Tsiribihina River, Madagascar | 16 May, 2007 | $63.47 (hotel, guides, transport, & food on river trip)
Two nights of our trip were spent camping on the banks of the Tsiribihina River. We cut it close and set up our tents at dusk both night, eating fish from the river by candlelight. Each morning we were woken by giggling outside our tents, pulling down the zipper to discover crowds of children eagerly waiting to see who would emerge. Although I enjoyed meeting the kids and photographing them in the beautiful morning light the situation made finding a private bathroom spot difficult.