No roads, so onward by boat to Tamatave (Toamasina)
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September 22nd, 2008 – by: chaosprism
More lemurs to see on the way, this time right outside one of the hotels on an island (only approachable by boat). We had a local dance troop entertain us after dinner with some local dances while we sipped a bit of flavoured rum.
On the way out you notice why the east coast is the wettest part of the island and the vegetation mirrors that, there is few roads through the swamp land and estuaries.
There is bilharzia (probably) filled rivers along the way, green with algae and we got out at a bridge over the river to continue onwards.
Once i'd arrived in tamatave the scenery dropped away to urban sprawl which I wasn't in the mood for, so it's good we went straight to the airport and flew toward sante marie. An island off the east coast, we didnt stay there though but it was enjoyably scenic just flying in and out of the area. We went back to antana once more before heading westwards towards the land of the baobabs.
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