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This has been begun on flyertalk. Here is the direct link:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=826343
They allow posting of photos therefore I placed it into their forum. I have posted the itinerary with prices as they stood in 2008. It is very hard to find some of this information out. If anyone has questions post here. If you would like our itinerary here it is:
Sunday. April 13th:
Arrival in Madagascar AF 21:55pm nonstop from CDG
Lodging at our friends lovely home in Antananarivo aka "Tana"

Monday. April 14th: Tana
Change money at the bank, arrange our for our hired car English speaking driver/guide at Boogie Pilgrim TA, buy cell phone and then buy our air tickets at Cortez Travel TA. Don't expect to use credit cards anywhere. Expect to use taxi or a driver everywhere in Tana.

Tuesday. April 15th – Tana – Andasibe (about 3 to 4 hour drive)
Lodging: Vakona Lodge with canoe trip
Price: don't remember

Wednesday. April 16th – Andasibe
Visit to Analazamatra National hiking inReserve and Mantadia National Park
Lodging: Vakona Lodge

Thursday. April 17th Andasibe – Tana (3 hours by road)
Lodging; Our friend's home in Tana

Friday. April 18th: Tana – Ansirabe (3 hours by road)
Lodging: Camelia B&B
Price: 80,000 Ariary/room or $50/room USD

Saturday. April 19th Ansirabe - Amboistra (by road)
Lodging; Motel Violette
Price: about $40/room USD

Sunday. April 20th : Amboistra – Ranomafana (4 hours by road)
Lodging: SETAM Lodge
Price: about $75 USD per room

Monday. April 21st; Ranomafana – Fianarantsoa (1 hours by road)
Visit to Ranamafana National Park – rain forest hiking
Lodging: Tsara Guest House
Price: 40 Euros/room
Dinner visit with close friends who live in the Fianarantsoa region

Tuesday. April 22nd: Fiana – Camp Catta (four hours by road)
Note: In route, Visit the Papier Antamoria in the town of Ambaloavoa and the Anja Private Reserve which has ring tail lemurs. Hiking

Wednesday. April 23rd: Camp Catta
Hiking in Andringtra National Park

Thursday, April 24th– Camp Catta – Isalo National Park (4 hours by road) hiking
Lodging: Relais de la Reine
Price : 54 Euros/room

Friday, April 25th : Isalo National Park hiking!
Lodging: Relais de la Reine
Price : 54 Euros/room

Saturday, April 26th : Isalo - Tulear (3 hours by road) then on to Ifaty (1.5 hrs by road)
Lodging: Les Dunes Hotel
Price: $200 USD for two bedroom ocean view suite gorgeous
Note: Beautiful Hotel on the Beach in the dry forest – swimming pool; Also the ONLY place in the entire country that took my credit card.

Sunday, April 27th ; Tulear – Fort Dauphin (by plane) Air Madagascar nonstop see separate review of flight at:http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=824717

Lv. Tulear
Ar. Fort Dauphin
Lodging: Lava Soa with knockout sea view but very simple lodings

Monday, April 28th Fort Dauphin
Day Visit to Andohahela National Park
Lodging; Lava Soa

Tuesday, April 29th ; Fort Dauphin –Tana (by Plane) Air Madagascar
Lv. Fort Dauphin:
Ar. Tana:

Wednesday, April 30th ; Tana
Shopping in Tana Visit to “Ambohimanga” - Summer Palace

Thursday, May 1st : Tana – Joberg
South Africa Airlink
Lv. Tana 1400
Ar. Joberg 1720

SAA flight was about $400 USD per ticket
Air Madagascar one way Tulear - Fort Dauphine plus one way Fort Dauphine Antananarivo $326.00 per ticket.
Be aware that Air Madagascar does very different routes on different days. Sometime there are many stops some days nonstop. Ask lots of questions. Carry lots of cash.
Be prepared to be blown away by the most beautiful "secret" destination in Africa.

Oh and one more pleasant suprise they LOVE American Tourists there! Dont' be afraid go and visit Madagscar. It was the best trip ever.

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