Isalo National Park

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Madagascar Part 8 of 8: Isalo National Park. It was an eventful start to the day as my driver had accidentally locked his keys in the car! Luckily we did not have any long drive today so he organised a local vehicle to take me to the entrance of the park which was not far…. Read more »

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Toliara – Isalo National Park

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Madagascar Part 7 of 8: Toliara – Isalo National Park. Click here for 8 of 8 >>>  After breakfast on the terrace, I bid farewell to Bakuba Lodge and set forth for one of Madagascar’s prime natural sights – Isalo National Park. As with many of my drives so far in Madagascar, the landscape quickly… Read more »

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Morondava to Toliara

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Madagascar Part 6 of 8: Morondava to Toliara. Click here for 7 of 8 >>>  Today was to be another longish day in the car and an 8-hour journey to Morondava. The journey back down was much like it was on the way up, the main highlight being the boat crossing which gave some respite… Read more »

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Morondava

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Madagascar Part 5 of 8: Morondava. Click here for 6 of 8 >>>  I had been warned that today was going to be the longest day of driving on my trip with a 10 hour drive to the western coast of Madagascar. We set off just after 06:30 from the lodge with packed breakfast in… Read more »

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Tsingy du Bemaraha

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Madagascar Part 3 of 8: Tsingy du Bemaraha. Click here for 4 of 8 >>>  Today I was heading north to the Tsingy du Bemaraha. Tsingys are peculiar limestone pinnacles growing up to 50m and unique to this part of Madagascar. I was forewarned by my driver that it would be a tough 7-8 hour… Read more »

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Kirindy Forest

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Madagascar Part 2 of 8: Kirindy Forest. Click here for 3 of 8 >>>  I woke up early for the forest walk in Kirindy which was about 30 mins drive from the camp. Due to its more remote location it is not visited as much as some of the other parks in Madagascar. The walk… Read more »

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Initial impressions

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Madagascar Part 1 of 8: Initial Impressions. Click here for 2 of 8 >>>  I’d long wanted to visit Madagascar, and David Attenborough’s documentary on this unique island was the clincher. Lying in the Indian Ocean to the east of Mozambique, Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world and astonishingly is home to… Read more »

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Onto Ashgabat

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Silk Road Part 17 of 17.   Click here for 1 of 17 >>>  We woke early and after breakfast hit the road. Although a pretty shoddy road, it was far superior to the one we had taken the day before and the craters in the road now firmly put into perspective. About an hour from… Read more »

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