Eastern Madagascar is travel the way it used to be. There is a wildness here of primordial allure, from the misty mountains of Masoala, down the huge coastline with its pounding sea and overhanging palms, to the lush waterways of the Pangalanes Lakes.
When you arrive back home, it all has the quality of a dream. This part of the country is largely cut off from the rest, and from itself, by a degraded transportation network, including some roads out of an engineer’s nightmare. Travelling here requires a combination of plane, car, 4WD, dirt bike, scooter, pirogue (dugout canoe), ferry, cargo boat, taxi-brousse (bush taxi), and motorboat.
This inaccessibility results in isolated communities and, for the traveller, a constant sense of coming upon undiscovered locales, including entire national parks. There’s no doubt it can be frustrating at times, but Eastern Madagascar produces more traveller’s tales than anywhere else. If you value that, come here first.
| EAST RAINFOREST …..
Starting from Antananarivo you go down through the forested region around Andasibe often referred to as Perinet where you can discover the rainforest with its vocal Indri Indri; a diversity of frogs, including the tomato frog and chameleons which can be seen along the forest paths…..
| THE FRIENDLY INDRI-INDRI…
We are pleased to welcome you to the world of the lndri lndri – the famous teddy bear like lemur, which is also one of the biggest lemurs on the lsland. In the East Tour, you will discover the wonders of the Andasibe National Park combined with Mantadia to observe the black and white ruffed lemurs living in a wild