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Explore the Unique Heritage of this Enchanting Land!
MADAGASCAR

October 7-22, 2017
$1,000 pp Air Discount for bookings by May 15, 2017

We invite you to join us as we explore the natural heritage and unique wildlife of Madagascar! This 16-day expedition offers travel enthusiasts an exceptional opportunity to become acquainted with the fauna and flora of Madagascar.

Madagascar

Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world, isolated from the African continent for 30 million years. It is home to at least 12,000 plants—a high percentage that are unique to the country. Ninety‑five percent of the lemurs and reptiles, 80 percent of the flowering plants, 98 percent of the palms, and more than 100 birds are found nowhere else.

Leading this tour will be Herilala Jonah, a superb Madagascar naturalist, who has led many Madagascar expeditions for us.

The itinerary includes:

  • Antananarivo & the Lemur Park. Visit the capital city of Madagascar and this private reserve established in 2001 for lemur education and conservation.
  • Perinet Reserve, in the eastern rain forests. Look for the largest of the lemurs, the indri, noted for its ear-shattering cries and agility in traveling through the rain forest canopy. Explore the moist forest with trees covered in epiphytes, ferns, and large lianas with bamboo below.
  • Berenty Reserve, an internationally acclaimed wildlife reserve in the semi‑arid south. Enjoy the unique spiny desert plus a profusion of ring-tailed lemurs, sifakas, lepilemurs, and flying foxes.
  • Isalo National Park, an extraordinary landscape in the southwest with arid sandstone ridges sculpted by wind and water, with lemurs and endemic plants.
  • Tulear, in the Southwest with an excellent botanic garden.

We hope you will join us for this adventure, and discover the magnificence of Madagascar!

$3,995 plus air.

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