We at Rockjumper have an unbeatable reputation in Madagascar, having run more than 100 tours over the past decade to the world’s fourth-largest island. In fact, Madagascar is often referred to as the ‘Eighth Continent’ due to its size and incredible biological diversity. Its exceptional fauna and flora have evolved over millions of years of isolation into a remarkable selection of utterly unique and often spectacular wildlife. This legendary uniqueness is nowhere better reflected than in its birds, and the island hosts no less than five endemic bird families (the ground rollers, cuckoo roller, mesites, Malagasy warblers and vangas)! But the wonder of Madagascar extends well beyond its avifauna and we also spend time seeking out and marvelling at the amazing lemurs, colourful chameleons and fascinating flora of this appropriately named “laboratory of evolution.” Virtually every plant and animal on the island is endemic; but sadly, most are threatened by continued deforestation, thus making Madagascar one of those “must-visit-soon” destinations, not to mention a region in urgent need of immediate ecological preservation.

Top Birds

Subdesert, Brown & White-breasted Mesites; Cuckoo Roller; Pitta-like, Scaly, Short-legged, Long-tailed & Rufous-headed Ground Rollers; Blue, Giant, Running, Red-capped, Verreaux’s & Red-breasted Couas; Schlegel’s & Velvet Asitys; Common & Yellow-bellied Sunbird-Asitys; Helmet, Crossley's, Bernier's, Nuthatch, Hook-billed, Lafresnaye’s, Red-shouldered, Van Dam's, Chabert, Red-tailed, Blue, & Sickle-billed Vangas; Forest Rock Thrush; Appert’s Tetraka; Madagascar Plover; Thamnornis; Madagascar & Madagascar Sacred Ibises; Madagascar Fish Eagle; Henst's Goshawk; Bernier’s Teal; Madagascar Wood Rail; Brown Emutail.

Top Mammals

Indri; Ring-tailed, Golden-brown Mouse, Hubbard's Sportive Lemurs; Diademed & Verreaux’s Sifakas, Fosa (rare)

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

170 - 180

Other Attractions

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

Photographic Opportunities

incredible

What our clients say about us

Stephan Lorenz
SW, Madagascar 2022

Stephan was an excellent guide and leader. Excellent knowledge, bags of energy, calm and attentive to the needs of the group. Accommodation and food generally very good and local ground agent had logistics well sorted - even internal flights all to plan.

David Hoddinott
JV, Madagascar 2019

Another excellent Rockjumper trip. David did a good job meeting our needs through the whole trip.

Robert Williams
TJ & AJ, Madagascar 2018

Our leader, Rob Williams, was extremely knowledgeable, had a good sense of humour and was keen to see as many species as possible. He helped group members locate more difficult species.

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.

Adam Walleyn
RR, Madagascar

Adam Walleyn went above and beyond to find just about everything there was to see. His knowledge of herps, mammals and birds is very comprehensive.

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 * GBP6,690 * EUR7,865 * AUD12,844

Single Supplement: USD1,200 * GBP945 * EUR1,111 * AUD1,814

Flight costs: USD1,530 * GBP1,205 * EUR1,417 * AUD2,313

Can be linked with: Madagascar - Ranomafana Extension III 2024

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 * GBP6,926 * EUR8,143 * AUD13,298

Single Supplement: USD1,350 * GBP1,063 * EUR1,250 * AUD2,041

Flight costs: USD1,700 * GBP1,339 * EUR1,574 * AUD2,570

Can be linked with: Madagascar - Ranomafana Extension I 2025

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 * GBP6,926 * EUR8,143 * AUD13,298

Single Supplement: USD1,350 * GBP1,063 * EUR1,250 * AUD2,041

Flight costs: USD1,700 * GBP1,339 * EUR1,574 * AUD2,570

Can be linked with: Madagascar - Ranomafana Extension II 2025

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 * GBP7,167 * EUR8,425 * AUD13,759

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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 * GBP7,167 * EUR8,425 * AUD13,759

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