From 13 to 15 November the Toamasina Lychee festival took place. It was organised by the youth federation of Toamasina, ‘Ino Mareseka’. The highlights were a carnival and a demonstration of martial arts. Many of the Toamasina schools participated in the carnival, one group even more originally dressed up than the other, all inspired by the lychees, that are ripening now and will soon be shipped to cheer up Christmas dinners in Europe. Nicest was of course the whole town was making merry.
Avy Letchis eh!
Two of the treks Centre Lambahoany organises with its local partners in the rural community Fetraomby have now a new place of interest to visit. At almost the end of the five-day trek the tourists arrive in Razanaka, a
The tenrec, another remarkable mammal.
Madagascar may be well known for its lemurs, but another remarkable mammal to be found on the island is the tenrec. Although some varieties resemble a hedgehog, even curl up into a prickly ball,
June 26th is a national holiday as Madagascar gained its independence that day in 1960. This year Tamatave was adorned with Malagasy flags. Lots of activities were organised to celebrate 56 years of independence. On the eve the traditional