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Madagascar stands as the world’s fourth-largest island, a vast expanse of natural wonder nestled in the Indian Ocean, off the southeastern coast of Africa. It’s a land renowned for its diverse ecosystems, which ranges from lush rainforests to extensive coral reefs, each teeming with life. The island is particularly celebrated for its remarkable biodiversity, hosting an array of unique wildlife and floral species that are not found anywhere else on the planet.

The history of human settlement in Madagascar traces back approximately 1500 years, beginning with voyagers who navigated the oceans in canoes from regions around what is now Borneo. Madagascar’s cultural identity is a vibrant amalgamation of its Austronesian roots blended with African, Arab, and French influences, creating a unique cultural heritage that is as rich as its ecology. The warmth and hospitality of the Malagasy people make Madagascar not only a place of environmental interest but also a land of welcoming and diverse communities.

Minerals

Madagascar produces half of the world's supply of sapphires.

Language

Malagasy and French are the official languages.

Population

The island has a population of over 27 million, with more than 2 million residents in the capital city.

Biodiversity

Over 85% of Madagascar's wildlife is found nowhere else on Earth

Economy

Madagascar is a major global supplier of vanilla and cloves.

Wildlife Discoveries

Over 615 new species were discovered in Madagascar within a recent ten-year period.

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Destinations

Nosy Komba

Just off the northwest coast of Madagascar, a short boat ride from Nosy Be, Nosy Komba is an island celebrated for its lush volcanic landscapes and vibrant culture. Often referred to as the 'forest gem of the Indian Ocean', it provides a spectacular backdrop for Time + Tide Tsara Komba. The lodge blends luxury with nature, offering guests direct access to both the pristine forests and the azure waters of the surrounding archipelago. Known for sustainable luxury and immersive experiences, our guides are expertly trained to reveal the secrets of Nosy Komba’s rich biodiversity and local traditions. 

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Best time to go All year
Known for Forest to reef safari
"The uniqueness of being in a camp with only four safari tents is the ultimate feeling of luxury.  Luwi overlooks a wide open grassland that on my first morning we watched a high speed chase - a pack of Wilddogs on a hunt.  It was exhilarating to watch and sent our heart rates through the sky adding a lot of chatter and laughter once the pack had passed by."
Jessica, Guest Time + Tide Luwi
"The authenticity and remoteness of the seasonal camps will be a special experience that I will long to return to.  There really is no place on earth that you can really escape like you can at the seasonal camps.  Falling asleep at Kakuli to the distant lion roars and waking to the call of the fish eagle - really what a magical walking safari!"
Lara, Guest Time + Tide Kakuli
This is the most magical place you're ever likely to experience. Nestled under a grove of imposing Albida trees, it is clearly favoured by the many elephant who graze on the Albida pods. Their presence adds an incredibly special energy to the camp. 
Charles, Guest at Time + Tide Chongwe Camp
The lodge is stunning and all the staff are utterly wonderful. The views from the lodge are outstanding, lovely Liuwa wilderness. My bedroom was incredibly comfortable, very stylish, hitting a difficult combination of minimalist yet luxury. Incredibly comfortable bed and many relaxing areas to rest. 
Mandy, Guest at Time + Tide King Lewanika
Our family had the most joyful time at Chongwe, really everything was perfect and every detail taken care of. The team ensured we had the best time at every activity (even tiger fishing!). We felt privileged to spend a few days here and look forward to returning.
Richard, Guest at Time + Tide Chongwe
"Thank you for embracing the unique culture of Barotseland through storytelling, song, dance, drums and the marimba - this is a jewel in the necklace of the African Parks managed conservation areas we are visiting across Africa - much appreciated."
Kingsley Holgate, Guest at Time + Tide King Lewanika
Chinzombo is a stunning lodge in a beautiful location of the South Luangwa. The rooms are luxurious and spacious, with a deck and plunge pool overlooking the Luangwa River. There is always an abundance of wildlife around the rooms, we had a banded mongoose, bushbuck, elephants and hippo's - just to name a few.
Michael, Guest at Time + Tide Chinzombo