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.

    furry little creatures

    furry little creatures



  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:

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