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Madagascar, Masoala, September 29 – October 3, part 2

October 14, 2015

Masoala, September 29 – October 3   In the Masoala forest, they have many animals and plants that can only be found here. A highlight is the family of red-ruffed lemurs playing up in the trees. And that we see the Helmet Vanga within the first few meters entering the park while the birders we […]

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Madagascar, Masoala, September 29 – October 3, part 1

October 9, 2015

Masoala, September 29 – October 3 With Air Madagascar generally flying only in the morning, not flying on Sundays and then rescheduling our flight to Tuesday, we get to spend three nights in Tana. As the weather and Tana both aren’t that great, we mainly hang out in our nice hotel room or the food […]

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Madagascar, Tsingy de Bemaraha, September 21-25 part 2

September 29, 2015

Tsingy de Bemaraha, September 21-25 part 2 Tsingy itself is an Unesco World Heritage Site, its jagged limestone pinnacles have been shaped by centuries of water and wind erosion. To cross them, we climb the via ferrata (fixed-cable routes) with its viewing platforms, rope bridges, ladders and suspension bridges. Visiting the Small Tsingy seems to […]

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Madagascar, Tsingy de Bemaraha, September 21-25 part 1

September 27, 2015

Tsingy de Bemaraha, September 21-25 With Air Madagascar changing the times – and as an extra challenge, once even the date – of every single flight we have booked with them, we got to Morondava earlier than planned, although via Tana and not with the now no longer available direct flight. Morondava is our starting […]

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Madagascar, Isalo, September 18-19

September 25, 2015

Leaving behind the rainforest in Ranomafana, we enter the desert plains of Southern Madagascar. It’s a flatter, hotter landscape now, with less people and covered in yellow savannah grass. The two-storey mudbrick houses and paddy fields of the highlands change into little mud huts with straw roofs and small herds of zebus. In the middle […]

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Madagascar, Ranomafana, September 16-17

September 23, 2015

Ranomafana, September 16-17 After a morning driving through the dry rocky valley of the highlands, we take a side road from the NR7 to Ranomafana. Suddenly there is forest, the air is fresh and cool and the road is the only good road in the whole country. The whole 30km of it. Ranomafana is another […]

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Driving, September 15-16

September 21, 2015

On our first real driving day, we learn that this is one of the countries where you don’t ask how far but how long. 100km can easily take three hours driving. We keep on congratulating ourselves for choosing a 4WD despite the agency telling us a regular car can do it as well. As LP […]

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Madagascar, Andasibe, September 13-14

September 19, 2015

After a full day of flying we arrived late in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar. Tana is not the most picturesque city of them all and we happily left the next morning with Monsieur Mamy, our driver for the first week. Andasibe is our first destination to look for lemurs. And some other wildlife but […]

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