NWS client Ross takes his first trip to the "red island"
Madagascar exceeded my expectations. I visited Madagascar in October/November 2018 with my girlfriend and two adult children. We arrived in Antananarivo in the afternoon and stayed at a hotel near the airport because we were flying to Ifaty the next morning. It was nice to rest after over 34 hours of travel time to get there.
We met our guide and driver in Ifaty and started our journey immediately. We went directly to a botanical garden where we got a great introduction to the spiny forest. We then stopped in town to stock up on drinks and snacks, and after a short rest at our hotel on the beach, we went to the spiny forest of Reniala. Here, along with some fantastic baobab trees, we also saw a short-legged ground roller.