Madagascar in the Indian Ocean

2 September 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, UNESCO World Heritage

Ankify Lodge (Dauphin Bleu) © Rvdb2

Ankify Lodge (Dauphin Bleu) © Rvdb2

Madagascar is an island country in the Indian Ocean, off the southeastern coast of Africa. The nation comprises the island of Madagascar (the fourth-largest island in the world), as well as numerous smaller peripheral islands. Following the prehistoric breakup of the supercontinent Gondwana, Madagascar split from India around 88 million years ago, allowing native plants and animals to evolve in relative isolation. Consequently, Madagascar is a biodiversity hotspot; over 90 percent of its wildlife is found nowhere else on Earth. In 2012, the population of Madagascar was estimated at just over 22 million.   read more…

Île Sainte-Marie off the east coast of Madagascar

17 August 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Beach of La Crique © M worm

Beach of La Crique © M worm

Île Sainte-Marie, known (more formally) as Nosy Boraha, is an island off the east coast of Madagascar. The main town is Ambodifotatra. The city covers an area of 222 km2, and has a population estimated at 16,000. The island is organized as The City of Île Sainte-Marie in Analanjirofo Region. The tourist destination is 60 km long and less than 10 km wide.   read more…

Country overview

9 November 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

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