There are 14 tours available in Madagascar
There are 14 tours available in Madagascar
Madagascar - Birds and Big Game - Kruger Extension I 2018
10 Jul 2018 - 15 Jul 2018 (6 days)
Tour Leader: Greg de Klerk
Can be linked with: Madagascar - Highlights I 2018
Tour Price (Per Person): ZAR24,250
Spaces Available
Madagascar - Highlights I 2018
15 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018 (15 days)
Tour Leader: Greg de Klerk
Can be linked with: Madagascar - Birds and Big Game - Kruger Extension I 2018
Tour Price (Per Person): USD5,350
2 Spaces Available
Madagascar - Comprehensive I 2018
30 Jul 2018 - 19 Aug 2018 (21 days)
Tour Leader: Greg de Klerk

Tour Price (Per Person): USD7,850
Spaces Available
Madagascar - Birds and Big Game - Kruger Extension II 2018
19 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018 (6 days)
Tour Leader: Greg de Klerk
Can be linked with: Madagascar - Comprehensive I 2018
Tour Price (Per Person): ZAR24,250
Spaces Available
Madagascar - Comprehensive II 2018
7 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018 (21 days)
Tour Leader: Robert Williams

Tour Price (Per Person): USD7,850
1 Space Available
Madagascar - Highlights II 2018
13 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018 (15 days)
Tour Leader: Adam Walleyn

Tour Price (Per Person): USD5,350
No Spaces Available
Madagascar - Comprehensive IV 2018
27 Oct 2018 - 16 Nov 2018 (21 days)
Tour Leader: Rockjumper Guide TBC

Tour Price (Per Person): USD7,850
Spaces Available
Madagascar - Masoala Peninsula Extension 2018
27 Oct 2018 - 1 Nov 2018 (6 days)
Tour Leader: Robert Williams
Can be linked with: Madagascar - Comprehensive II 2018
Tour Price (Per Person): USD2,100
3 Spaces Available
Madagascar - Mega 2018
27 Oct 2018 - 29 Nov 2018 (34 days)
Tour Leader: Richard Lindie

Tour Price (Per Person): USD15,250
Spaces Available
Madagascar - Budget Birding 2018
28 Oct 2018 - 7 Nov 2018 (11 days)
Tour Leader: Adam Walleyn

Tour Price (Per Person): USD3,600
Spaces Available
Madagascar - Comprehensive III 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 21 Nov 2018 (21 days)
Tour Leader: Robert Williams
Can be linked with: Madagascar - Masoala Peninsula Extension 2018
Tour Price (Per Person): USD7,850
2 Spaces Available
Madagascar - Wildlife of a Magical Island 2018
8 Nov 2018 - 19 Nov 2018 (12 days)
Can be linked with: Madagascar - Ranomafana Extension 2018
Tour Price (Per Person): USD5,100
Spaces Available
Madagascar - Ranomafana Extension 2018
19 Nov 2018 - 23 Nov 2018 (5 days)
Can be linked with: Madagascar - Wildlife of a Magical Island 2018
Tour Price (Per Person): USD1,750
Spaces Available

Madagascar Birding Tours

 
Madagascar is the world’s fourth-largest island and is often referred to as the “Eighth Continent”. Its exceptional fauna and flora have evolved during millions of years of isolation and of the 200 bird species regularly recorded on the island, no fewer than 140 are endemic or near endemic, including 5 endemic bird families! However, the wonder of Madagascar extends well beyond its avifauna; this “laboratory of evolution” teems with unique wildlife including over 100 species of amazing lemurs, colorful chameleons, outlandish insects and fascinating flora.

Rockjumper’s 3-week Madagascar Comprehensive birding tour offers an all-encompassing overview of this remarkable island. We visit key habitats, ranging from the deciduous woodlands of the northwest, to the Tolkienesque spiny forests of the south and the rainforests blanketing the island’s eastern spine. Avian highlights include the spectacular Schlegel’s Asity, Rufous-headed Ground Roller, Subdesert Mesite and Sickle-billed Vanga. We also stand a chance of encountering up to 27 lemur species, including “dancing” sifakas and the unforgettable singing of the Indri. Other highlights range from strange tenrecs to cryptic leaf-tailed geckos and the bizarre Giraffe-necked Weevil.

Our Masoala Extension takes us to this little-explored and extremely beautiful part of the island, which protects Madagascar’s last remaining extensive area of lowland rainforest and harbors some very special and exotic birds and mammals. Targets include the fabulous Helmet and rare Bernier’s Vanga, Madagascar Serpent Eagle, Red Owl, Brown Mesite and Red-breasted Coua, while mammalian possibilities include the beautiful Red Ruffed Lemur and a wealth of other exciting species.

For our Madagascar Highlights tour we have cherry-picked the very best of Madagascar and are offering it as a shorter package. This tour still produces all 5 endemic bird families, plus an exciting selection of lemurs and other representative wildlife. Our Budget Madagascar Birding tour provides the birder with a fantastic opportunity for observing the highlights of the island’s birds and wildlife at a much reduced cost.

Madagascar’s Remote North – Pochard & Endangered Endemics tour is an “off-the-beaten-track” birding adventure in search of some of the world’s rarest birds. We will visit isolated lakes holding the last population of the recently rediscovered Madagascar Pochard and the lowland rainforests of the Masoala Peninsula where the outrageous Helmet Vanga occurs. Other targets include Sakalava Rail, Madagascar Serpent Eagle, Red Owl and Slender-billed Flufftail. We now offer the chance of locating every single Malagasy endemic with the introduction of our brand new Tsingy Wood Rail Extension. This short venture into a bizarre tsingy (razor-sharp limestone karst) formation gives an excellent chance of finding this new addition to the ever-growing Madagascar bird list. This area is also famous for its lemurs, of which the localized Decken’s Sifaka is the most notable. (Please note: this tour is only offered as a private departure. For further information, contact Cuan on private@rockjumperbirding.com) 

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What our clients say about tours to Madagascar

  • Our Madagascar experience surpassed our wildest dreams. We didn’t even realise it was a ‘birding trip’ but David ensured that we saw much much more. The birds were great anyway, especially the pursuit of the magical Helmet Vanga! An unforgettable experience!

    HH, Madagascar
  • Just a short note to say that I thought Heinz did a great job with the Masoala extension—he’s a a sharp birder, energetic, and very personable with a lot of good stories! I look forward to traveling on another trip with him…

    JT, Madagascar 2015
  • David was very open and earnest. His english was excellent being that it is not his first language…. We very much enjoyed our time with him one to two on the extension

    GS, Madagascar
  • Recently back at home from our fantastic tour in Madagascar, I wanted to offer thanks to all for the excellent times we enjoyed.  For us, the exuberant and superbly-skilled leadership of Rich Lindie was a delight and gave us such a greater measure of understanding to the natural wonders as well as a bit of the cultural aspects of the unique island.  We had a great time, and we certainly saw a tremendous variety of the birds, mammals, and many other creatures as well as strange and wonderful plant life of the “Eighth Continent”.  Thanks to Cuan and all the staff for assisting in the planning stages.  Above all, however, thanks to Rich for giving his all to ensure a successful and thoroughly delightful tour…. From start to finish, a most memorable trip, and our highest recommendation to Rockjumper for the entire experience.

    TF, Madagascar
  • You have made a very good decision in hiring David Erterius. He is a great young man and will be a very good guide for your company.

    SM, Madagascar
  • David is a terrific guide – very friendly and lovely to travel with.

    WR, Madagascar
  • Everything was done by all staff to make the trip safe, fun and targets (birds, lemurs, etc) were actively sought out

    MR, Madagascar
  • Wayne has great people skills and is a lot of fun to bird with. His research and aid to identifying the birds is outstanding.

    SC, Madagascar
  • David was a terrific guide and traveling companion. He managed everything from birding to people to logistics like a veteran. We’d love to travel with him again any time

    WW, Madagascar
  • With Adam Walleyn as our guide, it was hard to imagine how the trip could have been any better. Madagascar is certainly a challenging place, but his experience and ability to help us know what to expect were invaluable. As far as seeing birds, my expectations were exceeded. A great trip.

    RV, Madagascar
  • Just a postscript to reiterate our appreciation for the wonderful tour around Madagascar you led. We both had a great time. Your enthusiasm and day-to-day attention to assure we all had a successful birding experience and overview of the unique biodiversity [is] not to be forgotten.

    JB & BB, Madagascar
  • I’d like to thank you all for a fantastic Madagascar Comprehensive trip. Crystal and Alison were so helpful with all the pre-trip stuff; Glen and Fano made the trip so smooth and successful in every way and the local guides were fantastically skilled.

    MM, Madagascar
  • David Hoddinott is the best!! He is tenacious about getting all participants on all birds!

    D, Madagascar Comprehensive