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Madagascar Highlights

Sometimes referred to as the "Eighth Continent", as its exceptional fauna and flora have evolved over millions of years of isolation. This legendary uniqueness is nowhere better reflected than in its spectacular birds.

More Details About this Trip:

Of the two hundred species regularly recorded on the island, no fewer than one hundred and forty are endemic or near endemic. This includes five entire families of birds endemic to the island: the ground-rollers, cuckoo-roller, mesites, Madagascar warblers and vangas.  We target all five endemic Malagasy bird families as well as good numbers of lemurs and other representative wildlife, making this ideal for travellers with limited time or less interest in targeting every single endemic bird.

The wonder of Madagascar extends well beyond its avifauna and we do not neglect the amazing lemurs, colourful chameleons and fascinating flora of this appropriately named “laboratory of evolution”.  For our Madagascar Highlights tour we have cherry-picked the best of Madagascar, offering it in a shorter package.  As a result, this expedition provides a more relaxed pace and less 
demanding Madagascar experience than our Comprehensive Madagascar tours.

Pricing:  $5,250 US Dollars for 15 Days and 14 Nights. 
Extensions available.


Group Size:  Most tours viable at 4 to 8 participants (priced at 6 participants).


Upcoming Dates: 

July 24 to August 07, 2016

August 08 to 28, 2016

October 09 to 29, 2016


Indri, Ring-tailed & Red-bellied Lemur, Black-and-white Ruffed Lemur, Diademed & Verreaux’s Sifaka, Madagascar Flying  Fox


Subdesert Mesite, Cuckoo Roller, Long-tailed, Pitta-like, Rufous-headed, Short-legged & Scaly Ground Roller, Red-breasted, Red-fronted, Running, Red-capped, Blue & Giant Coua, Velvet Asity, Nuthatch, Lafresnaye’s & Sickle-billed Vanga, Crossley’s Babbler, Banded Kestrel, Madagascar & France’s Sparrowhawk, Madagascar Sandgrouse, Madagascar Buttonquail, Madagascar Owl, Rainforest Scops Owl, Madagascar & Collared Nightjar, Madagascar (Crested) Ibis, Madagascar Wood Rail, Brown Emutail, White-throated Oxylabes, Archbold’s Newtonia, Thamnornis, Nelicourvi Weaver

Top Reasons to Book Tour

Habitats and

Special Sites

rainforest, riparian forest, deciduous woodland, spiny desert, mudflats, wetlands

Other Attractions

Spiny Desert, Berenty, weird herps & insects, coral reefs, shopping, culture

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