indagare insider journey discovering madagascar

Marvels of Madagascar with Lee Fuller

Just off the southeastern coast of Africa, Madagascar is home to diverse ecosystems—including lush tropical rainforests, baobab groves and vibrant coral reefs—that support the world’s greatest concentration of unique species: over 80 percent of the biodiversity in Madagascar is found nowhere else on Earth. Famous for its lively, adorable lemurs, the island is also occupied by other fascinating inhabitants like chameleons and flying foxes—and new species are constantly being discovered. Many of these creatures are critically endangered, making Madagascar the only and, perhaps, last place to see them in the wild. This precious island is one of the few remaining frontiers for developing life on Earth—and as the environment is increasingly threatened, we believe that travel to places like Madagascar can perform a meaningful role in their survival.

See this wondrous place for yourself—and help protect it—this November, on an intimate expedition with celebrated naturalist guide and Madagascar environmentalist Lee Fuller.

A spot on this trip may be reserved with a nonrefundable 50% deposit, per person, with payment due in full on July 30, 2023.

To learn more about traveling to Madagascar, read this article from Indagare founder Melissa Biggs Bradley, who visited the island in 2018.

What to Expect

For this special journey, we are thrilled to partner with Lee Fuller to give you unmatched access to Madagascar. Highlights of this itinerary include the opportunity to:

  • Explore one of the most precious, untouched island gems of the Indian Ocean with your host, Lee Fuller, an acclaimed safari guide and former resident of Madagascar, on day and night forest walks, hikes and aquatic adventures.
  • Join scientists, NGOs and conservationists to explore such natural oases as Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Anjajavy Reserve and Moramba Bay. Venture through rainforests and tropical lagoons to observe rare and critically endangered species in the wild, including lemurs, flying foxes, fish eagles and giant tortoises.
  • Participate in conservation initiatives through expert-led environmental education and visits to local villages, to discover Malagasy culture and to protect the natural marvels of Madagascar for generations to come.
  • Experience true outdoor adventure in a wonderland of natural landscapes— a kaleidoscope of colors and shapes—that have been traversed by few others before you.
  • Relax at Anjajavy Le Lodge, an eco-luxury resort located on a nearly 18,000-acre rainforest reserve, and enjoy activities like snorkeling, yoga and boat cruising.
  • Explore the history, architecture and cuisine of Madagascar’s vibrant capital Antananarivo (fondly known as “Tana”).
  • Travel in good conscience, knowing that your entire trip has been set up as a carbon-neutral expedition, designed by our team with special care to reduce unnecessary energy waste. Additionally, a portion of the trip’s cost will go towards supporting community conservation initiatives on the ground.
  • Worry less, experience more: Indagare’s expert team will help you navigate a safe and rewarding travel experience. Plus: you’ll have complimentary 24/7 access to the emergency services of Global Rescue on the ground.

Please note that elements of the itinerary may change.

The health and safety of our travelers is our No. 1 priority. We are committed to upholding the highest safety standards, while providing world-class hospitality and a seamless travel experience. For any questions, please reach out to our team at

  • When
    November 4 – 13, 2023
  • Length
    10 days / 9 nights
  • Type of Traveler
    Adventurers , Trailblazers , Do Gooders

This Journey's Host


Originally from South Africa, Lee Fuller is an acclaimed safari guide who has worked in bush and rainforest habitats across Southern and East Africa, as well as the Indian Ocean islands, for two decades. After starting his career with the luxury safari company Singita, Lee developed a passion for the otherworldly ecosystems of Madagascar. He has guided numerous nature-focused trips throughout the island, and, prior to the pandemic, spent part of each year living on Nosy Komba. An aficionado of all things outdoor adventure, Lee also specializes in mountain biking, fishing and hiking.

In Lee’s own words: “Madagascar, the fourth largest island in the world, has been described as the eighth continent. Naturalists will marvel at the endemic fauna and flora, most of which is found nowhere else on earth. The people of Madagascar have a fascinating history and are culturally rich beyond imagination. The beaches are magnificent, with warm water lapping onto beautiful white-sand beaches and palm trees silhouetted against the setting sun.”

Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

Trip Details

In preparation for the journey, members will also receive a comprehensive departure package that includes an itinerary, packing list, accommodations overview and other important information.

  • When
    November 4 – 13, 2023
  • Length
    10 days / 9 nights
  • Group Size
    Up to 8 travelers
  • Host
    Lee Fuller
  • From


  • Accommodations as detailed in the itinerary (10 nights total). Indagare can arrange higher accommodation upgrades, subject to availability
  • All meals and beverages, as detailed in the itinerary
  • All guided touring, admission fees, conservation levies and activities, as detailed in the itinerary
  • Group arrival and departure transfers from the Tana airport, airport assistance and group transfers throughout Madagascar—including Cessna Grand Caravan small-aircraft charters between lodges and 4x4 vehicles with air conditioning—as detailed in itinerary
  • A donation to the Mitsinjo conservation initiative
  • Expert guides and drivers, including your host and the 24/7 support of Indagare’s partners on the ground
  • The services of Indagare’s expert travel team to plan all Journey details, international flights and trip extensions for those who want to arrive early or stay later in the arrival or departure cities (costs not included)
  • 24/7 access to Global Rescue emergency medical, security and evacuation services for the duration of the trip


  • Transportation to/from Madagascar, visa fees and transfers outside of those that are scheduled
  • Meals not specified and alcoholic beverages other than those included in the meals
  • Optional activities and personal items and expenses
  • All gratuities
  • Trip insurance (highly recommended—please let us know if you would like to see quotes)
  • Custom trip planning for add-on travel to destinations not included in the Journey is available; please inquire
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control (change in flights, cancellations, political disturbances, natural phenomena)
Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

What To Read

Indagare has selected articles from our website and magazine to prepare you for your journey. Peruse inspiring slideshows, insider tips, reading lists and more.

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