A couple months ago I started emailing local companies to arrange an unique itinerary on the Manambolo River. Remote Rivers Expedition was the obvious choice. From my first contact with Gary it was evident that he really understood what we were trying to accomplish and was able to accommodate our specific needs. Gary was responsive in email and was able to answer my many questions.
The actual trip down the Manambolo went off without a hitch and was perhaps one of the best experiences (and we are seasoned travelers) that we have had. Being on the river with the sounds of the birds and the water, the boatmen talking and singing while paddling and the 360 degree views just could not be beat. Our guide Alex arranged everything for us and provided a lot of additional insight into local culture and customs.
Upon arriving in Morondava, we met Gary and Chez Maggie and had great conversations over a delicious rhum arrange (the ginger was tasty). We had not booked in advance, and Chez Maggie was full, but still they helped us find a room down the road. We will be in Morondava for a couple more days and are hoping to stay at Chez Maggie, enjoy the pool and get a look at one of the eclectic rooms.
I strongly recommend working with Remote Rivera Expeditions for excursions in Madagascar and would definitely recommend checking out Chez Maggie in Morondava. More
- Free parking