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John & Rahel wrote on 18.01.2023 at 16:42
Dear Klaus We had an unforgettable time in Madagascar! No idea how we would have managed without you! And of course a riiiiiieeeeesen THANK YOU to Mamy&Aina, the two have conjured directly into our hearts! We would do it again and again.... Read more
Dear Klaus We had an unforgettable time in Madagascar! No idea how we would have managed without you! And of course a riiiiiieeeeesen THANK YOU to Mamy&Aina, the two have conjured directly into our hearts! We would do it again and again, but never without Klaus&Co. All the love and munzinis from Switzerland ♥️... Collapse
Martina Stelling wrote on 17.01.2023 at 20:48
Hi Klaus, thanks again and again for this great trip! No idea why no travel guide considers January a good time to visit Madagascar. The fear of the rainy season is completely unfounded. We had really insanely beautiful.... Read more
Hi Klaus, thanks again and again for this great trip! No idea why no travel guide considers January a good time to visit Madagascar. The fear of the rainy season is completely unfounded. We had really insanely beautiful 16 days with Aina, our driver, whom you could ask about any topic and who read all our wishes from our eyes. The perfect organization of Klaus was really super - despite our somewhat curious route requests. We come back in any case and absolutely again when it is winter with us and summer there.... Collapse
Clemens wrote on 01.12.2022 at 08:07
Hello Klaus, Hello Fara, dear guests! Africa should not be lumped together, but the sub-Saharan region certainly has one thing in common: it can just be tight, especially when you get off the beaten track, which... Read more
Hello Klaus, Hello Fara, dear guests! Africa should not be lumped together, but the sub-Saharan region certainly has one thing in common: it can also be narrow, especially if you go away from the beaten track, which I had in mind. By bike the RN5 to Maroantsetra and further without road to Antalaha and back to Tana. There is not much on the Internet, especially not for cyclists. Many think it is not possible. At home all mean, one is crazy. Klaus means, well, it does, so in principle. You just have to consider a few things. How do you divide the route. Where are there overnight accommodations and how are they. How is the road, road would be really exaggerated and Rue National is a joke. Sand, stones slush, ... When is it feasible. When does the rain come. How are the rivers to cross. How does it look with water and food, where can you set up a time and what must be considered, etc.. Surely Klaus does not know everything, but he knows a lot and if he does not know it, he knows the one who knows it and he in turn knows a lot and also steps into action, which then of course also costs something, but through which this little adventure becomes and became manageable for me as a normal person and an unforgettable experience in my life. Klaus has made this possible with his family and his people, while still serving a glass of wonderful red wine. Do I need more words, or longer sentences? I think not. So to you Klaus a big thank you and to you guests unforgettable moments in Madagascar.... Collapse
Family from Switzerland wrote on 22.11.2022 at 13:14
In September 22, we fulfilled our wish of a trip to Madagascar. That everything worked out so great, we owe Klaus. Starting with the warm welcome by him and his family, he made all our wishes come true! He has... Read more
In September 22, we fulfilled our wish of a trip to Madagascar. That everything worked out so great, we owe Klaus. Starting with the warm welcome by him and his family, he made all our wishes come true! He truly made the impossible possible for us! With Nirina, our driver/guide, we experienced an impressive journey. He brought us closer to his country and the Malagasy culture and we felt very safe and comfortable at all times. We thank again Klaus and his whole extended family for this unforgettable trip and send our very dearest greetings from Switzerland!... Collapse
Tim wrote on 07.11.2022 at 17:02
Who wants to spend not "a" but "his" vacation on Madagskar and is lucky, ends up with Klaus. Klaus knows what works and makes possible what doesn't. Thank you, Klaus
Who wants to spend not "a" but "his" vacation on Madagskar and is lucky, ends up with Klaus. Klaus knows what works and makes possible what doesn't. Thank you, Klaus... Collapse
Frank Zintner wrote on 17.12.2019 at 15:54
For anyone looking for a stringer/fixer for filming on Madagascar, Klaus Konnerth is THE tip. We were on the road for a week for a ZDF documentary about vanilla in the northeast of the island. Klaus planned, organized, translated, researched the complete logistics for us.... Read more
For anyone looking for a stringer/fixer for filming on Madagascar, Klaus Konnerth is THE tip. We were on the road for a week for a ZDF documentary about vanilla in the northeast of the island. Klaus planned, organized, translated, researched the complete logistics for us. THANK YOU VERY MUCH & WE WOULD DEFINITELY LIKE TO COME BACK.... Collapse
Merrit & Mirko wrote on 23.10.2019 at 11:37
Dear Klaus, well, what else to write that has not already been mentioned here a dozen times. Perfect communication from the first contact, after all 8 months before the start of the trip, until the last day of the trip. We had chosen route from Tana to Tulear.... Read more
Dear Klaus, well, what else to write that has not already been mentioned here a dozen times. Perfect communication from the first contact, after all 8 months before the start of the trip, until the last day of the trip. We had chosen the route from Tana to Tulear (Sarodrano) with a detour by FCE to Manakara and a boat trip on the 'Canal des Pangalanes'. Everything went smoothly, we felt well and safe everywhere. A big thank you also to our driver and guide Aina, who brought us the 3 weeks safely through the country. Aina had an answer to every question, often before it was even asked. Through him there were many spontaneous encounters with the people along the route. Thank you all for this unforgettable trip, we will be back, promised.... Collapse
Constance Frank wrote on 29.09.2019 at 15:07
You often have to do something great just to be able to live for a while again (J. W. v. Goethe). We definitely had a great time in Madagascar! This actually poor country offers so much wealth: in the first place... Read more
You often have to do something great just to be able to live for a while again (J. W. v. Goethe). We definitely had a great time in Madagascar! This actually poor country offers so much richness: first of all the very friendly people (Klaus with his family, our driver Mamy and Dorsa), the variety of landscapes (especially Isalo, Indian Ocean and Canal des Pangalanes) and the unique wildlife. The trip was well organized, the tour led through quite varied areas and the accommodations were consistently great (besides Villa Sibylle, we liked La Bella Donna in Ifaty and Isalo Rock Lodge). Not to forget the Palmarium Lodge, because there you could experience the lemurs very close. Thank you very much again for everything!... Collapse
Kathi Röleke wrote on 04.08.2019 at 17:53
Dear Klaus, what can I say?! I can still see Fara's face in front of me when she and the children picked me up at the airport - so much warmth, so much hospitality, and all that for a stranger. Maybe that's... Read more
Dear Klaus, what can I say?! I can still see Fara's face in front of me when she and the children picked me up at the airport - so much cordiality, so much hospitality, and all that for a stranger. Perhaps this is the Malagasy way of life that is so natural to you and still so incomprehensible to me. I came with no plans and had an unforgettable time in Madagascar thanks to you and the people around you: riding a Harley with JJ to the west coast (the most indescribable of all experiences - so recommended!!!), paragliding over the volcanic craters of Ampefy, vis-a-vis with sea turtles while diving on Nosy Be and a rendezvous with the panther chameleons on Nosy Faly.... - Whatever I was in the mood for, you made it happen. So spontaneous, so uncomplicated, so warm. MERCI MERCI MERCI. In short: Klaus knows Madagascar like no other, is the best organizer for whatever and has his heart in the right place - an absolute recommendation!... Collapse
Andreas White wrote on 01.07.2019 at 12:52
Hello, we cycled in mid-June 2019 with bikes borrowed from Klaus along(not always on) the RN7 from Antananarivo to Tulear and then back by plane to Antananarivo. The trip was beautiful, the bikes good and it has everything... Read more
Hello, we have cycled in mid-June 2019 with bikes borrowed from Klaus along(not always on) the RN7 from Antananarivo to Tulear and then back by plane to Antananarivo. The trip was beautiful, the bikes good and everything worked out. June is a good time to bike in Madagascar because it is not that warm. However, sometimes it gets quite chilly in the evening, you should take warm clothes. We were able to relax at the end of one day in the beautiful Villa Sibylle of Klaus. We cycled on our own. If you want to be on the safe side, e.g. with regard to overnight stays or breakdown assistance, you should take advantage of Klaus' offer to make the tour with a support vehicle organized by him.... Collapse
Sabrina & Thomas wrote on 21.05.2019 at 16:07
It was a super great experience! Klaus is in the trip planning to all our wishes and had everything planned through the best. Also Lax the guide Klaus had organized for us for the trip was great. We have insanely much... Read more
It was a super great experience! Klaus is in the trip planning to all our wishes and had everything planned through the best. Also Lax the guide Klaus had organized for us for the trip was great. We have seen and experienced a lot and had a wonderful and unforgettable time in Madagascar. Thank you!.. Collapse
Raphaela wrote on 25.04.2019 at 17:47
Hello Klaus, I also join the previous speakers. We had wonderful days on Madagascar, where everything was perfectly organized from start to finish. Also our driver Mammy left nothing to be desired. Concerns of other travelers to avoid the "rainy season",... Read more
Hello Klaus, I also join the previous speakers. We had wonderful days on Madagascar, where everything was perfectly organized from start to finish. Also our driver Mammy left nothing to be desired. Concerns of other travelers to avoid the "rainy season", we can confidently dispel. If you want to experience Madagascar green and lush blooming vegetation, you should definitely pack your bags over Christmas.... Collapse
Engelbert Schöller wrote on 10.03.2019 at 12:14
Madagascar has inspired us. From Tana to Ifaty and back with the many NP and a landscape worth seeing. The people are although very poor extremely friendly and always have a smile ready for us. We were 3 man high as... Read more
Madagascar has inspired us. From Tana to Ifaty and back with the many NP and a landscape worth seeing. The people are although very poor extremely friendly and always have a smile ready for us. We were 3 men high as individual travelers with a van on the road. Our driver AINA is not only a very good driver but also a very good guide, he knows the best places to photograph, to eat and to visit e.g. the NP. Aina speaks English, French and of course the local language and was happy to interpret for us. He was very sympathetic to us and his friendly, helpful manner contributed significantly to the fact that we are so enthusiastic about Madagascar. We booked the car with Klaus Konerth and were very satisfied with the entire handling.... Collapse
Ralf Goebel wrote on 26.01.2019 at 17:49
And one more addition Mr Bean was not only a confident driver, he conveyed and lived humanity and really grew on us. When we finished our trip, it was like leaving a good friend behind.
And one more addition Mr Bean was not only a confident driver, he conveyed and lived humanity and really grew on us. When we finished our trip, it was like leaving a good friend behind.... Collapse
Ralf Goebel wrote on 26.01.2019 at 13:03
Dear Klaus, it is now 7 months ago that we started our trip to Madagascar and it is unforgotten! Unfortunately, the everyday life had us all too quickly again, so that the feedback for your guestbook was missing. Sorry... Read more
Dear Klaus, it is already 7 months ago that we started our trip to Madagascar and it is unforgettable! Unfortunately, the everyday life had us all too quickly again, so that the feedback for your guestbook was missing. Sorry for that. Dear Klaus, it was an impressive and perfectly organized trip. Everything worked incredibly well, all agreements and wishes that we had previously expressed, you and your team have implemented. Starting with the warm welcome and the smooth arrival at Villa Sibylle. We then flew from Tana in the direction of Toliara. Were a few days to arrive at the Residence Eden Eco Lodge, that was a time in paradise, really. We felt so comfortable there and still think with respect about the project of Jean Philippe and his wife. It's a great way to help and respect the people there. After a few days, Mr. Bean, our driver, came and made with us the big tour on the RN7 back towards Tana with all the desired side trips, in total we drove with him a good 2500 km, always sovereign and local knowledge. Numerous park visits and also some small village stops off the route. It was certainly not always the superlatives, but we did not look for them, it was the humanity and the satisfaction that we encountered. It was impressive , worked out perfectly and can only be recommended for people who want to explore a country in this way and get such a safe and multi-layered impression, this kind of trip and booking with Klaus is really recommended. Klaus was like an invisible companion during our trip, because in the background our arrivals or visits were always well prepared by him. On this way again a hearty thank you Ralf and Bine... Collapse
Phil Eklund wrote on 25.09.2018 at 12:11
We enjoyed our immersion into the alien culture and lost world known as Madagascar. I have made a photo-journal of my observations and conclusions for this island nation on googledocs, see: https://docs.google.com/document/d/183SRYTVyuMRN21ZMuTEvS0H4-cyVDkg-_Hw_lnOF4VQ/edit
We enjoyed our immersion into the alien culture and lost world known as Madagascar. I have made a photo-journal of my observations and conclusions for this island nation on googledocs, see: https://docs.google.com/document/d/183SRYTVyuMRN21ZMuTEvS0H4-cyVDkg-_Hw_lnOF4VQ/edit... Collapse
Conny and KarlHerbert wrote on 28.08.2018 at 09:28
Dear Klaus! Now our 26-day vacation in Madagascar is already 4 weeks ago and still the many impressions are present to us as if it was yesterday. The excellently organized tour began with a 3-day side trip to the Masoala Forest... Read more
Dear Klaus! Now our 26-day vacation in Madagascar is already 4 weeks ago and still the many impressions are present to us as if it was yesterday. The excellently organized tour began with a 3-day side trip to Masoala Forest Lodge. This was our wish; you can do it, but you don't have to. That is the individual decision, whether the price-performance ratio suits you. Everything worked out and on site everything was 100%. Afterwards we went via Antsirabe, Manakara, Ranomafana and Isalo Rock to the west coast. Our big thanks goes to Bin -our driver- , who despite chickens, zebu carts, potholes and people on the roads always had everything under control. We have driven ourselves in many places in the world; whether we would have mastered Madagascar is rather doubtful. Special thanks to Jessi, our German speaking guide, who was like a dear daughter to us. Jessi and Bin were in perfect harmony and no question was left unanswered. We certainly learned much more about the people and Madagascar in general than with a group tour. For us the highlights were the chameleons, lemurs, macaques and the friendly and open people. So far, we have never experienced that so many wanted to be photographed and as a thank you just wanted to see the picture in the display. Often the laughter was loud and the joy was great to see the own picture there. We can recommend Klaus and his team to 100%. Jessi, Klaus and Bin gave us a great vacation. For this again many thanks!... Collapse
Steffi & Mirko wrote on 12.08.2018 at 21:27
We have made a 12 day tour from Tana to Toliara at the beginning of June as a couple and traveled from there by domestic flight with Air Madagascar back to the starting point. Klaus and his team organized this tour perfectly for us and... Read more
We have made a 12-day tour from Tana to Toliara at the beginning of June as a couple and traveled from there by domestic flight with Air Madagascar back to the starting point. Klaus and his team organized this tour perfectly for us and adjusted it several times in advance to our ideas and travel time. As usual in Madagascar, we were accompanied by a driver on this tour. This has, in addition to the relaxed journey and the time landscape and people to work on themselves, the enormous advantage that you always have a guide with you, which you can ask everything about the overwhelming flora and fauna, as well as the country and culture and so during the trip very much exciting experiences and gets to know. It is especially great when you are accompanied by Aina, who is really incredibly kind and friendly, speaks excellent English and has absolutely enriched our trip! In the rather short time we have gained many different impressions, even if one has "only" covered about 1,000km on this huge island. The accommodations have varied in their standard, but were always perfectly fine to really great. And even if the route and the accommodations were predefined, you had the opportunity every day from many suggestions and ideas to design his activities according to desire and mood. Here Aina was also always a very good idea provider. All in all, it was a perfectly organized tour in a fantastic country, which we would unreservedly recommend to anyone and which will remain in our memories for a long time. Many thanks again to you and your team dear Klaus and especially to Aina!... Collapse
André wrote on 05.08.2018 at 14:06
We are a family with two school children who want to travel the whole world. Quality and safety are as important to us as the many small and big experiences and adventures during the trip. As the 77th country we had chosen Madagascar to... Read more
We are a family with two school children who want to travel the whole world. Quality and safety are as important to us as the many small and big experiences and adventures during the trip. We had chosen Madagascar as the 77th country to get to know this so-called sixth continent and its endemic world a bit. What we lacked was a tour operator, an agency or similar, because Madagascar was to be the first country in the world where no renowned rental car company would rent us a car for self-driving purposes. In Madagascar you are driven by a driver. After talking to various tour operators in Germany, I came across this website. The first phone call with Klaus Konnerth showed it right away: He knows his stuff! He does not only mediate like others from Germany into the far Madagascar. He and his team have been organizing on site for many years. We 'dared' the step and booked with Klaus, which was not a risk, but from A - Z a perfect vacation. Driver and guide showed us the country tailor-made for us in a goodness, quality and competence with friendliness, commitment and personality as it could not have been better from our point of view. - Dear Klaus, thank you and your team very much! ... and for all Madagascar interested people who read this feedback: Klaus Konnerth and his team can be fully recommended in our experience - you will get 100% Madagascar according to your ideas and with the reliability and quality you know from Germany.... Collapse
Veit Kostka wrote on 28.03.2018 at 19:09
Our 3-week vacation in Madagascar was a unique experience! Klaus organized an excellent tour for us, which took us from Antananarivo via Andsirabe, Ramofana and the Isalo Mountains to the west coast and along there to Belo-sur-mer and back again.... Read more
Our 3-week vacation in Madagascar was a unique experience! Klaus organized an excellent tour for us, which took us from Antananarivo via Andsirabe, Ramofana and the Isalo Mountains to the west coast and along there to Belo-sur-mer and back again. Klaus has perfectly implemented our wishes in our time window. 3,000 km in 3 weeks are already sporty, but with such an excellent driver as Tojo no problem - although the roads in the area of the villages are peppered with chickens, chameleons, zebu carts, cyclists, small and large people, there was not one critical situation despite a brisk driving style - he probably did not even run over a fly. As self-drivers we would not have been able to manage the route. With Asina we had a good German speaking guide, who answered all our questions at any time gladly and competently. The two of them took care of us perfectly! With your own guide and driver you learn about 100 times more about the country than from guidebooks or traveling in large groups. And Klaus is always available in the background if there should be a problem - and there was. On the way, lenses from our photo equipment were stolen from a lodge, and only through Klaus` tireless intervention during and after the trip, we got a replacement for the stolen parts - thanks again, dear Klaus! But I would also like to emphasize the perfect selection of hotels/lodges, also here it shows that Klaus has been living in Madagascar for 26 years and knows the country from ff. The west coast is a special experience, which should be included in the planning if possible. Otherwise, there is also a tour to the deepest south, which is certainly very exciting - we have for another trip in mind. Veit & Inge... Collapse

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