Western Dry Forests

The most endangered and fragmented habitat type of Madagascar is its deciduous dry forests.

These forests are home to a unique variety of animals and plants, including five of the six Baobab species and wonderful iconic lemurs, including the tiny Madame Berthe’s mouse lemur and the coquerel’s sifaka.

This area is home to the Sakalava people. They are a large ethnic group with African beliefs and customs. Despite being a large region, the west has only remnants of the dry deciduous forests which once covered the whole area.

Being hot and dry all year, it is an excellent location for a relaxing beach holiday. It is also a great area for sight seeing, with the World Heritage Site of the Tsingy of Bemaraha.