The South African island Madagascar is a fantastic honeymoon destination for the wildlife lovers. Your honeymoon is going to turn into a perfect wildlife safari amid the wide-ranging forests and national parks of this naturally blessed island. Renowned for its varied flora and fauna, Madagascar has a lot to offer from its kitty. Luxurious hotels, sun-kissed beaches, emerald landscape, thrilling water sports, and rare animal species, Madagascar has it all.
Let us look at some of the things you can do in Madagascar for a one of a kind honeymoon:
Walk through The Ranomafana National Park
The Walk of Love at Ranomafana National Park
The Walk of Love at Ranomafana National Park (Source)
Ranomafana is one of the most renowned and most prized parks of Madagascar. The park was made in 1991 after the discovery of the golden bamboo lemur in this particular area in 1986. It is also the abode of various species of lizards, lemurs, and birds. Being one of the most organised and well-planned national parks of South Africa, you cannot afford to miss it. Therefore, kick-start your honeymoon with a visit to this lemur land and explore the best of wildlife in the depths of Ranomafana.
Wildlife Attraction: Golden bamboo lemur
Explore more at Andasibe-Mantadia Park
Explore the Andasibe Mantadia National Park Hand in Hand
Explore the Andasibe Mantadia National Park Hand in Hand (Source)
Andasibe-Mantadia is spread up to 100 miles in the eastern Madagascar. This 155 square kilometre wide park is divided into two parts, the Mantadia National Park, and the Andasibe Reserve. Anadasibe-Mantadia was established in 1989. It is the domicile of the world’s largest lemur, the Indri, along with 11 other species of lemur.
Wildlife Attraction: Indri
Find the Rare at Masoala National Park
Cosy Up with the Wilderness
Cosy Up with the Wilderness (Source)
In 1997, the rainforests of the northeast Madagascar were turned into a 2400 square kilometres national park. Masoala National Park is not only the best park of Madagascar in terms of scenic beauty but also an excellent place to explore the various unique species of flora and fauna that are truly one of its kinds. The park is renowned for its diverse array of birds, ten species of lemur, and various reptiles, including the Tomato frog, which is bright red in colour.
Wildlife Attraction: Tomato frog
Dive into The Marine World at Nosy Boraha
The Dip of Love
The Dip of Love (Source)
If you are at Madagascar, do not miss the opportunity to explore the aquatic life of Nosy Boraha. The region covers an area of about 222 square kilometres and is famous for whale watching. Yes! Whale watching and only that, you can even dive into the sea and see the life underwater. The marine vegetation and creatures are a treat to the eyes. The colourful fishes, crabs, jellyfish, and corals can be sighted here. To raise the meter of wildness in a crazy way, indulge into the water sports offered here.
Wildlife Attraction: Humpback whales (only in July and August)
Tips for a trip to Madagascar:
Best Time to Visit: Ideally September-November is considered the best time to visit Madagascar but technically the best time here will depend on your interest. Time to visit as per interest:
• January to March (cyclone season): Visit to see flowering fauna
• April to May (post rains): Visit to see the greenery at its best
• July to August (winters): Visit to see the humpback Whales
• September to December: Visit for bird viewing
• October to November: Visit for mild weather and baby lemurs
See map: Google Maps
How To Get Here
By Air: Flights to Madagascar are available from Mumbai. This is the best and fastest mode to reach Madagascar from India.
By Water: There are no direct cruises from India to Madagascar, but a few connecting ones via Mauritius and Reunion could be taken.
Where to Stay
You can pitch your honeymoon tents at the following hotels and resorts in Madagascar.
• Constance Tsarabanjina
• Antsanitia Resort
• Le Grand Bleu
• Anjiamarango Beach Resort
• Riake Resort & Villa
These hotspots of Madagascar will truly turn your honeymoon into a wildlife safari.