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Madagascar's Mammals

Tour Code: MDG08

A 14-day holiday searching the the island's unqiue and extraordinary mammals in Kirindy and Berenty Reserves, and Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

15 days from £5995(inc flights) Land Only Price: £5145 SRS: £695


We begin our holiday with a flight to Antananarivo (Tana), where we spend our first night before flying to the west coast town of Morondava. From there we drive past the famous ‘Avenue des Baobabs’ to Kirindy Reserve, the most reliable place for seeing the elusive Fosa, as well as other mammals including troops of Verreaux’s Sifaka and Red-fronted Brown Lemurs, as well as birds such as Crested and Giant Couas and Rufous Vanga. We then head further south to Berenty Reserve, famous for its ‘dancing’ Verreaux’s Sifakas and Ring-tailed Lemurs. Next we visit Andasibe-Mantadia National Park in search of Indri, Diademed Sifaka and a host of special birds, before we end our tour in Palmarium Reserve, the best place in the world for seeing wild Aye-Ayes.

  • Visit Kirindy Reserve in search of Fosas (seen frequently here & around our camp)
  • Coquerel’s Giant & Fat-tailed Dwarf Lemurs plus Madame-Berthe’s Mouse Lemur, Kirindy
  • Chance of seeing Narrow-striped Mongoose & Giant Jumping Rat, Kirindy
  • Watch wildlife from your bungalow & walking along trails at Berenty Reserve
  • Visit Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, the Pangalanes Canal & Palmarium Reserve
  • Listen to the eerie cries of Indri, Andasibe
  • Look for wild Aye-ayes at the Palmarium Reserve
  • Led by expert naturalist guides

Food

All included in the price.

Accommodation

Comfortable lodges or en-suite, basic tents (at Kirindy).

Outline Itinerary Download

Day 1 Fly Tana

Days 2/3 Kirindy Reserve

Day 4 Morondava

Day 5 Tana

Day 6/7 Berenty Reserve

Day 8 Fort Dauphin

Day 9 Andasibe

Day 10/11 Pangalenes / Palmarium

Day 12 Andasibe

Day 13 Drive Tana, depart after midnight

Day 14 Arrive London

We begin our holiday with a flight to Antananarivo (Tana), where we spend our first night before flying to the west coast town of Morondava. From there we drive past the famous ‘Avenue des Baobabs’ to Kirindy Reserve, the most reliable place for seeing the elusive Fosa, Madagascar’s top land predator. Fosas are frequently observed both in the reserve and around our camp, and we also have a good chance of seeing Narrow-striped Mongoose and the bizarre Giant Jumping Rat here. Troops of Verreaux’s Sifakas and Red-fronted Brown Lemurs can be seen in the forest during the day, whilst on night walks in the reserve we’ll be looking for Coquerel’s Giant Dwarf Lemur, Fat-tailed Dwarf Lemur and the tiny Madame-Berthe’s Mouse Lemur. We’ll also hope to see such dry forest birds as Crested and Giant Couas, Rufous Vanga, Sakalava Weaver, Madagascar Hoopoe and the localised White-breasted Mesite.

We next head further south to Berenty Reserve, famous for its ‘dancing’ Verreaux’s Sifakas and friendly troops of Ring-tailed Lemurs. At this time of the year the young lemurs are a delight to watch as they learn to relinquish their tight grip on their mothers’ backs, and experiment by playing and ‘bouncing’ from tree to tree. Wildlife-watching here is easy, with much to see from our bungalows, though we will also enjoy plenty of leisurely walks in the forests.

For the final part of our tour we visit the eastern rainforest reserves of Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, the Pangalanes Canal and Palmarium Reserve. Andasibe is famed for its families of beautiful Indri, whose eerie calls resonate throughout the reserve, as well as the stunning Diademed Sifaka. Amongst the special birds we will look out for are Collared Nightjar, Red-fronted and Red-breasted Couas, Malagasy Pygmy Kingfisher, Blue Vanga, Velvet Asity, and Pitta-like Ground Roller. The rainforest is also home to such reptiles as the Madagascar Tree Boa, and Parson’s and Short-horned Chameleons. Finally, we head by boat to the Palmarium Reserve, the best place in the world for seeing wild Aye-ayes. We will spend two evenings looking for these extraordinary mammals, which have been habituated to human presence here, before returning to Tana (via a final visit to Andasibe) for our flights home.

Fosa, Kirindy (Jonas Christiansen)Ring-tailed Lemurs (Ed Drewitt)Red-fronted Brown Lemur, Kirindy (Stephen Woodham)Coquerel's Giant Dwarf Lemur, Kirindy (Stephen Woodham)Verreaux's Sifaka (Cathy Harlow)Fosa, Andasibe (Bill Tognarelli)Verreaux’s Sifaka (Paul Stanbury)Giant Jumping Rat, Kirindy (Jonas Christiansen)Narrow Striped Mongoose, Kirindy (Stephen Woodham)Fat-tailed Dwarf Lemur, Kirindy (Stephen Woodham)Aye-aye (Paul Winser)Madame Berthe's Mouse Lemur (Stephen Woodham)Giant Coua (Stephen Woodham)Madagascar Hoopoe (Jonas Christiansen)Diademed Sifaka (Paul Stanbury)Blue Vanga, Kirindy (Stephen Woodham)Short-horned Chameleon (Paul Stanbury)Parson's Chameleon (Cathy Harlow)Indri (Paul Stanbury)

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Sun 4th November 2018 - Sat 17th November 2018

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Sat 2nd November 2019 - Sat 16th November 2019

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