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Early in the trip. Note the fine tarmac road surface!
Nick Garbutt holds the Chameleon. Herilala stands by with his usual smile.
An oxcart is the main transport in rural areas.
Note the more modest road.
Pedal power is in evidence in a street in Tulear.
4wd lorries are useful too.
Catching CJD seems the least of one's problems at this butchers shop.
Lychees are a major export of Madagascar. In the wetter regions of the north, trees of lychees could be seen everywhere.
Jacaranda trees in a park in the capital, Antanarivo.
Tsingy consists of blade-like formations of limestone. There are few places world-wide where it occurs.
Here we are on the top of some at Lac Vert.
An impressive lake at the bottom of a large bay in the tsingy.
Mountains form a backdrop to this attractive part of the town.
Small boats at Sambava.
Water is a prominent feature of rainforests. Here it definitely adds to the charm of the place.
Paths could be steep and were always muddy.
Having to use ropes to get up rocks was not the norm, but did occur.
An obvious bottleneck, but there was only ourselves and we were a small party.
One expects to get a few leeches in rainforests, but this one had just been extracted from Joan's eye!
A suprisingly busy activity, with everyone taking photographs as each animal was found.
A semi-permanent camp centered on this cooking and dining shelter.
Beautiful surroundings, just above a waterfall, but not much level space.
Each tent was squeezed in on any relatively level patch that did not have a tree on it.
Cliffs opposite Camp 2.
Mostly we had the place to ourselves, although at Ankarana we did have visitors at mealtimes.
The mountains begin just the far side of the village.
This river crossing is on the route leading to the village in the picture above.
They look like cactus, but are Didieraceae.
Madagascar has only one type of cactus and that looks like green spaghetti, grows in trees and only survives in very wet regions!
Madagascar has six Baobabs, different from the ones in Africa.
This is one of them.
And this is another.
Both photos are from the flat hot sandy region of Ifaty.
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