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Date: May 29 – June 14, 2021
Host: Travis Steffens, Primate Expert
Cost: Starting from CA$9,750 – SOLD OUT (Ask about our waiting list)
Trip Type: Hosted Small Groups

Find out why Madagascar is known as the eighth continent. Filled with plants and animals found nowhere else, this is an amazing destination for those seeking unique wildlife and incredible landscapes. We’ll explore numerous different ecosystems including rainforests, dry deciduous forests, limestone tsingy, and coastal spiny dry forests. You’ll hear the incredible sounds of the Indri, the world’s second loudest primate and loudest lemur, while we visit Andasibe. You’ve never seen a sunset like you will while walking below towering baobabs, also known as the upside down tree, along Baobab Alley. Can you imagine forests of stone? A visit to the Tsingy de Bemaraha will introduce you to the limestone formations that have eroded into giant razor sharp spikes. Think that is weird? What about a spiny dry forest where lemurs find a way to nimbly jump from tree to tree somehow dodging the perilous spines when landing. Did I mention the beach? Because there is some of that too!

I am beyond excited to share with you over 10 years of experience researching the lemurs of Madagascar. Come and join me on what will surely be a unique experience.   – Travis Steffens

At A Glance:

  • 16 nights in Madagascar
  • Starts/ends in Antananarivo (“Tana”)

Highlights:

  • Explore bizarre landscapes including climbing limestone tsingys and the spiny forest
  • Indigenous plants and wildlife, including lemurs, found nowhere else on earth
  • Interact with locals and learn about the unique Malagasy culture
  • Experience Madagascar with primatologist Travis Steffens and professional local guides
  • Walking excursions in remote national parks and reserves

Questions? Please contact Julie, one of the Civilized Adventures’ Custom Travel Advisors at julie@civilizedadv.com

Brief Itinerary

  • Tana (1 night)
  • Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (3 nights)
  • Tana (1 night)
  • Tsingy De Bemaraha National Park (2 nights)
  • Kirindy Private Reserve (1 night)
  • Morondava (1 night)
  • Tana (1 night)
  • Ifaty (2 nights)
  • Anakao (3 nights)
  • Tana (1 night)

For details on accommodation, daily activities and more see our interactive itinerary here. Friends or family interested in joining you on this adventure? Give them our printable pdf version of this itinerary.

Includes:

  • 16 nights accommodation in hotels/lodges
  • All transportation, transfers and excursions as per detailed itinerary
  • Internal flights: Tana-Morondava Tana,  Tana- Tulear-Tana
  • Charter plane Tana-Amborodia
  • Hosted by Travis Steffens (w/ min 12 guests)
  • Services of professional local guides
  • Meals as indicated – 16 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 14 dinners
  • National Park, Reserve and conservancy fees

Excludes:

  • International airline tickets
  • Gratuities to local staff (US$200 estimate)
  • Entry visa to Madagascar (USD$42)
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Items of a personal nature (ex. laundry)
  • Any increases due to circumstances beyond our control (ie. park fee increases, fuel surcharges)

Trip Route

Cost

Starting & ending in Tana (Antananarivo)

  • CA$9,750 per person, based on 14-16 guests
  • CA$10,500 per person, based on 12-13 guests
  • Single Room Supplement: CA$1,530