Madagascar - Berenty

September 30: We began our first full day at Berenty with an early morning walk.

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Our extraordinary tour leader, Herilala Jonah


The announced aim was to look for birds, but I was more interested in the vegetation.

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An old and majestic tamarind tree


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Fallen leaves with sisal spears


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Cactus fence


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Fog-shrouded sunrise over a dead tree by the river


Returning to the lodge for breakfast, we meet the stars of the show: Ring-tailed lemurs that appear at every meal. They're a wild troupe (maybe more than one, contending for territory), but they're sufficiently habituated to people to try to scavenge from the table.

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This male doesn't really have two tails.


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Mother and child


We took several other walks through the forest during the day, with lots of good lemur sightings.

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Brown lemur grooming a newborn

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Red-fronted brown lemurs


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Verreaux's sifaka

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Sifaka leaping across the ground - a quintessential Madagascar sight.

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