In Madagascar`s northeast lies the SAVA region, covering more than 25.000 km2, and the name SAVA derived from the four main cities Sambava, Antalaha, Vohemar and Andapa. From north to south, Vohemar, Sambava and Antalaha are the region´s seaside towns while Andapa is situated inland a good 100 km southwest of Sambava. The triangle between Sambava, Andapa and Antalaha produces more than half of the world´s vanilla which makes it the wealthiest region in Madagascar. Only up north around Vohemar, the climate is too dry for vanilla. This is the land of zebu cattle, and at the Andapa basin to where all the rivers from the surrounding mountains drain, a good share of the country´s rice is growing. Continue…

The shipwreck at Antalaha beach – Das Schiffswrack am Strand von Antalaha

Antalaha, Madagascar/Madagaskar

Gone to the beach – Bin am Strand

Sakalava bay, Madagascar/Madagaskar

Morning bath – Morgenbad

Toliara (Tuléar), Madagascar/Madagaskar

Upside down – Kopfüber

Mahé Island, Seychelles/Seychellen

Mahajanga port

Mahajanga, Madagascar/Madagaskar

Savoy garden

Mahé island, Seychelles/Seychellen


Baie de Sakalava, Madagascar/Madagaskar

Moon-lit bay – Mondschein-Bucht

Antsiranana (Diego-Suarez), Madagascar/Madagaskar


Antsiranana (Diego-Suarez), Madagascar/Madagaskar