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.
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.
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
rainforest, riparian forest, deciduous woodland, spiny desert, mudflats, wetlands
Spiny Desert, Berenty, weird herps & insects, coral reefs, shopping, culture
More Details About this Trip:
Pricing: $5,250 US Dollars for 15 Days and 14 Nights.
Group Size: Most tours viable at 4 to 8 participants (priced at 6 participants).
July 24 to August 07, 2016
August 08 to 28, 2016
October 09 to 29, 2016
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