top tips to maximise your safari experience
Madagascar, the world’s fourth largest island, is quite frankly brilliant. With wide diversity in ecosystems, scenery, wildlife and culture, the country has something to offer everyone, so long as they go there with the right attitude.
On my recent trip to Madagascar, I tried to meet as many people (locals and tourists alike) as possible – I’m chatty like that. One of the things that struck me when I conversed with fellow travellers was that although they often were having a brilliant time and enjoying themselves, they seemed a little blinkered to the country, focusing only on one thing which was preventing them from seeing the country in the whole, which only enhances a trip there! An often heard phrase was ‘I am a little lemur-ed out’ or, ‘there isn’t any culture here like there is in, say, Japan’. Both of which showed to me the traveller’s limited experiences there, which will only reduce your enjoyment of the entire trip!
So, with that in mind, I thought I would make a list of some of the great things to keep an eye out for, and appreciate, because this is a truly remarkable place.