Excluding international flights
- Strong focus on forests where Lemur viewing is more open
- Reduced time on poor quality roads with private charter flight
- Visit the best south west and north east Lemur habitats for photography
- Led by expert naturalist and guide throughout
Lemur Magic in the Forests of Madagascar
There is no doubt that the island of Madagascar is one of those stand out wildlife locations in the world, that captures the imagination of thousands of wildlife lovers and photographers around the world. Having been lucky enough to visit this wildlife jewelon a few occasions, I can say hand on heart that I enjoyed it all; the lemurs, the forests, the chameleons, the local villagers and even the long tiring car journeys inbetween the fragmented wildlife hotspots. However, if you ask me to design the best photography tour of Madagascar for Lemurs and make it more way more efficient with regards to less time on the road and more time with the Lemurs, then this is exactly the Madagascan safari I would put together for you. This is absolutely the best of the south west forests and eastern forests for the lemur photography and we are avoiding at least three full days of vehicle lockdown for a similar tour by road only.
Best time to visit -OCT
Safari Style -Small Group
ARRIVE IN THE CAPITAL AND OVERNIGHT AT A NEARBY HOTEL
Accommodation : San Cristobal
FLY FROM IVATA AIRPORT TO TULEAR IN THE SOUTH WEST
Accommodation : Les Dunes
DRIVE FROM IFATY TO ISALO WITH A STOP AT ZOMBITSE FOREST
Accommodation : Jadin de Roy
MORNING VISIT TO ISALO THEN TRANSFER TO AMBALAVAO
Early morning guided visit to Isalo National Park before transferring by car 4-5 hours to Ambalavao. Our accommodation here gives us easy morning time access (when there are no tour groups!) to Anja community park, which is famous for its photogenic ring tailed lemurs.
FULL DAY AVAILABLE TO PHOTOGRAPH THE RING TAILED LEMURS
Full day available for visits to Anja (Anjaha) park; a small community run park, with beautiful scenery, specialist plants adapted to the dry south and several troops of ring-tailed lemurs. There is a short well maintained trail which winds past impressive rocks, topped by waiting lemurs, to a sacred cliff where there is supposed to be an inaccessible tomb
PRIVATE CHARTER PLANE TRANSFER TO TAMARAVE
Accommodation : Palmarium Lodge
TWO FULL DAYS LEMUR WATCHING IN PALMARIUM RESERVE
Day time and night-time walks to explore the incredibly diverse Palmarium reserve, with the chance to see multiple species of Lemurs and the legendary Aye Aye. Obviously, the lemurs in this reserve are habituated to the presence of humans and this creates a lot more open and creative photographic opportunities.
DRIVE 4-5 HOURS FROM PALMARIUM TO ANDASIBE
Accommodation : Mantadia Lodge
MORNING WALK IN ANDASIBE AND SECOND NIGHT TIME WALK
Early morning walk in the Special Reserve of Andasibe (Analamazaotra) to hear the dawn chorus of the Indri. This 810 hectare reserve is unique with its endemic fauna and flora and contains a wide variety of orchids, canopy, and endemic animals like chameleons, tenrecs, and many birds. In the afternoon we switch from primates to reptiles, as we visit a highly regarded community project at Vohimana Reserve.
VISIT LEMUR ISLAND FOR ACTION EVERYWHERE
Today we enjoy a second morning visit to Analamazaotra forest. In the late afternoon we will visit Lemur Island. On Lemur Island, you get a totally different experience, as the Lemurs are habituated to humans. This tiny reserve in the Andasibe National Park is inhabited by four species of lemurs- the bamboo lemur, the black & white ruffed lemur, brown lemur and one Diademed Sifaka
ONE MORE VISIT TO LEMUR ISLAND
Final morning visit to Lemur Island and we then get on the road back towards the capital where we will again overnight at San Cristobel Hotel.
CONNECT WITH YOUR INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT
Sadly, all great wildlife adventures have to come to an end and there are few greater than Lemur watching in Madagascar.
Pricing Info & Dates
- £100 donation per booking to Gorilla Doctors
- All meals at the wildlife lodges
- Services of a privateexpert naturalist throughout
- All transfers and activities as stated.
- International and domestic flights
- The cost of applying for entry Visas
- Drinks at the lodges
- Gratuaties and tips for hotel staff and your naturalists