Last day was a long one on the small roads of central Madagascar. The next one was going to be a completely different experience : minimum of driving but lots of hiking, almost entirely outside paved roads and overnight lodging in a homestay in a village.
After a long day in the rainforest and a restful night we had to wake up very early because we had a long drive ahead of us. We woke up at 6:00 and had breakfast while our luggage was loaded at the yellow bus. Ahead of us was an 11 hour drive with several stops, going back to Tana and then to Antsirabe
Following the morning with the Idri in the Andasibe national forest and our luch, we had a short rest time and went off to another lodge which also includes a private reserve with lemurs and other animals. This was an optional activity as it was not included in the tour, so 1-2 from our group did not follow.
Early next day we woke up at 6:30 for an early hike in the Andasibe national park and more specially the Analamazaotra reserve. This park is well known for its population of Idri, the largest living lemurs.
Waking up in the jungle is magical. Outside our cabin windows the view was eery with early mist around. Idris are known to come up to the forest edge and communicate with their early morning songs but it didn’t happy that day. We were told it was maybe a little cold for them, they usually wake up earlier in the hot (rainy) season.
Day 2 part 2 of a 15 day trip in Madagascar. Continuing from the Peyrieras reserve, lunch on a small hotely by the road and then travel to a lodge by the rainforest in Andasibe. A night walk there to see nocturnal lemurs and other animals and then dinner and sleep Continue reading Madagascar Experience chapter 3 : A night in the rainforest
Day 3 part 1 of a 15 day tour around Madagascar. Departure from Antananarivo heading west and downwards along RN7 towards the national park of Antasibe – Matadia. A short stop along the way on a small village and a larger on the Peyrieras reserve Continue reading Madagascar Experience Chapter 2 : First contact with lemurs & chameleons
Days 1 and 2 of a 15 day trip to Madagascar in August 2016. Mostly the air travel from Athens to Antanarivo via Istanbul and Mauritius Continue reading Madagascar Experience chapter 1 : The long way to the 7th continent