Samfya & Lake Bangweulu – Samfya & Bangweulu-See

On the way to the north Samfya, Lake Bangweulu and the eponymous swamps are the gate to a, tourism-wise, completely undeveloped part of Zambia. Samfya is a sleepy little town with estimated 20.000 residents. It is the biggest village around the lake, which is 40 x 60 kilometers wide with seasonal variations, but the swamps […]

The stars above Lac Itasy – Die Sterne über dem Itasy-See

If you are heading west from Madagascar’s capital Antananarivo, the landscape becomes even more barren than it is around Tana. The Route National 1 is going up as far as 1.700m in altitude, and about 130km west of Tana, you are reaching the rough but beautiful volcanic area around Lake Itasy at approximately 1.300m. The […]

My heart is in the highland

The central highlands are Madagascar’s backbone, stretching along the eastern part of the island from the Massif du Tsaratanana – south of Ambilobe – all the way down south to the Andringitra Massif west of Manakara. In the southeast it is linked to the Massiv d´Antaivondro, a mountain range almost reaching Taolagnaro (Fort Dauphin) at […]