Madagascar

All the arrangements were excellent. Our two guides were most attentive and thoroughly reliable and friendly. All the accommodation was good. Feon'Ny Ala could do with some drying facilities as quite naturally it is rather wet in a rain forest but there was no way to dry clothes and even our laundry came back wet ( literally! )
All the arrangements were excellent. Our two guides were most attentive and thoroughly reliable and friendly. All the accommodation was good. Feon'Ny Ala could do with some drying facilities as quite naturally it is rather wet in a rain forest but there was no way to dry clothes and even our laundry came back wet ( literally! ) Having said that the service was very friendly and the food good. The Palmarium Lodge is on a beautiful site and the bungalows are large and comfortable; the staff are very friendly and eager to practice speaking English. Additionally there are lemurs in their private reserve and several of them will visit guests on the verandah of the bungalow and in one or two cases will sit on one's shoulder. There is a rather naughty parrot too who delights in visiting guests in the dining room and stealing the bread!! Great fun all round. The Pangalanes were fascinating with lots to see. The Neptune Hotel is very good and the food and service is good too. There is a good fish restaurant some 400 yards towards the harbour from the hotel. The Princesse Bora Lodge is excellent in all respects and fully up to the standard of South African Lodges. Superb location, first class accommodation, excellent food and service. Unfortunately we missed the whales by 10 days but that's Mother Nature for you! Your recommendation to take half board here was absolutely right for there are several excursions one can take from the lodge and take lunch elsewhere and in any case there is an a la carte menu at the lodge if one wants to eat lunch or snacks there. The manager (Christian) is very attentive to one's every need and somehow manages to ensure an excellent service without it being too formal or intrusive. Needless to say we both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I thank you for the first class help and advice you personally have given me to make our trip so enjoyable.
Derrick