Well folks we are back in Antananarivo after a few days in the rain forests around Andasibe.
The country side on the east coast is markedly different from that of the west.
We stayed in bungalows outside a small village.
The first day was a drive out to some primary forests. The distance was only 17ks but it took over an hour and a half due to the nature of the track.
The Forrest itself was spectacular and we were always amazed at the ability of our guides to spot chameleons and other wild life.
Dezy our travelling guides knowledge of the area and the fauna was staggering.
Despite the continued rain and the 3 hour hiking up and down muddy hills the students were fascinated by the forest.
The afternoon was a relaxed one with Andy running a reflection session that evening.
The following day was a trip to a less isolated forest where the lemurs were more accustom to people.
In a short time we had spotted Sifakas, brown, woolie and everyone's favourite Indri. No doubt all will become familiar with the Indri's distinctive call as the students have adopted it as their own.
Finally it was time to head to Tana, which took 5 hours despite being less than 150ks away. During lunch Andy video interviewed all the group so stay tuned to the opwall website in the near future.
Andy was blown away when Jasmine sang an original song which he recorded for the video.
Needless to say we were all sorry to see Andy and Dezy leave that evening.
9 students, 2 teachers and the land of biodiversity.
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