, while the southern areas of the island are most popular with tourists looking for an idyllic beach getaway.