Madagascar

Our latest photographic trip took us to Madagascar, a wild and magical place, but sometimes almost too fragile when in the hands of the wrong people. We spent three weeks exploring the south and western part, the magnificent Tsingy forest in particular…

Tsingy

Our three week trip to Madagascar took us far southeast to the little town of Fort Dauphin, from where we based ourselves for 10 days.We spent some days surfing and exploring the coastline, which sadly, is mostly fished out and rather barren. Spending a day rowing through the swamp areas and natural waterways, we were shocked to see the lack of bird and fishlife even there. However we photographed what we saw and Sophia spent some time with the locals in the little fishing village of Evatra. Poor hygiene, the lack of fresh produce and no medical clinics close to the village,has had a very negative effect on this community, and left us wondering if these people will ever reap the benefits of tourists to the area. Our next leg of our journey took us back to the capital of Antananarivo, from where we got a small plane to the town of Morondava. We wanted to get to the Grand Tsingy, or Parc National des Tsingy de Bemaraha, and knew the only way was to rent a 4×4 vehicle. We spent three nights at the park, and even slept one night in the Tsingy in the community campsite, which was wonderful! We got woken up in the middle of the night to the frightening sounds of the local dogs fighting with a fusa, who had come to catch one of the chickens in the camp. The Tsingy was breathtaking and far exceeded our expectations and we hope will be protected for generations to come.

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