W. Dry Forest
S. Rain Forest
S. Dry Forest
Scarcely populated but with a rich mix or ethnic groups: Antakarana, Sakalava, Tsimihety, Betsimisaraka and Antandroy, this region is isolated from the rest of the country by the rugged Tsaratanana mountain range. In spite of being closest to the equator, its particularly long dry season of seven months, followed by intense rainfall from December to April, gives this northern area of Madagascar an identity unto itself. Secluded coves, tranquil lagoons, windswept promontories, expansive grasslands and altitude rainforest offer an infinitely varied and broad palette of sceneries, people, fauna and flora.
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