Madagascar Trip--Summer 09--in need of advice

Dec 28th, 2008, 02:13 PM
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Patty, I'm sorry to hear about your having to change dates. I am still planning to use Boogie Pilgram for the area around Tana (but have not committed yet), then fly to Fort Dauphine and then to Nosy B all on our own. I am using Lonely Planet book on Madagascar. What are you using?
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Dec 28th, 2008, 04:12 PM
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Hi Jane,
I'm using the Bradt guide. I don't have the LP one but have generally found Bradt to be better than their LP counterparts. Are you thinking of booking everything separately (car, air, hotel, etc.)? I'm still using Boogie Pilgrim and they've been pretty good to work with so far.
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Dec 29th, 2008, 05:52 AM
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For Patty. Re: weather in November. Everywhere I went (Tana, Isalo, Ranomafana, Andasibe, and Morondava), it was fine. Daytime temperatures in Isalo were hot, but an early start mitigates the effect. Morondava is as hot as Hades, but there is a strong sea breeze. Since you apparently are not going to either of these places, heat doesn't matter. Tana, like Addis Ababa, is a city set on hills and surrounded by low-lying mountains, so the climate, at least in November, is temperate. Ranomafana was cool and foggy, typical weather for all year, I was told. Andasibe was cool. I ran into no rain, although clouds were threatening some days.

Considering my modest success at seeing lemurs in the parks I visited and ovenbird's great achievement in the places she chose (take a look at the photographs), if I were you, I would investigate the feasibility of an itinerary like hers. Maybe you could add Isalo. ZZ
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Dec 29th, 2008, 12:57 PM
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Patty, yes, I'll book it all myself (I'm a control freak) except for the "safari" with Boogie Pilgrim. The Madagascar Air flights are available on Vayama.com and I have used them before with no problems. We'll stay at the lodges owned by Berenty owners in Ft Dauphin and Berenty Park. I haven't decided on hotel on Nosy Be yet. I love the planning!
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Jan 7th, 2009, 10:13 AM
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Thanks, Zambezi and have fun planning, Jane!

I haven't made any changes yet, still thinking.
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Jan 20th, 2009, 01:19 PM
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I spent ~10 days in Madagascar 15 months ago. I'v traveled in over 120 countries independently and had the best guide ever. [email protected] EXCELLENT!!! Perfect English/German/French/Magagasi VERY knowledgeable, fun and personable. I highly recommend him. He knows everybody and the country. It was a great trip from Tana, then east, then driving down to the southern end and west and flew back to tana and he arranged it all. There were only 2 of us plus Fano.
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Jan 20th, 2009, 10:15 PM
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technoman, your first post ever on Fodor`s and you are pushing a guide? No advertising allowed here.
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