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Travel Blogs from Diego Suarez
... our first lecture, briefed on our “trek” as they called it.
At the end of the “trek” we got to the top of a hill and on the other side was a bowl shaped valley with two lakes, our camp was next to the biggest one.
When we arrived we had another lecture while we waited for our luggage to arrive on zebu carts.
After supper we went on a herpetology “opportunistic frog and snake ...
Driving through the town and through the surrounding villages into the countryside highlights how poor this country is. Yet you don't see anyone begging. The guide has made a few references to the area being dangerous, and last year a few tourists were mugged, but that happens on Table Mountain too.
The coastline is truly wild and beautiful, with lots of small deserted beaches and coves, huge baobabs standing sentry in the middle of ...
... island off the coast of Africa!
We did a detour to the 'Rouges Tsingys' - red tsingy rock formations. They were 20km on a very bad road, off the main Route Nationale. Like something in a moonscape, or spooky ghost movie, these formations take on different colours if you go at different times of the day.
We finally reached Diego Suarez mid afternoon, with the hope we might be able to chill by the pool in the small hotel ...
... collect their baggage and re-check in. It was actually a relief to leave the sweat box and I felt really sorry for the 70 or so passengers who had boarded in Nosy Be as (despite their protestations) they were not allowed to leave.
As it transpired (Madagascan Air have no computers) the airline had made a mistake and no one had left the plane when they should not have. This startling conclusion was arrived at after some 60 mins. “One hour to ...
... relaxed, read, walked, swam and chilled and after my stay felt so much better. The biggest surprise was the food, which was excellent. Fresh barbecued fish, fresh crab, prawns, zebu etc etc. It was great and special mention must go to Camille’s omelettes the best I have sampled on this trip.
I ate each meal with Camille and Amelie. Camille originally came from Lorraine in Eastern France and had moved to Madagascar last year after leaving his ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service