My name is Madagascar, i am sitting between Africa and India my brotherhood and I am the neighbour of Mauritius, Reunion, Seychelles and Comoros. I was born right after the tectonic movement about 150MYA. I am a single but thanks to my faithfulness; God gave me several children called Malagasy. When I was with my two brothers(Africa & India) those children were used to play with me, to have more fun together.Meanwhile,God were upset against the earth, so sheared us and put me between my two brothers between the Indian ocean and Mozambique channel. Time went on, those children cried after me leaving them because God hid me. He sent two Portuguese to search for me DIEGO DIAZ and FERNANDO Suarez, so they were succeed. Few years later, when those children heard about where I am; they immigrated to follow me from India, Portugal, Indonesia, Malaysia, Africa, and Arabica. The matter was they grab me and formed clan; officially they are 18 tribes till this present. Before they come, I had security dwelled in FARADOFAY which now called fort dauphin, my firstborn. Now my kids are around 25 million in 06 provinces, 22 regions. They named themselves since they arrived here, such as : Antakarana, Betsimisaraka, Tsimihety, Tanala, Sakalava, Anjoaty, Merina, Betsileo, Antaisaka, Antaimoro, Antaimbahoaka, Antandroy, etc. Each tribe had a king until now; some of them still have for all the reason. In 1818, English sent missionary to me to prospect new religious people, although my children believed in spirit. Wherefore, Thomas BEVAN worked hard to win my kid’s heart, so admittedly some followed some not and it caused division for the society between them. Otherwise, the queen RANAVALONA signed the treaty to establish the Christianian religion. From 1896 until 1958, French came to me to colonize my children while they gave Mauritius and Seychelles for the English, it means they switched. I am glad that French freed my offspring from the battle in October 14, 1958. In comparison of my two brothers, my neighbour and other that I don’t have volcano any longer, I don’t have giant killer animal, however my children are sociable, friendly, smile anytime, welcome people from their heart bottom. Moreover, have you thought that I have around 12 000 species of blooming plant whose 85% endemic here .1200 genus of plants, 210 families? About 176 species of palm whose 170 endemic here. Now around 100 species of primates are only found in here that 100% are only mine. I have about 364 species of reptiles whose 92% are my own treasures. Not finish yet; look amphibians, I have about 500 species covered my land which is 99% indigenous. For you the twichers, I have 292 species of birds flying around my land whose 209 species are niche player. Next 168 genuses of fauna within 16 families’ endemic. I have 32 species of insectivorous. More than 1000 species of orchids which is compared to the entire African continent I have more than they all have. I have 6 species of baobab for the 8 world species, imagine! 68 species of chameleon include the tiniest one of 3cm and the largest 72 cm, I have them. In fact I have the most amazing under marine treasure as I have 159 species of fish in 23 families, 57 genus whose 109 are native here.
SOMETHING YOU DON’T KNOW
I have Tsaratanana Mountain 2886 meters high; I have incredible beaches in Diego Suarez, Nosy Be, Tamatave, Saint Marie, Fort Dauphin, Tulear and Maroantsetra. I can promise you that if you love photograph, keen on wildlife, tasting and learning my children’s cuisine, their culture, going on school trip, diving, snorkelling, hiking, trekking, biking, quad adventure, kite surfing, camping, concert, having fun, going on for honeymoon even making your wedding traditionally that you can have them here.
I RECOMMEND YOU THIS TOUR OPERATOR TO ARRANGE YOUR VISIT BECAUSE I ONLY GAVE MY TRUST FOR THEM 4 GUIDES TO STEP ON ME.
I AM THE BEST DESTINATION!