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Magical Madagascar
Madagascar: Off the Beaten Path
A once-in-a-lifetime natural history adventure in Madagascar introduces you to a variety of lemurs, surreal landscapes, and botanical wonders found nowhere else on Earth. Explore Andasibe, Berenty, and Ankarana and Amber Mountain National Parks. Explore Madagascar's remote and seldom-visited nature reserves renowned for their endemic biodiversity: Ranomafana and Isalo National Parks, and Andasibe Reserve, home to the indri lemurs.
Activities: Wildlife & Natural History, Walking Activities: Wildlife & Natural History, Cultural Adventures, Walking
Trip length: 14-day trip begins and ends in Antananarivo, Madagascar Trip length: 16-day trip begins and ends in Antananarivo, Madagascar
Trip level:

Easy to moderate walking, rugged road travel, cultural exploration
Trip level:

Easy to moderate nature walks, rugged road travel
Cost from: $5595 Cost from: $6395
Highlights:
  • Inspiring journey brings you to the most astonishing wonders of Madagascar
  • Hike through the Dr. Seussian spiny forest at Berenty and amid the surreal sandstone tsingy of Ankarana
  • Excellent opportunities to photograph Verreaux’s “dancing” sifaka lemurs, ring-tailed lemurs, and red-fronted brown lemurs
  • Spot crowned lemurs, Sanford’s brown lemurs, and many species of chameleons endemic to the north at Amber Mountain National Park
  • Choice of hiking options, plus early morning outings for birders and fascinating night walks
  • Extensions include Isalo National Park in southern Madagascar, South Africa game viewing, Rwanda gorilla tracking, and island hopping in the pristine Seychelles
Highlights:
  • Choice of hiking options, night walks, early morning birding outings
  • Outstanding Trip Leaders, extra local naturalist guides at each park
  • Sunset at Avenue of the Baobabs
  • Travel by air-conditioned vehicles
  • Visit local school, sample traditional Malagasy cuisine
Itinerary-in-Brief
Day 1: Antananarivo
Days 2-3: Ankarana National Park
Day 4: Amber Mountain National Park
Day 5: Antananarivo
Days 6-8: Berenty Reserve
Day 9: Antananarivo
Day 10: La Mandraka Nature Farm, Andasibe National Park
Day 11: La Mandraka Nature Farm, Andasibe National Park
Day 12: Andasibe, Lemur Island, Antananarivo
Day 13: Antananarivo
Itinerary-in-Brief
Day 1: Antananarivo
Day 2: Avenue of the Baobabs
Day 3: Avenue of the Baobabs, Kirindy Forest
Day 4: Fishing village, Avenue of the Baobabs
Days 5: Antsirabe
Days 6-8: Ranomafana National Park
Days 9-11: Isalo National Park, Anja Reserve
Day 12: Zombitse-Vohibasia National Park, Antsokay Botanical Garden
Day 13: La Mandraka Nature Farm, Andasibe National Park
Day 14: Andasibe, Mantadia National Park, Lemur Island
Day 15: Analamazoatra Special Reserve, Lemur Island
Day 15: Antananarivo
Lodging: 7 nights hotels, 6 nights wildlife lodges Lodging: 15 nights hotels and wildlife lodges
Meals: All meals included except 2 dinners Meals: All meals included except 1 dinner
Departures: November 3-15, 2019
May 3-16, 2020
July 5-18, 2020
October 4-17, 2020
Departures: April 12-27, 2020
August 30-September 14, 2020
September 6-21, 2020
September 27-October 12, 2020
October 18-November 2, 2020
October 25-November 9, 2020
Country: Madagascar Country: Madagascar
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