Nosy Be

Meaning ‘big island’, the fertile and prosperous Nosy Be is blessed with an almost perfect climate all year round. The name means ‘big island’ and is pronounced ‘nossy bay’ by the local Sakalava people, although ‘nooss bay’ is nearer the highland pronunciation. It is blessed with an almost perfect climate for much of the year. Fertile and…


More than just a luxury seaside hotel, Anjajavy is about as good as you can get in Madagascar. Located 128km up the coast from Mahajanga, this is not just a luxury seaside hotel: in addition to its 24 villas it protects 450ha of dry deciduous forest. In some places this grows right on the tsingy limestone. Wildlife viewing here…

Masoala Peninsula

There are still large expanses of virgin forest along with stunning beaches of golden sand. Masoala (pronounced ‘mashwahl’) is one of the largest and most diverse areas of virgin rainforest in Madagascar. The peninsula’s importance was recognised by the French back in 1927 when they created a small reserve there, but independent Madagascar was swift to remove the…

Coffee culture in Madagascar

A sustainable coffee advocate takes us on a journey back 500,000 years to uncover the Malagasy coffee obsession.

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What have we done?

Hilary Bradt, founder of Bradt Travel Guides, reflects on the pros, cons and ultimate ambiguity surrounding cultural tourism.

Exceptional places to visit in 2018

Planning a trip for 2018? Take a look at our favourite destinations to travel to this year, as recommended by our expert authors. 

The White Cockerel

In this extract from Beastly Journeys, Ash Dykes tells of hiking the length of Madagascar and the unlikely companion that joined him for the last leg. 

On the road in Madagascar

To celebrate the launch of the new edition of our Madagascar guide, author Daniel Austin took over our Instagram to share some of his photos and stories from his many trips to the island.

12 reasons to visit Madagascar

Home to weird and wonderful wildlife, unique landscapes and a welcoming people, a trip to Madagascar has something for everyone.