May 22 2008
Angie and I just completed a remarkable safari to Madagascar as participants in Wildlife Worldwide’s 5th annual Festival of Wildlife, bringing together wildlife photographers, artists and journalists and guests for a week of workshops, lectures and game walks. Highlights of the Festival were visits to Andasibe-Mantadia National Park where we enjoyed close encounters with lemurs and the incredible vocal chorus of the indri, followed by three days enjoying the rocky coastline and sandy beaches around Anjajavy in the company of fish eagles and sacred giant baobabs. We then departed on an extension with nine of the Festival participants – many of them old friends from previous journeys – to a number of key locations around Madagascar to give us a better understanding of the incredible diversity of landscapes and wildlife that the country has to offer visitors.
This was our first visit to Madagascar, an island nation the size of France lying 200 miles off the east coast of Africa. Continue Reading »