Go bird-watching on safari holiday in Madagascar

HikingA trip to Madagascar could be the perfect holiday for all bird lovers and naturists the world over, as one zoo volunteer has said that a great number of species are endemic to the island.

In an article for The Commercial Appeal, Van Harris – who works for Memphis Zoo – noted that the isle has been isolated for so long that a "large percentage" of the animals to be found live nowhere else in the world.

This suggests that a trip to this region would prove exciting for those planning safari holidays and in just one day, Mr Harris had seen "25 species of mammals, 174 bird species, 18 reptile species and two amphibians" – just a small proportion of the wildlife to be discovered there.

This comes after Hello magazine said that the northern part of the island and the Ankarana reserve would leave people on safari holidays "gasping in amazement".