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Martin Clunes is staring in a new ITV1 travel documentary – which will see him journey to Madagascar to realise a childhood dream of seeing the planet’s last surviving lemurs.
The tropical Cyclone Giovanna has hit the island of Madagascar, with winds of up to 194km (120mph).
Travellers planning a trip to Madagascar can make sure they make the most of their trip with the help of a new guide.
Travel is a voyage of discovery and a constant search for that elusive ultimate sight. As the world's natural wonders are ever-changing, so each visitor has the chance of a unique view and experience.
Travel blog: Home again
I spent my Saturday in bed, with the curtains drawn (after I summoned up enough energy to close them).
I almost tacked this on to the Diego post, but decided that it should get its own space.
After the horrendous, tremendously awful taxibrousse trip, we got in a taxi and came to a hotel recommended by a friend, the Kartiffa.
This story is not intended to discourage people from taking the taxibrousse, which can actually be a somewhat pleasant experience.
We flew to Sambava yesterday – it's the financial capital of the SAVA region, which is made up of 4 cities: Sambava, Antalaha, Vohimar, and Andapa.
I have had a couple of days to think about our trip to Masoala, and I still haven't found a good way to write about it.
Two nights ago, as I was swimming for about the 12th time, attempting to navigate around the weird dark patches, I felt something mildly stinging my leg.
I'm having a hard time concentrating on blog posts here in paradise, partly because of the stunning scenery and my constant desire to go swimming (I'm going to wear my bathing suite forever!), and partly because of this crazy lemur.
I asked An Bollen, the director of Parc Ivoloina, if we could go and spend a night in the dormitories used for training sessions, and walk around the zoo for a day or so.
My nightmare has come to life. I have been in Madagascar for one month with practically no problems at all, barring the expected Air Madagascar mishaps, late taxibrousses, and clusters of mosquito bites, but today I opened my computer to find that the screen has partially shattered.
I don't have nearly enough time for Fort Dauphin (also called Tolagnaro).
Piracy on the high seas routes of the Indian Ocean has forced another cruise operator to cancel scheduled cruise holidays.
When I arrived in Ranohira after one of the most uncomfortable brousse rides of my life (I should just cut off a few inches of leg next time), I heard a lot of noise and music and talking through extremely loud speakers.
I can't stop taking pictures of the damn goats in this town. I have taken about 10 already and I just want to snap more and more shots of their picturesque little beards and funny horns and tiny cutie cute babies.
Nick, the man who generously gave me a space in his 4X4 car headed for the NGO Blue Ventures, said we should be ready to go by 05:45.
Blog of the Week: Spotlight Madagascar
I learned something about myself today. I am not in shape.
The taxibrousse (or 'bush taxi' in English) is one of the most amazing things in the world.
The electricity here sparks up around 11 or 12, depending on the day. All you can hear until then is the thumping of the huge mortar and pestles they use to smash the chaff from the rice, or make cornmeal – thump, thump, thump, like a giant's footfalls.
Travel blog: Madagascar