25 days until my departure! Anticipation, emotions, and excitement rising!
I figured for those of you following my little precious posts I would give you some information about this beautiful island I will be calling home for the next 27 months.
Madagascar is one of Africa’s most fascinating countries with a unique flora and fauna that has long attracted scientists and wildlife enthusiasts. The biodiversity is out of this world!
Location: Madagascar is an island in the Indian ocean off the coast of Mozambique in southern Africa. (Come visit me!) 🙂
Area: Madagascar covers an area of 587,040 sq km, (similar in size to Kenya and France)
Capital City: Antananarivo commonly known as “Tana”. (I will be doing my training near the capital for the first 3 months)Population: Around 20 million people live in Madagascar.
Language: French and Malagasy are the official languages. (I will be learning Malagasy)Climate: Madagascar’s climate is tropical along coast with a temperate inland, and arid in the south. Cyclone season is from December to March.
When to Go: The best time to visit Madagascar is from April to October, when it’s dry and not too hot. (Summer vacation– trip to MADA! consider it )
Did you know??
- Madagascar is the world’s fourth largest island after Greenland, New Guinea, and Borneo.
- A stunning diversity of plant and animal species found nowhere else evolved after the island broke away from the African continent 165 million years ago.