Holiday review by Mr. Richard Cox

Name: Mr. Richard Cox

Date of trip: 15/09/2018

Number of people: 2

We had wonderful days. Each day different with experience of culture, landscape and wildlife. Madagascar is a wonderful country.

  • tamboho Hotel and lake

     

  • Villa at Princesse Bora Lodge and Spa

     

  • Typical scenery on Ile Sainte Marie

     

  • The lounge at Princess Bora Lodge and Spa

     

  • Princess Bora Lodge bedroom

     

  • Balcony view at Vakona Forest Lodge

     

  • Vakona Forest Lodge restaurant

     

  • Cool off with a swim at Vakona Forest Lodge

     

  • Bedroom at Vakona Forest Lodge

     

  • The pool at Palissandre Cote Ouest

     

  • Cottages at Le Couleur Cafe

     

  • Couleur Cafe accommodation

     

  • Dining room at Couleur Cafe

     

  • Cottage terrace at Couleur Cafe

     

  • Chalet at Setam Lodge

     

  • Setam Lodge accommodation

     

  • The view from Setam Lodge

     

  • Explore Ranomafana from Setam Lodge

     

  • Accommodation at Le Jardin du Roy

     

  • Le Jardin du Roy swimming pool

     

  • Restaurant at Le Jardin du Roy

     

  • Jardin du Roy bedroom

     

  • The beach at Les Dunes DIfaty –alt=The

     

  • Relax in the lounge at Les Dunes DIfaty

     

  • Les Dunes DIfaty

     

  • Bedroom at Les Dunes DIfaty –alt=Bedroom

     

  • Maison Gallieni facade

     

Tribes Overall:

The holiday exceeded our expectations. Travelling with our guide/driver through the incredible landscapes and differing tribes we learnt so much about the culture as well as enjoying some wonderful wildlife experiences.

Tribes Service:

Sinead was incredibly helpful, understanding, quick to provide answers and provided for us a superb itinerary.

Guides:

Our guide/driver's knowledge was impressive and he (Harry) was able to talk about wildlife, landscape, geology, history and culture. The guides at the reserves were good.

Social & Environmental Responsibility:

We understand that our local agent puts part of their fees back in to the community. Obviously the hotels and local guides are supported by our visit. Certainly were it not for visits then the reserves would be under threat.


The places you stayed

tamboho Hotel and lake

Tamboho Hotel

Madagascar

Convenient, quiet and safe from the bedlam of Tana.


Villa at Princesse Bora Lodge and Spa

Princesse Bora Lodge and Spa

Madagascar

A lovely location with superb food. Very comfortable room and our whale trip was great. The quad bike journey was a well worth while adventure!


Balcony view at Vakona Forest Lodge

Vakona Forest Lodge

Madagascar

Lovely location, food was good. Cabin though was cold and damp (it was in the valley side which did not get sun).


The pool at Palissandre Cote Ouest

Hotel Palissandre Cote Ouest Resort and Spa

Madagascar

This was a comfortable stay. The lodge was well laid out and spacious. We were away from the beach so backed on to the road which was noisy at times. The food was good and we felt relaxed here.


Cottages at Le Couleur Cafe

Couleur Cafe

Madagascar

A needs must stay. The lodge was comfortable and the food good


Chalet at Setam Lodge

Setam Lodge

Madagascar

Setam is very convenient for the reserve so we had a couple of days of limited driving which was nice. The lodge was comfortable and the food good.


Accommodation at Le Jardin du Roy

Hotel le Jardin du Roy

Madagascar

A beautiful hotel. Lovely location. Fantastic lodge and lounge/restaurant. Food was good although given owned by a Frenchman we expected better food (and coffee). We were very comfortable here.


Lounge at Les Dunes dIfaty

Les Dunes dIfaty

Madagascar

Our beach side lodge was very comfortable with great views over the sea. The meals were good and in a comfortable location.


Maison Gallieni facade

Maison Gallieni

Madagascar

A real star! A bit of a pain to get to however well worth it as once through the doors a real haven of peace. The room was very comfortable and sitting by the pool in the afternoon very relaxing. The meal was good (no choice) in very elegant surroundings. A lovely end to our holiday before setting off home