Category Archives: Madagascar

Complete guide to hiking the Tsingy de Bemaraha in Madagascar

Hike Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park Madagascar

If you’re looking for an epic nature adventure in one of rural Madagascar’s national parks, look no further than hiking the Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park in western Madagascar. A combination of rising groundwater and erosion from rain and wind has resulted in a forest of sharp imposing limestone spires covering a total area of […]

21 Best places for whale watching in the world for your next ethical adventure

Madagascar is one of the best places for whale watching in the world

The sun was shining as the 20-foot boat floated in the Indian Ocean somewhere outside the small island of Sainte-Marie in eastern Madagascar. The 5-6 tourists on the boat were mesmerized. So was I. Surrounding the boat, were 3 massive humpback whales. Just hanging out. While 5 shiny dolphins were jumping playfully around them. We […]

25 off the beaten path travel destinations – underrated countries you should travel to now!

Ethiopia - off the beaten track travel

While many countries in the world are experiencing overtourism, there are countries that are actually in need of more travelers. The countries that receive a lot of tourism do for a reason, and I’m absolutely not saying you shouldn’t visit your bucket list destinations. Even popular countries like Peru can be explored off the beaten […]

Akany Avoko Faravohitra gives new hope for Malagasy girls

Views of Antananarivo not far from the children's home

Akany Avoko Faravohitra is a non-profit organization in Antananarivo. They home around 50 girls of all ages from all around Madagascar. Some of the girls are victims of physical or psychological abuse. Others are underaged girls in conflict with the law that are awaiting trial. These girls are sent directly to the home by the […]

11 Best wildlife encounters in Madagascar

Sustainable travel - lemur in Madagascar

Madagascar is known as a nature destination. And not without reason. However, most people mostly connect the island to lemurs, while the country has so much more to offer. In this post, I will show you the 11 best wildlife encounters in Madagascar, and where you can go for the experience. According to WWF (World […]

Where to see sea turtles nest in Madagascar

The white sandbar connecting the two islands of Nosy Iranja

Madagascar is home to five different species of sea turtles. They are all endangered as they are hunted either for their meat or their shell. Especially Green turtles and Hawksbill turtles are showing a marked decline in nesting. According to Sea Turtle Conservancy, there are only about 20-23 000 nesting females left of this species […]