Madagascar Express Birding Tours - 8 days
|Top targets||White-breasted Mesite, Coquerel’s, Crested, Blue & Red-breasted Coua, Schlegel’s & Velvet Asity, Helmet(Iaroka), Rufous, Pollen’s, Red-tailed, Chabert, Van Dam’s, Nuthatch, White-headed & Sickle-billed Vanga, Litoral Rock Thrush, Madagascan Ibis, Rufous-headed, Pitta-like, Short-legged Ground Roller, Madagascan Fish Eagle, Frances’s Sparrowhawk, Malagasy Harrier, Madagascar Wood Rail, Cuckoo-Roller, Rand’s Warbler, Meller’s Duck, Malagasy Pond Heron, Madagascan Jacana, Collared Nightjar|
|Habitats & land cover type||Rainforest, deciduous forest, wetlands|
|Best season||September to November – breeding birds seasons for many species – but feasible the whole year round.|
|Climate||Warm to very hot, cooler evening in the highlands, some rainfall possible|
|Walking pace||Slow to Moderate|
|Ease of birdwatching||Fair|
|Particularity||This birdwatching tour is specially designed to make the most of the time, visiting the two biomes’s Madagascar to focuses on 70% of the endemic birds|
|Other attractions||Wildlife viewing, culture.|
|Acommodation:||Basic to comfortable hotels and lodges – as per availability in the areas.|
Early morning depart. Birding at Tsarasoatra Lake, a Ramsar Site. Drive eastwards to Andasibe/Périnet. Birding on the way. On arrival, birding at Analamazaotra National Park. Night walk at VOIMMA Reserve.
Early morning depart to Iaroka Reserve, a nearby primary rainforest managed by the local community. Whole day birding.
Early morning depart to Maromizaha Reserve. Half day birding and heading back to Antananarivo.
Full day drive to Ampijoroa/Ankarafantsika Reserve.
Birding immersion at Ankarantsika forest and savannah as well as in the Lake Ravelobe. Morning and afternoon hikes.
Early depart to Mahajanga then to Ampitolova marshes.
Fly back to Antananarivo.
End of the tours.
This program is subject to adjustment as per the
flight schedules . +/- 1 day to might be added consequently.