Prost! Here we go, from FRA-ADD
Many offerings to ? in the Addis Abbaba Lounge.
This religious configuration is found in almost any place at this airport.
Rice fields on the level places and Antananarivo is on the hill
View from our hotel
Bicycle repair shop
Hotel Belvedere squeezed between other "houses"
A skinned chameleon
Volker holding a snake (there are no poisonous snakes on Madagascar
Huge butterflies garding their nest. They are about 50 cm long
La Terrasse Marie Lodge where we had twice a very good Malagasisch lunch with our guide Andry
Grace Lodge. Unfortunately it looks better than it is. Our room #5 in the middle
Canoeing along the 5 islands to see the different kinds of lemurs
Look at my face: This lemur sprang on my head from way above
Lemurs are very acrobatic
It looks like Volker is wearing a fur colar
He is doing meditation
Monday 6 May 2019: Flight FAO-FRA and FRA-ADD
Jan and Peter drove us to the airport. We had time to have a coffee with muffin at Costa Café at the airport. Our first flight was at 15:30, 3 hours flight. Next flight FRA-ADD at 22:00, 7 hours, arriving next day at 5:30 in Addis Ababa.
Tuesday 7 May 2019: Flight ADD-TNR - Antananarivo (alt 1400 m): 27ºC sunny
We went to the Cloud 9 lounge, which has a good variety of breakfast stuff and Ethiopian typical food. I had a plate with a sample of everything and it is absolutely delicious. I love to observe people here. Our flight to Antananarivo leaves at 8:55 (5 hours flight). We arrived on time at 14:05. Got our luggage, through visa emission (35€/pax), then passport control, customs (through X-ray) and out pretty quick. Andry, our Malagassi guide, was waiting for us and drove us to our hotel Belvedere. We went for a short walk up the street and bought water and yoghurt for our melarone malaria tablet. Dinner at the hotel restaurant (very good, 46.000 aryari*). Hotel Belvedere room 16 (pretty basic).
Wednesday 8 May 2019: Antananarivo - Andasibe (alt 967 m): 150 km (±3 hours) - rainy
Breakfast (pretty basic) at the hotel, then at 9:00 drive to the Reptile Reserve Marozevo. Lunch at the La Terrasse Marie Lodge Restaurant (46.000 aryari for the 3 of us). In the evening at 18:30 we went for a night walk where we saw many chameleons in the wild (with guide Nina) until 20:00. Dinner were bananas. Grace Lodge, villa nº5 (very basic).
Thursday 9 May 2019: Andasibe - rainy 24ºC
At 8:00 we left for the Lemur Island where we did a guided walking and kayak tour at the Vakona Private Park. The lemurs are kept on different islands and fed. Our guide had bananas, so we got some to come to us and climb on us! After that visit of the Anamalazaotra National Park where we saw 2 families of indriis with our guide Nina (we gave her 10.000 ariary tip). Lunch again at the La Terrasse Marie Lodge restaurant (76.000 ariary). Back home and relax. Grace Lodge.
* 40.000 Aryari = ± 1 Euro