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Marvels of Madagascar

Explore one of the most precious, untouched island gems of the Indian Ocean with an acclaimed safari guide on this once-in-a-lifetime journey.

What to Expect

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 90 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.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Explore one of the most precious, untouched island gems of the Indian Ocean with your host, Lee Fuller, an acclaimed safari guide and part-time resident of Madagascar.
  • Join scientists 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 visits to local villages that will protect the natural marvels of Madagascar for generations to come.
  • Enjoy activities like snorkeling, water-skiing and boat cruises.
  • Experience true outdoor adventure in a wonderland of natural landscapes that have been traversed by few others before you.
  • Stay at Anjajavy Le Lodge, an eco-luxury resort located on a nearly 18,000-acre rainforest reserve.
Current
  • When
    November 1 – 9, 2019
  • Length
    9 days / 8 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 nearly 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 he spends 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. I have been visiting Madagascar for seventeen years and it is, quite simply, my favorite place to guide in all of Africa! And yet it is a country in peril, with a growing human population that is placing the landscapes and wildlife of this fragile ecosystem under tremendous pressure. The more people that experience Madagascar first-hand and understand it, the higher the chance we have of protecting and saving this marvelous place. I hope you will join me on this trailblazing journey.”

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 1 – 9, 2019
  • Length
    9 days / 8 nights
  • Group Size
    Up to 12 travelers
  • Host
    Lee Fuller
  • From
    $10,550

Includes

  • All accommodations indicated in the itinerary
  • All meals and beverages indicated in the itinerary
  • All activities indicated in the itinerary
  • Airport assistance and transfers upon arrival and departure, as indicated in the itinerary, including private charter flights in between Antananarivo and Anjajavy
  • Expert, English-speaking guides, as well as your host, Lee Fuller
  • The services of our Madagascar partners and emergency contacts

Excludes

  • International airfare, airport taxes and visa fees
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended—please ask our team if you would like to see a quote)
  • Additional meals and alcoholic beverages
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control (change in flights, cancellations, political disturbances, natural phenomena)
  • Items of personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, etc.
  • Optional activities
Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

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