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Holiday review by Tim S

Date of trip: 21/04/2017
Number of people: 2
Country: Madagascar

Overall level of Satisfaction

Tribes Overall: "Mostly excellent but Masoala was very disappointing. We encountered an incredible mix on our trip - of scenery, poverty/wealth. Madagascar seems to run on second hand cars, clothes, shoes ... We were very well looked after by our excellent driver / guide who always thought of us first as our itinerary was changed."
Tribes Service: "Our itinerary was a bit lacking in detail for some days."
Guides: "We had excellent guides at most locations, but at 2 national parks our guides seemed to lack experience."
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "Generally there was good local support for eco tourism, but in Masaola NP it was desperately sad to hear that hunters and villagers had betrayed those in the eco tourism industry and since Easter had decimated the population of both lemurs and turtles. "


Vakona Forest Lodge
Amazing central building set by a lake and good individual chalets. Very nice food.
Couleur Cafe
Lovely grounds and nice chalet.
Les Dunes dIfaty
Nice chalets with beach locations
Setam Lodge
Getting tired
The Palmarium
We were in a lovely refurbished chalet, with electricity and hot water. Good central bar/restaurant area, with lemurs to help eat breakfast
Hotel Calypso
Large city hotel with full facilities and prices to match.
Tamboho Hotel
Typical large city hotel, in a safe area.
Isalo Rock Lodge
Fab hotel in wonderful location

Our Memories

"Our highlight has to be the night trip to watch the amazing eye eye while we were staying at Palmarium. The tame lemurs at Palmarium were also incredible to spend time with, entirely on their terms but they loved to interact with people."

customer rating

5/5 from 11 reviews

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facts and information

Time: GMT +3 hours

Flight time: Flights from Europe to Madagascar take about 10/11 hours.

Language: Malagasy and French are Madagascar's official languages. English or German is spoken by a municipal workers and guides.A basic working knowledge of French will make communication easier.

Visas: Most nationalities require a Madagascar visa, obtainable from the High Commission in London (or on arrival into International Airport.

Health: Malaria is present in most of the country. No vaccinations are compulsory.



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