Best of Natural Madagascar
This breath-taking natural history programme features some of Madagascar’s most exceptional wildlife and remarkable scenery whilst staying in comfortable accommodation throughout. The itinerary takes you to some of the most unusual and contrasting landscapes in the diverse country; the eastern rainforests, rocky canyon lands, the bizarre spiny forest and a beautiful coastline with exciting marine life. It also enables you to hopefully see some of Madagascar’s most exciting and surprising wildlife with the impressive indri, mysterious aye aye, endangered greater bamboo lemur, agile black-and-white ruffed lemur, iconic ring-tailed lemur, stunning diademed sifaka and many quick moving mouse lemurs.
There will also be plenty of endemic birdlife and reptiles, frogs and unusual insects such as the peculiar giraffe-necked weevil, in addition to the staggering diversity of different plants and trees.
There is also a stunning stretch of coastline where there are opportunities for snorkelling and whale watching (July – September) plus a visit to the extra special Tsimanampetsotsa National Park. This little visited park with its 15km-long Salt Lake home to flamingos and rare Madagascar plovers and sandgrouse and unique pachypodium forest containing ancient baobabs (one is over 3,000 years old) and blind albino cave fish makes for another highlight.