Madagascar Photo Safari Day 10 and 11

01st February 2016
On our last morning at Berenty Reserve we got up a little earlier than normal, we were heading off to the unspoilt original Spiny forest that was about 30 minutes drive away

A short distance after leaving the lodge we found a family of Sifaka’s that were on their way to their feeding grounds from the forest, we stopped to photograph the group as they bounced across the road.

A short distance along the we looked for the Madagascar Sandgrouse but we couldn’t find them.

After about 30 minutes we got to the Spiny forest, what a spectacular place, big beautiful spiny trees unique to Madagascar growing and forming a “spiny forest”.

We set off to explore the forest area, one of the first inhabitants we found was a Sportive lemur sunning itself in the morning sun, it peered at us as we stood watching it.

Further along the pathway we saw a Madagascar Scops Owl tucked up in the safety of its spiny perch, it did peer at us for a short while before closing its eyes again and going back to sleep.

Later on the morning after the walk on our way back to the vehicle we found a family of Sifakas as they fed on the spiny forest, some a bit more inquisitive than others !

Finally we left the Forest to check out and start the long bumpy drive back to Fort Dauphin and our flight to Antananarivo where we overnighted before catching our flight back to South Africa.

Madagascar had been a spectacular experience with some amazing parks and wildlife, a destination I hope to go and visit again sometime !


Photo comment By John R Fernando: Stunning photos. Nice short and sweet blog. Best wishes.

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