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== Exploring Madagascar ==
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'''At first impression, the name “MadaCamp” may come across as having something to do with camping in Madagascar. However, this is far from the only topic covered here. Instead, MadaCamp is a methaphor for everything about Madagascar presented within one campsite, so to speak. Anything about Madagascar can be published here as well as edited by anyone.'''
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Moreno Valley, Ca 92553
-21.833416, 46.93634
1 (951) 653 7800
-13.682913, 48.452518, Ambanja
-19.3835, 47.4405, Ambatolampy
-17.819893, 48.41928, Ambatondrazaka
-15.290012, 46.970694, Ambenja
-13.195451, 49.050565, Ambilobe
-21.938906, 47.184391, Ambohimahamasina
-21.106902, 47.214131, Ambohimahasoa
-20.532827, 47.244751, Ambositra
-23.659511, 43.646708
-25.177447, 46.087732, Ambovombe
-17.586103, 48.222116, Amparafaravola
-19.041866, 46.733254, Ampefy
-14.662938, 49.652324, Andapa
-22.07196, 43.238733
-18.402399, 47.879244, Anjozorobe
-14.909123, 50.28245, Antalaha
-19.331878, 46.834717, Antanifotsy
-19.865983, 47.035722, Antsirabe
-14.884613, 47.991757, Antsohihy
-19.009277, 47.180936, Arivonimamo
-15.254708, 48.539658, Befandriana
-23.267566, 46.097131, Betroka
-14.555672, 47.59552, Nosy Lava (Analalava)
-13.407529, 48.279848, Nosy Be
-12.744503, 48.682308, Nosy Lava (Mitsio Archipelago)
-22.697793, 45.218654, Ilakaka
-22.81973, 47.830782, Farafangana
-22.140149, 48.013226, Manakara
-18.772415, 45.292768, Ankavandra
-18.061088, 44.02256, Maintirano
-19.01086, 47.83325, Mantasoa
-21.228642, 48.339758, Mananjary
-23.352894, 43.668423,Tulear
-14.256564, 50.15027, Sambava
-23.594293, 43.715565
[[File:Soalara 001.jpg|left|70px|link=Soalara]]'''[[Soalara]]'''
-13.356385, 50.009079, Vohemar
-20.291705, 44.278121,
[[Image:Morondava 0102.jpg|left|70px|link=Morondava]]'''[[Morondava]]'''
-15.434295, 49.740354, Maroantsetra
-15.495867, 49.768066, Nosy Mangabe
-15.32889, 49.954834, Fizono
-15.412643, 49.86351, Navana
-12.242479, 49.345779, Ramena
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<div style="background: #5e8a00;  color: #ffffff; font-weight: bold; margin-bottom: 5px;">&nbsp; About Madagascar</div>
Madagascar is located in the Indian Ocean off the eastern coast of Africa. It is the world's fourth largest island, covering a total area of 587,041 square kilometres.
The country is divided into six provinces, each named after its capital: Antananarivo, Antsiranana, Fianarantsoa, Mahajanga, Toliara, and Toamasina also known as Tamatave.
The continent separated from Africa 165 million years ago, and since then its flora and fauna have evolved according to its own fantasy, like nowhere else in the world: Lemurs are known worldwide, but the red island (on account of its vividly coloured soil) is home to several endemic species of chameleons, fossas, frogs, birds, snakes, jumping rats, baobabs, carnivorous plants, orchids and many more strange "living beings"! With the lemurs, 80% of its flora, 40% of its birds, 98% of its reptiles being endemic, Madagascar is a naturalist's promised land! The same is true for the Malagasy people, about 20 million: A unique blend of African and Asian, whose culture resembles no other worldwide. The population is divided in 18 [[Ethnic Groups|ethnic groups]]. The nomad [[Vezo]] fisherman swears only by the sea, the zebu is everything to the [[Bara]] of the desertic south, while land is the greatest wealth for the [[Betsileo]] of the Malagasy "altiplano". The relative isolation of the island due to geography and recent history, kept the traditional way of living, rites and the ancestral beliefs, very lively and genuine. For the traveller avid to find something different, a dream! Madagascar has it all: Deserted beaches, tropical forests, mountains, spiny forests, rice-terraced highlands.<br><br>
<td><div style="background: #5e8a00;color: #ffffff; font-weight: bold; margin-bottom: 5px;">&nbsp;Featured Articles</div>
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[[Image:Gemcutter_Georges_Andrianonison_012.jpg|link=Gemcutter Georges Andrianonison|left|70px]]
'''[[Gemcutter Georges Andrianonison]]'''<br>
Georges Andrianonison is a Malagasy gemcutter in the second generation. Born and grown up in Antsirabe, he learned the skills of gem cutting from his father. Today, with more than 25 years of experience, he is one of the best gemcutters in Madagascar.<br clear="all">
[[Image:Cinagra 068.jpg|link=Madagascar Chocolate|left|70px]]
'''[[Madagascar Chocolate]]'''<br>
Madagascar is a high quality cocoa producing nation boasting two major bean-to-bar chocolate factories, making especially dark and delicious chocolates from naturally organic cocoa grown along the Sambirano river in the Ambanja province.<br clear="all">
[[Image:Andafiavaratra_Palace_004.jpg|link=Andafiavaratra Palace|left|70px]]
'''[[Andafiavaratra Palace]]'''<br>
Andafiavaratra Palace is located north of the  Queen's Palace in Antananarivo. It functioned as the palace of the prime minister during the reigns of the last queens and houses today an exhibition of precious royal items.<br clear="all">
[[Image:Water hole Anakao.jpg|link=Anakao|left|70px]]
'''[[Anakao|Anakao, an idyllic Vezo fishing village]]'''<br>
Anakao is a small beautiful Vezo fishing village situated on a long stretched beach about 40km south of
Tulear, where life can be very relaxed.<br clear="all">
'''[[Ambalavao|Ambalavao, a charming town in the highlands]]'''<br>
Ambalavao is a town with the largest zebu market in Madagascar and where herdsmen come to sell their cattle after walking with their zebu herds from virtually all parts of the country.<br clear="all">
[[File:Kimony Beach 015.jpg|link=Kimony Beach|left|70px]]
'''[[Kimony Beach|Kimony Beach - Morondava]]'''<br>
Kimony Beach is a nice long stretch of sandy beach just seven kilometres north of [[Morondava]]. Fishermen come and go in their pirogues, whilst their wifes and kids await their return in the shade of the few bushes along the beach.<br clear="all">
[[Image:Ilakaka_021.jpg|link=Madagascar_Sapphire_Rush|The Madagascar sapphire rush|left|70px]]
'''[[Madagascar Sapphire Rush]]'''<br>
Madagascar, the fourth largest island on earth, is well known for its unique nature and wildlife. Throughout the
country tourists have for long discovered the many amazing natural treasures aboveground, while the real treasures
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'''[[Taxi-brousse|Taxi-brousse, the Malagasy way to travel]]'''<br>
An advantage in going by taxi-brousse is not only the low price, it is also getting to know the Malagasy people while sitting
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== Towns, villages and islands of Madagascar ==
== Towns, villages and islands of Madagascar ==

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Towns, villages and islands of Madagascar

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