Apr 10, 2013
EXPLORE is excited to offer our new trip to Madagascar starting August 2014. This unique experience presents a one-of-a-kind opportunity to travel to exotic Madagascar in the company of Dr. Ian Tattersall, world-renowned lemur expert, and Lee Nesler from the Lemur Conservation Foundation. This isn’t just one of your average tours of Madagascar; this is an extraordinary chance to get to know this strange island along with a more personal, first-hand introduction to the lemurs.
You’ll spend 16 days experiencing the spectacular biodiversity of Madagascar with the chance to interact with various types of lemurs and other species that exist nowhere else on the globe.
- Once in a lifetime opportunity to travel with world-renowned lemur expert, Dr. Tattersall.
- Explore the rainforests of Andasibe and Mantadia National Parks.
- Hear the haunting call of the Indri-Indri, the world’s largest lemur.
- Discover the majestic beauty of Isalo National Park.
- Visit the stunning northwest coast of Anjajavy.
- Stay in Madagascar’s top lodges as well as some charming and more remote camps.
Cut off from the African mainland well over 100 million years ago, the flora and fauna of Madagascar’s teeming forests have evolved independently, almost as though on another planet. The result: nearly 80% of its species exist nowhere else on Earth.
12,000 species of plants and 45% of its 270 bird species are endemic. Known as the “Great Red Island,” because of the eroding soil that stains the rivers and deltas crimson, you’ll travel in search of lemurs, chameleons, orchids, baobabs, aloes, geckoes, sifakas, and octopus trees.
Despite the negative images often portrayed of Madagascar as a result of environmental degradation, it remains one of the most beautiful and fascinating places throughout the world. You’ll discover Madagascar’s rich natural and cultural history from the original settlement of the Indonesian, Malaysian, and African peoples, to tribal development, European discovery, pirate influence, creation of separate kingdoms, unification, and ultimately independence.
Contact Katie McDonough at EXPLORE for more information on this wonderful experience.
Custom Travel Specialist