Madagascar: The Bradt Travel Guide

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Bradt Travel Guides, 2007 - Travel - 468 pages
Tourism in Madagascar has leapt forward as a result of the cartoon film and media coverage of its culture and wildlife. The tourism infrastructure has been improved, with better roads and new luxury hotels, without compromising the focus on ecotourism. The world’s fourth largest island now appeals to a broad spectrum of visitors, from those seeking hard adventure to others content to enjoy the beautiful beaches and accessible national parks.

 

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There is no better guidebook on Madagascar, in any language. You will understand the country more completely, and have a more enriching experience there, if you read this book.

Contents

The Country
3
People and Culture
13
Introduction
16
Origins 13 Beliefs and customs 13 Malagasy society
20
Madagascar lias changed more in the last three years than any other period in
30
Ethnic groups 23 Language
31
13
37
Introduction 33 Geology 35 Flora 37 Fauna
48
Fandraharana sect of Soatanana The
204
The South
219
Gemstones
230
Tana to Toamasina
276
National ParkAssociation Mitsinjo 282
283
South of Toamasina
293
Toamasina and the Northeast
307
lie Sainte Marie Nosy Boraha
349

Ant lions kononono
50
Ayeaye
63
Madagascars ecosystems 67 Conservation
71
Practical Information
79
Bald lemurs of Berenty
81
Birding in Madagascar
89
Bugs drugs and lemurs
95
Health and Safety
119
Madagascar and You
137
Centre Fihavanana the Streetkids Centre
146
Antananarivo and Area
151
FANAMBY
179
The Highlands South of Tana
183
Humpback whales of Madagascar
356
The North
359
Leeches
371
Legend of Darafify
383
Nosy Be
385
Lemur behaviour
396
Madagascar and the Jews of Europe 8
410
Mahajanga to Morondava by boutre
423
The Malagasy Language
451
Appendix 4
458
Index
464
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About the author (2007)

\Hilary Bradt has been to Madagascar over 25 times since 1976. She writes and lectures on the subject, most recently at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC.

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