Please note: the tour logistics are like to change (tour will be reduced in length, and Ranomafana will become an optional extension). Changes will be confirmed shortly.

 

Our three-week Comprehensive Madagascar birding and wildlife tours are set to take in as much of this biological melting pot as possible during our time here. Madagascar’s size and millions of years of isolation have led to a remarkable selection of utterly unique and often spectacular fauna and flora. We will explore a number of this island’s most awe-inspiring habitats – from the bird-rich sites of the eastern rainforest zone and the astonishing Spiny Desert around Ifaty to the deciduous woodlands of the north-west and everything Tolkienesque in between – as we search for our quarry.

Equally as (if not more) awe-inspiring than the habitats is this island’s avifauna, whose presence in the flesh make superlatives seem inadequate, and we hope to see representatives of all of Madagascar’s endemic bird families during our time here: ground rollers; Cuckoo Roller; mesites; Malagasy warblers and vangas! Other than endemic families, we also stand a chance to see Madagascar Fish Eagle, Madagascar Sacred Ibis, Red-breasted Coua, Yellow-bellied Sunbird-Asity, Benson’s Rock Thrush and Appert’s Tetraka.

Besides the birds, we experience up to 27 lemur species (including the regal Indri and world-famous dancing Sifakas), other mammals from civets to strange tenrecs (the planet’s most primitive mammals), dozens of species of chameleons, cryptic leaf-tailed geckos and other bizarre reptiles and amphibians, and even some of the world’s most outlandish insects (such as the celebrated Giraffe-necked Weevil)!

Join us for a truly comprehensive birding and wildlife tour of this otherworldly land!

Top Birds

Subdesert, Brown & White-breasted Mesite, Cuckoo Roller, Long-tailed Ground Roller, Blue & Red-breasted Coua, Schlegel’s & Velvet Asity, Nuthatch & Sickle-billed Vanga, Yellow-bellied Sunbird-Asity, Forest Rock Thrush, Appert’s Tetraka, Madagascar Plover, Thamnornis, Madagascar & Madagascar Sacred Ibis, Madagascar Fish Eagle, Henst's Goshawk, Bernier’s Teal , Madagascar Wood Rail, Brown Emutail

Top Mammals

Indri, Ring-tailed Lemur, Diademed & Verreaux’s Sifaka, Golden & Greater Bamboo Lemur, Golden-brown Mouse Lemur, Hubbard's Sportive Lemur, Fosa

Habitats Covered

rainforest, riparian forest, deciduous woodland, spiny desert, mudflats, wetlands

Expected Climate

warm to very hot, cooler evenings in highlands, some rainfall possible

Max Group Size

8 with 1 Rockjumper leader & local leader

Tour Pace & Walking

moderate to brisk

Accommodation

basic but comfortable hotels and lodges

Ease of Birding

mostly unchallenging but several difficult rainforest skulkers

Number of Species Expected

190 - 200

Other Attractions

spiny forest, Berenty, strange herps & insects, coral reefs, shopping, culture

Photographic Opportunities

incredible

What our clients say about us

Adam Walleyn
MF, Madagascar 2018

Honestly, I didn't know what to expect since this was my first birding specific trip, and it exceeded my expectations. Seeing all the endemic birds, mammals and reptiles was a once in a lifetime experience I will always remember. Adam Walleyn is a great guide who is extremely knowledgeable about most things "Madagascar." And he has balanced the skills of keeping us all on track and being fun to hang around with - so many interesting stories about his travels.

David Hoddinott
D, Madagascar Comprehensive

David Hoddinott is the best!! He is tenacious about getting all participants on all birds!

Adam Walleyn
KO & MD, Madagascar 2018

Adam Walleyn was amazing, and we will definitely be looking into arranging a private Rockjumper tour with him in the future. Not only did he have extensive knowledge of the birds, but also the other flora and fauna, as well as some of the historical aspects of Madagascar.

David Hoddinott
HH, 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!

Adam Walleyn
RV, 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.

Madagascar - Comprehensive III 2024

20 Oct 2024 - 06 Nov 2024 (18 days)

USD8,495 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Gregory de Klerk

Tour price (Per person): USD8,495 * GBP6,692 * EUR7,868 * AUD12,850

Single Supplement: USD1,200 * GBP945 * EUR1,111 * AUD1,815

Flight costs: USD1,530 * GBP1,205 * EUR1,417 * AUD2,314

Madagascar - Comprehensive I 2025

12 Oct 2025 - 29 Oct 2025 (18 days)

USD8,795 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Lev Frid

Tour price (Per person): USD8,795 * GBP6,929 * EUR8,146 * AUD13,304

Single Supplement: USD1,350 * GBP1,064 * EUR1,250 * AUD2,042

Flight costs: USD1,700 * GBP1,339 * EUR1,575 * AUD2,572

Madagascar - Comprehensive II 2025

17 Nov 2025 - 04 Dec 2025 (18 days)

USD8,795 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Stuart Elsom

Tour price (Per person): USD8,795 * GBP6,929 * EUR8,146 * AUD13,304

Single Supplement: USD1,350 * GBP1,064 * EUR1,250 * AUD2,042

Flight costs: USD1,700 * GBP1,339 * EUR1,575 * AUD2,572

Madagascar - Comprehensive I 2026

01 Oct 2026 - 18 Oct 2026 (18 days)

USD9,100 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: André Bernon

Pricing notes : *Prices are estimated and dates may change*

Tour price (Per person): USD9,100 * GBP7,169 * EUR8,429 * AUD13,765

Madagascar - Comprehensive II 2026

13 Nov 2026 - 30 Nov 2026 (18 days)

USD9,100 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Lev Frid

Pricing notes : *Prices are estimated and dates may change*

Tour price (Per person): USD9,100 * GBP7,169 * EUR8,429 * AUD13,765

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