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May 20, 2019 - Andasibe National Park

Up about 6:00 and breakfast, then a short drive to Andasibe National Park. As soon as we got there we spotted a huge colorful moth and a very small chameleon. Then a brown leaf moth hanging at the back of the building. Then off into the jungle. Seems like a well-maintained park with good trails. We walked in a ways and heard indri calling off in the distance. We followed a stone block path up a hill and came across two families of Indri yelling at each other. Quite noisy and very colorful. We stayed about half an hour watching them – and...

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May 19, 2019 - Our first lemur!

We got up around 6:00 and had a nice breakfast, then on the road and drove around the city a bit, then off on Route 2 to the east and stop at a super market and pick up lunch and water and some other stuff. The to the Reserve Peyrieras where we had lunch then walked up a trail and ran into four lemurs – They were quite friendly and would take banana from our hands. Quite agile. Then off to a variety of enclosures with large chameleons. The world’s smallest reptile, a variety of snakes and other assorted animals. Quite the hit as you got to...

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Jul 26, 2018 - Antananarivo to Andasibe-Mantady National Park

Thursday 26th July 2018 Mauritius to Antananarivo then Andasibe-Mantadia National Park Today we had a huge and delicious buffet breakfast in the hotel and went for a walk with Tanya and Geoff through a nearby village then back to the hotel, packed up and went to the airport for our flight to Antananarivo in Madagascar at 2:00pm. Arrived there around 4:00pm and experienced quite a long delay at immigration with queuing and finding our luggage in a total melee - one carousel, 4 flights, hundreds of people, large boxes etc. Eventually we...

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Oct 13, 2016 - Serpentarium & Night walk

This morning, we made our way out of Tana, going East on National Route 2 to a town called Andasibe. It took awhile to get out of the city and then we went on a two lane road with places of good condition over mountains using lots of switchbacks. It was an interesting ride, showing us the differences between city and country living. We have so much to be grateful for - these people truly work hard for their life, not for money! Everything is done by hand, from making bricks, raising crops, and even breaking down granite into blocks or...

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