Dr. Charlie Gardner
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.
This journey includes some long walks. In order to provide travellers with exclusive accommodation at the Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge and Mandrare River Camp, the group will be divided. Group One visits Mandrare River Camp on Days 5-8 and Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge on Days 8-11. Group Two does the reverse. Your guest host, Charlie, will remain at Mandrare on Days 5-11 while your local escort stays at Manafiafy. The featured itinerary relates to the programme scheduled for Group One.
To provide you with flexibility and the latest flight offers, we don’t include international flights. Our specialists will be able to find the best travel options to suit you.
As long as we have at least two people booked on an A&K Escorted Tour, it will take place. So you don’t need to worry about a last-minute phone call saying your holiday has to be cancelled. If you’re committed to going, then so are we.