W. Dry Forest
S. Rain Forest
S. Dry Forest
The Betsimisaraka, second largest ethnic group in Madagascar, are friendly, fun loving and laid back. Cash crops such as coffee, cloves, vanilla and all tropical fruits thrive on the East Coast, making the local populations in general more affluent than in any other region of Madagascar. With the exception of Ile Ste. Marie, once a pirate's haven and now a sought-after destination for beach lovers, the East Coast, and in particular the Masoala Peninsula with its exceptional concentration of unique fauna and flora, is largely undiscovered and a must for serious nature lovers. (Maroantsetra is included in both the North and East regions as it is considered by many to be the last remaining tract of pristine rain forest on the east coast of Madagascar.)
Click on the cities below for an overview of the entire area, including access, lodging, protected areas and local activities.
ILE. SAINT MARIE (Nosy Boraha)
NATIONAL PARKS AND RESERVES:
Parc Ivoloina (Duke Primate project)
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