Home of the weird and the unexpected, Madagascar is defined by how wonderfully unique and bizarre its wildlife and landscapes are. An island seemingly forgotten by time where nature has done its greatest experimentation in form and function, it is unlike any other place on Earth. Hike through dramatic limestone forests and towering baobabs hiding creatures you’d never imagine possible. Hold a chameleon so tiny it fits on your fingernail or search the forests for curious lemurs leaping overhead and geckos indistinguishable from tree bark.

Dive beneath the turquoise waters to swim beside whale sharks or manta rays. Peruse local markets bursting with handcrafted art that reflects the nation’s diverse cultural heritage. Escape from the rhythms of modern life in your rainforest bungalow as lime green geckos skitter past or beachcomb for seashells right from your oceanfront hideaway.