Belo Sur Mer
Our 4x4 arrived via a Zebu cart track to a village, that even by Madagascar’s standards is remote. A quicksand lesson, a stay in a thatched hut on the beach, and one of the most memorable meals we’ve ever had. We traveled to a place on Madagascar’s west coast where they still build ships (by hand) the way the French taught them one hundred and fifty years ago. Belo Sur Mer may be off the beaten path, but it beat a path into our hearts.
That’s Malagasy for “Hello”. Two months of travel across Madagascar introduced us to much more than lemurs. Deemed a “bio-diversity hotspot” by Conservation Intl., much of the flora and fauna are unique and exist nowhere else. We explored lush rainforests, regions where it rains once every two to three years, a village where they still build boats with only hand tools and we learned just how artistic and resourceful the Malagasy people are.
Lemurs, lemurs, lemurs, there are about 99 types of lemurs... We climbed over boulders, shimmied up trees, crawled through the jungle and skipped across the hot sand to capture pictures of lemurs, lemurs, lemurs. These are some of our favourites.