This wonderful travel is dedicated to the kings of the sky. On this tour, our guests visit exciting destination with different habitats and even various, often only here occuring inhabitants. The rainforests, dry and spiny forests of Madagascar offer a home to plenty of extraordinary birds. Beside your tour guide, you will be accompagnied by one of the most renowned bird specialists of Madagascar. With his help, all of the mentioned birds can be seen during this travel with very high probability.
Antananarivo – Ankarafantsika
From the capital, Antananarivo, you travel about 400 km in northern direction. Your first destination is Ankarafantsika national park, which is also known as “the kingdom of birds”. There are several perches around lake Ravelobe, from where you can greatly watch birdlife at this time of the year, among them the rare Madagascan fish eagle. In the early morning, it is possible to watch the Madagascar harrier hawk trying to find mouse makis in tree holes.
Now we drive into eastern direction to the rainforests of Andasibe. In the national parks of Analamazaotra and Mantadia as well as in a smaller, communally led park, we have many feathered friends to meet. To be exactly in the right spot at the time of highest bird activity, you start the excursions very early. Let’s go for bird watching!
Our next destination is Ranomafana national park in the southern highlands. The evergreen rainforests are home to the beautiful blue coua. On several excursions, there are about 30 endemic bird species to discover between waterfalls and giant jungle trees. There’s nothing left to wish from the small Madagascan yellowbrow to the velvet asity.
Isalo – Zombitse
The next stage of your travel leads you to Isalo national park. From here you do also excursions to the rarely visited Zombitse national park, where the giant Madagascar coua (Coua gigas) lives. Vegetation is harsh and thorny here, but known for great bird watching opportunities.
The last destination of our tour is the city of Ifaty at Madagascar’s southwestern coast. In the middle of an amazing flora with its characteristic baobabs live – among others – the red-shouldered vanga, the Madagascan hoopoe as well as the black-banded sand plover and defy heat and dryness.
Basic price per person in double rooms 3050,- €
Single-room supplement 425,- €
International and domestic flights are not included in travel price.
For this travel, you need one domestic flight from Tuléar (Toliara) to Antanananrivo. We would be glad to help you booking this flight.
We offer The kingdom of birds as a group travel on the following dates:
This tour is only available as group travel. We thus offer it implictily not as individual travel.