Last year, my first year as a travel writer, I discovered that South Africa is an extraordinarily beautiful country. I traveled for the very first time to places like Cape Town, Free State, Mpumalanga, Eastern Cape and was blown away by the natural beauty found at each and every one of these destinations.
This year, my aim is to discover the rest of this beautiful continent we call home. Places like Malawi, Mozambique and, the focus of this piece, Madagascar.
Madagascar is one the most exotic destinations anywhere in the world. Known for its colourful chameleons, lemurs and giant baobab trees, this island country (the fourth bigest island in the world) just off the coast of East Africa is a place I'd love to discover.
Here's a crazy (and weird) fact: Madagascar is home to half the world's chameleon population.
The main picture here shows The Avenue or Alley of the Baobabs, which is found in western Madagascar. These lining of the massive and commanding baobab tree is one of the most important landmarks in Madagascar.
Because of how isolated the island is, a diverse plant and animal population has evolved here over time, making Madagascar a biodiversity hotspot with
"over 90% of its wildlife found nowhere else on Earth".
The beaches are beautiful, the wildlife is as unique as it get and it's an economical travel destination. I'd love me a holiday in Madagascar!