I just wanted to add a little word or two about the company that organised our tour. They are a local company, based in Antananarivo. We were very pleased with their service and are very happy to recommend them to anyone considering a trip to Madagascar. Click here for their website.
The trip that we were offered was tailored to our requirements. The choice of mid-range hotels allowed a reasonable level of comfort whilst keeping the price reasonable (some of the hotels were exceptional).
Our trip included visits to some very remote areas and the roads were even more challenging than we expected (and we expected them to be bad!) Our vehicle was perfectly suited to the terrain – a Nissan Patrol with raised and strengthened suspension – a lesser vehicle would not have made it!
And a special mention for our driver Zo. He was an excellent driver, taking care of both his car and his passengers. He was also an excellent guide who added great value to our experience.
So, many thanks to Espace Mada for a great trip during which we managed to experience a wide variety of different parts of Madagascar.