Madagascar is a must-see country for keen birders. The island avifauna is low in number, only 260 species, but it has a high level of endemism, while the 53% of its bird species are found nowhere else, including 5 families and 1 sub-family such as Mesite, Coua, Vanga, Asity and Ground-Roller...
This 18 day journey is designed to offer you the best opportunity to observe several endemics inhabiting different vegetation types.

* We can design some extension trips to unique hotspots, which allows you to view rarest bird species, inhabiting very remote sites areas, such as Helmet Vanga, Madagascar Pochard, Madagascar Red Owl, Sakalava Rail and Madagascar Serpent Eagle...

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RATES: 18 Day Bird Watching Tour (BWT18)
1-Tour costs based on the number of people
The guideline tour costs per person, based on two persons sharing, and based on the type of hotel
From: Euro 3750
Single supplement: Euro 330
Accommodation on full board at 3* and 5* hotels
Domestic flights:02
Group size: max 8 people
Grading: moderate to difficult

18 days/17nights
Day 1: Arrival
Arrival, meet and greet at Ivato airport and transfer to the hotel located in Antananarivo capital city.
Accommodation on half board at TAMBOHO HOTEL (3*) or CARLTON HOTEL (5*) (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 2: Drive to Andasibe (Perinet)
We leave Antananarivo early in the morning and drive to Andasibe eastern rainforest. We’ll stop on the way to scan birds.
Afternoon night visit of the Nature Reserve to view some endemic birds and diurnal and nocturnal lemurs.
Accommodation at INDRI LODGE (middle range) or VAKONA FOREST LODGE (3*) (B,L,D) or similar hotel
Madagascar Long Eared Owl Day 3: Mantadia national park
We drive about one hour to Mantadia National Park, which consists of pristine rainforest and inhabits several species of birds. We'll have a full day exploration, in search of several endemic birds such as the 4 species of Ground Rollers, and Warblers...
The nearby pond inhabits the rare Meller's Duck and Madagascar Little Grebe. Several species of lemurs can be seen here such as Indri,Black and White Ruffed Lemur, Diademed Sifaka, Grey Bamboo Lemur…
Day 4: Andasibe National Park
We have a full day exploration of the Andasibe Special Reserve to look for birds such as Rails, Vangas, Couas, and Owls…

Rufous Headed Ground Roller Day 5: Drive back to Antananarivo
Tracking back to Antananarivo, visit of Lake Alarobia heronry to have a close up look of varieties of herons and teals.
Day 6: Drive to Ranomafana
Depart early in the morning for our long journey to Ranomafana. We’ll scan birds on the way.
Accommodation at GRENAT HOTEL(2*) or THERMAL HOTEL (3*) or similar (B,L,D)
Day 7: Ranomafana National Park
Full day exploration of Ranomafana rainforest and its wildlife. More than 110 species of birds with several endemic can be seen here, such as the rare Pollen’s Vanga, Brown Mesite,Henst's Goshawk,Grey Crowned Tetraka ...
Accommodation at GRENAT HOTEL or THERMAL HOTEL or similar (B,L,D)

Crested Coua, Zombitse National Park
Day 8: Ranomafana National Park
Full day exploration of Ranomafana Park and its surrounding marsh in search of native birds such Rufous Headed Ground Roller,Yellow Bellied Asity, Meller’s Duck, Madagascar Grey Emutail...
Accommodation at GRENAT HOTEL or THERMAL HOTEL or similar (B,L,D)
Day 9: Drive to Isalo
Full day drive to Isalo, We have a stop on route at ANJA forest to view Ring-Tailed Lemurs, and have lunch. We'll scan birds on the way.
Accommodation on half board at ORQUIDEE HOTEL or RELAIS DE LA REINE (3*) or similar hotel (B,L,D)
Day 10:Drive to Ifaty –via Zombitse National Park
Early morning departure to Ifaty with a stop at Zombitse National Park,a remnant dry deciduous forest of the southern region, which is the only forest where the indigenous Appert’s Tetraka can be seen.Several birds inhabits this forest such as Giant Coua, Coquerel's Coua, Cuckoo Roller ...
White Breasted Mesite Afternoon visit of LA TABLE scrub forest in search of Red Shoulder’s Vanga, Verreaux’s Coua.
Accommodation at LA MIRA HOTEL or LE PARADISIER HOTEL (3*) or similar hotel (B,L,D)
Day 11: Ifaty spiny forest
Early morning visit of Ifaty spiny forest which inhabits several endemic such as the famous Long Tailed Ground Roller, Sub-desert Mesite...
Afternoon visit of the Belalanda wetland for waders...
Accommodation at LA MIRA HOTEL or LE PARADISIER HOTEL (3*) (B,L,D)
Day 12: Drive back to Toliara- Sail to Nosy Ve islet- Anakao fishermen village
Depart in the morning to Anakao and on board on a motor boat, then visit of Nosy Ve Marine Reserve, to observe the indigenous Red Tailed Tropic bird,Terns,Herons and waders...
Then, we’ll sail back to Anakao fishermen village to view the native Littoral Rock Thrush which inhabits Anakao spiny vegetation.
Accommodation at HOTEL SAFARI VEZO (basic) (B,L,D)

Sickle Billed Vanga an endemic species Day 13: Sail back to Toliara- Fly to Antananarivo
We’ll sail back early in the morning to Toliara and will be transferred to the airport for our flight to Antananarivo.
Overnight at TAMBOHO HOTEL (3*) or CARLTON HOTEL (5*) (B,L,D)
Day 14: Fly to Mahajanga
After breakfast we will be transferred to the airport for our flight to Mahajanga. If times allows, after having lunch, we‘ll drive to the nearby wetland to look for Madagascar Jacana and other water birds.
Accommodation at LE BADAMIER HOTEL (2*) or KARIBU LODGE (3*) or similar hotel (B,L,D)
Day 15: Boat trip to Betsiboka Estuary- drive to Ankarafantsika
After an early morning breakfast, we’ll board on a motor boat to Betsiboka Estuary in search of the rare Bernier’s Teal, Madagascar White Ibis,Herons, Egrets, Terns and several waders...
After lunch we’ll drive to Ankarafantsika National Park ,and upon arrival we take a barge on Lake Ravelobe to look for the endangered Madagascar Fish Eagle,Humblot’s heron...
The canopy bird, Schlegel's Asity Accommodation at ANKARAFANTSIKA ECOLODGE or similar hotel (basic) (B,L,D)
Day 16: Ankarafantsika National Park
Full day visit of the park in search of the native Schlegel’s Asity, Vandam’sVanga, White Breasted Mesite...
Accommodation at ANKARAFANTSIKA ECOLODGE (basic) (B,L,D)
Day 17: Drive to Antananarivo
After breakfast, we’ll track back to Antananarivo and scan birds on the way.
We'll have a farewell dinner at Villa Vanille restaurant.
Day 18: Departure
You will be transferred to the airport for your return flight.

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• 17 night’s ammodation in full board
• Meals: 3 meals a day
• Transports: airport transfers, ground transport
• Two (02) domestic flights
• Boat trip to Betsiboka Estuary
• Barge down Lake Ravelobe
• Boat trip to Anakao and Nosy Ve
• All excursions mentioned on the itinerary
• Service of English speaking private tour guide
• Park entrance fees and park guide fees
• One bottle of mineral water per day

• International airfare to Madagascar
• Travel insurance and taxes
• Tips and gratuities
• Beverages
• Optional excursion
• Items of a personal nature