Madagascar’S South & West Photography (Was South & West Delights)

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Run by: Wildlife Worldwide

Reference number: 8773

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Travelling with expert Chris Mattison, this tour visits some of Madagascar’s unique wildlife locations, offering great photographic opportunities of its charismatic endemics, including the island’s most famous inhabitants, its lemurs.

This small group adventure combines the country's different habitats, each hosting unique species. A wealth of wildlife can be seen in the rainforests of Ranomafana and Andasibe, including endearing Milne-Edward's sifakas, red-fronted brown lemurs, golden bamboo lemurs, greater bamboo lemurs, and birds such as Pollen's and nuthatch vangas. plus several of the enigmatic ground roller species. 

There are plenty of opportunities to photograph numerous chameleons and frogs, while in the arid sandstone area of Isalo National Park, troops of ring-tailed lemurs bound around the rocks and cliffs. Ifaty's spiny forest boasts some exceptional birdlife, unusual flora and chameleons.

Kirindy's dry-deciduous forest is the only location to spot endemic nocturnal species, most notably the fosa (Madagascar's largest carnivore), the giant jumping rat and Madame Berthe's mouse lemur, the world's smallest primate.

Throughout the tour, Chris will offer tuition and guidance on wildlife and landscape photography while out 'in the field', and there will be opportunities to discuss various photographic techniques. The small group size allows for some personalised tuition, ideal whether you are starting out in the world of wildlife photography, or looking to improve your skills. 

Typical itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Depart UK
  2. Day 2: Arrive Antananarivo
  3. Day 3: Drive to Andasibe
  4. Days 4-6: Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
  5. Day 7: Drive to Antsirabe via Antananarivo
  6. Day 8: Drive to Ranomafana
  7. Days 9-10: Ranomafana National Park
  8. Day 11: Drive to Ranohira & Isalo National Park
  9. Day 12: Isalo National Park
  10. Day 13: Visit Zombitse National Park, continue to Ifaty
  11. Day 14: Ifaty Spiny Forest
  12. Day 15: Fly to Morondova
  13. Day 16: Allée de Baobab & Kirindy Forest
  14. Day 17: Kirindy Forest & Morondava
  15. Day 18: Morondava, fly to Antananarivo
  16. Day 19: Tsarasaotra Lake & depart
  17. Day 20: Arrive UK

You should note: This itinerary is based on Air Madagascar’s current domestic schedules. Air Madagascar reserves the right to change these without notice, hence there is no guaranteed that this will be the exact itinerary we will follow. Changes may be forced upon us right until the last moment, but every effort will be make to keep the final itinerary as faithful as possible to this one proposed.

  • Available*: Sep to Nov
  • Group size: 10
  • Price including flights from/to UK: From £5,495 pp
  • Price excluding international flights: From £4,595 pp
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Domestic flights Ifaty / Morondova / Antananarivo
    • 11 nights lodge, 5 nights hotel, 1 night tented camp
    • All meals
    • Transfers in private vehicle
    • Daily excursions in parks and reserves
    • National park fees
    • Services of expert local guide
    • Photography tuition from Chris Mattison
  • Activities available:
    • Nature drive
    • Photography
    • Walking

Departures

This is a group trip with fixed departure dates. Please refer to our website for further information.

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