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Madagascar

We offer one of the largest selections of professionally organised, small group Madagascar tours, giving you the chance to see an exceptional variety of wildlife.

Wildlife holidays in Madagascar

Tell me about Madagascar …

Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world. It lies off the coast of east Africa, across the Mozambique Channel, and straddles the Tropic of Capricorn.

Madagascar enjoys an extensive network of protected areas, most of which are open to visitors. The park fees incurred on a tour in Madagascar go towards maintaining reserves, with some economic benefits to local people ensuring that Madagascar’s tourist industry provides a good incentive to conserve its valuable ecology.

Its exceptional biodiversity and the disturbingly fast pace of environmental destruction make Madagascar a world conservation priority.

Our Madagascar specialist recommends...

"The ‘Madagascar’s Lemurs’ tour is one of our most popular tours going in search of the vast array of lemurs, birds and the other unique wildlife. Our ‘Northern Madagascar – In Search of the Aye-aye’ holiday visits the rainforests of northern Madagascar in search of endemics, the highlight of which is the bizarre Aye-aye." - Paul Stanbury

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Verreaux’s Sifaka (Paul Stanbury)Collared Nightjars (Paul Stanbury)Short-horned Chameleon (Paul Stanbury)Lowland Streaked Tenrec (Paul Stanbury)Baby Ring-tailed Lemur (Paul Stanbury)Berenty Reserve (Paul Stanbury)Ring-tailed Lemurs (Paul Stanbury)Antananarivo (Paul Stanbury)Madagascar Magpie Robin (Stephen Woodham)Frances's Sparrowhawk (Stephen Woodham)Crested Coua (Stephen Woodham)Comet Moth (Paul Stanbury)Grandidier's Baobabs, Maroantsetra (Stephen Woodham)Fosa, Kirindy (Stephen Woodham)Red-fronted Brown Lemur, Kirindy (Stephen Woodham)Red-tailed Sportive Lemur, Kirindy (Stephen Woodham)Bismarck Palms (Bismarckia nobilis)Walking at Isalo

Why go on a wildlife tour in Madagascar?

Separated from the African mainland for some 165 million years, the island has developed in its own ecological niche. Today it possesses a unique and extremely diverse array of wildlife.

Endemics account for about 80% of its plants and 40% of its birds. Virtually all of these mammals, reptiles and amphibians occur nowhere else in the world, making Madagascar wildlife holidays truly unique experiences.

Madagascar is home to:

  • 34 known species of chameleon (whereas Africa has only 9!) 
  • 30 lemurs (primates unique to Madagascar) 
  • 7 baobabs (Africa has only one species)

... and many more.  Even now, as biological survey work continues, new species are still being discovered.

Naturetrek’s Madagascar tours

Naturetrek offers a range of natural history tours and wildlife holidays in Madagascar, including:

  • Madagascar – a 23-day tour in Madagascar, searching for the endemic birds, mammals and plants of the island’s forests
  • Madagascar’s Endemic Flora – a botanical holiday in search of the island’s unique plant life 
  • In Search of the Aye-aye – the mysterious Aye-aye Lemur is the main focus of this tour in Madagascar, but we also look for many other fascinating endemic mammals and birds

All of our Madagascar tours are led by an expert naturalist.

But we offer even more! 

View the full selection of our Madagascar tours or call us now on +44 1962 733051 to find out more

WHAT YOU'VE BEEN SAYING ABOUT OUR Madagascar HOLIDAYS

I.C.
London
Madagascar

A brilliant and challenging tour. Dave Mallon was exceptional. Naturetrek is lucky to have someone of his calibre.

A.M.
Northumberland
Madagascar's Lemurs

First of all, I would like to say that I really, really enjoyed this holiday. It was our first experience of Naturetrek...We look forward to our next trip!
The spiny forests were quite out of this world. Coca was a most knowledgeable botanist, very patient and helpful. David was unfailingly helpful and patient with excellent knowledge of plants and other wildlife. Botanical holidays are few and far between - so thank you Naturetrek!