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Best time to go

April - November

Holiday length

11 nights

Price guide

From £6,180pp

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Holiday type

Escorted Tour


A Naturalist’s Guide to Madagascar with Dr. Charlie Gardner: Escorted Tour

Delve deep into Madagascar in the company of Dr. Charlie Gardner – a renowned naturalist, who has worked as an advisor for WWF, Madagascar National Parks as well as on David Attenborough’s BBC series Madagascar. From Andasibe to Mandrare River, you’ll spot lemur, sifaka and the Red Island’s multitude of endemic birdlife. Meet the Atandroy tribe to discover their culture. See their tombs in the sacred spiny forest. Chill out at Manafiafy for an indulgent but adventurous beach break. This unspoiled wonderland is waiting for you.

Guaranteed departure and maximum group size of 18 guests.

Departure dates (2018) 
Per person from
Single supplement
11 November  £6,220  £1,565
Departure dates (2019) Per person from Single supplement
15 April £6,180 £1,100
23 June £6,180 £1,100
10 November £6,180 £1,100

Growing up in Africa and around the Indian Ocean, Dr. Charlie Gardner caught the wildlife bug at an early age and has been fascinated by the natural world ever since. First visiting Madagascar in the early 1980s, the experience was to shape his life and 30 years on he is living his dream of being a conservationist on the Great Red Isle. Charlie has worked as a scientific advisor for WWF as well as Madagascar National Parks and the award winning marine conservationists Blue Ventures. He completed a PhD in 2014 and has published some 50 papers on Madagascar’s wildlife and its conservation, including the discovery of several new species unknown to science. He has appeared on wildlife documentaries and assisted with the filming of Sir David Attenborough’s BBC series Madagascar. Engaging and passionate about Madagascar, Charlie makes the perfect companion on this incredible journey.


The price shown is per person, based on two sharing. It excludes international flights.

To hold a place on this tour please call 01242 547 892.

Minimum participant age is 12 years. Subject to availability.

For further details of what is included on this trip, please scroll down to the 'inclusions' section below.

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  • Limited to just 18 guests
  • English speaking resident tour director and local guides
  • One-on-one interaction with your engaging host, Dr. Charlie Gardner
  • Wildlife viewing in Perinet and Mantadia National Parks
  • Nature walks and lemur spotting
  • Cultural interaction with the Atandroy tribe
  • Sundowners at Mandrare River
  • Ancestral tombs of the sacred spiny forest
  • Enjoy the beach and rainforest at Manafiafy
  • 10 dinners, 9 lunches
  • Full breakfast daily 
  • International airport meet & greet with private transfers
  • Entrance fees and taxes