Most Inspirational Moment
There are just too many to list: reaching the top of the Tsingy ( and I recommend an even earlier start than we did), sunset and sunrise over Isalo, snorkeling off Ifaty, the ring-tailed lemurs, having the entire beach to myself in Morondava, Lemur island (which is just too much fun to have the lemurs so up close and personal), swimming in the natural piscine after a long hike, Baobab alley, and on and on!
Thoughts on Group Leader
Sol was unequivocally the absolute best. He is patient with everyone, answers every question you might pose (or finds the answer for you if he doesn't know), has the greatest smile known to man, and his love for his country comes through in every thing he shares with the group. I can't imagine having done this trip with anyone else!
Advice for Potential Travellers
Be prepared for long, hot, dusty days of driving. But use them to look at the countryside and the people and enjoy the scenery. Bring quick drying, moisture wicking clothes, and listen to Sol when he tells you how much water you will need!
This is a trip well worth doing; I am a solo traveler, but the nature of this trip is such that the group that chooses to go will be interesting, well-traveled, and open to sharing their experiences and their company with you. You will meet wonderful people, and will learn about a new place and see new things. And you can help save a country worth saving.