Thursday 5th - Friday 20th November 2020
Tour Cost £4,250 (Plus flights)

In order to undertake this very special tour Photoventures has teamed up with Madagascar specialists Sundowner Holidays. Together we have designed this tailor-made itinerary with the photographer in mind. Our fourteen night tour will cover a wide variety of locations that offer the opportunity to see and experience much of the unique flora and fauna as well as a diverse range of landscapes, towns and cities. The hotels have been specially selected to offer a relaxing and comfortable stay, many set within their own grounds or next to the ocean.

Our journey begins as we fly from London via Paris to Antananarivo, the capital, stopping overnight in the city before driving eastwards to the Andasibe-Mantadia National Park our home for the next three nights. We will stop en route to visit Peyrieras Reptile Centre. The Vakona Forest Lodge will be our base as we explore the Mantadia National Park, the Volmma Forest and the Toratorofotsy Wetlands. This is the home of the Indri Indri, the Uroplatus (leaf tailed gecko) and the Parsons chameleon. We will also take night walks to the Mitsinjo Reserve. From here we return to Antananarivo stopping overnight and allowing time to explore the city by rickshaw.

Next our journey takes us south to Ranomafana National Park stopping en route to explore the wood carving capital of Madagascar at Ambositra. Our base for the next two nights is Setam Lodge, and this will allow us to explore the Ranomafana National Park with a specialist guide. The park is home to the Golden Bamboo Lemur as well as eleven other types of lemur, one hundred and twenty species of frogs and thirteen different species of chameleons, including the blue legged chameleon.

Our next stop will be the Isalo National Park where we spend three nights at the Jardin du Roy our base as we explore the region. The two days will be taken up with visits to the Isalo National Park exploring the sandstone formations, canyons and waterfalls. The park is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna including the Verraux’s Sifaka and the Malagasy Rainbow frog. We continue to the western coast at Ifaty our base for three days at La Mira de Madio Rano. From here we explore the Reniala Private Reserve with its amazing stand of Baobab trees. We also have visits to Zombitse National Park and the Reef Doctor Honko Conservation Project. This area of mangroves is home to seventy wetland birds. At Ifaty we can also visit the fishing beach or relax along the shore.

On our last evening we have a final dinner close to the Baobabs at the Reinala Private Reserve. The following day we relax before our afternoon flight back to Antananarivo to link up with our flight back to London.

Detailed Itinerary