Biodiversity hotspot

Madagascar is one of the most important biodiversity hotspots in the world. More than 160 million years ago Madagascar broke away from Africa and is a living example of flora and fauna evolution in isolation; undisturbed by outside influences and human beings. Over 70% of animals and 90% of plants found in Madagascar are endemic; found … More Biodiversity hotspot

Bounty beaches

Although we are not typical sun-sea-beach-people, the bounty beaches on Ile Saint Maris were quit awesome. Interesting fact is that the island became a popular base for priates in the 17th and 18th century; since it is located along the maritime routs from the East Indies, protected from storms and has an abundance of fruits. Every … More Bounty beaches

Sahalampona, rural village life in Madagascar

To reach the village Sahalampona you first need to follow a river on a small motorboat, 8 hours upstream from the neareast village accessible by car. Sahalampona has around 300 inhabitants. They are living from rice, fish and fruits. The river is their source of life; used for drinking, bathing, washing, swimming, fishing, transportation and irrigation. There … More Sahalampona, rural village life in Madagascar

Place of 1000 warriors

Antananarivo is the capital city of Madagascar. Literary it means ‘place of 1000 warriors’. The inhabitants of Madagascar are an interesting mix of people originating from South-East Asia (Indonesia, India, Malaysia) and the African East coast. Alltogether they became the Malagasy people; very friendly and hospital.