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Madagascar : Reading list

You can start getting into the country you are visiting before you go away by doing some background reading. Many hotels and camps have reference books for your enjoyment and interest, but you may want to do some reading in advance and the following list provides a few suggestions. We have also included novels about other parts of Africa which we thought you might enjoy.

Guide books and wildlife

  • The Bradt Travel Guide Madagascar
  • Sasol Birds of Prey of Africa and its Islands, Alan Kemp
  • A Birder’s Guide to Travel in Madagascar, Gardner
  • Birds of the Indian Ocean Islands: Madagascar, Mauritius, Réunion, Rodrigues, Seychelles and the Comoros, Ian Sinclair and Olivier Langrand
  • Guide to the Mammals of Madagascar, Nick Garbutt
  • Madagascar Wildlife, Hilary Bradt, Derek Schuurman and Nick Garbutt

Biographies, novels and other interesting reading

  • The Aye-aye and I, Gerald Durrell
  • Mukiwa, Peter Godwin
  • Don’t Lets Go To The Dogs Tonight, Alexandra Fuller
  • A Good Man In Africa, William Boyd
  • The Africa House, Christina Lamb
  • Shadow of the Sun: My African Life, Ryszard Kapuscinski
  • White Mischief, James Fox
  • No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, Alexander McCall Smith

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