TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Benjamin Nosy Be
Travel Blogs from Nosy Be
... were up to their usual nonsense for our journey home – we docked at Hell-Ville harbor on our last day, thinking we’d have hours to kill and to go shopping (and have pizza – kids were craving it!) before having to head to the airport – however, we received panicked phone calls that the flight to Antananarivo had been brought forward from 5pm to 1pm!! I have never heard of that! So we had to dash to the airport, and were not able to buy one of ...
[have had no wifi the last week, hence the lack of posts!]
We finally left Diego Suarez and our dismal hotel, with its spectacularly uncomfortable beds and pillows, 5am wake-up with what sounds like the Malagasy national anthem, mosquitoes, and average food.
We'd been dreading the long journey from Diego Suarez, with everyone except Ella showing signs of 'troubles’ brewing the night before we left. The ...
... the little village for something else to eat.
Connor was doing his PADI exam this evening - Bruno will collect him early in the morning and bring him to us, before we head off to the mainland. They have arranged for a speedboat to come to our hotel and take us across, then we get a vehicle and driver to take us to the Reserve de l'Ankarana where we should see different species of lemurs.
Looking forward to seeing him!
... perfume industry! Apparently Chanel buys directly from here - who knows whether that is true or not!
There was also a small 'park' in the plantation - we saw a few wild lemurs, as well as quite a few caged lemurs, which are not indigenous to Nosy Be island. It was effectively a zoo for the tourists, so a bit disappointing - the guy there told me that they do release them but that does not make sense if they are ...
... and the owner (Gerard - we have not met Francine yet) said "Bienvenue les voyageurs braves" - welcome brave travellers!!
Other initial impressions:
- we can hear the Indian ocean, it's about 20 metres away, in the dark
- 3 ply loo roll (even Madagascar still influenced by French obsession with their bums and what comes out of it!)
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