Magical Madagascar: evolution and zoology
Date:11 August 2020 to 24 August 2020
Price:From £3,495 per person (single room supplement £630)
Cut off from the African mainland more than 100 million years ago, the flora, fauna and wildlife of Madagascar have evolved independently from the rest of the world. As a result, nearly eighty percent of its species exist nowhere else on earth. Despite deforestation, the island remains one of the most beautiful and fascinating places on Earth, and much of its natural heritage continues to flourish in its parks. On this journey, under the expert guidance of Dr Herizo Andrianandrasana, you will explore Madagascar’s fascinating national parks in search of lemurs, chameleons, orchids, baobabs, geckoes, and so much more.
Dr Herizo Andrianandrasana, Research Associate, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
Herizo is a conservation practitioner who is devoted to identifying ways to achieve conservation success in developing countries.
- Explore the flora and fauna of this unique island, which was uninhabited by man until just 2,000 years ago
- Benefit from Herzio’s in-depth knowledge gained through 17 years of working for the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust’s Madagascar Programme
- Search for the island’s endemic species that have evolved as a result Madagascar’s isolation
- Explore its national parks, from the lush rainforests of Andasibe and Ranomafana to the spiny desert of Reniala Botanical Gardens and coastal mangroves of Ifaty
- Discover many of the 103 species and sub-species of lemurs
- Find numerous other endemic species, such as the island’s incredible chameleons and 300 species of birds
- Enjoy snorkelling and swimming in the warm sea of the Mozambique channel
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