I really want to see Madagascar (lemurs in particular) while my health holds up, and there are reasons to think somewhat sooner is better than later. My travel agent in the U.S. has arranged a private 10-day tour through a British agency for December 2013 (the time that works best for me but does not seem to be a good time for group tours). I am somewhat reluctant to be all alone, in part because when something goes wrong there is support in numbers even if it just to complain. And sharing experiences is a plus in travel. Has anyone done this? Should I go ahead--would you--or should I hope for the best and think about a later trip?