Madagascar: A World Apart

September 4 – September 20, 2020
Led by Mr. Kenny Carlino

Trip Price: $7,240
Domestic air: $1,120
Single Room Supplement: To be advised

Madagascar is often referred to as the eighth continent, a land like no other in the world where the Indri sings a song of inexpressible beauty. It is home to eighteen very different tribal groups each with their own different languages and traditions. Join us as we explore Tana, the country’s capital and home to the Merina, the political and economic leaders.  Head east to Andasibe-Mantadia National Park and the wonderful Mantadia Lodge. Explore the dense tropical rainforest with 14 species of lemurs and over 100 species of birds and flowering orchids before following the N7 south through Antsirabe where local crafts people use waste to create tools and delicate pieces of art. Continue south to Ranomafana Park where the rare golden bamboo lemur was discovered in 1986 by Dr. Patricia Wright. Visit her research center and learn of their valuable work before driving through a magnificent landscape of terraced fields. Arriving at the Isalo National Park marvel at a breathtaking landscape of craggy rocks and dazzling mountains. In Toliara, coastal Madagascar provides a striking contrast with its Baobab trees and fishermen using boats carved today as they have been for centuries. End with three nights at the exceptional Masoala Forest Lodge with access to some of the rare and endemic species of Madagascar. Return home from Tana.

Itinerary

September 4: Friday. Depart US
September 5: Saturday. Antananarivo. Grand Hotel Urban
September 6: Sunday. Antananarivo
September 7: Monday. Andasibe. Mantadia Lodge
September 8: Tuesday. Andasibe
September 9: Wednesday. Antsirabe. Couleur Café
September 10: Thursday. Ranomafana. Setam Lodge
September 11: Friday. Ranomafana
September 12: Saturday. Isalo. Isalo Rock Lodge
September 13: Sunday. Isalo
September 14: Monday. Toliara. Famata Lodge
September 15: Tuesday. Antananarivo. Grand Hotel Urban
September 16: Wednesday. Masoala National Park. Masoala Forest Lodge
September 17: Thursday. Masoala National Park
September 18: Friday. Masoala National Park
September 19: Saturday. Antananarivo. Grand Hotel Urban
September 20: Sunday. Return Home