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Bamboo lemur, Andasibe Mantadia, Madagascar

Photographic Journey with Sue Flood

  • EXPERT-LED GROUP TOUR

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

Chameleon Eye, Ranomafana, Madagascar 1

Colourful Wildlife

Photograph the varied and colourful wildlife of Madagascar on our small group trip

Sue Flood 2

Photographic Tuition

Benefit from Sue Flood’s expert photographic tuition throughout the trip

Lowland streaked tenrec , Andasibe Mantadia, Madagascar 3

Endemic Species

Encounter chameleons, frogs, dancing sifakas, indris and numerous other endemic species

Baobab trees, Madagascar 4

Baobabs

Visit the spectacular Avenue of the Baobabs and watch as the sun sets over this iconic sight

Why we like it

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This group tour can be arranged on a tailor made basis, contact us for more information

Explore our suggested itinerary

  • Day 1
    Antananarivo
  • Day 2
    Antananarivo - Andasibe-Mantadia
  • Day 3
    Andasibe-Mantadia
  • Day 4
    Andasibe-Mantadia - Antananarivo
  • Day 5
    Antananarivo - Fort Dauphin - Berenty
  • Day 6
    Berenty
  • Day 7
    Berenty - Fort Dauphin - Morondava
  • Day 8
    Morondava - Kirindy
  • Day 9
    Kirindy
  • Day 10
    Kirindy - Morondava - Anjajavy
  • Day 11-12
    Anjajavy
  • Day 13
    Anjajavy - Antananarivo
  • Day 14
    Antananarivo
Reed frog, Andasibe Mantadia, Madagascar
Madagascar

Andasibe-Mantadia

Begin in one of Madagascar’s most accessible parks, Andasibe, where the rainforest is alive with lemurs, chameleons and birds. Accompanied by Sue, explore this wet, green tranche of highland jungle, home to the largest of all lemurs, the indri.

Listen as their eerie calls echo through the forest – sounding like whalesong. After dark, discover the forest’s nocturnal inhabitants, which include tenrecs, mouse lemurs and frogs, as well as countless chameleons.

Ringtailed lemur, Berenty reserve, Madagascar
Ring-tailed lemurs, Madagascar

Berenty's Ring-tailed Lemurs

From here, fly south by private charter, to the Berenty Reserve, on Madagascar’s southern coast. Here, spot the famous ring-tailed lemurs and get close to the extraordinary sifakas, as they dance across the dusty ground. Beautiful but rarely still, these lemurs pose an exciting challenge for keen photographers.

Baobabs, Madagascar
Madagascar

Kirindy and the Avenue of the Baobabs

Afterwards, head north and fly to the dry forest of Kirindy, on the western coast. Explore this lowland environment, which supports an entirely different array of wildlife to the cool mountains of Andasibe, including brown lemurs.

The fossa, the island’s only predator, can be spotted, although it is elusive. Whilst here, visit the nearby Avenue of the Baobabs at sunset, a spectacular time for photography.

Anjajavy lagoon river, Anjajavy, Madagascar
Anjajavy, Madagascar

Anjajavy

Finish at Anjajavy, located further up the remote western coast. Only accessible by private plane and with its own exclusive beach, Anjajavy is the perfect ending to any trip to Madagascar.

Take to the seas in a kayak, visit the local fishing village on market day and take guided walks in the lodge’s private nature reserve, home to Coquerel’s sifakas and spiny iguanas.

Includes / Excludes

Important Information

Activity Level
Moderate Activity
Single Supplement

Travelling on your own? Our group tours are perfect for solo travellers, as travelling as part of an organised group in faraway places provides security and peace of mind. We handle all of the arrangements for you and there will be a local tour guide on hand throughout to provide advice and help if needed, as well as the expertise of a Tour expert.

Flexibility

To allow flexibility, our group tours do not include international flights as standard. We can arrange international flights on your behalf and the above is an indication of the cost, based on return flights departing from London. All international flights from the UK are ATOL protected.

What is included

  • Sue Flood's tuition throughout
  • All accomodation
  • Full board meal basis
  • Charles Randrianantenaina as local guide
  • Transfers
  • Park fees
  • Internal charter flights

What is excluded

  • Gratuities
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Anjajavy £££££

  • Madagascar
  • Beach and Island Escapes
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

Situated 120 kilometres north of Mahajanga and only accessible by the lodge’s private plane is the luxurious boutique Anjajavy hotel. Anjajavy rests on a peninsula from the Mozambique channel within a large bay, behind which lies a beautiful forest reserve which means Anjajavy offers you the best of both worlds – a beautiful beach and a private forest reserve full of lemurs and chameleons.

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Why a Steppes expert-led group tour

1.Experience Matters

We have been running insightful and groundbreaking group tours since our inception in 1989. We have worked with institutions such as the British Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum and run wildlife tours in conjunction with conservation agencies such as Fauna & Flora International, Wildlife Conservation Society, the Orangutan Foundation, Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and the Jane Goodall Institute.

2.Size Matters

Our average group size is typically eight to ten people, smaller than other group tours typically offered – a factor which many of our clients appreciate. Travelling as part of a smaller group provides a more intimate, personalised and relaxed atmosphere.

4.It’s about who you know

We have developed an enviable pool of expertise from which to choose our tour experts, who we carefully select based on their knowledge, companionship and personality. Often, these experts can use their influence to facilitate private access to sites not typically open to the public.

3.Like-Minded People

Steppes Travellers are like-minded people – interesting, interested and curious. Our group tours aim to create an easy and informal atmosphere – we have a lot of fun on our tours and many friendships have been formed.

5.Value for money

Our tours are well-priced to ensure you get real value for money. We include gratuities on the majority of our tours and do not pass on currency surcharges. We strive to look after single travellers as well as we can, keeping single supplements to a minimum.

6.Peace of Mind

When you travel on one of our group tours, you will be looked after by our local agents and your tour expert with the back-up of our 24-hour emergency number and duty manager. All our holidays are fully bonded and protected – our ATOL number is ATOL 6495.

Our future tour dates

For further information about any of these tours please call 01285 601 784

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Tour ExpertMax Group SizeStatus
07/10/2114 Days £14,750 ex. flightsSue Flood8 AVAILABLE Reserve your place

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Our travel experts have a wealth of first-hand knowledge, so if you have any questions about this escorted tour get in touch. They would love to help.

01285 601 784

We look forward to you joining us on this tour.

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Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise sets us apart. So too our curiosity. A curiosity of the world and of you, and your passions. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you.

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