This legendary uniqueness is nowhere better reflected than in its mammals where every native terrestrial species, of which there are 148, is endemic to the island and found nowhere else on the planet! Apart from the amazing diversity of the island’s mammals, Madagascar is also world renowned for its endemic birds. Of the two hundred species regularly recorded here, no fewer than one hundred and forty are endemic or near endemic. But the wonder of Madagascar extends well beyond its mammals and its avifauna to the colorful chameleons and fascinating flora of this appropriately named “laboratory of evolution”. Virtually every plant and animal on the island is also endemic, but sadly most are threatened by continued deforestation, thus making Madagascar one of those “must-visit-soon” destinations.
Our Madagascar tour provides a relaxed pace and undemanding experience. We have cherry-picked the best sites in Madagascar and consolidated them into a 12 day package. Sites covered include Ranomafana and Andasibe-Mantadia for the rainforest experience, Isalo with its bizarre limestone formations and Berenty Private Lemur Reserve for the Xerophytic spiny-forest species. Our extension takes us to Kirindy Forest for the deciduous mammals and Fosa.
- Mammals of a Magical Island: 04 - 19 Nov 2012 (16 days):
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