- Silky Sifaka and other rare Lemurs
- Iconic Helmet vanga and a plethora of Malagasy rainforest birds
- Leaf-tailed geckos, Climbing mantellas and 'herps' galore
- Spectacular mountain rainforest scenery
- Getting away from it all; wild Madagascar at its best!
We are delighted to once again be offering tours for active wildlife enthusiasts to magnificent and rugged Marojejy National Park in the remote north-eastern Malagasy rainforests. This incredibly impressive 55,000 ha national park has long been appreciated among adventurous wildlife enthusiasts for its evocative rainforest scenery and diverse fauna.
The World Heritage Site of Atsinanana Rainforests, which Marojejy is a part of, is the rainiest corner of Madagascar with up to 5 meters of precipitation per anum being recorded, so you should aim to visit this area from late August to mid December, to get the best value out of your experience and to enjoy prolific wildlife sightings.
Given the terrain and the infrastructure in place for tourists, we must emphasise that Marojejy is suitable only for travellers with a reasonable level of fitness - see our notes in the park description. There are some arduous slopes and narrow trails, which can be slippery during or after wet weather. For those who are able to handle these conditions, Marojejy presents a wildlife experience which is regularly rated by our clients as their trip highlight.
Mammals present in the park include the critically endangered Silky sifaka or 'Forest angel'; White-fronted lemur; Northern bamboo lemur; Ringtailed vontsira (aka mongoose) and various nocturnal lemurs. Birders will be in their element, with the area's icon being the bizarre Helmet vanga, almost always spotted by our guests. There are other rainforest rarities such as Henst's goshawk; Pitta-like, Scaly and Short-legged ground-rollers; Red-breasted coua, Velvet and Yellow-bellied sunbird asity; Gray-crowned greenbul and the inexplicably scarce Bernier's vanga. Herpetologists will be in their element, with a large variety of Chameleons, geckoes (notably various Uroplatus species), snakes and frogs in evidence.
Accommodation is comprised of three small camps at different elevations; facilities are basic (shared); there is no generator for power and all supplies are brought along from Sambava and taken up the mountain by porters. A cook accompanies the camp staff, and all our clients have been impressed with the food. This really is 'soft adventure' at its best; these trips almost require expedition level preparation.
Day 1 Antananarivo - Sambava (flight)
Day 2 Sambava - Marojejy (drive) - Camp Mantella/ Camp 1
Day 3 Marojejy - walking: Camp Mantella - Camp Marojejia
Day 4 Marojejy - walking: Camp Simpona - Camp Mantella
Day 5 Marojejy - Sambava (walk and drive)
Day 6 Sambava - Antananarivo (flight)
Day 7 Departure (or continue programme)
- Return International Flights as per the itinerary
- All airport taxes and security charges
- Accommodation and meals as specified
- Transfers as specified
- Activities and excursions as specified
- All entrace fees on sightseeing tours as specified
- Travel Insurance
- Any meals not specified in the itinerary
- Tips and gratuities
- Optional excursions
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- We've been leading wildlife travel since our first South Africa tours over 25 years ago
- Our Travel Specialists have lived in their specialist area for years
- We work with local guides to immerse you deeper in our diverse range of experiences
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- You'll speak to your own expert who'll share their first-hand knowledge
- We'll make your itinerary seamless with 24/7 emergency contact available
- Your Travel Specialist will listen to ensure you have the best chance of seeing the wildlife you love
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- We take care to actively contribute to the conservation of environments we visit
- For select countries, we make a charitable donation on your behalf when you make your booking
- We've partnered with conservation experts and NGOs to curate responsible tours