it is just that unique. The world’s fourth largest island is alive with fauna and flora that are indigenous here and nowhere else on the globe. It is inhabited by an animated, kind and deeply religious population who relish the opportunity to showcase their secret ‘Jurassic Park’. The northern reaches of the country offer marine reserves where water visibility is in excess of 30 feet and is a snorkeling and diving paradise. Some reefs are still being discovered, having never been dived before. All manner of Lemur and a dense concentration of strange and wonderful wildlife is just waiting to be discovered in virgin rainforests or in the myriad of cave complexes. The southern loop is home to vast forests of Boabab trees, Grand Canyon-esque scenery and beach and ocean experiences. A trip to Madagascar is life-changing against a serene, off the grid backdrop.