Madagascan Adventures (Part Two)

Madagascan Adventure (Part One) can be found here

After Anja we made our way over to Isalo National Park. The countryside consists of small villages and mostly arid landscape.

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Cars are a luxury and in a lot of places a car means a tourist. The locals walk between villages and towns.
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Zebu and cart are another form of transportation.
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After a brief stop at our accommodation, we set off for the Window...

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We we told that we could not stay at this location after sunset because of an incident. Apparently some tourists and guides were beaten and robbed after dark here. So now tourists are taken there in a group and all leave as a group.

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The next day we head for the hills. Isalo is a hot and dry place. Keeping cool and hydrated is important. We had 2 places to see this day with the option to walk or drive between the two. We chose to drive just to maximise our time. We heard later that one of the tourists that chose to walk collapsed with heat exhaustion and had to be taken to hospital.

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Most tourists are older French people, who may not be suited to long hot walks through the desert landscape.
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Our second location was a walk to some waterfalls. I have no idea how our guide spotted the chameleon below. It's not much bigger than my hand

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Isalo is the kind of place I'd love to spend a couple of weeks just explore and photographing. But with a whole country to see our visits were short and sweet.

After Isalo we went back to Tana (Antananarivo).

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Where we would stay at one of the coolest accommodations I've ever stayed at. Compared to where we'd been staying at the start of the trip, this was luxury. Spaghetti bolognese and chips on the menu, a pool, a bar, and crazy parrot that constantly harasses the patrons.

The main thing I'll remember is the room...

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and the parrot...

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The next part of the adventure includes a gruelling 2 days on a log canoe. So I'll save that for Part 3...

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Some beautiful scenery! O_O

I guess when you're a guide or used to wandering through a specific environment you kind of know to look out for certain things and are able to spot them easier?

I don't know why the tv in the suitcase on the wall amused me so much. Looks like a very fun and quirky room XD

The parrot looks like a tiny vulture. I love it.

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If you look at the same picture of the tv, you'll see that the wardrobe is a rope and pulley system. you let down the hangers to hang your clothes then pull them back up out of the way.

It wouldn't be the last time we saw the parrot too :)

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I'm going to have to have another look now, that sounds like a really clever idea XD

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The beautiful pictures that you share are very entertaining for us. Thank you my friend

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The landscape seems to hold so much variety. I love the waterfall shots - they are so exotic and beautiful....

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They provided great pools for swimming in too!

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That sounds ridiculously glamorous. Like something from a Bond movie!

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Oh my goodness this is an incredible adventure. I’ve flown over Madagascar enroute to Mauritius and can recall how big it actually is as I looked down on it.

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It is big with so much to see. I'd love to spend more time there

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Thank you for sharing with us this beauty of Madagascar.
Love the green farmland and the rocky mountains.

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I spent every long drive staring out the window at the countryside. There was always so much to see.

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Kieran, what an incredible adventure this sounds and looks like! Wow! You are both brave souls. I especially love the chameleon and waterfall images of this series. Can't wait for part 3 of your adventure!

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Thank you, Jess! Part 3 will include one of the hardest parts of the journey. We also met up with friends and went through it with them.

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Wow, the contrast between the rocky desert and the Savanna locks is amazing. Thanks for sharing 😀

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Love to go there one day mate. Some epic landscapes.

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Just sail over there. I have a good feeling you'd love Madagascar

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Ooooft! It's so easy to take our safety for granted in Australia.

And... far out they're some beautiful photos you've taken, Kieran! I especially love the sunlight through the rock! 🔅☀️🌞

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