Vohemar (Iharana)

Vohemar, also referred to as Iharana, is the northernmost town in Madagascar’s north-eastern SAVA region. It is located right at the Indian ocean and vast Iharana bay which is subjected to the tides. Historically, Vohemar seems to be one of Madagascar´s oldest settlements, if not the oldest, where Swahili merchants installed a port for trading as early as in the 13th century. Today, Vohemar has between 20.000 and 30.000 inhabitants who make it a lively little town hoping for a better future and many visitors. Because over the course of the last at least five years, the Chinese have constructed a new road connecting Vohemar at the east coast with Ambilobe at the National Road RN 6 in the west, replacing one of the most feared dirt roads of the island. In the past, it could have taken three or even more days to reach Vohemar from Ambilobe, which is now reduced to a couple of hours. That said, SAVA region is no longer isolated from the rest of the country. Continue…

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The tide is high

Antalaha, Madagascar/Madagaskar

Blossom fishing – Blüten fischen

Westcoast/Westküste, Madagascar/Madagaskar

Water life – Wasser-Leben

Human nature is like water. It takes the shape of its container. (Wallace Stevens)

Die menschliche Natur ist wie Wasser. Sie nimmt die Form ihres Behälters an. (Wallace Stevens)

Mozambique Channel/Kanal von Mosambik, Madagascar/Madagaskar
Lake Malawi, Malawi
Mahajanga (Majunga), Madagascar/Madagaskar
Lower Zambezi River, Zambia/Sambia
Morondava, Madagascar/Madagaskar
Lake Tana, Ethiopia/Äthiopien
Manakara, Madagascar/Madagaskar
Lake Bangweulu, Zambia/Sambia
Lake Mburo, Uganda
Manombolo river, Madagascar/Madagaskar
Lake Tana, Ethiopia/Äthiopien
Manakara, Madagascar/Madagaskar
Lake Victoria, Uganda
Luangwa river, Zambia/Sambia
Tsiribihina river, Madagascar/Madagaskar
Oogué river, Gabon/Gabun
Lake Victoria, Uganda
Lake Malawi, Malawi
Lake Bangweulu, Zambia/Sambia
Oogué river, Gabon/Gabun
Pigeon bay, Madagascar/Madagaskar
Oogué river, Gabon/Gabun
Morondava, Madagascar/Madagaskar
Nsumbu, Zambia/Sambia
Morondava, Madagascar/Madagaskar
Zambezi floodplains/Sambesi-Flutebene, Zambia/Sambia
Toliara (Tuléar), Madagascar/Madagaskar
Morondava, Madagascar/Madagaskar
Manakara, Madagascar/Madagaskar
Antsiranana (Diego-Suarez), Madagascar/Madagaskar
Darmstadt, Germany/Deutschland
Sakalava bay, Madagascar/Madagaskar
Lake Kariba, Zambia/Sambia
Zambezi river, Zambia/Sambia
Toliara (Tuléar), Madagascar/Madagaskar
Lasta highland, Ethiopia/Äthiopien
Lake Malawi, Malawi
Antsiranana (Diego-Suarez), Madagascar/Madagaskar
Berlin, Germany/Deutschland

Lake Victoria – Der Victoriasee

Lake Victoria is the second biggest freshwater lake on the planet with a size of 68.800 km². Parts of it belong to Kenya and Tanzania, but the biggest part is Ugandan. It is not only the source of the river Nile but also a source of food and work for around 30 million people living on its shores. And it is also home to a large number of animals, like the famous shoebill hunting the Mabamba wetland 15 km west of Entebbe for small lungfish, amphibians and even young birds.

Der Victoriasee ist mit einer Größe von 68.800 km² der zweitgrößte Süßwassersee der Erde. Er gehört zu Kenia und Tansania, aber der größte Teil ist ugandisch. Er ist nicht nur Quelle des Weißen Nils, sondern auch Nahrungsquelle und Arbeitsplatz von etwa 30 Millionen Menschen, die an seinem Ufer leben. Und er ist Heimat einer gewaltigen Anzahl von Tieren, etwa des berühmten Schuhschnabel-Storchs, der im Mabamba-Sumpf 15 Kilometer westlich von Entebbe auf die Jagd nach kleinen Lungenfischen, Amphibien und sogar Jungvögeln geht.

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Boats – Boote

Mahajanga (Majunga), Madagascar/Madagaskar

Morning´s catch – Der erste Fang des Tages

Madagascar/Madagaskar