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 ...

Vahimantsina walk at Mitsinjo with Pierre, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

Vahimantsina walk at Mitsinjo with Pierre

A travel blog entry by malonetravels2

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... of three for this purpose. Our next treat was to see the Parson's chameleon.  This particular chameleon is endemic to Madagascar and particularly to this region.  Found out after our visit to this chameleon the range of movement is only about ...

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 ...

Four Year Olds in Panda Suits, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

Four Year Olds in Panda Suits

A travel blog entry by bdsaly

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... years ago allowing animal and plant species to develop that are now completely unique to the island. Lemurs, primates like us are Madagascar’s symbol. The few backpackers and foreign tourists we encounter are in the area like us looking for the two ...

Lemurs galore! A day in Mantadia National Park, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

Lemurs galore! A day in Mantadia National Park

A travel blog entry by jpalbny

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Monday, October 10, 2016: Mantadia National Park So unfortunately, we slept fitfully overnight until about 3AM. Then I woke up for good and couldn’t get back to sleep much after that. I was a little worried that I'd be too tired to enjoy ...

Tanafisaka walk with Matthew, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

Tanafisaka walk with Matthew

A travel blog entry by malonetravels2

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After a short rest, we headed down for the night walk.  When we got to the bottom of the stairs saw something moving in the trees.  Went and looked and it was a group of brown lemurs.  Got our first sighting before we left the place!  ...

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 ...

taxi brousse to Andasibe village, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

taxi brousse to Andasibe village

A travel blog entry by malonetravels2

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... of the birds we had questions about.  Thanked him for sharing the book with us.  He plans to give it to his guide when they leave Madagascar.  Think this is a wonderful gesture because it seems there are very few books among the guides. ...

All the lemurs, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

All the lemurs

A travel blog entry by charlotterowley

... beetle! These are small beetles (about 1cm long), red and black, with really long necks! They were featured on the BBC Madagascar programme - which everyone else seems to have watched. I had no clue, but happy being ignorant to the potential things we ...

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 ...

The Haunting Call of The Indri Indri Lemurs, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

The Haunting Call of The Indri Indri Lemurs

A travel blog entry by malonetravels2

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... has been studying a type of duck that was thought to be extinct but had been found in a very remote area.  She had hitchhiked from Tana to here and was headed out the next morning but had some interesting tales to tell of her time here in Madagascar. ...

Into the jungle...., Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

Into the jungle....

A travel blog entry by fleegle

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... shrub growing wild and big. A huge wisteria and alien tropical looking vegetation. The travellers palm is the logo on the air Madagascar planes. A feast of sights and sounds. A spot of lunch was taken and some three horse beer...rude not to. Then a bit ...

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 ...

Trip to village, visit with Mamy at  Internet shop, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

Trip to village, visit with Mamy at Internet shop

A travel blog entry by malonetravels2

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... also was able to get us three more gigabytes of data for our dongle.  Said this past year has been slow because of the Air Madagascar strike and what it did for tourism. Never did make it to check on the ATM because it began to mist/rain in earnest ...

Moramonga by taxi brousse, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

Moramonga by taxi brousse

A travel blog entry by malonetravels2

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... out but made it back with all of our purchases . The evening before we had met Matthew, from England that is bicycling around Madagascar. We enjoyed dinner together last night  and were sitting and having lunch when he bicycled up.  He had just ...

VOI Mitia Miravo Ala walk with Claude, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

VOI Mitia Miravo Ala walk with Claude

A travel blog entry by malonetravels2

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... fence line and crossed the road and then back again. The taxi brousse when it finally came, was full and five hanging on the back so we ended up walking home.  Nice hot shower and then dinner and visit with Suzanne who is traveling around Madagascar. ...

Doing our part for Mitsinjo, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

Doing our part for Mitsinjo

A travel blog entry by malonetravels2

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Very slow moving morning and after breakfast walk to Mitsinjo and make the final decision to donate our tent to them.  They have tents for rent on their  website and seemed appreciative that we were adding another one to theirs to ...

Move to Feon'ny Ala, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

Move to Feon'ny Ala

A travel blog entry by malonetravels2

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... and an errant rooster or two! Had relaxing afternoon with Laura trying her hand at painting and Robert reading more about Madagascar.  Decided to sit outside for dinner and had some delicious food cooked by someone else!  Robert starts visiting ...

Mantadia Hike and waterfall/pool, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

Mantadia Hike and waterfall/pool

A travel blog entry by malonetravels2

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As with any big event, up before the alarm goes off!  Down for "healthy breakfast" and looking for   our driver.  Were expecting the Mitsinjo vehicle but Patrick, one of theit waiters tells us our driver is here.  Not the ...

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 ...

Thrill seekers go explore Antananarivo, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

Thrill seekers go explore Antananarivo

A travel blog entry by malonetravels2

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Wake up and head down for breakfast before venturing out into the city.  One of the attractions of Madagascar Underground was they advertised Mexican food and margaritas.  Had the Huevos Rancheros for breakfast and they did not do a bad job at ...

Guided hike in the Andasibe NP - playful sifaka!, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

Guided hike in the Andasibe NP - playful sifaka!

A travel blog entry by malonetravels2

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Decided  we would go on hike in the National Park.  Stopped at Mitsinjo and they arranged for Youseffa to be our guide.  Paid and headed  into the park.  Youseffa told us the Legend of the Indri indri.  There are several ...

"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 ...

Babakotokely walk with Jeano, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

Babakotokely walk with Jeano

A travel blog entry by malonetravels2

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Slow moving morning but finally get moving and go to Mitsinjo for another walk.  They are such a good value and you always see something interesting.  We decided to just do a short walk and Jeano was our guide again. We finally got to see a ...

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