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Madagascar - Mammals of a Magical Island with Ranomafana Extension

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 16 - 20 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 8 people
Destination(s): Madagascar  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing   National Parks  
Season: November
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 5975 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 7625 US Dollar (USD)

Madagascar is home to one of the most unusual mammalian assemblages on Earth and is often referred to as the ‘Eighth Continent’. Its exceptional fauna and flora have evolved over millions of years of isolation. Madagascar has a remarkable diversity of habitats and associated flora, covering an area of about 587 000km². It is the world’s forth largest island (after Greenland, New Guinea and Borneo), yet its variety rivals that of an entire continent.

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.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- Mammals of a Magical Island: 04 - 19 Nov 2012 (16 days):
US$5,975 * £3,760 * €4,270 * ZAR40,900 per person sharing (see below)
Approximate cost of domestic flights: US$1,500
Single Supplement: US$800

- Ranomafana Extension: 19 - 23 Nov 2012 (5 days):
US$1,650 * £1,040 * €1,180 * ZAR11,300 per person sharing (see below)
Single Supplement: US$300

- Customized private tours available on request

(Tour prices fixed in US Dollars, other rates subject to exchange rate fluctuations)

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