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New frontiers: 6 adventurous destinations to visit by superyacht

New frontiers: 6 adventurous destinations to visit by superyacht

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Madagascar, Africa

Isolated for almost 70 million years, Madagascar is home to a bounty of fantastical creatures that exist nowhere else on earth. Ninety per cent of its forest flora and more than half of its bird species are endemic to the island, the varied and often alien-looking landscape yielding lemurs, chameleons, baobab trees and much more besides.

“For most superyachts, the delights of mysterious Madagascar are too far off the beaten path to be of key interest, but for those with a thirst for exploration many unique experiences await,” says Lyons. “Madagascar was at the very outer range of Somalia-based pirates, but this threat has now dissipated."

What to do and see: The pristine white beaches on Nosy Be island, off the northwest coast, are popular with tourists, but the Nosy Hara Archipelago of 12 small islands surrounded by coral reef is lesser-known and a pristine snorkelling haven. Head to Île Sainte-Marie to see more tropical fish, go wreck diving and spot humpback whales on migration.

When to go: The wettest season is between January and March, with cyclones common in February. Head to the island in June or July if you want to spot baby lemurs and humpback whales. Or visit in October when ring-tail lemurs are born.

For a trip inland, accessible from Antsiranana, Amber Mountain National Park is known for its amphibian and reptile life as well as beautiful waterfalls. The area around Andavadoka in the south west is another wonderland of reefs and islands, if you haven’t had your fill.

Picture courtesy of Shutterstock.com

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