An island nation off the coast of Africa, Madagascar has an incredible diversity of unusual landscapes and wildlife, of which lemurs are the most famous but by no means the only ones! 90% of its flora and fauna are endemic, found nowhere else in the world.
While there are some resorts, much of Madagascar is remote and escapes the influence of modern life with unique religious and cultural practices, as John Gimlette talks about in this interview.
John Gimlette is a multi-award-winning travel writer. His latest book is The Gardens of Mars: Madagascar, an Island Story.
- Unique aspects of Madagascar including the landscape and wildlife
- Influences of Borneo, Africa, and France
- The beliefs about ancestors that guide the Malagasy life
- Food and drink in Madagascar
- Recommended travel books