Birding Tours

MTV TOUR  is a Madagascar  tour operator. Your are booking direct! We guarantee our rates are the lowest on the web! We guarantee lowest rates for all our partner activities too! Find a chepaer rate for the same programme and we will beat that price!

13 DAYS BIRDING TOUR

DESTINATIONS:South- Eastern, East and West of Madagascar
ITINERARY:
ACCOMMODATION:Hotel
TRANSPORT:Coach - Plane
DURATION:13 Days
TOUR CODE:MTV-BD01

Our saving

€884

From
€4 418,75
€ 3 535

13 Days
€ 272 per day

15 DAYS BIRDING TOUR

DESTINATIONS:East, West and North -Eastern of Madagascar
ITINERARY:Antananarivo- Andasibe -Ankarafantsika -Masoala
ACCOMMODATION:Hotel
TRANSPORT:Coach - Plane - Boat
DURATION:15 Days
TOUR CODE:MTV-BD02

Our saving

€974

From
€4 872,5
€3 898

15 Days
€259 per day

15 DAYS BIRDING TOUR SUD

DESTINATIONS:East and South of Madagascar
ITINERARY:Antananarivo- Andasibe- Ranoamafana – Zombitse Ifaty - Anakao- Tana
ACCOMMODATION:Hotel
TRANSPORT:Coach – Plane-Boat
DURATION:15 Days
TOUR CODE:MTV-BD03

Our saving

€722

From
€3 610
€2 888

15 Days
€192 per day

27 DAYS BIRDING TOUR

DESTINATIONS:East,South ,West and North -Eastern of Madagascar
ITINERARY:Antananarivo- Andasibe – Ranoamafana- Zombitse Ifaty - Anakao – Berenty -Ankarafantsika –Masoala- Tana
ACCOMMODATION:Hotel
TRANSPORT:Coach – Plane-Boat
DURATION:27 Days
TOUR CODE:MTV-BD04

Our saving

€1 579

From
€7 893,75
€6 315

27 Days
€233 per day

FOCUS

For keen birders and mammal enthusiasts. Designed to see as many as possible endemic birds and lemurs, but while on the walks we spend a lot of time looking for other aspects of wildlife such as the myriad of chameleons, geckos, frogs and interesting plants. The 16 to 27 day tour may appeal more to very keen birders and the 12 to 14 day tours more to the wildlife enthusiasts.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Many participants on our trips are amateur wildlife photographers. And when we get excellent views of a bird or mammal, some time is usually spent watching and photographing it. However, this is not a photographic tour and once the majority of the people have felt that they have absorbed the animal or bird to their satisfaction, and then we move on in search of the next encounter. Thus, while the photographic opportunities are very good, the group will only occasionally wait for somebody who wants to spend even longer getting better photos.

FITNESS

A moderate level of fitness is required. The walks are generally in relatively flat areas with occasional inclines. At Ranomafana, one of the areas involves steep walks, although at the moderate pace. This walk can be treated as optional.

TIMING

We run all our tours from September to early December, catching early summer before the main rains start

CLIMATE

Hot in the western lowlands, where we bird mainly in the early morning, and cool in the eastern highlands, especially at night.

COMFORT

A good standard of accommodation in guest houses, lodges and small hotels.

TRANSPORT

We travel mainly by large coaster bus, with normally at least one and a half seats available per person.

GROUP SIZE

The "Endemic Birds & Lemurs" and "Masoala" Tours have space for maximum 08 participants.

The "Lemurs & Natural History" and "Bird & Wildlife Highlights" have space for maximum 10 participants.

TOP BIRDS

Cuckoo Roller, Sickle-billed Vanga, Long-tailed Ground-Roller, Yellow-bellied Sunbird Asity, Sub-desert Mesite, Schlegel’s and Velvet Asity.

TOP MAMMALS

Indri, Ring-tailed Lemur, Diademed Sifaka, Black-and-White Ruffed Lemur, Greater Bamboo Lemur, Malagasy Striped Civet

BOOKING

Your booking can be secured with a booking form and deposit of Euro 350. You will receive confirmation and our tour information pack with practical information on what to expect and how to prepare for the tour. The balance is due before the tour.

MADAGASCAR BIRDING TOURS

Welcome to our website, where we will present to you some spectacular birding tours in Madagascar. Our trips are for small groups of only 4-10 participants. Quality is of paramount importance to us – we prefer to use superior accommodation (where available at the top birding sites) and vehicles. Despite our focus on small groups and the fact that we err on the side of superior quality, our prices are competitive.

It is MTV TOURS’ company policy to contribute a minimum of 10 % of profits to conservation and local communities. We are passionate about birding and also about leaving a legacy – by genuinely helping people and conserving birds – for generations to come.


OUR TYPICAL BIRDING TOURS

Our main focus is, of course, on finding the important birds (especially the endemics and specials). Our trip lists are very important to us (we do encourage you to look at these and compare them with those of other companies). However, we understand that birding tours can be tiring, so we prefer to add a day or two and actually have folks enjoy the birding tour. This also gives us backup time, in case some birds don’t cooperate as expected, and also allows time to stop for mammals and other interesting things along the way.

We also run a good number of Birding Photo Tours, which need a different approach to a typical birding tour – more space in the vehicles for camera gear, the correct tour pace to get photos, angling the vehicle correctly, and constantly thinking about lighting.

If you contact us, you’ll find that we’re very enthusiastic and highly efficient at e-mailing detailed information to you. It’s our contagious enthusiasm for birding (and for the natural world as a whole) that spurs us on to give outstanding service


NOTABLE BIRDS IN MADAGASCAR

Madagascar is one of Africa’s top birding hotsposts. Our scoresheet of birds is surprisingly short of 294 species recorded here, only 210 regularly breed on the island. However, half of these are endemic, including five endemic families and 37 endemic genera.

 

  • Anjouan Scops Owl
  • Appert's Tetraka
  • Archbold's Newtonia
  • Banded Kestrel
  • Bernier's Teal
  • Bernier's Vanga
  • Blue Coua
  • Blue Vanga
  • Brown Emutail
  • Brown Mesite
  • Chabert Vanga
  • Collared Nightjar
  • Common Jery
  • Common Newtonia
  • Common Sunbird-Asity
  • Coquerel's Coua
  • Crested Coua
  • Crossley's Vanga
  • Cryptic Warbler
  • Dark Newtonia
  • Dusky Tetraka
  • Forest Fody
  • Giant Coua
  • Green Jery
  • Grey Emutail
  • Grey-crowned Tetraka
  • Grey-headed Lovebird
  • Helmet Vanga
  • Henst's Goshawk
  • Hook-billed Vanga
  • Humblot's Heron
  • Karthala Scops Owl
  • Lafresnaye's Vanga
  • Littoral Rock Thrush
  • Long-billed Bernieria
  • Long-tailed Ground-roller
  • Madagascan Blue Pigeon
  • Madagascan Buttonquail
  • Madagascan Buzzard
  • Madagascan Cisticola
  • Madagascan Cuckoo-Hawk
  • Madagascan Cuckooshrike
  • Madagascan Fish Eagle
  • Madagascan Flufftail
  • Madagascan Grebe
  • Madagascan Green Pigeon
  • Madagascan Harrier-Hawk
  • Madagascan Hoopoe
  • Madagascan Ibis
  • Madagascan Jacana
  • Madagascan Lark
  • Madagascan Magpie-Robin
  • Madagascan Mannikin
  • Madagascan Owl
  • Madagascan Partridge
  • Madagascan Plover
  • Madagascan Pochard
  • Madagascan Pratincole
  • Madagascan Pygmy Kingfisher
  • Madagascan Rail
  • Madagascan Sandgrouse
  • Madagascan Serpent Eagle
  • Madagascan Snipe
  • Madagascan Sparrowhawk
  • Madagascan Starling
  • Madagascan Stonechat
  • Madagascan Swamp Warbler
  • Madagascan Wagtail
  • Madagascan Wood Rail
  • Madagascan Yellowbrow
  • Madagascar Fish-eagle
  • White-headed Vanga
  • White-throated Oxylabes
  • Common Jery
  • Common Newtonia
  • Common Sunbird-Asity
  • Coquerel's Coua
  • Crested Coua
  • Crossley's Vanga
  • Cryptic Warbler
  • Dark Newtonia
  • Dusky Tetraka
  • Forest Fody
  • Giant Coua
  • Madagascar Pochard
  • Madagascar Rail
  • Madagascar Red Owl
  • Madagascar Serpent-eagle
  • Malagasy Green Sunbird
  • Meller's Duck
  • Moheli Scops Owl
  • Nelicourvi Weaver
  • Nuthatch Vanga
  • Pitta-like Ground Roller
  • Pollen's Vanga
  • Rainforest Scops Owl
  • Rand's Warbler
  • Red Fody
  • Red Owl
  • Red-breasted Coua
  • Red-capped Coua
  • Red-fronted Coua
  • Red-shouldered Vanga
  • Red-tailed Newtonia
  • Red-tailed Vanga
  • Rufous Vanga
  • Rufous-headed Ground-roller
  • Running Coua
  • Sakalava Rail
  • Sakalava Weaver
  • Scaly Ground Roller
  • Schlegel's Asity
  • Short-legged Ground Roller
  • Sickle-billed Vanga
  • Slender-billed Flufftail
  • Souimanga Sunbird
  • Spectacled Tetraka
  • Stripe-throated Jery
  • Subdesert Brush Warbler
  • Subdesert Mesite
  • Thamnornis
  • Torotoroka Scops Owl
  • Tsingy Wood Rail
  • Tylas Vanga
  • Van Dam's Vanga
  • Velvet Asity
  • Verreaux's Coua
  • Ward's Flycatcher
  • Wedge-tailed Jery
  • White-breasted Mesite
  • White-throated Rail
  • Yellow-bellied Sunbird-Asity

NOTABLE MAMMALS IN MADAGASCAR

  • Golden Bamboo Lemur
  • Greater Bamboo Lemur
  • Rufous-tailed Dwarf Lemur
  • Black-and-white Ruffed Lemur
  • Red-ruffed Lemur
  • Eastern Avahi
  • Standing’s Gecko
  • Verreaux’s Siffaka
  • Short-nosed Chameleon
  • Parson's Chamelion

NATURE &BIRDING HOTSPOSTS IN MADAGASCAR

  • Ankarafantsika Reserve
  • Ampijoroa National Park
  • Ranomafana National Park
  • Anja Lemur Reserve
  • Plateau l’Horombe
  • Mantadia National Park
  • Masoala National Park
  • Nosy Mangabe

BEST TIME TO GO

Visit from September-December to check out breeding plumage and behavior, which conveniently happens to fall between the cold, dry season and hot rainy season!
If your'e looking for attractions outside the birding world, January-March is peak season for Herpetofauna as well as orchids!
July-August, although the coolest time of the year, Whale watching season is in full swing!

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