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

Mammals

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

Birds

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

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

Client Reports

Pretty neat

 

 

July 24 to August 07, 2016 -- Madagascar Highlights I 2016 with David Erterius      

August 08 to 28, 2016 -- Madagascar Comprehensive I 2016 with David Erterius

  

October 09 to 29, 2016 -- Madagascar Comprehensive II 2016 with David Erterius

 

October 13 to 27, 2016 -- Madagascar Highlights II 2016   with Glen Valentine

 

October 28 to November 08, 2016 -- Budget Madagascar Birding 2016 with Glen Valentine

 

October 29 to November 03, 2016 -- Madagascar - Masoala Peninsula Extension 2016 (November 23) with Heinz Ortmann                  

             

November 03 to 24, 2016 -- Madagascar Comprehensive III 2016 with David Erterius

 

November 09 to 29, 2016 -- Madagascar Comprehensive IV 2016 with Glen Valentine      

 

Contact in the USA: Charles:

Forms and payments should be mailed to:

Charles Thornton-Kolbe (in Denver, Colorado)

Toll Free: (from USA or Canada): 

888-203-7464

Telephone: 720-320-1974

Email: charles@pibird.com

Address:

2443 South University

Suit 199

Denver, CO 80210

 

Partnership For International Birding

Address:

PO Box 219

Olyphant, PA 18447

Contact in the UK: Jennifer De Souza:

Jennifer De Souza (in Suffolk, England) 

Telephone: +44 755 214 2976

Address:

The Roost, Leiston Road

Middleton

Saxmundham

Suffolk

IP17 3NS

UK