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Views Mahajanga and Ankarafantsika

For our final leg of the trip we flew from Tana to Mahajanga in the north west of Madagascar and from there drove inland for a couple of hours to Ankarafantsika NP. We were staying at a brand new hotel in Beamilaka called the Blue Vanga Lodge - in fact we were the first guests to stay there. Let us just say that there were a few teething problems. The best known area of Ankarafantsika NP is the Ampijoroa Forest Station area one of the most reliable sites for Madagascar Fish Eagle and Schlegel's Asity - though we had already had good views of these earlier on the trip. It is also a great place to see Coquerel's Sifaka right in the camp site. After returning to Mahajanga we had our last day in the field doing a boat rip on the Betsiboka Estuary to look for Bernier's Teal and to visit the lighthouse area at Katsepy.
Street scene in Mahajanga
Street scene in Mahajanga
Street scene in Mahajanga
Street scene in Mahajanga
The grass uplands between Mahajanga and Ankarafantsika
The grass uplands between Mahajanga and Ankarafantsika
The grass uplands between Mahajanga and Ankarafantsika
The grass uplands between Mahajanga and Ankarafantsika
The grass uplands between Mahajanga and Ankarafantsika
The grass uplands between Mahajanga and Ankarafantsika
The grass uplands between Mahajanga and Ankarafantsika
The grass uplands between Mahajanga and Ankarafantsika
The lake at Ampijoroa Forest Station
The lake at Ampijoroa Forest Station
The Madagascar Fish Eagle nest at Ampijoroa Forest Station
The Madagascar Fish Eagle nest at Ampijoroa Forest Station
Blue Vanga Hotel, Beamilaka
Blue Vanga Hotel, Beamilaka
Blue Vanga Hotel, Beamilaka
Blue Vanga Hotel, Beamilaka
Memorial to the Palisandre Forest
Memorial to the Palisandre Forest
On the Betsiboka Estuary - even the rivers are red in Madagascar
On the Betsiboka Estuary - even the rivers are red in Madagascar
On the Betsiboka Estuary
On the Betsiboka Estuary
Boat and outrigger on the beach at Katsepy
Boat and outrigger on the beach at Katsepy
Walking up to the lighthouse at Katsepy
Walking up to the lighthouse at Katsepy
Walking up to the lighthouse at Katsepy
Walking up to the lighthouse at Katsepy
Boat on the Betsiboka Estuary
Boat on the Betsiboka Estuary
Boat on the Betsiboka Estuary
Boat on the Betsiboka Estuary
Boats on the Betsiboka Estuary
Boats on the Betsiboka Estuary
Mahajanga airport departures
Mahajanga airport departures
Last view of Madagascar heading for Jo'burg
Last view of Madagascar heading for Jo'burg