NWS client Diana experiences the colourful vivacity of Madagascar and its wildlife
A long trip: Jamaica, Miami, Heathrow, Johannesburg, Antananarivo, and finally, 48 hours later, Hotel Relais de Plateaux. Have a snooze. How wonderful – the hotel has organised a large cocktail party to welcome us – drinks are flowing and tasty snacks are laid out. Hmm, I just found out that they are actually celebrating getting another star!
The next morning, we meet up with our Guide Njiva and Driver Roy to head to Palmarium. A five-hour drive? It feels more like all day, but a boat ride to the lodge is refreshing. What? Another million steps to climb? Oh, how wonderful – the lodge has organised a great welcome dance show for us. Hmm, just found out that they do this every night for everyone! I go to bed very tired and a bit disheartened.