Change of plans

Perinet Park Travel Blog

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Waking up at 05:00u. we went to the visitors centre, without breakfast. However we heard the screaming from a far distance, when we walked parallel to the park, the sound of the call of the indri indri echooed from the forest. Amazing! Arriving there, more guides were waiting to be asked. We we said that already have had Fidi, they left us alone. How amazing, no persistance. Nice. Fidi came a few minutes later and told us the drive to Mantadia was cancelled because the other tourists wanted to trek. Today we could do Perinet and for tomorrow he could arrange a car for Mantadia. Cool, no problem, let's do that. Before passing through the visitors centre, he already found a small frog. Yeah, picture. It will not be last. So, we entered the park.

Propithecus Diadema
We were overwhelmed by the forest. Fidi could not find a bamboo lemur, but after some birds, chameleons en gekko's, we saw the diademed sifaka. Our first great spotting! Still experimenting with my camera, it seems that it is not easy shooting pics between the trees. But I must say, not bad for an amateur. Not much later, indri's nearby. Fidi lead us through the wilderness off the beaten track. And yes, there they were. They are huge and the muscles were incredible! But, we were not alone. Some 10 other tourists were gathered with huge lenses to snap something and looking delighted to those creatures. Sometimes Babakoto looked at us and continued with his daily activity, eating leafs. Some 15 minutes Fidi whispered: "I found something more." And 150 metres away there was a common brown lemur.
Owls
Paradise! His behaviour was not that heaven. It was vomiting and eating it again. The pics were not that good, but we smiled by the appearance.

We went on. Lots of little animals and weird plants, epiphytes were encountered. Giraffeneck was really cool. Later in the morning we saw the indri's again. The audience was smaller and these greatest lemurs were close to the ground. Than they called. It almost let us ears ache. Wonderfull! Anyway, I won't bore you with any more superlatives and finish this. It was 12:30u. and we were exhausted. Fidi wanted to go on, a little disappointed he could find that much. That was his opinion, we were satisfied! Going back to Feon'ny we met some guys with ropes and hookes, so they had to be from Mad'arbres. And they were, we would met on Wednesday, not really sure what to expect. At the time we made the deal, another little man followed the discussion. He was the chairman of Mitsinjo! So, let's get some things done. After some refreshments we could do the nocturnal walk this evening. Wow. We could not wait.

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Propithecus Diadema
Propithecus Diadema
Owls
Owls
Indri indri
Indri indri
The name you get it some day
The name you get it some day
Eulemur fulvus
Eulemur fulvus
Trachelophorus giraffa
Trachelophorus giraffa
Perinet Park
photo by: Torwart