The island of Madagascar displays the typical red soils of Africa and rice plantations similar to the Asian ones. The Malagasy environment is full of wonders to discover; white sand beaches, big rocks and tropical forests. The Madagascans fauna and the flora represent one of the principal points of interests of the country. Around the capital, you will be able to see reptiles, lemurs and Amphibians. A bit more south, you will see humpback whales, and towards the west of the country, water birds. The flora is also amazing; the country counts more than 12,000 species of plant and 12% of the uninhabited surface of the island consists of national parks and reserves.