courtesy of Hal Gordon
• Wildlife • Parks & Reserves •
September 20-October 5, 2011
An outstanding introduction
to the nature reserves and unique
wildlife of Madagascar, this 16-day expedition offers travel enthusiasts an exceptional
opportunity to become acquainted with the cultural heritage, flora, and
fauna of Madagascar.
Here, on the fourth largest island in the world,
isolated from the African continent for 30 million years, is a spectacular
flora and fauna, unlike that found anywhere else in the world. Ninety-five
percent of the lemurs and reptiles, 81 percent of the flowering plants,
98 percent of the palms, and many birds are simply found nowhere else.
the charming capital city of Madagascar. Visit the renowned Parc de Tsimbazaza
and Natural History Museum, explore the European District, and sample
a pastry at the Hotel Colbert in this captivating city of hills.
Reserve, on the sandy red banks of the Mandrare River, an internationally
acclaimed wildlife reserve in the semi-arid south. Enjoy a profusion of
ring-tailed lemurs, sifakas, lepilemurs, and flying foxes, as well as
the unique spiny desert, couas, cuckoo-rollers, vasa parrots, and other
birds found only in Madagascar.
National Park, an extraordinary landscape in the southwest with
dramatic sandstone ridges sculpted by wind and water into intriguing formations.
• Nosy Be, Madagascar’s favorite resort on the Indian Ocean. Enjoy coral and tropical fish, snorkeling and swimming, and a special boat excursion to Nosy Komba to see the sacred black lemurs.
Reserve, just a short distance from Antananarivo. Look for the
largest of the lemurs, the indri, noted for its ear-shattering cries and
agility in traveling through the rainforest.
Also of interest will
be the intriguing cultural heritage of Madagascar, with antecedents from
Africa, and Europe.
$3,995 + air.
Brochure (Requires an Adobe pdf reader to view)
is a Malagasy treasure -- his knowledge and his amiability were outstanding.
Our local guides were also top notch."
"The trails and ease of seeing wildlife at Berenty were unsurpassed.""Your guide is an outstanding leader with a deep understanding
of the wildlife and culture. He is well organized and has a great
sense of humor."
"This was our fifth Betchart tour. All have been great adventures."
Please call Bob Nansen at Betchart Expeditions Inc.
Telephone (800) 252-4910 or (408) 252-4910
Fax (408) 252-1444