Friday, August 6, 2010

Lemur Land

Lots have been asking about my my Madagascar plans. The following is a rough itinerary, which is bound to change, but will give you an idea of where I'll be.

August 18, fly out of San Diego.

August 20, arrive in Antananarivo (Tana). Yes, I arrive two days later, and no, I am not spending the night anywhere during that time. Oy.

August 23-24, Supplies and visa extensions in Tana.

August 25, Tana to Fianarantsoa. Stay one night in Fiana.

August 26, Finanarantsoa to Ranohira (Isalo). Stay 2 nights in Ranohira. Go to Isalo National Park (for fun!).

August 28, Ranohira to Toliara. Stay 3 nights in Toliara.

August 29-30, supplies and permits in Toliara.

August 31, to Beza for supplies. Stay 2 nights at Beza. Be sure to visit with 300 (pictured above).

September 2, to Tsimanampetsotsa National Park (TNP).

October 11, TNP to Toliara. Bronwyn arrives on Oct 12. Stay 3 nights in Toliara.

October 14, Toliara to TNP.

December 8, TNP to Toliara/Anakao/wherever (mini-vacation before Bronwyn leaves).

December 12, Bronwyn leaves.

December 13, Toliara to TNP.

February 20-27, TNP to Toliara/wherever for supplies, internet and vacation.

April 22, TNP to Beza. Store equipment and supplies. Stay one night.

April 23, Beza to Toliara. Stay one night.

April 24, Toliara to Fianarantsoa. Stay one night.

April 25, Fianarantsoa to Tana. Get final permits.

April 27, fly out of Tana.

April 28, HOME.

Being in Toliara means I can pick up mail and in Toliara/Tana means I will have internet. Being at TNP means I will have lemurs, but no running water, toilet (not even a pit one), internet, electricity (although I have a small "retro-cool" generator), or fresh food.

I am going to keep a journal while I am away, as I generally do, and will continue to blog when I have internet access. I am sure this news will be terribly exciting for my fan base of 4, which for the record, does NOT include Kitty.


  1. Well Kitty is your #1 fan, that goes without saying!

    Wow Miss, that's an exhausting schedule...I have to take a nap now that I've read it!

    I will keep the details and try to msg accordingly :-)

    And for the record - we are all so PROUD of you! xo

  2. I am beyond excited for you. Anyone who goes to hang out with lemurs is a hero in my book. Good luck!

  3. Marni

    Thanks this is great info. I'll put iy on my calendar so i know where you are when i make my suprise visit to the spiney forest and sacred pools where the blind fish bump into the walls.

    Your Pa

  4. Beza for 'supplies'?? What the hell kind of 'supplies' do they have at Beza??


  5. Thanks guys ;)

    Dad- I have a heart condition!

    Lisa- lol. I should have said equipment. Stored equipment. Although, compared to Tsimanampetsotsa, Beza has many supplies!