We continued on where we came across some excited wildlife enthusiasts clicking away at another species of lemur, Verreuax’s Sifaka, an elegant black and white lemur. It was stretched out along a branch looking as if it was soaking up the sun whilst simultaneously chewing on leaves. I was told that this species of lemur was unique in that it does not drink water. Then all of a sudden two more leapt directly above our heads into a neighbouring tree. They are incredibly agile and were truly magnificent to watch.
After spending almost two hours in the park we started to head back to the lodge. On the way my guide somehow managed to spot a large chameleon expertly blending into the bark of a tree and two mongooses rummaging in a hole for some food. All in all it was a thrilling start to my wildlife experience in Madagascar. I now look forward to the late night walking safari which should reveal more of the forest’s secret inhabitants.This blog is part of an Off-The-Beaten-Track Travel Diary. Click on the links below to navigate through this journey.