Our latest photo tour provides variety and offers the unique experience of encountering the crowned sifaka in its natural habitat. There are only about 1000 animals of this species left in Madagascar. They are only kept in very few zoos worldwide. That means: If the crowned sifakas die out on the last spot of earth, there is only a very small chance to get them back. Parallel to the observation of these wonderful lemurs we are of course also on the way with you to discover reptiles and amphibians, including a chameleon long thought to be extinct.
Madagascar is one of the few global hot spots of biodiversity. More frogs, chameleons, and geckos than you will see on this trip! On the way, we will spend the night in nature lodges directly at the rainforest, but also camp right inside the dry forest. Not only photographers will get their money’s worth here. Our photographer master shows live at the animal how to put chameleons and lemurs in the right light and make the most beautiful memories home in pictures. All photo support during this trip is free of charge.
Antananarivo – Anjozorobe
After the arrival in the capital of Madagascar, we travel about 90 kilometers in a northeasterly direction. Our destination is the last rain forests of Anjozorobe. Here live not only the rare black Indri, the darker variant of the world’s largest lemur, but also diademed sifakas and a variety of chameleons. Our lodge offers a great ambiance – already at breakfast, we have a direct view of the rainforest and may already be able to spot some lemurs.
From Anjozorobe we will travel to the rainforests of Andasibe, Madagascar’s most famous park. The call of the Indris wakes us up in the morning before we set off in search of giraffe beetles, Parson’s chameleons, and brown lemurs. We hike in several different protected areas to observe a maximum of different species. Diademed sifakas, leaf chameleons, and the highest number of frogs on the island make this a paradise for photo and animal lovers.
After our stay in the cloud forests of Andasibe, we head towards the east coast. We travel by boat over the Canal des Pangalanes to our lodge in the lowland rainforests of Akanin’ny Nofy, the nest of dreams. Here you come close to the inhabitants of the forest, like the black and white ruffed lemur or the panther chameleon. A highlight is the visit of the Aye Ayes on a nearby island. We reside in beautiful bungalows directly at the rainforest and can relax in the warm lake.
Back in Antananarivo in the early morning hours, we head northwest. In the evening we reach the dry forest of Ankarafantsika and pitch our tents here. Already the next morning we go on a hike around the crocodile lake. This place is also called “the kingdom of birds”. Besides chameleons and snakes, there are many feathered friends to discover, among others the Madagascar Fish Eagle. Coquerel Sifakas can be seen regularly near our tents.
Our next destination is the coastal town of Mahajanga with the largest baobab in Madagascar. From Mahajanga we visit the peninsula Katsepy, where the last crowned sifakas live and encounter these gentle lemurs directly in nature. We are also looking for a chameleon species that lives near Mahajanga and was considered extinct a few years ago. After the hard work of the hot day, you can relax at the pool and indulge in Malagasy delicacies.
Basic price per person in double rooms 2950,- €
Single-room supplement 550,- €
International and domestic flights are not included in the travel prices.
For this travel, you need one domestic flight from Mahajanga to Antananarivo. We would be glad to help you with booking this flight.