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ULTIMATE MADAGASCAR

Saturday 31st October - Tuesday 24th November 2015

Daniel Lopez Velasco

The amazing Helmet Vanga is probably the most wanted of all Madagascar's special birds (Dani Lopez Velasco)

The amazing Helmet Vanga is probably the most wanted of all Madagascar's special birds (Dani Lopez Velasco)

This year’s Ultimate Madagascar tour delivered once again an impressive selection of Malagasy specialities including excellent views of all of the Ground Rollers, Asitys, Couas and Mesites plus the spectacular Cuckoo Roller and, for those who undertook the extension to the Masoala Peninsular where we saw Helmet and Bernier's Vangas, all of the Madagascar Vangas too. Aside from the birds we found a fine selection of Lemurs – no less than 23 species- and some cracking reptiles too. Despite some hassles, especially concerning Air Madagascar, the tour logistics ran relatively smoothly, at least for Madagascar standards, and the weather throughout was generally fine and sunny.

Schlegel's Asity, another of Madagascar's gaudy endemic birds (Dani Lopez Velasco)

Schlegel's Asity, another of Madagascar's gaudy endemic birds (Dani Lopez Velasco)