Ages ago in the southeast of Africa a piece of land broke off and drifted towards the sea. It is now a day journey by ship away from Mosambique. Madagaskar is the fourth biggest isle in the world. Being isolated since 150 million years, a unique nature has developed with rare species of plants and animals. The locals in the land of lemurs and chameleons, of perfume and vanilla are extremely poor. It is however a paradise, full of natural wonders and shaped by an old culture. Nosy Be, nominal the Big Island, is the paradise outpost with a diameter of about 20 km. The sea outside contains a fantastic underwater world.