$6,890.

Antananarivo Anjozorobe Andasibe Palmarium

Apr 14, 2018. 14 nights. 5–7 pax. $450 in single room.

Extension: Ranomafana Ambalavao Isalo Ifaty

$6,590. Apr 28, 2018. 13 nights. 5–7 pax. $450 in single room.

Tour leaders: Frank Pichardo, Sebastián Di Doménico

Included: Package based on two people sharing a room. All meals and accommodation. All river and road transfers. Guides and tour leaders. Park entrance fees. Travel money safety insurance. Package based on...Package based on two people sharing a room. All meals and accommodation. All river and road transfers. Guides and tour leaders. Park entrance fees. Travel money safety insurance. Excluded: Additional nights due to flight cancellations. Alcoholic beverages, bottled water and snacks. Health insurance. International and domestic airfares. Laundry. Phone calls or messages. Photo equipment. Visa fees. Additional nights...Additional nights due to flight cancellations. Alcoholic beverages, bottled water and snacks. Health insurance. International and domestic airfares. Laundry. Phone calls or messages. Photo equipment. Visa fees.

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Anjozorobe

After a welcome beer, an overnight stay at Antananarivo and a three-hour drive, you will arrive at Anjozorobe, one of the last high plateau forests in Madagascar.

Top 5 species1. Globe-horned Chameleon
Calumma globifer
2. Thiel's Pygmy-Chameleon
Brookesia thieli
3. Satanic Leaf-tailed Gecko
Uroplatus phantasticus
4. Mossy Leaf-tailed Gecko
Uroplatus sikorae
5. Lined Day-Gecko
Phelsuma lineata
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Andasibe

After a two-hour land transfer, you will arrive at the lush rainforests of Andasibe. In this locality, up to 100 species of amphibians and 30 species of snakes have been recorded.

Top 5 species1. Mossy Leaf-tailed Gecko
Uroplatus sikorae
2. Parson's Chameleon
Calumma parsonii
3. Satanic Leaf-tailed Gecko
Uroplatus phantasticus
4. Marbled Burrowing-Frog
Scaphiophryne marmorata
5. Red Bright-eyed Frog
Boophis pyrrhus
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Palmarium

A three-hour drive from Andasibe and a two-hour motorized canoe ride will take you to Palmarium, the paradise for herpers. The lodge is beautiful and located where the forest meets the sea.

Top 5 species1. Madagascar Leaf-nosed Snake
Langaha madagascariensis
2. Panther Chameleon
Furcifer pardalis
3. Madagascar Reed-Frog
Heterixalus madagascariensis
4. Madagascar Day-Gecko
Phelsuma madagascariensis
5. Madagascar Tree-Boa
Sanzinia madagascariensis
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Ranomafana

If you join the tour extension to the south of Madagascar, you will visit the world-renowned Ranomafana national park, home to more than 200 species of amphibians and reptiles.

Top 5 species1. Baron's Mantella
Mantella baroni
2. Giant Leaf-tailed Gecko
Uroplatus fimbriatus
3. Two-banded Chameleon
Furcifer balteatus
4. Whitebelly Reed-Frog
Heterixalus madagascariensis
5. Elongate Leaf-Chameleon
Palleon nasus
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Ambalavao

Ambalavao is the first dry forest locality that you will visit. More specifically, you will visit the Anja Community Reserve, a 30 ha forested area and freshwater lake situated at the base a large cliff.

Top 5 species1. Bruno's Pygmy-Chameleon
Brookesia brunoi
2. Jewelled Chameleon
Furcifer campani
3. Spiny-tailed Gecko
Paroedura bastardi
4. Barbour's Day-Gecko
Phelsuma barbouri
5. Gradidier's Collared-Iguana
Oplurus grandidieri
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Ifaty

After nearly a month of traveling in Madagascar, you will finally see the baobabs and relax at the beach side in Ifaty, a small touristy town close to the Reniala reserve and the turtle village.

Top 5 species1. Standing's Day-Gecko
Phelsuma standingi
2. Radiated Tortoise
Astrochelys radiata
3. Antimena Chameleon
Furcifer antimena
4. Three-eyed Lizard
Chalarodon madagascariensis
5. Spiny Collared-Iguana
Oplurus cyclurus
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Uroplatus sikorae
Uroplatus phantasticus
Geckolepis maculata
Brookesia thieli
Uroplatus sikorae
Paroedura picta
Calumma gastrotaenia
Mimophis mahfalensis
Calumma parsonii
Phelsuma boehmei
Uroplatus sikorae
Furcifer major
Uroplatus phantasticus
Boophis viridis
Calumma nasutum
Boophis idae
Ithycyphus perineti
Parastenophis betsileanus
Boophis elenae
Thamnosophis lateralis
Calumma brevicorne
Phelsuma standingi
Furcifer balteatus
Boophis pyrrhus
Furcifer pardalis
Calumma parsonii
Brookesia superciliaris
Sanzinia madagascariensis
Heterixalus madagascariensis
Calumma parsonii
Calumma gallus
Boophis madagascariensis
Calumma parsonii
Sanzinia madagascariensis
Calumma crypticum
Calumma gallus
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I was able to see so many things, ranging from reptiles, to amphibians, to birds, to mammals (the different lemurs were amazing), to insects and different plants, including the baobab trees! Everything was wonderful! Our guides assisted me in seeing the different creatures, and when I wanted help, to photograph them. Our accommodations were very nice and comfortable. We visited both the eastern rainforests and the arid south/southwestern part of the country. It was a nice study in contrasts.

Mitchell and Connie Berk, United States

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The universal fantasy of biologists all the world over is to witness the sheer brilliance of Madagascar's biodiversity. I can think of none other than Tropical Herping to take you on this adventure of a lifetime. Not only will they find you invisible and infinitesimal creatures, they will give you an unforgettably joyful experience and you will come home with a portfolio of fantastic images.

Celina Chien, China

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Coming back home it is almost hard to believe that I really have taken these pictures myself. This is what travelling with TH makes it such a unique experience. Thank you, Lucas, Ale and the whole team for this unforgettable time spent together in Madagascar

Ulrike Fischer, Switzerland

Why come with us?

We find you the animals
We help you get the shot
We use the money to fund our research
We use the money to conserve the choco