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The Emerald Sea

The Emerald Sea (French Mer d’emeraude) is a paradisiac lagoon at the entry of Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) bay at the northernmost tip of Madagascar. The name traces back to the turquoise, crystal clear, shallow water of the lagoon. The lagoon has a length of approximately 12 kilometers and is only three kilometers broad. A large coral reef and several islands …

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Nosy Tanikely national park

Nosy Tanikely

Nosy Tanikely: Nosy Tanikely means in English as much as „island made of few earth“, which hints at the small size of the island itself.   The often used spelling “Tanihely” with h instead of k is not an error in writing, but simply the name of the park in the dialect of the local people, the Sakalava. Location: Nosy Tanikely …

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Nosy Komba

Nosy Komba

Nosy Komba, in English lemur island, is the nickname of a small, dreamy island in the canal of Mozambique at the northwestern coast of Madagascar. It belongs to region Diana and is only few kilometres away from the next village on shore, Ankify. From the port of Doany, you drive hardly twenty minutes by boat over the sea, from Nosy …

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Amber mountain national park

Amber Mountain: The name of Amber mountain traces back to the flowers of certain trees, which cover the mountain and make it look like Amber glowing from far away. Location: Amber mountain national park is located in northwest Madagascar in the region Diana. The next big city is Diego Suarez (Antsiranana), which is approximately 30 km away at the hot …

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Ankify

Ankify Strand

Ankify is a small village at Madagascar’s northwest coast, laying around 30 km west of Ambanja. From there, you can  reach Ankify via mostly well surfaced streets and a gravel slope (30 to 45 minutes drive). Ankify is the ideal place to relax,  take a break from everyday life and enjoy the marvellous nature. Well-equipped hotels and lodges accomodate you …

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Protected area Loky Manambato (Daraina)

Daraina

Loky Manambato: This area is named after two rivers that run through the forest here: Loky and Manambato. It is a shelter for the last lemurs of their species. As traveler, you have to shoulder many challenges to encounter these animals. But be sure, you will be rewarded by unique experiences and amazing photo motifs, which may vanish in some …

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Marojejy National Park

Marojejy: Marojejy national park is one of the most biodiverse and most beautiful of Madagascar, but also one of the most challenging national parks. A paradise for “advance travelers”! The Malagasy words “maro” and “jejy” have several meanings, including “many stones”, “much rain”, but also “many animals” and “full of the ancestors’ spirits”. Location: Marojejy national park is located in …

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Bay of Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Bucht von Diego Suarez 2017

At the northernmost tip of Madagascar, you will find Antsiranana (better known under its old French name Diego Suarez). This city is placed in front of a beautiful, 250 km² big bay,where the waves of the turquoise Indian Ocean run out on white beaches. After the Bay of Rio de Janeiro, Antsiranana bay ist the second biggest natural one worldwide. …

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Red Tsingys

Tsingy rouge

The red Tsingy are located at the edge of Analamerana national park, between the cities of Ambilobe and Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) in the region Diana. From Antsiranana, it is only 50 km for a visit, but the street is becoming worse and worse every year. This sight worth seeing is a sandstone formation made of small sandstone needles, which are …

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Nosy be

Nosy Be

Nosy be in English means just “big island”. This island is located at Madagascar’s Northwest coast and one of Madagascar’s main tourist destinastions, if not the destination of most travellers inside the country. Nosy Be is about 325 km² big and of volcanic origin. Nowadays, the sacred (fady) lakes inside the former craters are inhabited by crocodiles. Today, Nosy be …

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