A sapphire rush in the late 1990s took the small village of Ilakaka from boom to bust – leaving it an unadvisable place to linger long.
In the town of Diego Suarez, Lonely Planet writer John Vlahides hunts for an abandoned lighthouse rumoured to have been built by the French Foreign Legion.
Few places on Earth enjoy the constant wind that is present at Sakalava Bay, making it a kite surfer’s dream.
A massive limestone formation runs through the African island’s largely unexplored Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, which shelters some of the world’s most diverse wildlife.
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Malagasy cuisine is a delightful potpourri of Asian, African and European flavours, and has been elevated to new heights by a string of talented and often French-trained chefs.