In an epic five-week countdown, Australia’s most experienced travel editor lists his 50 Best Ever Travel Experiences in this article.
STEPHEN SCOURFIELD has twice been voted Australia’s Best Travel Editor, and is the récipient of a UN Media Award. And guess what, Diary Andrianampoina, founder of Awesome Madagascar Tours is one of the indelible people, places and expériences of his travel.
Travelling with Diary Andrianampoina
As Stephen Scourfield mention in his list at place 11:
So often it’s people who make our journeys memorable. And Diary Andrianampoina always does.
A knowledgeable, enthusiastic tour leader and guide in Madagascar, he brings the country to life for his guests. There may be better guides in the world. I haven’t met them yet.
From the layers of the capital Antananarivo to the rainforest of Ranomafana National Park, lemurs of Anja and Andasibe, and boats and local fishing boats of Ifaty, Diary adds a steady narrative — and explanation and celebration of this extraordinary place, with its 200,000 species, more than 80 per cent of which are found nowhere else. For Australian tours, Diary works exclusively with Travel Directors.