Madagascar is still one of the great unknowns of the African continent.
A huge island in the middle of the Indian Ocean that combines a broad cultural range.
Landing at Diego Suarez's small airport is going back in time. There I find Heinrich, vocational pilot, waiting for me next to his great-looking helicopter with which we will fly over the northeast coast of the country. From the air, we can admire the spectacular sceneries of the land and the sea and even observe huge turtles and manta rays while we hear through our headphones an epic music that welcomes us to Nosy Anko.
Part of Miavana's team welcomes us on the helipad and gives me me a warm welcome, prior to a brief visit to for me to get familiar with this magical island. Both the villa and the cuisine exceed all expectations.
Regarding our activities, the island is a paradise for all lovers of nature and wildlife. I had the chance to see lemurs, chameleons, lizards as well as several species of insects and birds.
Scuba diving is one of the great attractions, as the island enjoys an incredible underwater life and also all the latest generation equipment managed by extraordinary instructors, both for beginners and advanced submariners.
A visit to the island, its town, its church and also its iconic lighthouse, is also essential. And you should not miss the chance to enjoy, at least for one day, a desert island just for you. After visiting any paradise in Madagascar, we always like to go back to Antanarivo to feel the heartbeat of the country's capital in its bustling markets full of exotic fruits and spices, or the new restaurants that merge flavours from Europe, Africa and Asia.
Madagascar is a country that surprises and captures you.