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Madagascar photography tour

14 days from £4990*

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Overview

We have been researching the best national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in Madagascar for several years now. We have always known that the best time to visit is during the months of October and November, but we also wanted to 'factor in' the reliability of the infamous Air Madagascar airline network and focus on the most wildlife rich overland route possible; as the 'jewel in the crown' of our proposed small group tour. This classic road journey, takes us to some the best Lemur habitat in the whole of the country; with visits to iconic parks such as, Andasibe, Mantadia, Ranomafana, Anja (Anjaha), Isalo national park, Zombitse Forest and the Spiny Forest of Ifata. Our group limit of just 6 clients (no other company 'goes' this low) is based on Allan's experience with a group when he travelled in October 2018. Companies who organise groups of more than 8 clients are directly affecting the quality of their clients trip - large groups DO NOT WORK in Madagascar!

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Itinerary

This is a Small Group Tour

  1. Oct 11

    On arrival in Antananarivo, you we will be met and transferred to the San Cristobal Hotel

  2. Oct 12

    After breakfast drive 4-5 hours to Andasibe via RN2. Check into Mantadia lodge or similar. We have time for both an introductory walk in the afternoon, followed by a night walk

  3. Oct 13

    Early morning walk to Analamazaotra forest, to hear the dawn chorus of the Indri. In the afternoon we switch from primates to reptiles, as we visit a highly regarded community project at Vohimana Reserve Overnight at the same lodge.

  4. Oct 14

    Full day visit to Mantadia forest with packed lunch. Overnight at the same lodge.

  5. Oct 15

    Morning visit of Vakona lemur’s land then then full day drive south along the RN7 to Antsirabe. Overnight at Plumeria Hotel.

  6. Oct 16

    Drive to Ranomafana. Introductory visit by night walk on arrival. Overnight at Setam Lodge.

  7. Oct 17

    Full day to explore Ranomafana NP + night walk. Overnight at Setam Lodge.

  8. Oct 18

    Morning visit to the Valbio educational centre then drive to Ambalavao. We can do an afternoon visit here and a morning visit On Oct 19 when nobody is around. Overnight at Betsileo country lodge

  9. Oct 19

    Morning photography at Anja, then drive west to Isalo National Park. Overnight at Relais de la Reine

  10. Oct 20

    Full day to Visit Isalo NP and sunset photography with the beautiful rock formations. Overnight at Relais de la Reine

  11. Oct 21

    Today we drive to the ocean (Mozambique Channel) - stopping at Zombitse Forest national park en route - where we will overnight at the gorgeous ‘Les Dunes’; right on the beach. Afternoon visit of the spiny forest + night walk on arrival in Ifaty. Overnight at Les Dunes

  12. Oct 22

    Morning visit to Spiny Forest. In the afternoon clients have the choice of snorkelling off a pristine reef or visiting the Mosa Forest. Overnight at Les Dunes

  13. Oct 23

    Early morning flight from Tulear to Antananarivo. For those who wish, there is an opportunity for an afternoon tour of the capital. Overnight at the Palissandre Hotel.

  14. Oct 24

    Final transfer to the airport to connect with your onward international flight

Meals

Cost: £4990 per person based on two people sharing a room. Does not include international flights.

GROUP LIMIT: 6 people - the smallest group limit in Madagascar. Guided by award-winning photographer, Trai Anfield.

Meals: Breakfast in the capital and breakfast and dinner in all wildlife lodges. Lunches cost around $10 per person.

Single person supplement £675

Several Madagascar wildlife extensions possible after RN7 overland; either bespoke; or as part of the group. However, dependent on hotel and wildlife lodge availability, as this is very much PEAK SEASON!

Contact Allan at Wildlife Trails to receive a full itinerary.

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* Based on 2 persons and not including flights

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