Madagascar is an island situated in the Indian Ocean, lying off the southeastern coast of Africa. The island is surrounded by beautifully warm, crystal blue water and is well known for its incredible flora and fauna. Much of the country's wildlife is found nowhere else on Earth, and as such eco-tourism is one of Madagascar's key attractions. It is also home to unspoiled beaches, breathtaking dive sites and a colorful kaleidoscope of local Malagasy culture and cuisine.