Fossa ! The cat-like lemur-eating star of Madagascar

(Location: Kirindy, Madagascar) When we booked this trip, we asked the travel agent when the best time to travel was based on what we wanted to see. I remember him saying, “If you go in the first few weeks of November, all of the fossa are mating so you will be more likely to see […]

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Dancing Sifakas in Berenty

(Location: Berenty, Madagascar) We’d been warned about flight delays and general inefficiency in Madagascar. But our flight to Berenty actually departed four hours early ! Our guide found out late the night before, so we were up early for the now 6:45am flight. I guess this is why our travel agent insisted we have him […]

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Andasibe – 8 types of lemurs and a bunch of lizards

(Location: Andasibe National Park, Madagascar) The drive from Tana to Andasibe was a little rough – lots of passing on one lane roads, and very, very, windy roads. We were both glad when the four hour drive was over and we arrived at the Vakona Forest Lodge. We were in room #1, which was conveniently […]

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Antananarivo – The Hub of Madagascar

(Location: Antananarivo, Madagascar) We usually don’t use travel agents, but it was kind of a must for this trip. In addition to insisting that we have a guide travel with us, they insisted that we have day layovers in Antananarivo (Tana) due to flight…irregularities. We’ve traveled quite a bit, so thought this was overkill, but […]

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Cuddling Cubs in Johannesburg

(Location: Johannesburg, South Africa) Getting to Madagascar from the US takes a bit of time, especially if you are on frequent flyer tickets. We’d booked forever in advance so we got business class tickets and were flying Houston – DC – Johannesburg – Antananarivo. There was a hurricane in the Atlantic, so we were watching […]

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