This tour is organised and led by Steve Davey | The land arrangements are sub-contracted to Intrepid Travel, but the tours don't appear on the Intrepid Travel website | The only way to book is through this site!
Many places are called unique, but Madagascar is a truly unique place. The landscapes, the culture and of course the wildlife are like nowhere else on earth; and this exciting tour takes in some of the best that Madagascar has to offer.
Steve first visited Madagascar on a commission for the BBC some ten years ago and has been dying to head back ever since. We have spent some time perfecting this itinerary, and it is almost completely finished. We wanted to give people chance to reserve their spot early though, as there has been so much interest in this trip.
Starting at the thriving city of Antananarivo, we fly to the city of Morondava before driving in 4WDs through the Avenue of Baobabs to the Marofandilia Forest. Here we will enjoy both diurnal and nocturnal visits to look for the wildlife.
From Marofandilia we drive to Bekopaka and the Tsingy de Bemaraha reserve. Tsingy are a characteristic feature of Madagascar: great eroded limestone rocks that stretch in a spiky sea as far as the eye can see. We will have two days to explore the Big and Small Tsingy walks and, of course, looking out for the local wildlife - such as lemurs and chameleon.
We then drive back to Morondava, pausing to enjoy sunset at the Avenue of Baobabs - a perfect time when the light is beautiful and the locals come out to wander through the Avenue and relax. You might even see a Zebu ox cart passing along the road, heading back home after a day of work.
A long drive takes us to the pretty city of Antsirabe, then on to the tropical rainforest of Ranomafana Park, where we get more chances to see and photograph some of the endemic wildlife that had made Madagascar so famous.
We then continue on to the historic town of Fianarantsoa and its surrounding rice terraces. We have time to explore the town before a day visit to the cultural Soatanana Village; home to an austere Christian sect who only wear white and farm silk worms, providing them with silk to weave.
We drive back to the capital through Antsirabe, calling in at the Lemur Park en route for a final chance to photographed rescued Lemurs before ending up at the bustling capital of Antananarivo. We will have some good chance to explore here before the trip ends.
Because of the general expense of travelling to and around Madagascar we have decided to make this a premium trip, staying at some excellent and atmospheric properties, including a comfortable jungle camp. We have mentioned the accommodation in the itinerary so that you can see the sort of places we will be staying in.
Due to the expense of accommodation, we will need to manage the bookings so that no one is left with a single room, without paying the single supplement. If you are a solo traveller then every effort will be made to ensure that there is someone for you to share with. This has usually always been possible, but if you are flexible about the choice of accommodation when filling out the booking form, then that will give you more chance to secure a place.
As we expect there to be a lot of interest for this trip, we are opening bookings from now, until the end of July, to give people who are currently travelling the chance to apply to join the trip. We will then decide on the final group to manage the roomings, and by lottery if necessary.
Highlights of this trip
• Lemurs and chameleons!
• Morondava Baobab Alley
• Tsingy of Bemaraha
• Soatanana village
• Explore laid back Antisirabe
• Extensive photographic tuition
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Day 1: Antananarivo
Day 2: Marofandilia
Day 3: Bekopaka
Day 4: Bekopaka
Day 5: Bekopaka
Day 6: Morondava
Day 7: Antsirabe
Day 8: Ranomafana
Day 9: Ranomafana
Day 10: Fianarantsoa
Day 11: Fianarantsoa
Day 12: Antsirabe
Day 13: Antananarivo
Day 14: Tour ends
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This tour is led by Steve Davey - a professional photographer, whose work appears in publications all over the world. He is the author of the bestselling Unforgettable Places To See Before You Die (BBC Books). Steve recently published Footprint Travel Photography (Footprint Books), which covers everything that you would ever want to know about travelling with a camera. Click for more.
Land arrangements are sub-contracted to Intrepid Travel, who have many years experience in running small group adventures.
Bookings are made through the Intrepid Special Groups Dept. in the UK not the Intrepid website or Stores. Use this link for more information
Start: 26 April 2018
End: 09 May 2018
Price: From £3350 pp
excl. flights, based on
Min 8, max 12 people
Places left: 12
Trip is to be confirmed.
Approx other currencies*:
€ 3870 • US$ 4295
AU$5765 • NZ$5820
Compulsory single supplement: £650
flight cost £750 - £800