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Madagascar’s oldest church

Kirche auf St. Marie

On the east coast of Madagascar, on the island of Nosy Boraha (St. Marie), you will find the oldest Catholic church in the country. It is located directly at the sea on the southern edge of the largest city of the island, Ambodifotatra, and thus belongs to the Analanjirofo region. Nosy Boraha came under French domination as early as 1750. …

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Ilot Madame

Museum Ilot Madame

In the east of the holiday island St. Marie (Nosy Boraha), there is a small island that is home only to a hand full of houses. Under French colonial power, it was called Ile aux Cayes, but in 1920 the French man Sylvain Roux renamed it. He called the island Ilot Madame – island of the Madam -, allegedly to …

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Isalo National Park

Isalo: Isalo National Park is located in the southern highlands of Madagascar in a breathtaking mountain landscape of craggy rocks and dazzling mountains in all colours of the rainbow. Location: Isalo National Park is located on the RN7 in the south of Madagascar in the province of Ihorombe. It is about halfway between the coastal city of Toliara (Tuléar, about …

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Lokobe Nationalpark

Lokobe: This national park is named after its highest elevation, the Lokobe at 450 m above sea level. The name means “many colours”. Location: The National Park is located on the island of Nosy Be on Madagascar’s northwest coast and belongs to the Diana region. To get there, you can take an all-terrain vehicle from Antananarivo to Ankify (about 900 …

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Chinese cemetery of Manakara

Chinesischer Friedhof Manakara

Some curiosities of Madagascar stay well hidden and are only found by accident. One of them is in the Vatovavy-Fitovinany region in southeast Madagascar. In a small fishing village called Ampasimandrorona, a few kilometres from the centre, there is a small, old cemetery directly on the Indian Ocean. Between poor huts and tropical remains of rainforest, it seems a bit …

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Flora in general

Not only Madagascar’s fauna is unique, animal life is at home in a fantastic flora. It is estimated that Madagascar is home to around 14,000 different plant species. Over three-quarters of them are found nowhere else in the world. Unfortunately, more and more non-native plants are spreading all over Madagascar. Introduced pines and eucalyptus grow wherever the original flora has …

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Nationalpark Tsimanampetsotsa

Die Mutter des Waldes

Tsimanampetsotsa: The park is named after its salt lake of the same name, which lies in the middle of the park area. The name means “lake in which no dolphins live”. Location: The Tsimanampetsotsa National Park is located in southwestern Madagascar in the Atsimo-Andrefana region. It is located about 950 km south of Antananarivo, the nearest cities are Anakao and …

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