Categories: Africa, Go Abroad Fund, Madagascar
Arriving at midnight in an airport not much bigger than a barn, yet overflowing with people demanding money from confused looking tourists, I didn’t really know what to expect from Madagascar. Fortunately, the capital, Antananarivo, didn’t reflect what the rest of the country had to offer. After spending 5 weeks in the dry forests and islands of Madagascar, studying the country’s lemurs, snakes and chameleons; scuba diving to measure the coral growth and speaking with the people who live and study there; I feel that I came away with a good understanding of how the country works as well as seeing the threats to its unique biodiversity. I am very grateful to the Go Abroad Fund for helping to fund this expedition and making it all possible.
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