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Birding Tour Madagascar: Best of Madagascar Birds and Wildlife 2018



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 2018 (12 – 17 October 2018) pre-tour, or with both pre-tours, adding our Madagascar: 7-day Northwest (Ankarafantsika/Betsiboka Delta) Pre-tour 2018 (6 – 12 October 2018), as well as with our Madagascar: 6-day Berenty Reserve Extension 2018 (31 October – 5 November 2018) 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 2018 tour (2 – 19 November 2018) and, following that, with our Birding Tour Zimbabwe and Mozambique 2018 (21 November – 5 December 2018).

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. Please contact us.

Duration: 15 days

Limit (Group Size): 6 - 8

Date Start: October 17, 2018

Date End: October 31, 2018

Tour Start: Antananarivo (Tana)

Tour End: Antananarivo (Tana)

Price: €5678 per person sharing, assuming 6-8 participants

Single Supplement: €852

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 2017

Duration: 15 days
Limit (Group Size): 6 - 8
Spaces Available: 4
Date Start: October 17, 2017
Date End: October 31, 2017
Price: €5307 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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I had an awesome two weeks’ trip in northern India in January 2016 with Andy Walker of Birding Ecotours. Total bird species seen by the group was 401. Highly recommended for life birds, “collecting” bird families and beautiful scenery. Some highlights included: Hill Partridge, Painted Spurfowl, Koklass and Cheer Pheasants, Black Bittern, Himalayan Vulture, Sarus Crane, Barred Buttonquail, Ibisbill, Pheasant-tailed Jacana, Indian Courser, Painted Sandgrouse, Sirkeer Malkoha, Crested Treeswift, Stork-billed Kingfisher, Himalayan Flameback, Collared Falconet with prey (Cinereous Tit), Chestnut-headed Tesia, Striated Laughingthrush, White-rumped Shama, White-tailed Rubythroat, Golden Bush Robin, Brown Dipper, Pink-browed Rosefinch, Crested Bunting and Altai Accentor. The group total also included 10 owls and 17 woodpeckers, all seen!    

Lisl van Deventer, Pretoria, South Africa
04/19/2016



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