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Madagascar Highlights Itinerary

Trip Description

Brief Itinerary

Our two-week Madagascar Highlights birding and wildlife tours kick off in the little-known deciduous woodlands of the northwest. Here we will search for such specials as White-breasted Mesite, the stunning Schlegel’s Asity and Van Dam’s Vanga. Endangered waterbirds we may encounter include Madagascar Fish-Eagle, Bernier’s Teal and Madagascar Sacred Ibis. We continue our tour through the bird-rich sites of Perinet and Mantadia National Park in the eastern rainforest zone, searching for exotic birds including Madagascar Ibis, Madagascar Wood Rail, Red-breasted Coua, Velvet Asity, Nuthatch Vanga and Brown Emutail. We usually succeed in obtaining scope views of all four forest ground rollers, sometimes achieved during one glorious day! The unforgettable song of the Indri drifts through these forests, and we will take time out to find a family group of these, the largest extant lemur species. Our coverage of Madagascar also includes a trip to the uninhabited island of Nosy Ve as well as a visit to the Berenty Lemur Reserve, where we stand a chance for Golden and Greater Bamboo Lemurs, Yellow-bellied Sunbird-Asity and Brown Mesite.

Day 1: Arrival into Antananarivo


Day 2: Antananarivo to Perinet


Days 3-6: Perinet Special Reserve and Mantadia 
National Park


Day 7: Perinet to Antananarivo


Day 8: Antananarivo to Ifaty via Tulear


Day 9: Ifaty


Day 10: Ifaty to Tulear


Day 11: San Augustin and Nosy Ve


Day 12: Tulear to Berenty via Fort Dauphin


Day 13: Berenty Lemur Reserve


Day 14: Berenty Lemur Reserve to Fort Dauphin to 


Day 15: Tana and Departure to Home

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Detailed Itinerary

View our detailed Madagascar itinerary below, or click HERE to open in a new page.

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