Madagascar’s flora and fauna is unique as nothing else on Earth and offers lots of rare and endemic creatures a home. This theme-photo-expedition leads our guests into the bizarre landscapes of southern Madagascar to peer all those interesting plants and animals. In Ranomafana, we will find countless reptiles, walk through the amazing rainforest and gaze at mystic jungle giants. As a contrast, we also visit baobab alley, the dry forest of Kirindy and the spiny forests of the south west coast. Our guests will be able to meet the Fossa, Madagascar’s largest predator. The ring-tailed lemurs, the island’s most famous lemurs, will wait for us near Ambalavao. As special highlights, we want to find the shortest living chameleon (Furcifer labordi) as well as the rarest chameleon (Furcifer belalandaensis) on Earth. And as a crowning final, we will spend some days on dreamlike beaches and relax.
Morondava – Kirindy
From the capital, Antananarivo, this travel leads us in western direction to Morondava, and afterwards to the dry forests of Kirindy. This is where we can meet Madagascar’s largest predator, the magical Fossa. Additionally, we hope to find the short-lived chameleon Furcifer labordi and the beautiful spider tortoises. Of cause we also visit the famous baobab alley before traveling to Antsirabe.
Now we drive through the southern highlands to Ambositra, the city of woodcarvers, and continue to the dreamlike mountain cloud forest of Ranomafana. The next days we discover the secrets of these amazing forests and try to find endemic amphibians and reptiles, especially the satanic leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus phantasticus). The rare golden bamboo lemur lives here, too.
Next stop of our travel is the majestic Andringitra mountain. We’re planning different excursions from the small city of Ambalavao. One of those is a journey to the Rocky park, where we we can climb around and hopefully meet ring tailed lemures (better known as Kattas). In Ambalavao resides the largest cattle market of Madagascar, which usually arranges zebu rodeos (a bizarre trial of courage for local younger men).
The landscape becomes flatter and the streets have much less curves the more we come into the south. In the afternoon we reach the village Ranohira in the middle of endless savannahs. From here we start our excursions in Isalo national park, visit dreamlike canyons, animals and landscape. You will also be able to swim in the natural pools of the park.
This stage of our trip brings us into the coastal town of Tulear (Toliara) and further on to the beautiful Ifaty beaches.Here we hope to find the rarest chameleon of the Earth, Furcifer belalandaensis. Although the environment seems to be hostile, there live even lemures in this area, between baobabs and spiny forests. Our travel ends with the flight Tuléar – Tana.
Basic price per person in double rooms 2600,- €
Single-room supplement 400,- €
International and domestic flights are not included in travel price.
For this travel, you need one domestic flight from Tuléar (Toliara) to Antananarivo. We would be glad to help you booking it.
We offer Treasures of the jungle as a group travel on the following dates:
23rd Fenbruary to 15th March 2019
03rd January to 24th January 2020
This tour is only available as group travel. We thus offer it implictily not as individual travel.