Lemuria, a lost continent in the Indian Ocean, of which Madagascar would be one of the last original gardens…
Indeed, this island with an extraordinary biodiversity shelters the majority of the present lemurs in the world. There are five families, 15 genera and 103 species and under species which represent an inestimable biological, cultural and economic richness.
These sociable and peaceful primates are essentially threatened by the destruction of their housing environment, the rainforest. They are part of animals the most threatened to the world today, although numerous actions are jointly led between Madagascar National Parks, the local communities, the non-governmental organizations and the researchers to contribute to protect them more effectively. THE UICN (International Union for the Preservation of the Nature) established a classification of the status of preservation of the species that is regularly updated in which 25 species of endangered lemurs.
We invite you to an unforgettable journey to meet these surprising companions, the perfect ambassadors of the peculiarity of the fauna of Madagascar
In Madagascar, wildlife is everywhere! From North to South, from East to West… mammals, reptiles, batrachians, fish, butterflies and birds inhabit this nature sanctuary. Madagascar National Parks manages 43 parks, but there are nearly 120 protected areas which are distributed across the country under various categories.
It is difficult not to forget anything as this fauna, whose rate of endemism reaches 80%, is rich and diversified.
It is present all over the island, in the heart of the dry or humid forest, in the savannah and the thorny bush, at the bottom of the canyons, at the edge of the lakes and rivers… and of course, in the magnificent seabed of the Indian Ocean.
We are going to meet this unique heritage in the heart of some of the most renowned reserves and national parks in Madagascar.
Madagascar has a botanical heritage of unparalleled richness; it is in itself a true biodiversity concentration!
Aloes, Didieracea, Euphorbias, Kalanchoe… 95% of succulent species are endemic. Very present in the Great South of Madagascar, we also find them in the highlands, along the West Coast up to the Cape of Amber.
Accompanied by a specialist of the Malagasy botany, we go off to explore this exceptional and amazing flora.
We recommend this circuit from mid-September to late October, but it can be done all year long.
A malagasy botanist leader, particularly more about orchids, is guiding you along the travel in Madagascar. There is no need to go deep or up high in mountains (perhaps …), the most important is to be at the right place at the right time ! You will be satisfied by the richness and the beauty of Madagascar orchids.
This trip is organised in February and March only.
In Madagascar, 80% of the population lives off the land. Farmers, breeders, they are the ones who feed the country! Rice, in quantity, but also a lot of market gardening, cash crops (cocoa, coffee, vanilla, cloves, ylang-ylang). The zebu is everywhere and in all daily activities. We go to meet Malagasy farmers to learn and exchange.
Our route takes us along the Hauts-Plateaux to Fianarantsoa, from there we reach Manakara aboard the very picturesque train and then sail on the waters of the Pangalanes Canal. The lemurs then await us in the Ranomafana reserve before our return to the capital.
We recommend for this trip the periods from January to April.
A catamaran especially for you for exceptional dives !
The north west part of Madagascar provide a habitat for extraordinary fauna and flora such as ; seasonal whales and whale sharks, a great pleasure for boaters and divers.
On a continuous flow, the sailboat head to the most untouched sites for a dive to find jack fish, barracuda, sharks, turtles, giant grouper, manta ray, in 27° to 29°C water rich in plankton and corals.
Your instructor provides guiding and safety on board. Beginners can
New Scubapro equipment on board (2012).
Inform us if other dive is needed.
It is just an approach because time is limited, traveling several months is needed to apprehend a large number of Madagascar birding sites.
Malagasy aviary is unbelievable ! not particularly by its density but its endemism above all, 107 endemic species amongst 294. Nowhere else but here, in this region, in this Reserve or National Park, in this valley to encounter this or that species. That is the case for the Fitatrala (Copsychus albospecularis), the Firasa (Accipiter madagascariensis), the Akohonala, the crested Ibis (Lophotibis cristata) … and many others !
You are with a specialist !
Best months: october – november
- The most beautiful sites in the North of Madagascar ;
- Charming accommodations ;
- High quality equipment ;
- A competent guide.
Travel identity card
- Duration : 5 days
- Participant : from 2 to 6
- Support crew : special quad guide
- Accommodation : standard hotel
- Transport : all quad
- Meals : full board
- Period : from april to march
- Les plus beaux sites du Nord de Madagascar ;
- Des hébergements de charme ;
- Du matériel de grande qualité .
- Un guide compétent.
La carte d’identité du voyage
- Durée: 5 jours
- Participant: de 2 à 6
- Accompagnement: guide spécial quad
- Hébergement: hôtels standard
- Déplacement: tout en quad
- Prestation: en pension complète
- Période: d’avril à décembre