This was a fantastic trip. Madagascar is a completely unique destination. From tropical rainforests, to beautiful beaches, to other-worldly looking "spiny forests." So much unique animal and plant life to see. And the lemurs were as amazing as we had hoped. The country is not terribly developed from a tourism perspective. This made the logistics a bit difficult -- especially domestic travel. The island is very large and the main sights are widely dispersed across the island. But the extra logistical issues were more than compensated for by getting to experience the country in a more pristine nature. The travel agency was absolutely first rate, from beginning to end. They did a great job planning an itinerary that suited our needs perfectly, and were incredibly helpful and professional throughout the process. We encountered some serious difficulties in our international flights to Madagascar, and both the travel agency and their local partner agencies in South Africa and Madagascar were extremely helpful in getting our situation sorted out. I would highly recommend this agency.
Number one by far was seeing the lemurs. We visited a place called Lemur Island, where they have rescued formerly captive lemurs and released them into a large rainforest setting. The lemurs are very used to people, and as soon as we reached the island they were hopping down from the trees onto us. We have great family photos of our group of 8 standing together with at least that number of lemurs climbing all over us. Another highlight was the spiny forest in the southern part of the island. The vegetation there is very beautiful and unique. We'd never seen anything like it. One particular highlight was hiking through the spiny forest at night to see the nocturnal lemurs. The sky was so incredibly clear that we could see not only thousands of stars but also the Milky Way galaxy striped across the sky. Very beautiful experience. We also enjoyed a brand new beach resort that recently opened on an island off the northern tip of Madagascar. The beach was very pristine and beautiful, with excellent snorkeling, fishing and other water-based activities. It was a very relaxing way to end the trip.
Honestly, nothing. This trip was perfectly planned by the travel agency.
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