Madagascar small group safari

“A superb 17 day wildlife watching trip to Madagascar with naturalist experts, travelling in a small group, maximum eight people. Travel east to west and see the best.”

Highlights

Brief time in Antananarivo | Palmarium Reserve | Guided tours to see indri, Coquerel`s sifakas and other lemurs | Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Perinet) | Antsirabe | Ranomafana National Park | Golden bamboo lemur | Private access to Kianjavato Lemur Project with lemur tracking | Ambalavao | Isalo National Park | Bay of Ifaty | Reniala spiny forest | Baobab trees

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2019: 22 Aug, 12 Sep, 3 Oct, 24 Oct
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Responsible tourism: Madagascar small group safari

Environment

The natural world is our niche. No other company fully specialises in this area and we pride ourselves on taking the essential concepts of a safari and translating these into all the itineraries we design. Our focus differs from other operators. Working as a team of highly knowledgeable experts, we have first-hand experience of the destinations we feature and also seek to support many environmental and conservation ventures across the world. This enables us to provide extraordinary journeys that put our clients in the right place at the right time for life changing and ethically responsible wildlife encounters and natural world experiences.

Wherever possible we use locally run and managed accommodation. This can either be in environmentally low impact eco-lodges or tented camping safaris. As a result of this we minimise the impact on the local environment at the same time as providing the traveller with a high level of comfort. This private safari means your impact on the environment and wildlife is kept to a minimum at all times.

In Madagascar we are the only tour operator to work with the Kianjavato Lemur Conservation Project, part of The Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership (MBP). In the last 15 years their work have been responsible for identifying 21 new species of lemur and significant efforts to preserve the habitat of all lemurs through reforestation programmes. Our clients have a unique chance to be part of this vital work by visiting the project allowing them to gain access to juvenile lemurs and the only site where you are guaranteed to see the elusive Aye Aye.

Community

All of our trips are conducted by local guides and drivers who specialise in this region of Africa. Through the employment of local staff, money is fed directly back into individual families and villages that would otherwise not benefit from tourism.

The Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership have pioneered sustainable conservation activities that involve and support local communities and have built long lasting relationships with a diverse range of Malagasy people from village elders to regional Government representatives in order to embed their impact from a grass roots level up.

MBP have also set up the Guide Association which promotes engagement across the entire chain of people that make the projects work. Any tips earned by guides are shared equally among this group and the MBP also match the amount at the end of each year. This work done by the MBP is revolutionising the nature of tourism in Madagascar and we is proud to be an integral part of this process.

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Reviewed on 12 Nov 2017 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Watching a young Aye Aye come down from the canopy to eat on a night walk was the most memorable.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Bring plenty of wallets to split your local cash- due to the exchange you will be carrying great wads.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes. Really enjoyed planting a tree at the Lemur project- a step towards helping with deforestation.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Excellent. Everything Id hoped for. Great food, accommodation and a guide with more wildlife knowledge than you could have hoped.

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