Madagascar - Isalo National Park

October 3: Today we took a couple of long, fairly strenuous walks through the varied terrain of Isalo National Park. In the morning:

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Driving a car into the river to wash it seems to be a common practice. Water is hard to come by, and expensive, in Madagascar.

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Tending zebu in the dry grasslands

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An interesting combination of old and new

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Our morning goal: The refreshing greenery of the Canyon des Makis

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In the afternoon we embarked on a hike past dramatic rock formations to the Natural Swimming Pool.

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The rock-sealed tomb of a tribal ruler

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Pachypodia (elephant foot) plants

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Reaching the Natural Swimming Pool after a hot, tiring hike was a relief. The water was refreshing, and the spot was beautiful. A half hour here made the hike back seem much easier.

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Nearing sunset, the rocks blazed with color.

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