Sunday, 10 October 2010

Karibu to Mayotte:-)


Mayotte is located in the Indian ocean (north of the Mosambique Channel), between the African continent and Madagaskar. This tiny island is the 5th oversea department of France, thus a French territory. A 1400 km2 lagoon with a double coral reef, paradise for turtles and dolphins, as well as exotic flora and fauna welcome the curious guests.
Now here it is still the dry season, so daily temperatures are above 30 degrees, while water is up to 26-27 degrees warm. For the moment we had the chance to meet the very friendly and smiling locals, the playful "maki" (lemurs), the colourful margouillat (greenish lizard), joyful dolphins, bunch of turtles, and, and....
For the moment please enjoy this small selection of pictures and bear with me being not such a frequent writer...Internet is very rare and slow here, so more pictures and stories in a while:-)
P.S. "Karibu" means welcome in the local language, "le mahorais"....

4 comments:

Filip Demuinck said...

Strange animals in the threes

Jana said...

they are the famous "maki", the apes-like lemurs:)

WebbieLady said...

Oh bananas! Just like what we have in the Philippines!

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