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Crocodile Farm Tour

When you are tired of exploring landmarks of Antananarivo, but are still interested in attending new exciting places, consider visiting a crocodile farm. A husband and wife from France are the owners of this unusual farm. Several years ago, they decided to purchase a plot of land in the forest not far from the capital of Madagascar. Besides the giant reptiles, you will be able to see lemurs and ostriches and will walk in the picturesque area.
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Don’t worry, crocodiles live in a separated area surrounded by a wired fence. The animals mostly sleep, enjoying the warm sun, so it is safe to look at them. However, if you crave for something extreme, you can even feed crocodiles. For this purpose, you will be provided with chicken heads. Believe us, you will feel a burst of adrenaline when you throw food into an open crocodile mouth.
Owners of the farm will tell guests that the skin of reptiles is used to make bags and belts, and their meat is sold to local restaurants. There is also a restaurant on the farm where guests can try such exotic dishes as crocodile steak in vanilla sauce. Of course, visitors can buy items made of crocodile leather in a special shop at the farm. Copyright
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Nature Park Excursion

If you are a fan of eco-tourism, you will be delighted with an idea of an excursion to the Perinet Nature Reserve. This gorgeous park is located approximately 140 kilometers away from Antananarivo and is famous for its diversified fauna. Perinet is home to more than 100 species of frogs – the highest concentration of different frog species in one place in the world. When you step into the reserve, you will feel like in true jungles thanks to lush tropical flora.
Antananarivo Many inhabitants of the reserve are rare animals that are protected by the government. You will get acquainted with some unique representatives of flora and fauna. You will see various exotic birds, ibises, giant Parson’s chameleons, and avahis lemurs that are known as the biggest lemurs in the world. At Perinet, you will be able to admire orchids of different types that are in bloom almost the whole year round.
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Together with a guide, you can also participate in a night excursion, during which you will be able to see Daubentonia madagascariensis. It has a long fluffy tail, long fingers on forefeet, giant eyes, and big ears almost deprived of fur. After the sunset, this animal leaves its shelter and jumps from tree to tree in order to find food, making funny noises. You will be able to take pictures of this cute animal, as well as many other inhabitants of Perinet, and will certainly remember this excursion for years to come.

Journey on the Top of Ambohimanga Hill

If you are equally fond of active recreation and visits to historical objects, you will genuinely enjoy a visit to Ambohimanga Hill and the picturesque adjacent valley. On the top of the hill, you will find the fortress and the royal house constructed in the 18th century. They belonged to rulers of Madagascar, just like all land nearby. In the past, the hill was also used to various religious ceremonies.
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Nowadays, Ambohimanga Hill is still a sacred place for local people. Therefore, you will see numerous pilgrims there. The tour guide will tell you how buildings appeared in this area. For example, the fortress was built from concrete that was mixed with egg whites. In total, 16 thousand eggs were used for that purpose. The main pillar in the royal residence is made of pink colored wood. Two hundred slaves had to carry the heavy wood, and half of them died midway.
If you want, you can spend a whole day at Ambohimanga Hill. You will be able to see not only old buildings on the hill but also admire the beauty of the surrounding area, enjoy a picnic, or take pictures of endless terraces with rice fields that appeared several centuries ago.
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Notable celebrations and festivals in Madagascar

Madajazzcar Music Festival deserves a separate mention. The name of the event mentions a specific music style that it is dedicated to. Madajazzcar is one of the biggest music festivals on the continent. It is an international event that lasts two weeks in October. Jazz musicians from all over the world come to Madajazzcar. By the way, it is possible to see international celebrities among both performers and visitors to the festival. Music concerts, workshops, performances, film screenings – the festival covers several spheres and will hardly leave anyone indifferent. … Open
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