Enjoy this magnificent Madagascar Wildlife tour with Rockjumper Wildlife Tours and Luxury Safaris, a South African based wildlife travel company, offering an incredible selection of scheduled departures as well as the best in exclusive bespoke luxury safari travel.
- Indri, Black-and-white Ruffed Lemur
- Diademed, Coquerel’s and Verreaux’s Sifaka
- Ring-tailed and Mongoose Lemur, Western Avahi (Woolly Lemur), Fat-tailed Dwarf Lemur, Golden-brown Mouse Lemur, Furry-eared Dwarf Lemur, Goodman’s Mouse Lemur
- Madagascar Flying Fox
- Lowland Streaked Tenrec
- Pitta-like Ground Roller, Cuckoo Roller,
- Blue and Giant Coua
- White-breasted Mesite
- Schlegel’s Asity
- White-browed Hawk-Owl
- Madagascar Sandgrouse
- Humblot’s Heron
- Madagascar Jacana, numerous and varied reptiles, amphibians and insects
- Shopping and culture
- Tour leader Rainer Summers
- Day 1: Arrival in Antananarivo – The Madagascar – Wildlife of a Magical Island tour begins with your arrival in the bustling capital of Antananarivo, or “Tana” as it is more commonly known. After checking-in at a comfortable hotel, depending on our arrival time, we will set out to explore this intriguing city.
- Day 2: Antananarivo to Ampijoroa (Ankarafantsika) via Mahajanga – Fly to Mahajanga on the northwest coast of Madagascar, for the first leg of this Madagascar wildlife tour. After, drive to Ampijoroa, a forest station situated in the extensive deciduous forests of Ankarafantsika National Park. Tonight we will embark on your first night walk, searching for the large range of chameleons and mammals that call these woodlands home.
- Days 3 & 4: Ampijoroa (Ankarafantsika) – We have two full days of Madagascar wildlife tour to explore the network of trails through the dry forest around Ampijoroa, in search of lemurs.
- Day 5: Ampijoroa (Ankarafantsika) to Antananarivo via Mahajanga – We will return to Antananarivo via Mahajanga for an overnight stay. We may stop off at Lac Amboromalandy to search for other waterbirds including the striking Madagascar Jacana, which are sometimes seen as they strut through lily-covered lakeshore vegetation, Humblot’s Heron, Madagascan Grebe, African Pygmy Goose and Allen’s Gallinule.
- Day 6: Antananarivo to Berenty via Fort Dauphin – After breakfast we make our way back to the airport for the flight to Fort Dauphin. We then embark on a drive that takes us through some well-watered valleys packed with paddy fields, and on to the rain-shadow of the Andohahela Mountains where the octopus-like Didierea trees are diagnostic of these spiny forests.
- Day 7: Berenty – Berenty is justly famous for its lemurs; not only because its deciduous woodland is home to five species of these primitive primates, but also for the ease with which they can be seen and appreciated in the wild.
- Day 8: Berenty to Fort Dauphin to Antananarivo – This morning we should have time for one last walk around Berenty. After breakfast we return to Fort Dauphin for your flight to Tana where we will overnight and prepare for the next leg of the journey.
- Day 9: Antananarivo to Perinet – This morning we depart for the drive eastwards across the high plateau to Perinet and the famous reserve of Andasibe-Mantadia (otherwise known as Analamazaotra). The accommodation for the next few nights is a delightful hotel, ideally located in a quiet forest setting, adjacent to the reserve.
- Days 10 & 11: Perinet and Mantadia National Parks – In the forests of Perinet, where we will be spending one day, we can expect to be treated to a close encounter with a family group of Indri.
- Day 12: Perinet to Antananarivo and depart – This morning we will depart after breakfast for bustling Tana and flights home.
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