Madagascar is the world’s fourth largest island (after Greenland, New Guinea and Borneo), yet its ecological variety rivals that of an entire continent; it is for this reason that Madagascar is often referred to as the ‘Eighth Continent’. This legendary uniqueness is nowhere better reflected than in its mammals, where every native terrestrial species is endemic to the island. Most people have never heard of spiny tenrecs yet there are five of these fascinating little insectivores arranged in four genera on Madagascar – a beautiful example of the diversity one can expect on the island.
In November I will be exploring two of my favorite wildlife destinations in Madagascar – Masoala National Park on the wet, Eastern side of the island and Kirindy Special Reserve on the dry, Western side of the island. Accommodation at Kirindy is rather basic, but the support of wildlife enthusiasts empowers the protection of the many unique species that inhabit the area. Staying here also offers the best chance to see Madagascar’s largest carnivore, the Fossa, another excellent reason to visit.
There are still three remaining places on our guaranteed small group departure (22 November to 1 December 2019). Please let me know if you are interested in joining me on this unique journey.
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THIS TRIP
Realistic opportunity to encounter a representative species of every lemur and chameleon genus.
Chances to encounter Madagascar’s largest carnivore, the Fossa.
An opportunity to see and photograph rare bird and reptile species on both sides of the island.
Famous Madagascan landscape, including “Baobab Avenue”.
Please contact us if you would like to join me on this unique journey.
Warm regards from Simon
Photo credits: Photos by suppliers.