Madagascar

Few places on earth offer such an intense kaleidoscope of nature

Madagascar

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Overview

Madagascar, a huge island nation off the southeast coast of Africa –

The country is very unique: 5% of all known animal and plant species can be found here, and here alone. The remarkable fauna and flora is matched by epic landscapes of an incredible diversity: you can go from rainforest to desert in just 300km. Few places on earth offer such an intense kaleidoscope of nature. Making the best of it, however, can be challenging (and expensive): Madagascar is the world’s fourth-largest island and its roads are dismal. But those who relish an adventure will come into their own: the off-road driving is one of a kind, and there are national parks that only see 100 visitors a year, regions that live in autarchy during the rainy season and resorts so remote you’ll need a private plane or boat to get there.

With 5000km of coastline, 450km of barrier reef and 250 islands, no stay in Madagascar would be complete without a few days on the island’s shores. Divers will revel in the choice of sites, from underwater ‘cathedrals’ to shipwrecks, and will relish the chance to see rays, whale sharks, reef sharks and many other kinds of sharks. Snorkelers will be awed by the sheer grace of turtles and marvel at the rainbow of colors displayed by corals and fish. For those keen to keep their heads above water, the idyllic beaches will prove hard to resist. And once you’ve swayed in your hammock to your heart’s content, you can join a local fisher for a pirogue (dugout canoe) trip, go sailing to explore nearby islands or board a whale-watching boat to admire humpbacks breaching – one of nature’s most majestic spectacles.

The Capital is Antananarivo and the countries population boast some 23 odd million.

Constance Tsarabanjina – An Island of your Own!

Tsarabanjina is the kind of private island to be discovered in complete tranquillity, enhanced by the soft pace of the sea and its natural surroundings. An amazingly calm sea filled with a variety of fish and crayfish. A place renowned for its diving and ideal for navigation. You can stroll around, climb up the hills and lose your way in its luxuriant vegetation. At the end of a path, you will for sure discover many birds, including the famous flycatcher of Madagascar (the emblem of Tsarabanjina) as well as a couple of fish eagles. A biologist has even come across the tiniest chameleon in the world; it barely exceeds one centimetre in length when fully grown.

Laid back atmosphere, barefoot chic, intimate retreat, eco-friendly, un-spoilt Madagascan Island surrounded by azure water; the 25 bungalow only resort offers a chic Robinson Crusoe style experience. Access is approximately 90 minutes by Boat from Nosy-be.

Enjoy their All-Inclusive Cristal Package which includes everything from premium drinks to exquisite cuisine and comfortable accommodations.

Activities and facilities

Snorkelling; Sailing Hobbies Cat ; Kayaking; Beach Tennis Volley; Volleyball and Pétanque (Game of Bowls); Aqua Gym ;Walks; Board & Card Games; Scuba Diving; Sports Fishing; Excursions; Weddings & Honeymoons; Boutique shopping; Massage room


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Fast Facts

Highlights
 

Rare wildlife and vegetation unique to the island, exotic rainforests, idyllic beaches, whale watching, diverse culture.

The Island
 
Geographical Location
 

Located off the South-Eastern coast of Africa between latitudes 12-26° S, with 5000km of coastline, 450km of barrier reef and 250 islands. The Eastern, or windward side of the island is home to tropical rainforests, while the Western and Southern sides, which lie in the rain shadow of the central highlands, are home to tropical dry forests, thorn forests, and deserts and xeric shrublands. The capital, Antananarivo, (referred to as "Tana" by the locals) is found towards the centre of the island.

Population
 

The population of Madagascar is approximately 22 million, with a mixed ancestry predominantly of Southeast Asian or East African origins, or some Arab, Indian or European ancestry.

Language
 

Malagasy is the official language and is generally spoken throughout the island. French is mostly spoken as a second language. Many residents also speak English.

Time
 

Madagascar is one hour ahead of South Africa on East African Time or UTC +03:00

Climate
 

The combination of South-Eastern trade winds and North-Western monsoons produces a hot rainy season (November–April) with frequently destructive cyclones, and a relatively cooler dry season (May–October).

Currency
 

The currency of Madagascar is the Malagasy ariary (MGA)

Health Requirements
 

Malaria: The malaria mortality rate is among the lowest in Africa, due to the highest frequency use of insecticide treated nets in Africa.

Trading Hours
 

Restaurants: 11.30am to 2.30pm (lunch) and 6.30pm to 9.30pm (dinner)
Shops: 9am to noon and 2.30pm to 6pm Monday to Friday, 9am to noon Saturday

 


Overview | Fast Facts | Activities | Map | Islands & Properties

Activities

Snorkelling; Sailing Hobbies Cat ; Kayaking; Beach Tennis Volley; Volleyball and Pétanque (Game of Bowls); Aqua Gym; Walks; Board & Card Games; Scuba Diving; Sports Fishing; Excursions; Weddings & Honeymoons; Boutique shopping; Massage room


Overview | Fast Facts | Activities | Map | Islands & Properties

Map

Madagascar Map


Overview | Fast Facts | Activities | Map | Islands & Properties

Madagascar Properties

  • Constance Tsarabanjina

    Constance Tsarabanjina 

    Constance “Tsarabanjina” is the kind of private island to be discovered in complete tranquillity, enhanced by the soft pace of the sea and its natural surroundings. An amazingly calm sea filled with a variety of fish and crayfish. A place renowned for its diving and ideal for navigation.

    You can stroll around, climb up the hills and lose your way in its luxuriant vegetation. At the end of a path, you will for sure discover many birds, including the famous flycatcher of Madagascar (the emblem of Tsarabanjina) as well as a couple of fish eagles. A biologist has even come across the tiniest chameleon in the world; it barely exceeds one centimetre in length when fully grown. 

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    Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world and approximately 90% of its extraordinary plant and wildlife are found nowhere else on earth; the foremost being the Lemur. Nosy Ankao is the largest of five islands in an archipelago off the north eastern coast of Madagascar, the Island is 3.5kms from the mainland with gorgeous views of the ocean as well as the picturesque foothills and mountains of the north eastern Madagascan mainland.

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