When ever visitors arrive to Madagascar theyre often stunned by the beautiful landscapes that await them. Those expecting to wake up close and personal with the wild animals will discover the lavish habitats are home to all the species they hope to spot and almost everyone on Madagascar tours can gain a fresh appreciation for the land itself. Madagascar is a biodiversity hotspot and over 80% of its vegetable and animal species can only be seen on the island. As the worlds fourthlargest island guests tend to be astonished by the range of numerous habitats and the diversity of the landscape. Read more to discover a few of the mysteries of Madagascars unique landscape and climate.
There are three wide-ranging geographical zones to be learned on your Madagascar tours. The highlands are on a plateau in the middle of this island then that extends to up to 4500 toes above sea level and are the most densely populated region of Madagascar. The area is characterized by ricegrowing valleys lying down between the hills. Chafing has exposed the red soil here which is from what Madagascar comes its nickname The Purple Island. The second main region is a slim and steep escarpment that runs the size of the eastern coast and has almost all of the islands warm virgin forest area. The third area is a wide dry plain which slopes between the restrictions of the western highlands towards Mozambique Channel.
The combo of the southeastern trade winds and the northwestern monsoon wind gusts creates a hot stormy season between November and April and a relatively cooler dry season between May and October when many Madagascar tours get there. The climate is often tropical along the seacoast and temperate when you venture further inland even though the south is dryer and a little more dry than other island. Many rainfall lands on the eastern coast from the rain clouds that collect over the Indian Water; this has helped the rainforest along the asian coast to flourish.
There are several places to explore on your journey across Madagascar. As an example the Canal de Pangalanes the industry chain of manmade and natural lakes linked by French canals just inland of the east coast.. The western and southern sides of the island however are home to tropical dry woodlands thorn forests and even xeric scrublands all of which give you a dizzying variety of plant and creature life to observe on your Madagascar tours.