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.
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.
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.
We run all our tours from September to early December, catching early summer before the main rains start
Hot in the western lowlands, where we bird mainly in the early morning, and cool in the eastern highlands, especially at night.
A good standard of accommodation in guest houses, lodges and small hotels.
We travel mainly by large coaster bus, with normally at least one and a half seats available per person.
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.
Cuckoo Roller, Sickle-billed Vanga, Long-tailed Ground-Roller, Yellow-bellied Sunbird Asity, Sub-desert Mesite, Schlegel’s and Velvet Asity.
Indri, Ring-tailed Lemur, Diademed Sifaka, Black-and-White Ruffed Lemur, Greater Bamboo Lemur, Malagasy Striped Civet
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.