- This was a fantastic trip with lots of opportunities for wildlife spotting. We saw a wide range of lemurs and other endemic species. We were very lucky as during a short whale watching trip in Anakao, we were treated excellent views of a humpback whale ! There were some long days on the road but these were generally broken up with visits to workshops, markets or points of interest along the way. The changing scenery was of interest as we travelled.
I took some older clothes (as recommended by Explore) to wear and distribute along the way as did others in our group. It was clear that these were much appreciated, especially in the poorer areas to the south of the country. We visited a village along the way to distribute some pencils, exercise books etc to aid educational efforts. We bought these locally but these could be brought with you.
Our tour leader, Armand, was efficient, organised, very approachable and full of energy! He was very knowledgeable in a range of areas. He willingly shared his insights with us, giving us a much deeper understanding of life in Madagascar and so enriching our experience enormously.
Published on: 13 September 2016