September 17 – Oct 6, 2019
$500 Deposit per person due December 1, 2018.
One of the most incredible places on earth, Madagascar is THE diversity hotspot with a very high proportion of endemic flora and fauna, including about 950 orchid species.
The tour, led by Madagascar veterans Clare and Johan Hermans, starts with a meet up in the capital, Antananarivo (Tana). Flights arrive there from Paris, Instanbul, Johannesburg, Mauritius or Nairobi. The itinerary first takes you on the famous Route National 7 towards Tulear, travelling through the picturesque Highlands, via the vast Ranomafana rainforest reserve and ending at the Isalo massif with its amazing rock formations and dry forest. We will return the same route but seeing different habitats. This is followed by two extensive stays in a couple of Eastern forest reserves, rich in orchids and lemurs.
Participants should see many different lemurs, chameleons, weird and wonderful insects and a good number of orchids in flower. You will know you weren’t in Kansas.
This trip is full, but names are being taken by Mary Gerritsen for a potential 2020 Madagascar trip.