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.
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.
Home to weird and wonderful wildlife, unique landscapes and a welcoming people, a trip to Madagascar has something for everyone.
Visitors to Madagascar shouldn’t miss this ceremony
Madagascar is a birdwatching paradise. These are the best places to go on the island to see its rare and colourful birds.
Bizarreness, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.
We chat to Ash Dykes, the explorer and expeditioner who has recently become the first man to walk the length of Madagascar. He tells us about how he prepares for his trips, why he chose Madagascar and how not knowing Malagasy saved the life of his guide.