Bobangira

If you are looking for a last unspoilt piece of paradise, it is unavoidable to come across Bobangira, even though there are only few people right now who know about that place. The local residents for sure, some expats, and a few adventurous travellers who came upon the name accidentally and were open enough to ask for a chance to go there, just like in our case. While hiking in the rainforest of Marojejy mountains, we were told about Bobangira by our guide Yockno, the president of the regional guide´s association. And instead of staying in the montane forests and visiting Anjanaharibe-Sud Special Reserve south of Marojejy National Park, we decided to give Bobangira a try. Continue…

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The rock

Marojejy

Macolline, Antalaha

Right before entering the southernmost town of the SAVA region, Antalaha, there is a steep hill that once had been intensively used for agricultural means. More than ten years ago, Marie-Hélène Kam Hyo, a Malagasy pharmacist, and her german dentist husband Bernd Zschocke have bought those 10 ha of land. Both are passionate about conservation, and especially Marie-Hélène has a deep dedication for protecting the local biodiversity. So, they started a reforestation programme with tens of thousand trees and other mainly endemic plants. Continue…

Andapa

Andapa is the only of the four major towns in SAVA region to be situated away from the Indian ocean 100 km southwest of Sambava. It has around 30.000 inhabitants of whom 90% are farmers, mainly cultivating rice. The place is ideal for that because of its location at the eponymous basin to where all the rivers from Marojejy mountains flow. Andapa is a buzzling little town with market stalls along nearly all streets, and the “white hill” at its edge, from where you have great views over the whole basin. Following my own experience of staying in Andapa, it might be not advisable to be there on Saturday. It´s possible that the whole town will turn into the disco from hell literally all night long. Continue…

Open range – Weites Land

Horombe, Madagascar/Madagaskar

The forest – Der Wald

Nine impressions – Neun Impressionen

Crater lakes I + II – Kraterseen I + II

Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda