Madagascar

Madagascar, a magical four-syllable name that invites you to cast off and hoist the mainsail, heading south. Madagascar is the meeting of the two African and Asian worlds. The Big Island bordering Africa shelters an exceptional nature, born from its singular history: from the Highlands to the coastal lagoons, from the arid savannahs to the rain forests, the Red Island is a unique destination. On road, on track, along fresh or salt water, the vazaha (foreigner) discovers a thousand and one landscapes as well as the sense of welcome of the Malagasy people. Just like its fauna and flora, the cultural richness also shows a great singularity!

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Spectacular end…

Spectacular end…

We leave the East to reach our final discovery (sniff, sniff): Ranomafana Park. This national park located in southeastern Madagascar was established in 1991 to conserve the unique biodiversity of the local ecosystem. It is one of the World Heritage Site rainforests....
All quiet on the Eastern Front

All quiet on the Eastern Front

Miarahaba anao aho, Here is one last little ride… and then departure… From Andringitra massif in the Adringitra National Park in the Haute Matsiatra region of Madagascar, we make a short detour to the East of the island to board the famous...
The Andringitra, in love with trekking

The Andringitra, in love with trekking

Manao ahoana ianao ? (How are you ?) Ready to continue discovering the Big Island? We continue our journey on the RN7 to Tana, the capital, by the RN7, passing some unusual vehicles. Isalo Park looks like the set for a western and also has an atmosphere right  out of...
Isalo, The Madagascar Colorado…

Isalo, The Madagascar Colorado…

Salàma, Leaving the barrier reef, Vezo pirogues and sandy beaches, we are back on the road (I like to move it move it / I like to move it move it / I like to move it move it / You like to move it – Madagascar), the famous N7 nicknamed the “Southern...
It looks like the South… Mora, Mora

It looks like the South… Mora, Mora

We leave a beautiful sunset over the Alley of Baobab. A “short hop” flight takes us from Morondava to Tuléar, Capital of the Atsimo-Andrefana region, some 582 miles Southwest of Antananarivo on the Mozambique Channel, and deep in “The South.”...
A Jurassic World: a stone forest and giant baobabs !

A Jurassic World: a stone forest and giant baobabs !

We are off to discover the Tsingy of Bemaraha National Park in the Melaky Region, Western Madagascar. The park has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990. The road to reach Tsingy is particularly intimidating… a four-wheel-drive vehicle is a must-have...
Life is a long quiet river

Life is a long quiet river

“Mora mora Vazaha” is the first Malagasy expression that we learn to use. It is the equivalent of the Italian “Chi va piano, va sano e va lontano.”  “Mora mora” is a state of mind, a certain languor, a way of life. Upon arrival in...
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