This is the only concise guide to Madagascar's highlights. Madagascar has been a specialist wildlife destination for decades, but mainstream tourism is now on the up with a range of boutique hotels to entice travelers to this naturalist's Promised Land. This beautifully photographed guide caters for all short-stay visitors bringing you the 'don't miss' highlights of the country. Detailed maps include the six places most favored by tour operators, and a birders' map identifies key locations to spot birds. A chapter on conservation discusses the island's projects and outlines how you can help.
Part One - Introducing Madagascar
Chapter 1 - History
Chapter 2 - The Natural World
Chapter 3 - Planning your trip
Chapter 4 - On the Ground
Part Two - Madagascar Highlights
Chapter 5 - Antananarivo (Tana) and surrounds
Chapter 6 - Tana to Andasibe
Chapter 7 - RN7: The Route South
Chapter 8 - Taolagnaro (Fort Dauphin) and surrounds
Chapter 9 - The north and northwest
Chapter 10 - The West
Chapter 11 - Eastern adventure
Appendix: Language Appendix
Daniel Austin is a naturalist and photographer who spent more than a year exploring Madagascar. Hilary Bradt is founder of Bradt Travel Guides and has visited Madagascar more than 30 times as a tour leader.