Category: Madagascar

World’s most striking rock formations in pictures; Frances Carruthers; Love Exploring

Photo: Pierre=Yves Babelon

Carved out over the course of thousands, if not millions, of years, these rock landscapes are nothing short of breathtaking. From red sandstone slot canyons and volcanic fairy chimneys, to gravity-defying balancing rocks and precarious-looking arches, it’s amazing how much diversity there is in our planet’s geology. Intrigued? Read on to feast your eyes on the Earth’s most gorgeous rock formations.

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Antananarivo or Tana Madagascar; Kurt Buzard; Travel To Eat

Madagascar – Royal Hill of Ambohimanga

Antananarivo, called Tananarive in French and also known by its colonial shorthand form Tana, is the capital and largest city of Madagascar. The larger urban area surrounding the city, known as Antananarivo-Renivohitra (“Antananarivo-Mother Hill” or “Antananarivo-Capital”), is the capital of Analamanga region. The city is located 4,199 ft (1,280 m) above the sea level in the center of the island, and has been the island’s largest population center since at least the 18th century. Sadly Tana is not a city to visit, despite great natural beauty, crime due to extreme poverty, crowding and disease such as pneumatic plague make it inadvisable to walk without a professional escort, take a taxi or any public transportation and in reality, leave the safety of a reputable hotel. It is basically a place to stay until you leave for somewhere else, often on the single runway of the “International” airport. While we are on the subject, Taxibrousse is the famous French name for the Malagasy bush taxi, which is a kind of share taxi for overland drives.

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Top 20 Spring Destinations for Wildlife; Patrick Clarke; Travel Pulse

Madagascar – Rainforests of the Atsinanana

SPRING INTO WILDLIFE

Spring is arguably the best season for wildlife encounters. As temperatures begin heating up across the Northern Hemisphere, travelers can look forward to more opportunities to get outside and watch Mother Nature in action, especially in these 20 destinations.

DENALI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE, ALASKA

Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska was created more than 100 years ago and today boasts nearly 170 species of birds, 39 species of mammals and 14 different species of fish. In addition to bears and moose, visitors can spot wolves, caribou, marmots and squirrels.

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, ECUADOR

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to some of the rarest animal species on the planet so there’s never a bad time to visit. Whether you prefer watching wildlife from land or sea, the Galapagos offers tons of potential.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, COLORADO

Spring is an excellent time for wildlife viewing in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park since many animals move to lower elevations this time of year. Herds tend to feed in the lower valleys in April and elk, moose, deer and bighorn sheep present their newborn calves, fawns and lambs in May and June.

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Wonders of the World – The Earth’s 10 Best Nature Reserves; Lisa Evans; Lost Waldo

Madagascar – Rainforests of the Atsinanana

Increasingly, humans are beginning to see the need to protect areas of special significance for their wildlife, plants, forests and sheer natural beauty. This protection should ensure that future generations are able to experience the wonder and awe of some of Earth’s most incredible landscapes.

#1 Yellowstone National Park

This huge, almost 3,500 sq. mile natural park sits on top of a dormant volcano and spreads from Wyoming to Idaho. It’s a fascinatingly diverse wilderness containing deep canyons, lush forests, the world’s largest number of geysers and acts as a habitat for a whole host of wildlife including bears and wolves. Breathtaking views and an awesome display of a volcano’s hidden powers!

#2 Banff, Canada

Banff National Park is the oldest in Canada and includes the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites In Madagascar; WorldAtlas.com

Madagascar – Rainforests of the Atsinanana

Sacred royal burial sites, along with forests and mangroves filled with endemic Madagascan species, are included on the UNESCO list.

Madagascar is a unitary Semi-presidential republic located in the southern parts of Africa. It is the largest island in Africa and the fourth largest in the world. The country is rich in history, and researchers are still studying the possible earliest settlements in the area. There exists archeological evidence to show that the country was visited by foragers as early as 200 BC. Madagascar was an important transoceanic trading hub connecting ports in the Indian Ocean. In this article, we will discuss the UNESCO world heritage sites found in Madagascar.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites In Madagascar

Ambohimanga Royal Hill

Ambohimanga Royal Hill is considered to be the most significant symbol of cultural identity of Merina ethnic group.

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