- Set off on a classic wildlife tour of Madagascar; spot lemurs, chameleons and the elusive fossa
- Explore rainforests, lakes and lagoons, as well as the iconic 'Avenue of Baobabs'
- Benefit from travelling as part of a small group, led by local wildlife guide
Experience the diversity of Madagascar's unique fauna and flora, away from the crowds. Whilst exploring the island's jungles, spend time searching for the various lemur species for which Madagascar is perhaps most famous. Also explore its dramatic landscapes, meeting Malagasy people along the way.
Start by heading east to the famous Andasibe-Mantadia Park, where the whale-like song of the country's largest lemur, the indri, echoes through the forest. As well as lemurs, admire the beautiful orchids, colourful chameleons, frogs and dazzling birds. Continue to the towering limestone pinnacles of the Tsingy de Bemaraha.
Journey to the western coast of Madagascar - via the iconic Avenue of Baobabs - to the famous Kirindy Forest. Here, catch a glimpse of Madagascar's largest carnivore, the cat-like fossa in this lowland dry-forest environment, before returning to the highlands and finishing in the colourful, rickshaw-strewn town of Antsirabe.
WHAT KIND OF ACCOMMODATION?
Accommodation mainly consists of small, authentic camps, with an emphasis on comfort. All have private bathrooms. In each area, we have tried to choose the best available option.
WHAT HAPPENS ON A TYPICAL DAY?
Early starts are guaranteed, as the wildlife is most active during the morning. Generally, you will then return to camp around mid-morning, then head out again in the early afternoon, as the temperature cools.
WHAT WILL THE WEATHER BE LIKE?
September is the perfect time to go, as it is when the spring arrives, after the rains have ended. This is also when the lemurs have their babies and the birds start nesting. Furthermore, the rising temperatures cause reptiles to become more active.
DO I NEED TO BE FIT?
The fitter you are, the more you will enjoy it. Whilst many of the walks are easy, the temperatures do warm up during the day. The west coast in particular is hotter than the rest of the country, so you need to be comfortable walking in slightly warmer temperatures. We avoid the hottest part of the day.
WHAT WILDLIFE WILL I SEE?
In Andasibe, you can expect to see the indri (the largest lemur) and plenty of other lemurs. The pangalanes is much better for birding and there is also the possibility of seeing the aye-aye here. In Kirindy, the brown lemur is most prolific but the big draw here is the cat-like fossa, Madagascar’s only large carnivore.
For a detailed itinerary or to book your place on this tour, please contact us.