Anyone been to Madagascar?! Would love to hear anything about this amazing place.. I want to go but have no idea where to start! :)
Am going to be in Africa Nov/ Dec this year.
Went last year in November, and it was amazing. Be careful, as December starts monsoon season.
Plenty of cool parks with crazy baobabs and wild lemurs.
You can always volunteer on a remote island! http://www.girlventures.net/archives/4277
I wrote about my experience on my blog, GirlVentures.net
Also, check out this site: http://spotlightmadagascar.org
She answered my pre-trip questions and set me up with great contacts on Mada. over 9 years agoAnswered by Deborah Nicol via WorldNomads.com
I went last year...great place. "Mora mora" common phrase that means "slow slow". Just be prepared to take your time and not get excited when things go a little mora mora. Nice people.
I highly recommend volunteering with Dr. Dollar doing research there studying the Fosa. Then after your 2 weeks with them you'll be better suited to travel around on your own.
As mentioned, NovDec is right in the middle of summer/monsoon season. What this really means is be careful that your route isn't one that washes out in the rainy season. This will limit your ability to fully traverse the country by ground.
Good luck! over 9 years ago
Holly, I saw your question and I knew I had some information on Madagascar in the pipeline, so I've hurried things along and just published it all on the Safety Hub of WorldNomads.com.
Sounds like a brilliant destination, enjoy (and send us a report when you're home). Phil over 9 years ago
Another suggestion http://africa.amateurtraveler.com/2008/06/28/madagascar-episode-141/ (via our Facebook community http://www.facebook.com/worldnomads) over 9 years ago
Hi Holly I am an Australian who has lived in Madagascar for around 15 years. I am presently in Australia and would be happy to chat with you on skype or something, or you could ring me if you like. If you add dadamanga to your skype I will give you my mobile number in a message, or we could just chat there. Sorry to be so brief today but I am running off to do something, but anyway there is just so much to tell you and it would be much better done in a chat... Get in touch.
Brett Massoud over 9 years ago
I lived there for two years while serving a mission for my church. It is such a amazing place and the people are so great! I would love to answer any questions you have! I speak the language fluently and have a good knowledge of the cities and places to go! Mandra-pitafa! over 9 years ago