The Atlas Obscura Guide To Madagascar
7 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Madagascar
Updated October 10, 2022
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Stories About Madagascar
A Photographer's Journey With the Ancient Baobabs of Madagascar
The death of a sacred tree led to the discovery of other wonders.
by Winnie Lee
Loved or Loathed: Can Madagascar's Aye-Aye Survive Superstition?
Understanding how locals really view the world's weirdest primate may be key to protecting it.
by Bridget Alex
Meet the World's Least-Charismatic Orchid
This newly described species has been dubbed "the ugliest."
by Jessica Leigh Hester
How Did Madagascar Become the World's Biggest Producer of Vanilla?
A tale of a botanical mystery, colonialism, and savvy marketing.
by Dan Nosowitz
How Island Evolution Forged a Bizarre Mammal in Ancient Madagascar
Back when reptiles were all the rage, Adalatherium really stood out.
by Isaac Schultz
To Save Madagascar’s Wildlife, an Entomologist Is Helping Revive a Bug-Based Cuisine
Local insect farms could save lemurs, baobabs, and more.
by Andy Isaacson