Madagascar, the fourth largest island in the world, is situated in the Indian Ocean around 400km from the coast of East Africa. It split from the Indian subcontinent around 88 million years ago, enabling native species to evolve in relative isolation. This means that around 90% of its wildlife is found nowhere else on earth. We were lucky to see many types of its endemic species including reptiles like chameleons, and of course - the iconic lemurs.
On our trip from Tana to Toliara via Andasibe, Antsirabe, Ambositra and Anakao, we covered around 2000km, seeing for ourselves the poverty of one of the poorest countries in the world and at the same time meeting very many friendly people.