Hi Joe, I was in Madagascar in September and again in October, as it is such a great country. Very poor but friendly people. There are plenty of places to go to, but if I was to recommend one it would be Belo sur Mer, on the west coast, about 85kms south from Monrodova via a trail. Have a rest there at the hotel Dauphin. That village is amazing. You can then go on to Tulear. Also, watch out in the south. It is not as safe as one would like. I am so jealous! Good luck.