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Essential Madagascar Birding

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 12 day(s)
Group Size: 10 people
Destination(s): Madagascar  
Specialty Categories: Birdwatching   Wildlife Viewing  
Season: November - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2930 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3220 US Dollar (USD)

Our Essential Madagascar Birding tours provide the budget conscious birder with a fantastic opportunity for observing the highlights of this magical island’s incredible birds and wildlife. On these tours we will visit three of Madagascar's core critical habitats; namely the deciduous woodlands of Ankarafantsika, the dry spiny forest around Ifaty, and the moist eastern rainforests of Analamazaotra and Mantadia, all of which hold an exceptional diversity of endemic birds and lemurs.

We stand excellent chances of finding all 5 of the island's endemic bird families, as well as up to 10 different lemur species, including the awesome Indri. Some of the expected highlights of this tour include Subdesert and White-breasted Mesites, Long-tailed and Pitta-like Ground Rollers, stunning Schlegel's and Velvet Asities, Blue Coua, Sickle-billed and Van Dam's Vangas, and the ubiquitous Cuckoo Roller.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Antananarivo.

Day 2: Antananarivo flight to Mahajanga to Ampijoroa Forest Station.

Day 3: Ampijoroa Forest Station.

Day 4: Ampijoroa flight to Antananarivo.

Day 5: Antananarivo flight to Tulear to Ifaty.

Day 6: Ifaty.

Day 7: Ifaty to Tulear.

Day 8: Tulear flight to Antananarivo to Analamazaotra Special Reserve.

Day 9 & 10: Analamazaotra Special Reserve and Mantadia National Park.

Day 11: Analamazaotra Special Reserve to Tana.

Day 12: Tana and depart.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Essential Madagascar Birding: 20 Nov - 01 Dec 2012 (12 days):
- US$2,930 * £1,840 * €2,090 * ZAR20,000 per person sharing (see below)
- Approximate cost of domestic flights: US$450
- Single Supplement: US$290.

Note: Tour prices fixed in US Dollars, other rates subject to exchange rate fluctuations.

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