New Trip Report – Madagascar
I got back from Madagascar on Monday. And a report is linked here – 42 species of mammals in 12 days including Narrow-striped Mongoose, Giant Jumping Rat and Crowned Sifaka.
I have several more reports from others waiting and will upload them soon – sorry for the delay
Great pictures Jon! Did you make the animals line up for you to see? Well done! We got to catch up with you.
Your play-it-by-ear approach worked really well. We spent as many days in Madagascar as you, but with the itinerary pre-set to three locations we didn’t move on from Ankarafantsika even though we got pretty much all the lemurs in a day. So we need to go back another time for Kirindy!
This article might explain why you missed the fossa: http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_9385000/9385018.stm
Reminds me of our experience looking for Red Panda in Langtang. All the trek agencies advertise it as an area to see them in, along with all the major guidebooks – but reading some scientific literature after the trip, the population was described as almost terminally reduced even fifteen years ago. I wonder when the last one was even spotted there.
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What a great trip and report Jon. Madagascar is THE dream destination for most of us. Thanks for sharing your experiences.