Andasibe to Tana

23rd October 2015. Andasibe to Antanarivo, Madagascar.

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From Mantadia I’d say we went back to Andasibe and had lunch because there is three and a half hours between the last Indri image in the previous post and the first image in this post.  All these images are then on the road from Andasibe to Tana.

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Hand-made pottery at the roadside…

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… with small children hiding beneath….

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Once again, these are mainly very fleeting images from a moving vehicle.

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I think this is close to the Peyrieras Nature Reerve, where I visited on my first full day.

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Roadside problem….

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These shacks are at the side of the road on the hill past Peyrieras Nature Reserve.  I kept on having difficulty catching them as they flashed past.  Fourth time lucky.

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Open air laundry.

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Brick making in the countryside.

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These next ones are a kind of series.  We had stopped by the roadside at this point.

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They are taking their household compost and dumping it in the rice paddies.

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Meanwhile, on the other side of the road….

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Chameleons and Lemurs at Andasibe

21st October 2015. Andasibe, Madagascar.

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Some images from the botanical wonderland in Andasibe National Park.

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Giraffe-necked weevil.

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Dragonfly.

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Grasshopper?

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Giant Day Gecko.

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Chameleon, unidentified species.

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Sparrow Hawk.

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Boa.

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Indri.

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Perhaps a Vanga?

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Area sacred to local peoples.

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Parson’s Chameleon.

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Not a Bamboo Lemur but a Brown Lemur eating Bamboo.

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Morondava to Andasibe

20th October 2015. Morondava, Antanarivo, Andasibe, Madagascar.

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Canoe and outrigger on the beach at Morondava, near out hotel room, early in the morning before our flight out.
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I meant to include a map as I started these final posts on Madagascar so I’ll do it now (and also update the Itinerary page).  The small inset map shows Madagascar overall, along with Reunion and Mauritius to the east.

On the larger map, I arrived early in Tana (Antananarivo) and took a day trip to Peyieras Nature reserve.  I met up with the group on returning to Tana and we flew to Morondava (on the west coast) to see Kirindy and the Avenue of the Baobabs.  In this post, we fly from Morondava to Tana via Toliara and then drive to Andasibe and Mantadia National Parks.  After a few days there, we return to Tana and fly to Port Dauphin (in the south) and drive to Berenty.  On the way out, we stay a day in Port Dauphin before returning to Tana where we all depart and I fly on towards the Falklands.

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There were many empty seats on the plane and I was able to relocate to a window seat.  The weather was fine and there was good visibility.  Some of the time we were flying along the coast with interesting views.

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I looked on Google Maps to see whether I was able to identify where any of these images are.  It’s not so easy.  For one thing, the sand probably changes from season to season or from storm to storm.

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We’re flying south from Morondava to Taliana, though.

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Taliana Airport.

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Returning from Taliana to Tana.

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Approaching Tana, now…

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In Tana now, heading for Andasibe.  There are quite a few Citroen Deux Cheveaux (2CV) taxis in the town (as at the right).  These were originally designed so you could take out all the seats and have a picnic.

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Views of residences as we drive through Tana.

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This is a small town on the way, though I’m not sure exactly where.

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A rural house at the side of the highway.

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Andasibe-Mantadia

16th to 18th October 2015. Andasibe and Mantadia National Parks, Madagascar. Temporary post. Images only. Minimal descriptions for images.

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Last post before departing for South Georgia for two weeks….

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Dragonfly.

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Sparrow hawk.

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Chameleon.

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Brown Lemur.

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Chameleon.

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Indri.

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Owlet-nightjar.

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Gecko echo.

The gecko is on the underside of the branch (about 70% of the visible length), facing down.

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Gecko.

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Indri.

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