Travel Blogs from Andasibe, Madagascar

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Jorge finds his buddies, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

Jorge finds his buddies

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... . Florent, Harry and ANOTHER guide name Fidy (pronounced like 50 Cent would say "fiddy") show up just on time to whisk me away to Andasibe National Forest.  I now have not one, not two, but three people helping me, a 25 year-old guy who isn't used to ...

The lemur hunt begins, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

The lemur hunt begins

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... happy in the places we stop and no one asks me for money or to buy something in these smaller towns.  Rice paddies are to Madagascar as strip malls are to New Jersey.  A few dirt roads, pot holes and some good wildlife later (we see the largest ...

Andasibe, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

Andasibe

A travel blog entry by m-and-c

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... at a huge modern supermarket on the way out of the capital we ended up arriving at Hotel Feon'ny Ala in Andasibe in the dark. Driving in Madagascar in the dark is definitely NOT a good idea. For a start the amount of cars with dodgy headlights or in ...

Andasibe 2, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

Andasibe 2

A travel blog entry by m-and-c

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... Mary. Our main aim, we told Mary was to find chameleons. We felt we hadn't seen enough of them yet (over our 4 weeks in Madagascar) especially ones bigger than the size of a thumb. 'Yes, yes no problem' was Mary's reply. We liked her confidence we just ...

And she calls it modern...., Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

And she calls it modern....

A travel blog entry by jesshiggins

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... pockets of the landscape. Contrasting with this orgy of green are the richly colored mud homes scattered across the hills. The soil of Madagascar ranges from a dull brown to a deep ochre, and the hues of the homes show the same variation. Some of the ...

Lemur Land, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

Lemur Land

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... , 90 per cent of its population of 22 million people are living on less than two dollars a day. Because Madagascar continues to struggle with generating any substantial tourism, particularly beyond the beach resorts, the infrastructure needed to get ...

Indri, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

Indri

A travel blog entry by behi

... wet from all the rain. It poured like hell yesterday. Finally after 12 hours of suffering from severe asscramps we arrived in Andasibe and went looking for a place to sleep... This town is quite far up the mountains so it gets pretty cold during the ...

Doggie 911 (and some wildlife), Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

Doggie 911 (and some wildlife)

A travel blog entry by jesshiggins

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... with cavernous black eyes, mating, calling, feeding. We were utterly surrounded by Life. So we got our animal fix, both domestic and wild. We have one more week in Andasibe, so hopefully that's not the last I'll see of Madagascar's living teddy ...

Leste, o lado úmido de Madagascar, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

Leste, o lado úmido de Madagascar

A travel blog entry by foradecasa

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... ).      Na saída do parque passamos por um centro de educação aos visitantes, mostrando didaticamente como Madagascar se isolou das outras terras, o aparecimento dos lêmures e de outras espécies de plantas e animais que são ...

Lemurs and Leeches, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

Lemurs and Leeches

A travel blog entry by jenny.whinney

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We were lucky when we arrived at the taxi-brousse stop, as one was almost full, so we didn't have to wait long to leave (they only go once they’re full). Thankfully, our rucksacks went on top, so we had our seats to ourselves.  After haggling ...

How to track a lemur, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

How to track a lemur

A travel blog entry by lexicon

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... to be seen only at night. We followed Lucy’s light, sometimes with some help from the lightning bugs, to see a part of Madagascar that can only be found in the countryside, far from cities that have annihilated all traces of nature. So I escaped the ...

"Hello...Will You Feed Me?"

A travel blog entry by jesshiggins

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... but moving to another town, so it's been a week of goodbyes for her. For me, its been a nice oopportunity to adjust to Madagascar in a low-stress situation, and to get to know a place reasonably well before moving on. The park association, ANGAP, has ...

Andasibe, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

Andasibe

A travel blog entry by paulianina

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... Indri! Another group is called Men and the Environment, which is a group in Vohimana, located about 15km east of Andasibe. They have been very successful, growing native plants in nurseries within their parks to benefit the restoration process. Located ...

Andasibe for a Second Day, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

Andasibe for a Second Day

A travel blog entry by paulianina

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... is always wonderful to play in the forest and pretend to be Tarzan! It is noted, however, that to enter into any park in Madagascar, you must hire a guide. They will not let you in otherwise. In most cases, it is worth it, as they can show you the ...

Indri Indri in the rain, Andasibe National Park, Madagascar travel blog

Indri Indri in the rain

A travel blog entry by izzie

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Previous visits, Antananarivo and Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

Previous visits

A travel blog entry by paulianina

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... water, often falling down as I slip on slippery rocks: not your typical tourist behavior! My favorite places so far are Andasibe (waking up to the wonderfully eery Indri Indri call), where I have made many friends, and Special Reserve d'Ambohitantely. ...

Evening Stroll, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

Evening Stroll

A travel blog entry by awayfromitall2

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Its welll worth taking an evening stroll after dark to see what you can see.  Without a guide almost nothing.  With a guide all this and more.  Also worth going out just to see the night sky. There is so little light pollution there seem ...

Mantadia Park, Day 2, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

Mantadia Park, Day 2

A travel blog entry by awayfromitall2

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Mantadia is a much larger area of primary forest than Andasibe, wilder and more interesting in some ways, but being bigger you have less chance of seeing the lemurs.  We werent particularly lucky but the mass of ferns and palms of every description ...

Andasibe National Park - Day 1, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

Andasibe National Park - Day 1

A travel blog entry by awayfromitall2

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... useful site is www.arkive.org. Monday 13th July Set out from the Lodge at 7.30 a.m for a morning exploring the Andasibe national park which is a relatively small area of primary forest but rich in endemic species. The main attraction is the Indri ...

Indri, Chameleons, Weevils, Frogs and Night Safari, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

Indri, Chameleons, Weevils, Frogs and Night Safari

A travel blog entry by rupertcdean

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... crab, the bright ruby red Flatid Leaf Bug and the extraordinary Giraffe-Necked Weevil.  I was starting to understand the pull of Madagascar on all animal lovers. After an hour or so we met the tracker, and then I encountered the small group of ...

Weekend in Andasibe, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

Weekend in Andasibe

A travel blog entry by rosums

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Into the rain-forests of Madagascar, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

Into the rain-forests of Madagascar

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

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... road was good, much better than what one usually finds in African countryside and Theo kept up a pleasant chatter of information about Madagascar, its good and bad sides. The people he explained came from two main source areas: what is today Indonesia, ...

Ut i bushen, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

Ut i bushen

A travel blog entry by svefredrik

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... ser inga trähyddor. Här är det tegelhus med lerputs. Aja kör lugnt och säkert, ändå går det undan. Vi är framme i Andasibe efter tre timmar.  Det kommer mycket turister till parkerna som ligger i närheten, även så här under lågsäsong. ...

I like to mov'it mov'it I like to mov'it mov'it, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

I like to mov'it mov'it I like to mov'it mov'it

A travel blog entry by bibi078

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... Feon y Ala, l'écho de la forêt, et plus précisément dans un chalet tout confort (eau chaude également) en bord du parc d'andasibe. Le cri de l'Indri-Indri est étrange. On peut l'entendre dès les lueurs du jour. Etre éveillés par ces cris est ...

Song of the Indri, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

Song of the Indri

A travel blog entry by resiststatusquo

... went up that way but would check in the village after the walk. We proceeded on the walk and discussed different cultural aspects of Madagascar and his history. After arriving in the park, paid the entrance fee, and went hiking. He talked to me about the ...

Taxi Brousse, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

Taxi Brousse

A travel blog entry by resiststatusquo

... and they went on a night walk. Even though they knew I was alone, they didn’t bother inviting me. Few travelers  go to Madagascar anyway and even less in the off season. I went to the room and watched dusk turn to night. Since I was sweaty, I ...

Wild tour of the capital and Lemur Island, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

Wild tour of the capital and Lemur Island

A travel blog entry by bailey.wright

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... Lemur Island where I saw a vast range of different species of lemur, from the ring tailed lemur that's on the movie 'Madagascar ' to the golden crowned lemur. The lemurs were amazing! When they wer en't trying to steal from the tourist they either ...

Day 15 - Perinet, Perinet, Madagascar travel blog

Day 15 - Perinet

A travel blog entry by alisonj

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We drove along poor roads to Mantady National Park today. we stopped several times on the way to look at huge spider webs, birds and even some lemurs that were in trees close to the road. Maurice again led the way, this time into the damp ...

Mitsinjo Park, Andasibe, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

Mitsinjo Park, Andasibe

A travel blog entry by ngairephillips

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... though I'm sure I've met the occasional human (primate) who is way more primitive than these creatures! It's interesting that Madagascar had actually separated from Gondwana prior to the evolution of mammals, which means that the lemurs would have had to ...

Cold Cabins, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

Cold Cabins

A travel blog entry by couillard

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... and I, and we all pitched in for the guide (40,000.00) 5$ each. It was a pleasant four hour hike in the Andasibe National Park and we were fortunate enough to see two Indri families, the biggest lemur alive. The second one was really close and so we ...

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