Dec 6, 2019: Day of rest

Today I refrained from visiting the Black Lemur Camp with Anita. I stayed at the lodge and read her book and washed our socks and underwear. No regrets. 

We’ve learned that the usual start time for an outing is 7:30 am.  It’s not hard to be up and out by that time (except on a sick day), since the sun rises around 4:30 or 5:00. It’s not too hot at 7:30, and the animals are finishing their morning feed. Closer to noon, the animals are feeling the heat, and don’t move around very much. The first sign that there are lemurs in the area is movement in the tree tops.

Another trend we’ve noticed, if we can notice a trend after two places, is that accommodation is normally in bungalows. Because we’re having a rural holiday, most of our lodges (with bungalows) are not on the grid. They have generators, and electricity generally ends around 9 or 10 pm.  So, on this trip, it’s early to bed and early to rise.


The Black Lemur Camp, with a namesake resident. The camp was closed for the season while we were in northern Madagascar.