I wasn’t sure what to expect, especially as your company had said to keep an open mind. The travel documents were impressive, expensive. The booklet on the tour was very good, and I’m sure I will find a good use for the writing case. Highlights – where to start…seeing lemurs in the wild was impressive, but seeing them up very close, on the Lemur island, was special too. Andasibe. Swimming in that beautiful oasis pool at Isalo National Park, on the desert walk. Ifaty, the lodge on the beach, beach walks, sailing in a pirogue, the huge boabab tree. Seeing the turtles swimming at Nosy Be.

Nitpicking a bit but, when the book said butterfly house, I thought we were going to see butterflies. It hadn’t occurred to me it was the wrong time of year, probably because they were out here. Seeing all the chameleons up close, and being able to handle some of them, was really very interesting. I think perhaps if you put Butterfly (seasonal) and Chameleon house it would cover you, and add a dimension to the visit. Well worth doing. Our host Paul was ok, always on hand for tips, made all our check ins at hotels lodges and airports run smoothly, let us know in advance what was going on, was helpful if we needed it and had a great sense of humour.

Our driver was excellent. He looked after his vehicle, and therefore us. And I think he was telling Mike the best places for us to visit, a little embroidery factory and zebu horn factory in Antsirabe, all very interesting. The local guides along the way were all excellent. How some of them found tiny mouse lemurs and chameleons in the dark is amazing.

Hotels and lodges all the way were very good. All clean, and a pleasure to stay in. Very good food. A 3 course lunch and dinner seemed excessive but we tried our best to do it justice every day!

It was an amazing tour, with great people. Very exclusive. I’d happily go with your company again. Thank you, and Zoe, who deserves a mention for all her hard work sorting my flights out. I left it until the last minute as my Mother wasn’t very fit at the time, then Zoe had to try and get my flights match with everybody else. She was lovely, and very efficient.