For birdwatching passionate people ; September, October, November and December
High endemicity of birds species in Madagascar (110/285). Come here to observe them with professional birdwatching guides from September to December.
A 15-days-Tour through the best spots and the main spots of birding-tour in Madagascar to observe many endemic birds species in their wildlife environment. To observe for example the following species : Mesites, Asities, Warblers, Vangas, Ground-roller, Broad-billed roller, etc.
Though 9 very interesting birdwatching sites : Andasibe, Mantadia, Ranomafana and Zombitse National Parks (NP), Kirindy forest, Ifaty spiny forest and the southern Madagascar euphorbia scrub on hillsides, then Ampijoroa forest station with Amboromalandy lake.
In Oct. 2018, in Andasibe-Mantadia with Maurice, we've seen in just 2 days 50 species, 6 of them were not easy to see, such as Pitta-like Ground-roller, White-throated Rail, Madagascar Wood Rail, Madagascar Flufftail …
Accomodation not included but I can help you for that. The tour can be customized for your number of people.
D1: Tana - Andasibe
D2: Birds at Mantadia NP
D3: Birds at Perinet SR a. m. then drive to Antsirabe.
D4: Antsirabe - Kirindy
With nocturnal visit of Kirindy forest for nocturnal lemurs.
D5: Birds at Kirindy a. m. then drive back to Antsirabe.
D6: Antsirabe - Ranomafana
D7: Birds at Ranomafana NP a. m. and p. m.
D8: Ranomafana - Sakaraha
D9: Sakaraha - Ifaty
With Birds at Zombitse NP a. m. on the way.
D10: Birds at Ifaty spiny forest a. m. and p. m.
D11: The southern Madagascar euphorbia scrub a. m. Then drive back to Ihosy
D12: Ihosy - Tana
D13: Tana - Ankarafantsika
D14: Birds at Ampijoroa FS then Birds at Amboromalandy lake.
D15: Full day drive back to Tana
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Antananarivo airport, or in a location convenient for you.
End location: Antananarivo airport, or in a location convenient for you.
Duration: 17 days
Birdwatching tour only for September, October, November and December.
By car, by foot ( walking and trekking )
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 EUR - Lunch OR dinner can be about 8 to 22 EUROS per person per meal, drinks included. And breakfast can be about 4 to 12 EUROS per person per breakfast. The hotel if you take fairly good mid-class hotel can be about 42 EUROS per room per night (or lesser).
I am not a driver, we will take a driver with us.
National Parks and Private Reserves have their own local guides, we have obligatory to take them.