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Birding Tour Madagascar: Best of Madagascar Birds and Wildlife 2017



Madagascar! Our world’s fourth-largest island is, quite simply, unique. Five bird families and five mammal families (including the lemurs) are endemic to this massive island, and half the world’s chameleons, weird and wonderful endemic plant families, and tons of other wildlife can be found here. An astonishing 120 bird species are endemic – including such exotic groups as vangas, ground rollers, cuckoo roller, couas, asities, and mesites. Lemurs vie for attention, from the tiny mouse-lemurs to the marvelous sifakas and the amazing indri with its calls that resound through the forest. Our tour visits a range of habitats: grasslands, dry deciduous woodland, the bizarre spiny forest with its odd octopus trees (Didiera madagascariensis) and elephant’s foot trees (Pachypodium rosulatum), lush eastern rainforest, as well as lagoons and mudflats. The birds that we’ll look for include the roadrunner-like Long-tailed Ground Roller and the stunning Pitta-like, Scaly, and Rufous-headed Ground Rollers, as well as the highly-prized Subdesert Mesite, the unforgettable Giant Coua, the astounding Velvet Asity, and Madagascan Ibis, to name just a handful. We invite you to join us on a special tour to an amazing island!

All domestic flights are included in the price.

This tour can be combined with either our Madagascar: 6-day Masoala Peninsula Pre-tour 2017 (12 – 17 October 2017) pre-tour, or with both pre-tours, adding our Madagascar: 7-day Northwest (Ankarafantsika/Betsiboka Delta) Pre-tour 2017 (6 – 12 October 2017), as well as with our Madagascar: 6-day Berenty Reserve Extension 2017 (31 October – 5 November 2017) for a magnificent full month Madagascar adventure. It can also be combined with our Namibia, Okavango (Botswana)and Victoria Falls (Zambia): 18-day Birding Adventure 2017 tour (2 – 19 November 2017) and, following that, with our Birding Tour Zimbabwe and Mozambique 2017 (21 November – 5 December 2017).

ADDITIONAL EXTENSIONS:
Please note that Madagascar is a huge island, and we also offer, in addition to the set-departure extensions listed above, remote extensions for some of Madagascar’s toughest endemics, including Madagascan Serpent Eagle, Red Owl, Madagascan Pochard, and Sakalava Rail. We will also add extensions to the Comoros and other smaller Malagasy islands from 2016 onwards. Please contact us.

Duration: 15 days

Limit (Group Size): 6 - 8

Spaces Available: 4

Date Start: October 17, 2017

Date End: October 31, 2017

Tour Start: Antananarivo (Tana)

Tour End: Antananarivo (Tana)

Price: €5307 per person sharing, assuming 6-8 participants

Single Supplement: €796

Price includes:
Meals
Accommodation
Guiding fees
Entrance fees
All transport while on tour
Bottled water throughout the tour
Flight back to Tana at the end of the tour

Price excludes:
International flights
Items of a personal nature, e.g. gifts
Drinks
Laundry
Personal insurance
Gratuities

Madagascan Pochard - Remote Madagascar birding tour

Birding Tour Madagascar: The Remote North 2018

Duration: 10 days
Limit (Group Size): 4 - 8
Date Start: September 19, 2018
Date End: September 28, 2018
Price: €4982 per person sharing (These are 2017 prices; 2018 prices are expected to be 5 - 10% higher.)
Details: Our Birding Tour Madagascar: The Remote North is good for serious listers who may have already done the basics of Madagascar; the standard Madagascar trips that most birding companies do allow one to

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Madagascan Pochard - Remote Madagascar birding tour

Birding Tour Madagascar: The Remote North 2017

Duration: 10 days
Limit (Group Size): 4 - 8
Date Start: September 19, 2017
Date End: September 28, 2017
Price: €4982 per person sharing
Details: Our Birding Tour Madagascar: The Remote North is good for serious listers who may have already done the basics of Madagascar; the standard Madagascar trips that most birding companies do allow one to

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Tomato Frog - Fabienne Raphoz

Birding Tour Madagascar: Best of Madagascar Birds and Wildlife 2018

Duration: 15 days
Limit (Group Size): 6 - 8
Date Start: October 17, 2018
Date End: October 31, 2018
Price: €5678 per person sharing, assuming 6-8 participants
Details: Madagascar! Our world’s fourth-largest island is, quite simply, unique. Five bird families and five mammal families (including the lemurs) are endemic to this massive island, and half the world’s

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Sickle-billed Vanga - Ian Merrill

Birding Tour Madagascar: 7-day Northwest Pre-tour 2018

Duration: 7 days
Limit (Group Size): 6 - 8
Date Start: October 06, 2018
Date End: October 12, 2018
Price: €2976 per person sharing, assuming 6-8 participants
Details: One hundred and twenty nine species of birds have been recorded in Ankarafantsika National Park, more than half of them endemic to Madagascar. They include Van Dam’s Vanga, Rufous Vanga, the el

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Chris, just to let you know, I got  the lifer Caspian Plover yesterday and the Gull (Larus heuglini) for a possible future tick if it is split. Without my guide’s knowledge of the bird’s habits and area, we would never have got the Plover, an excellent guide! The other guys on the twitch also got what they needed. Best regards, John

John Neville, Pretoria
10/05/2015



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