Avenue of the Baobabs is one of Madagascar's most photographed monuments. Imagine a monumental line of baobabs, the highest of which is more than 30 metres tall, with zebu wandering among them. Some of the most beautiful scenery on the Island.
Find out about the daily lives of the people of the region in the Tsaravahiny Centre in the village of Mangily. It's near the mangroves along the side of the Mozambique channel. It's a quiet village in the bush whose inhabitants make their living from crab fishing and eco-tourism.
On the road leading from the capital to Tamatave, the Andasibe-Mantadia National Park is famous for the indri which have found refuge there. These lemurs, which are the biggest in the world, spend their lives amongst the branches of the trees in this virgin forest and mark their territory with long cries that can be heard over long distances.
The Emerald Sea opens onto the bay of Diego-Suarez and the Indian Ocean and is one of the wonders of Madagascar. The best way to see this turquoise-coloured lagoon is in a little wooden sailing boat. It's a dream destination for lovers of kite-surfing and snorkelling.
Ankarana is in the north part of the island and is home to a spectacular geological formation: the Tsingys. There are numerous tourist circuits around the park which let you explore the caves, forests, and enormous stretches of chalk spires created by erosion.
We've been driving along this rough track for a long time and it's opened our eyes to the raw beauty of a semi-desert Madagascar. Having got used to the arid charm of the bushy plains, we leave the octopus trees and the rainbow-coloured, native birds behind and enter the coastal strip where the Vezo people live and where isolation has preserved the traditions.
Chameleons, lemurs, baobabs and carnivorous plants: Madagascan species which are symbols of a genetic heritage that still puzzles biologists. In fact, the biodiversity of Madagascar offers an extraordinary variety of flora and fauna, due its isolation, which is totally unlike that on other continents.
Who has never dreamed of going back in time to discover a lost paradise? Exploring the Makay massif, a remote territory in the extreme south of the island, is like discovering the myth of a forgotten valley that jealously guards its Noah's Ark...