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review 7 Sep 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The wildlife - lemurs, Perinet, Alley of Boababs, Kirindy Forest, Grand Tsingy, Ranomafana National Park, Anja National Park, Isalo National Park

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

I visited in August and September the end of winter. 1. It is cool at night in Antananarivo at night 14 deg C, so sweater required 2. You need long trousers and walking boots for the Rain Forest and Mountain climbs elsewhere trainers are fine 3. Not many mosquitos, most hotels/camps had mosquito nets 4. Some hotels work on solar power only, so no electricity at night. So carry spare batteries for camera 5. Wifi is virtually non-existent and where you do find it you are competing with others for bandwidth so it's very sporadic 6. Hotels and Meals surprisingly good 7. If traveling from Europe consider the Air France flight to Antanarivo from Paris. Via Nairobi on Kenya Airways is longer and long connections which are not always reliable 8. It's a really big country, roads in general are very poor and only passable by 4x4 and therefore travel can be slow and uncomfortable.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

It benefited the locals who were employed in hotels and restaurants. Otherwise there was no negative impact

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

I travelled with this operator on the Madagascan Discoverer. It was a brilliant trip. Full on not in bed after 06.30 any day for 15/17 days. Saw virtually everything on the "to do" list. A place you must visit.

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