If you’re visiting Madagascar for the first time, mystical Andasibe will inevitably pop-up on your itinerary. A stone’s throw from both Antananarivo and Tamatave, Andasibe is the gateway to Madagascar’s lush montane-forest and your best opportunity to see (and hear!) the haunting indri-indri. The area hosts tons of activities activities, and with accommodation to suit all budgets, it’s the perfect weekend destination for any traveler.
Packing for India can be daunting especially if it’s your first visit. Before our first big Indian adventure, I spent days sifting through online packing-lists, one telling you to pack light and the next listing everything under the sun. So what do you ACTUALLY need for India?
The Wild Coast is like no other South African destination. Far from the chaos of the cities, and still undiscovered by package tourism, it’s a place where backpackers mingle with Xhosa villagers and new-age hippies, far out of reach from the rest of the world. Here highways are replaced by dirt tracks and vehicles give way to roaming livestock. Undulating psychedelic green hills, spattered with quintessential mud huts, meet miles of untouched coastline under enormous skies.
Famously known for its white sand beaches, azure waters and luxury resorts, the island of Mauritius has long been known as a honeymoon destination and a fantasy retreat for those dreaming of the ultimate tropical paradise. The island’s little known secret is that, just outside the gates of the luxury resorts, there awaits another Mauritius, an island ripe for exploration and perfectly accessible to those of us travelling on a backpacker’s budget.
The multitude of beaches in Mauritius seems endless. So how do you find the one that is right for you? From buzzing promenades to secluded coves and rugged cliffs to powder white sands, Mauritius has something for everyone. Here is an overview of Mauritius’s best public beaches that should make it a little easier to narrow down the one that is right for you.
Ranomafana is like a breath for fresh air. Just 30km off the RN7 between Abositra and Fianaransoa, it seems to be a world away from the dusty highlands and a welcome stop after a day on the road. As you wind your way towards the park you’ll feel a noticeable drop in temperature as the world around you becomes ever more shrouded in forest and mist. The sound of rushing water and the occasional glimpse of passing waterfalls provide your first tantalizing taste of what to expect from this extraordinary park.
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Nestled in misty forest, Andasibe is the gateway to some of Madagascar’s best national parks and reserves. The area hosts a wealth of hiking, climbing and wildlife experiences and is your best chance to spot the indri-indri, the word’s largest lemur. Andasibe is easily accessible from both Antananarivo and Tamatave, making it a popular stop on most traveler’s itineraries.
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One of the things that makes Reunion so magnificent is the fusion of French culture and island life. The colonial buildings and sidewalk cafes are reminiscent of Paris, but the beaches and tropical climate will have you moving to the island vibes.
Cilaos is one of Reunion’s famous cirques, a majestic natural amphitheater carved out of the crater of an ancient volcano. This striking jungle-clad interior is what Reunion is renowned for and what really makes this island truly unique.
A photographic journey of our travels through beautiful Cambodia.
If you’re visiting Reunion Island, you’ll likely spend a night in Saint-Denis. Nestled between mountains, sky and sea, Saint-Denis is the entry point for most overseas visitors and Reunion’s largest city. Surprisingly this little French capital often gets overlooked by travelers
Located in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, 175 kms beyond Madagascar, little Reunion Island offers irresistible coast line and crystal clear waters to those lucky enough to visit.