Our Month In Madagascar

a trip by Robert and Laura Malone
From: September 5th 2015
Until: October 6th 2015

Did you see the movie Madagascar? Apparently quite a few travelers did, and decided to visit this strange and ancient island country. We learned that before that few english speakers visited, locals mostly spoke French because of prior colonization, and that after the first wave those in the hospitality and guiding industry began to learn English to accomodate the new influx.

And of course its not exactly like the movie. The fact that so many came because of the cartoon movie frustrates some of the young people we met. We enjoyed getting to know a new country ( Number 44 for u) and we did meet friendly people, sample the local cuisine, learn some Malagasy language, and have rewarding experiences getting to observe tree ferns, lemurs, rainforest chameleons, gekkos, and many other interesting animal, reptiles, insects and plants.

Instead of traveling the whole Texas sized country, we chose to focus on the Andasibe Mantadia National Park area in the cool rainforest hills several hours from the capital of Ananatarivo, Madagascar.
Trip Length: 4 weeks
Blog Entries: 21
Photos: 881
Words: 12736

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
September 5th 2015 What to do on 23 hour stopover!? Africa » Mauritius » Grand Port » Mahebourg
September 6th 2015 Arrival Madagascar; Madagascar Underground Hostel Africa » Madagascar » Antananarivo
September 7th 2015 Thrill seekers go explore Antananarivo Africa » Madagascar
September 9th 2015 On the Way to Andasibe to camp at Mitsinjo Africa » Madagascar
September 11th 2015 Association Mitsinjo , Lemurs in Camp! Africa » Madagascar
September 12th 2015 Vahimantsina walk at Mitsinjo with Pierre Africa » Madagascar
September 13th 2015 Trip to village, visit with Mamy at Internet shop Africa » Madagascar
September 14th 2015 Tanafisaka-night walk with Dipsy Africa » Madagascar
September 15th 2015 The Haunting Call of The Indri Indri Lemurs Africa » Madagascar
September 16th 2015 Move to Feon'ny Ala Africa » Madagascar
September 18th 2015 Taxi brousse to Andasibe village Africa » Madagascar
September 19th 2015 Mantadia Hike and waterfall/pool Africa » Madagascar
September 21st 2015 Moramonga by taxi brousse Africa » Madagascar
September 21st 2015 Tanafisaka walk with Matthew Africa » Madagascar
September 23rd 2015 Doing our part for Mitsinjo Africa » Madagascar
September 24th 2015 Babakotokely walk with Jeano Africa » Madagascar
September 25th 2015 Louvelli walk with Christian Africa » Madagascar
September 27th 2015 VOI Mitia Miravo Ala walk with Claude Africa » Madagascar
September 29th 2015 Leaping Lemurs on the Lawn Africa » Madagascar
October 2nd 2015 Guided hike in the Andasibe NP - playful sifaka! Africa » Madagascar
October 3rd 2015 Back to Madagascar Underground in Antananarivo Africa » Madagascar » Antananarivo
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