It broke off from Africa aeons ago, and over time developed its own fascinating flora and fauna
LOOKING at a map of Africa you’ll notice a large island off the continent’s southeast coast. That’s Madagascar, the fourthlargest island in the world after Greenland, New Guinea and Borneo.
This island, which is also a country, has strange and unique animals and plants. The people are also distinct and are descended from Asian and African seafarers.
Let’s find out more about this strange and interesting place and the people who live there.
The terraced paddy fields of Madagascar’s central highlands.
Pods on a vanilla orchid. The finest vanilla beans, known as Bourbon vanilla, come from Madagascar.