After breakfast in Bekopaka, we’ll return along the dusty road and carefully trace our way back south. Try to get as comfy as you can, since today will be spent mostly on the road, where conditions can vary. We’ll stop for lunch at Belo Tsiribihina, a coastal and mostly agricultural town. In the afternoon, we’ll cross the Tsiribihina River and then continue through the Kirindy Forest Private Reserve. Kirindy Forest is the only place in Madagascar to see striped mongoose, the giant jumping rat, the popular Verreaux’s Sifaka (in the lemur family), Brown Lemur, and fosa (or fossa), the island’s largest carnivore, a cat-like creature closely related to the mongoose.We’ll arrive just before sunset at the iconic Avenue of the Baobabs near Morondava. Baobab is the umbrella term for each of the nine tree species in the genus Adansonia. These striking trees are hundreds of years old and the last remains of what was once a great forest. While they have been spared for the time being, they are not protected and are under threat by human encroachment. As the sun sets, we’ll slow down and watch the world go by as locals and visitors alike traverse the alley. Afterwards, we’ll continue another 12 or so miles by vehicle to the port town of Morondava for the night.