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// SEPTEMBER 2017
Such stuff as dreams are made on...
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Antsirabe


18nth of September 2017
The lament of Indri indri

We hit the road before dawn, again. The trunk lid kept opening all the time. We spotted a little primitive shop along the street, we stopped by and bought some rope so as to tie the trunk lid down and secure it.

The road was empty. Where were all those big trucks we had seen the other day?

We arrived at the Mantadia Mantadia National Park.

We spent two hours in searching lemurs along with our guide Christin Nasoavina.



We discovered and watched the famous Indri Indri.

First, we heard their characteristic sound (the travelling guides describe it as an eerie waling sound that carries for kilometres. Each Indri Indri only cries up to three times a day as it cost them so much energy. With their amazing little faces, they look more like teddy bears than lemurs).  

Many people were gathered beneath the tree, along with us, when we first spotted them, but unfortunately they were standing still for a while in a position which didn’t help us to take proper and good photos of them.



We also saw Golden or Crowned Sifaka. A mother with her little one were grabbing and holding on to a tree trunk. The bright color of their fur was quite distinctive even from afar!


Dreamy Route
We carried on our journey to Tana driving on NR60 (the southwestern by-pass of the capital Antananarivo between the RN7 and RN2)
 


and from then onwards we took the famous RN7. It is an amazing route with asphalted, windy roads passing through rice fields and small highland villages.





We stopped at the  Coin de Foie Grass, in Behenjy to buy foie grass and wine. It was raining when we arrived at Antsirabe.
We ate pizza in our hotel room, the Le Royal Palace Hotel, and then went straight to bed.

 

 

 

Country: Madagascar
Date: 2017
Route: Madagascar
Cities: Ivato, Manambato, Antsirabe, Morondava, Morondava, Belo sur Mer, Manja, Toliara
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Population: 25.054.161
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Country: Madagascar
Date: 2017
Route: Madagascar
Cities: Ivato, Manambato, Antsirabe, Morondava, Morondava, Belo sur Mer, Manja, Toliara
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Country: Madagascar
Date: 2017
Route: Madagascar
Cities: Ivato, Manambato, Antsirabe, Morondava, Morondava, Belo sur Mer, Manja, Toliara
Duration: 7 days
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Population: 25.054.161
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