Travel Blogs from Fort Dauphin, Madagascar

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I'm glad I kept a journal!, Fort Dauphin, Madagascar travel blog

I'm glad I kept a journal!

A travel blog entry by stevil74

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... rest of the volunteers from another hotel on the way to the campsite at Lanirano. Lanirano campsite is only 35 minutes walk from Fort Dauphin town but the lifetsyle for us couldn"t have been much more different, out of a comfy bungalow with good food ...

Count down to the bush, Fort Dauphin, Madagascar travel blog

Count down to the bush

A travel blog entry by gtravellog

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... we'll hav some comfort food.  The people here are so friendly aswell as really curious, Steve is the talllest person in fort dauphin and because of this attracts lots of stares and handshakes from old men in particular?  Anyway have to go jnow ...

Salama, Fort Dauphin, Madagascar travel blog

Salama

A travel blog entry by gtravellog

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... and decided to have diner and retire to bed.. without the water having appeared. The water did however appear at 6am with a clinking of the pipes which woke us up. At seven we left for Tana airport to get our final flight for a while to Fort Dauphin. ...

Azafady misy labiera mangatsiaka tsara?, Fort Dauphin, Madagascar travel blog

Azafady misy labiera mangatsiaka tsara?

A travel blog entry by stevil74

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Well we arrived yesterday after  a long days travelling.  I have lots to write but George hasn't brought a book and doesn't want to get bored watching me type!  I will write lots tomorrow.  In the meantime my number here is +261 341 ...

Dec 15, 2012, Port Dauphin, Madagascar travel blog

Dec 15, 2012

A travel blog entry by kreuzfahrer

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In search of flying foxes, Ambandrika, Madagascar travel blog

In search of flying foxes

A travel blog entry by nikol

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... fringed with lush forests of plants that don't exist naturally anywhere else on Earth. Such is the essence of Madagascar! Untouched, blissful solitude! The forest where I contributed to research for the Azafady Conservation Programme (ACP) had Jurrasic ...

Wild Wild South, Fort Dauphin, Madagascar travel blog

Wild Wild South

A travel blog entry by lukestappler

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... would be impossible without it. An exciting story of the last month or so was a recent taxi-brousse ride to Fort Dauphin.  Taxi brousses in Madagascar vary in size, shape, and comfort, but they mostly resemble what would happen if a minivan, an ice ...

Azafady, Fort Dauphin, Madagascar travel blog

Azafady

A travel blog entry by gtravellog

Hi all Just a quick update to say we arrived in Madagagcar, Fort Dauphin yesterday without any problems. Using a keyboard with the letters all in differebnt places than i'm used to, so coupled with my bad spelling, this blog should make for an ...

Beachside bungalow in Fort Dauphin, Fort Dauphin, Madagascar travel blog

Beachside bungalow in Fort Dauphin

A travel blog entry by dadamanga

There is a great little bungalow on the beach in Fort Dauphin owned by Brett (telephone 0330 221 265 or email dadamanga@live.com), which is amazing.  It's the guest house of a private home of an Australian who has lived in Madagascar for ten years ...

Don't panic Mr Mannering!, Fort Dauphin, Madagascar travel blog

Don't panic Mr Mannering!

A travel blog entry by stevil74

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Hi All,  as internet access is extremely limited please bear with the lack of a blog.  We're having a great time although I have a little bit of a Madagascan Belly.  I saw my first Chameleon today, it tried to catch a caterpillar but ...

Lovely lemurs, Fort Dauphin, Madagascar travel blog

Lovely lemurs

A travel blog entry by tizwoz

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... a soft drink and we were "treated" to a group of dancers. How authentic they were I am not sure. Although the unmade road to get to the reserve was extremely bumpy I am glad we made the trip and can recommend Madagascar as a beautiful country to ...

The Folks Come To Visit, Fort Dauphin, Madagascar travel blog

The Folks Come To Visit

A travel blog entry by lukestappler

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On February 21, I watched my parents deplane in Fort Dauphin after the long journey from Boise, Idaho, U.S.A., bewildered but excited. Possibly one of my favorite parts of the trip followed. I had showed up early to wait for the flight, and I ended up ...

Home of the Lemur, Tolagnaro, Madagascar travel blog

Home of the Lemur

A travel blog entry by wms090359

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... off from the African continent about 160 million years ago. Ninety percent of the plants and animals found on the island of Madagascar evolved there and nowhere else. All of the country's 70-plus species of lemur—including this sifaka—are ...

This is going to be home!, Fort Dauphin, Madagascar travel blog

This is going to be home!

A travel blog entry by stevil74

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... our African adventure volunteering for Azafady, studying Lemurs and their habitats. Our studies will hopefully help preserve the ecology of Madagascar and it's indigineous species. This blog is where we will be keeping everyone informed of our trials and ...

A zebu dies, A school is born, Mahatalaky, Madagascar travel blog

A zebu dies, A school is born

A travel blog entry by nikol

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... and development. Hoards of children who should have been at school roamed the streets in the capital and elsewhere. Education in Madagascar is of paramount importance because 43% of Madagascar’s 20 million people are under the age of 15. ...

Into Africa, how I got here., Fort Dauphin, Madagascar travel blog

Into Africa, how I got here.

A travel blog entry by stevil74

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... to open!  Thankfully everyone was let back in and the door locked so no more passengers could get stuck; The flight to Madagascar was uneventful apart from having a film to watch and fantastic views outside the window.  The sea is a beautiful ...

So... it happened, Fort Dauphin, Madagascar travel blog

So... it happened

A travel blog entry by ellengillies

In Spring 2012, I spent two months living in Madagascar, volunteering with a local NGO called Azafady. The trip was more than I imagined it could be, and I've put together this blog to give those interested a sense of the country, its people, and my ...

Bush Life, Ambandrika, Madagascar travel blog

Bush Life

A travel blog entry by nikol

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... ! Having mentally prepared myself to spend the night in the bush the day before, I was disappointed when Madame Tsina arrived at the Fort Dauphin airport informing us that we would have to spend the night at a hotel because our flight delay meant that we ...

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