Hotel le Toamasina
Travel Blogs from Toamasina (Tamatave)
... two rocks, otherwise it was an unsuccessful trip. We did get to do some snorkelling from the boat, further out above the reef. It was the most colourful coral I’ve ever seen with hundreds of fish of all colours and sizes flitting in and out of the reef. So the fishing trip wasn’t a total waste of time.
One afternoon we set up the most picturesque cricket pitch in existence and some of the ...
The boat took us up the lakes to Tamatave which is much more built up than other places we've been visiting, so gave us a chance to charge all our gadgets and get out some cash. We went to a botanical garden where they have a few rescue lemurs as well, some in enclosures and some semi-wild in the trees. There we saw some ...
Saturday was a lot of journeying to get to the Pangalane
Lakes. We took 2 taxi-brousse and then a
car met us at the junction to Manambato to take us to our hotel’s boat. The journey was very windy and sickening as
we travelled through the mountains and towards the coast. We were met off the boat with a cocktail and
some snacks, a great start to a relaxing few days.
The hotel lay on ...
... heureusement car l'air est bien plus chaud et humide que sur les Hautes Terres.
Ma destination : Andranokoditra, un petit village de pêcheurs situé sur un petit bout
de terre entre le Canal des Panganales et l’Océan Indien. L’isolement de
ce village lui permet d’être préservé du tourisme de masse. Sa richesse
naturelle et culturelle est ainsi protégée et les visiteurs peuvent
profiter d’un calme reposant et de plages ...
... was evidenced by the burnt out town hall. When the president was overthrown, all the local mayors were too - democracy rules! (not). In July there was no sense of danger - just a lot of confusion and people having to make it up as they go along - like the impact of no tourists is closing hotels, and flight cancellations.
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