Surrounded by water

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.
  • LEMURS

    furry little creatures

    furry little creatures

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3 comments

  1. Danon

    This can be added under “Did you know?”:
    The island “Sainte-Marie” off the east coast of Madagascar holds an annual “festival des baleines” (whale watching) around late August or early September.
    An 8-minute tourist video: http://youtu.be/YZW0dO-EbAs

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