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Madagascar: Natural History – Lemurs Birds Flora Reptiles and more… (BA2262)

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13 Days
Availability : 3 - 15 Nov 2022
Tour at a Glance

Madagascar is often referred to as the eighth continent. It is perhaps most famous for its endearing lemurs, but also boasts six endemic bird families, one of the most diverse floras in the world, and the world’s largest and smallest chameleons.

The haunting calls of Indris echo through the mist-filled valleys of the lush eastern rainforests where the trees are adorned with hanging gardens of orchids. We’ll explore the tropical south western coast where awesome baobabs and octopus trees form the unique ‘spiny forest’. The spectacular sandstone rock formation of Isalo National Park, home to the iconic Ring tailed Lemur, is sure to be another highlight. The nearby Canyon des Makis is home to the beautiful Verreaux’s Sifaka. Many of Madagascar’s gems are to be found amongst its reptiles, insects and amphibians. There’s the stunning gold and black Painted Mantella Frog and the improbable Giraffe-necked Weevil, and amongst a host of fine butterflies is the Brilliant Blue (not a blue of course!), Madagascar Green-veined Charaxes and a number of beautiful Graphium Swallowtails.