Madagascar, officially the Republic of Madagascar, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, off the eastern coast of Africa with a population of more than 18 million. The main island, also called Madagascar, is the fourth largest island in the world. It is the home of five percent of the world’s plant and animal species, 80 percent of which are unique to Madagascar. Among its most notable examples of biodiversity are the lemur infraorder of primates, three endemic bird families and six endemic baobab species. Madagascar offers an exceptional diversity of landscapes and climates as well as a diversity of still preserved and intact flora and fauna. Between perfumes and traditions, beauty and emotions, you will be tempted by one of the most beautiful islands in the world, charmingly unspoiled by tourism.
Nosy Bé: The Fragrant Island
Well known for its perfumes, Nosy Bé owes its nickname to the ylang-ylang, coffee, sugar cane, and peppers, whose bewitching aromas fill the air.
This volcanic island has the most beautiful palm-shaded beaches of the Malagasy group. Its calm turquoise waters, perfect for diving and snorkeling, shelter an exceptional marine environment with remarkable varieties of coral and rainbow-colored fish. On land you will find lemurs and chameleons, and imposing baobab trees.