Saturday February 22, 2020

In Solomon’s footsteps

Famous for its lemurs, spectacular Baobab trees and Biblical connections, Madagascar is now home to a new five-star eco resort, writes Brandon Presser

25th February, 2018
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Miavana: the resort is located on the private island sanctuary of Nosy Ankao

It’s said that when King Solomon wanted to build his temple, he sent his best carpenters to scour the Earth in search of its finest timber. They eventually made it to Madagascar, where they felled majestic trunks of sweet-smelling rosewood to bring to the Holy Land. A few of the men fell under the spell of the island’s beauty and chose to remain. To this day, some Malagasy claim distant Jewish ancestry....

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