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TravelPod Member ReviewsManja Hotel Ranomafana
The bungalow up the hill was lovely, comfortable and clean. The restaurant is good especially for the Malagasy meals BUT the price we were quoted for a car back to Ambositra was laughable. (~$200)
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... and managed to change into some drier clothes. But I was still cold. Then we left the city and headed off South. Once we were out of the tuk tuk chaos, the roads were totally empty and wound round and round the hills. Hours and hours of nothing but rice fields and the occasional house. Trucks full of zebu were heading the other way - being driven from the South where they are farmed, up to Antananarivo where they are killed for meat and either eaten in the country, ...
... position and then completely fail in actually being able to see the bird. Finally, 2 out of 3 of us got good enough views and we moved on to the sunbird-asity, an altogether different proposition.
Sunbirds are very small birds, quite like humming birds in their shape and size (i.e. small) and the rainforest is very large. Sunbirds make a goldcrest type of call, so high-pitched and quiet and difficult to pick out from all ...
... who would show us around the island, but we just wanted to take a taxi instead and try to find the craft market.
The taxis were all lined up and we had to pay for it and get a receipt then were shown to our driver. It was $30 for the three of us for a 2 hour tour, very reasonable. Our driver spoke mostly French, we speak mostly English. It made for a fun ride.
This area is extremely poor, probably one ...
... is an “ecological theater.” Its main star is the lemur, over two dozen species, found nowhere else on earth, not to forget the many extinct species. It’s worth repeating that there are also 400 species of amphibians and reptiles, again found nowhere else, as well as 10,000 flowering species of periwinkle and 1,000 species of orchids.
At Taolanaro, we first visited the Nahampoana Reserve, marveling over the many species ...
Well the two weeks away went quickly, I have learnt how to use a GPS for coordinates, seen many frogs and lizards and of course lots of lemurs. One night left with the group then we on our own again. Back on a plane on Friday to the capital, then start the week long trip to see the baobab trees and grand Tinsgy. Currently sat in a bakery eating ...