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Newsletter 2011
Greetings from Morondava, Madagascar!

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text links in the newsletter below.

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Chez Maggie Hotel

An Oasis on the Mozambique Channel ~ Gateway to the Wonders of Western Madagascar

Your home away from home on the beach!
We are fully committed to offering a friendly reception, quality service and attention to detail.

Chez Maggie Hotel is located directly on the beach in the tranquil coastal town of Morondava on the Mozambique Channel. A wonderful hide-away featuring: air-conditioned bungalows and 2-story chalets; superb cuisine; swimming pool; full service bar; laundry service and wondrous sunsets.

The moment you set foot on the grounds you'll know why the Chez Maggie has long enjoyed the reputation as the hotel of choice in Morondava. A small, intimate property, the Chez Maggie is known by locals and international travelers alike, the hotel will quickly becomes your "home away from home" in Madagascar.

New at the Chez Maggie: ~ FREE Wifi Internet for Guests ~ Solar Water Heaters ~
Coming soon: Children's Play Area

  Chez Maggie Hotel        Remote River Expeditions

Tsingy de Bemaraha ~ A World Heritage Site
Kirindy Forest Reserve ~ Western deciduous forest
Avenue of the Baobabs ~ An world famous grove of majestic baobab trees
Belo sur Mer ~ Beach, fishing, mangrove, snorkeling and SCUBA diving.
Tsiribihina & Manambolo River ~ Calm water floats
Kirindy Mitea National Park ~ Where the west and south ecosystem merge
Mangroves of Morondava ~ A relaxing paddle
Fishing & Sea Kayaking ~ Fly fishing, fishing with Vezo fishermen & sea kayaking
Honeymoon & Extended Stay Packages ~ In a word? "IDEAL"

In the News 2010 ~ Honored Guests at the Chez Maggie Hotel

Sir David Attenborough
Alison Jolly (& Lucas!)

Documentary "First Life"
Discovery Channel

To all those who have stayed with us ~ we send our greetings and hope to see you again in the future.
If you haven't yet discovered the magic of the Chez Maggie we invite you to come see for yourself!

THANK YOU!! To all our guests who taken the time to write reviews and post photos online.

The Chez Maggie Hotel is Rated # 1 on Trip Advisor & Trivago

Rated # 3 'Best Beachfront Hotel' in the Toliara Region 2010 on Trivago

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Chez Maggie Hotel rated
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FACEBOOK links have been added to the Chez Maggie & Remote River websites we hope you'll visit and recommend us!

With 20 + years of experience, Remote River Expeditions, are your specialists for custom programs throughout the Great Red Island!
Let us know your interests and we'll be happy to design a unique itinerary just for you and your family and friends.

Mangoky River ~ Rainforest & the West
May 23 - June 9, 2012
13 & 15 Day Programs also available

A comprehensive look at the Great Red Island

On the tranquil Mangoky River we enjoy a relaxing calm water float and truly remote camping experience. Floating past the world's largest baobab forest we experience a wide variety of endemic Malagasy endemic flora and fauna.

Featured in the book: 1,000 Places to Visit Before You Die by Patricia Schultz

East meets West
Contrasts of the Great Red Island!

The Best of Both Coasts: the unique flora and fauna of the dry western forest and the exotic rainforest of the east.

Featuring: Masoala Forest Lodge & Chez Maggie Hotel

A Taste of Madagascar
Manambolo River, Rainforest & the West
Confirmed Departures:
Aug 14 - 28, 2011 & Sept 11 - 25, 2011

Perfect for families! An excellent introduction to many of the wonders of Madagascar: eastern rainforest; 3-day calm water float; Tsingy de Bemaraha; Kirindy Forest: western dry forest and relaxing on the beach on the Mozambique Channel.

Fishing the Vezo Coast
~ New for 2011 ~

Two Unique Options along the Western Coast

Fly Fishing ~ Belo sur Mer & Beyond
Be among the first to wet a fly along the Vezo Coast...
Fishing with the Vezo of Morondava
Join local fishermen on the Mozambique Channel.

New for 2012:
  • Masoala National Park ~ Custom Programs
  • Trekking Antoetra Circuit & Andringitra National Park
  • The Amazing Succulents & Endemic Flora of Madagascar
  • Gems & National Parks of the Great Red Island

~ Ethiopia News ~

Omo River Expedition

There is a great deal of interest in our Omo Expedition 2011 and we hope to be able to run all or part of the river.

We are making every effort to secure the required permit to run this year. Please let us know if you wish to have the latest news and watch our website for more information.

~ Tanzania ~

Rufiji River ~ A Truly Unique Floating Safari!
Wilderness Walks & Wildlife Unlimited

An exceptional calm water rafting safari combining wildlife viewing, daily game walks and wilderness camping in Africa's largest protected area, the wild and wonderful Selous Game Reserve

The Year of 2010

Along with many new and returning guests to the Chez Maggie; visitors enjoyed many exucursions from the hotel to the Tsingy de Bemaraha, Kirindy Forest and Belo sur Mer.

In addition to our scheduled programs, Remote River Expeditions ran numerous extended custom tours to all parts of the island. We look forward to sharing our love for Madagascar with it's people and unique flora and fauna with you.

Thank you for your time and we hope you enjoyed our newsletter and wish you and your families all the best for 2011!

Please drop a line if you have time.

We'd love to hear fom you.

Better Yet:Come and see us in Madagascar this year!

MANY THANKS to our friend and webmaster Boris Pasek!
His company, betterclicks, offers professional services for all phases of website development.
Please contact Boris for all your IT needs.

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Sincere Regards, Gary, Baholy & Lucas

And all the Chez Maggie Staff & the Remote River Crew

Chez Maggie Hotel
Remote River Expeditions ~ Madagascar

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Baobabs of the Mangoky River

Avenue of the Baobabs

Tsingy de Bemaraha

Fly fishing - Belo sur Mer

Serenity Gorge - Upper Omo River

What a crew!

We hope to see you soon

Remote River Expeditions in Madagascar, Ethiopia, Tanzania - River Trips and Tours

Experience the romance of East Africa. We invite you to join one of Remote River Expeditions' adventures into Madagascar, Ethiopia, and Tanzania and see the atrractions of those countries. Each trip is completely unique. Each expedition has its own special challenges and serendipitous, human connections. What you can expect in every instance, however -- and why many of our clients return, year after year - is an outstanding wilderness experience including great food, magnificent wildlife, and friendships forged that last a lifetime.

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