It is often said that the Big Island is a true "sanctuary of nature". The expression seems to come from a commercial brochure, but there are few as accurate as it is: it is even a real enchantment. We no longer count the mineral and vegetable wealth of this land of abundance, nor the number of endemic species. The lemur stands next to luminescent orchids, in the company of chameleons, reptiles, thousands of birds, fantastic baobabs and... lovers! With, in the background, the formidable notches of the Tsingy, limestone massifs shaped by thousands of years of erosion.
Adventure for all :
The adventure is possible for everyone in Madagascar: for the intriguing at the end of the world who will discover almost virgin spaces; or for the more placid traveller who is looking for a minimum of comfort. The Big Island gives the permanent impression of offering itself without ever giving itself. You can easily go down like an Indiana Jones in a canoe in the middle of a rainforest, hike like a John Wayne in a mountain range that evokes the mountains of the American West, or get lost like a Robinson on hundreds of kilometres of wonderful beaches. Those who flee modernity only need time, space is given to them. Those looking for a natural paradise will always find dream places in the middle of nowhere.
© Dominique Auzias & Jean-Paul Labourdette