Many places in the world can be described as diverse, with shifting landscapes, plants and animals, but Madagascar is in a class of its own, where you can change from desert to rainforest in only a few hundred kilometres. The island is also classified as a biodiversity hotspot by Conservation International, with over 90% of its animals not found anywhere else on Earth. Botanists and animal lovers alike will delight in everything Madagascar has to offer, from orchids to lemurs, in every kind of landscape, from the coast to the highest mountains. Take in the private gardens at Endemika, catch a glimpse of the indri at Réserve Spéciale d'Analamazaotra, view island birds at Parc de Tsarasaotra, or explore one of the many other parks and reserves. If you prefer buildings to botany, try a visit to Tana’s Rova on the highest hill, wander around Haute-Ville with its stunning architecture or see the Presidential Palace. Whatever you do, you’ll find yourself returning again and again, because you just can’t fit everything in on one trip.