Having your finger encased in the gentle, but vise-like grip of a chameleon is a sensation like no other on Earth. And those eyes! The chance to interact with these amazing creatures was a priceless experience.


Lemurs exist in the wild ONLY in Madagascar. This diademed sifaka is possibly the most beautiful lemur. It’s heartbreaking that these creatures are so critically endangered, but traveling here does aid in efforts to protect them—our tourist dollars at work! // We had many chances to meet and interact with the Malagasy people—who are generally extremely friendly, especially the kids.


Viewing these magnificent baobabs at sunset was a thrilling highlight of our trip—many are over 800 years old.

-Photos and text by 11-time WT adventurer Sally Francis, Madagascar: Off the Beaten Path

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