Can anyone tell me if any passenger trains are currently running other than Manakara - Fianar on the east? ie any from Tana?
Also does the following sound feasible for 2.5 weeks? 5 days in Fort Dauphin (I finish volunteer work there begining sept), fly to Tana and fly to Manakara. Train to Fianar and then up the main road back to Tana over many days and taking in the sights and National Parks. My mum is joining me so while I am happy for long journeys at a time I don't think she is and would rather take things slow and enjoy each place rather then rush.
Would people recomend a car and driver rather than taxi brouse?! And is it easy to get a car and driver in Fianar?
Any other suggestions for 2.5 weeks travel appreciated!