Madagascar birds and wildlife vacation
Description of Madagascar birds and wildlife vacation
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
We cater for both vegetarians and vegans.
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetThis trip focuses on wildlife, especially birding. We ensure you have an expert naturalist guide who will help you to spot some of the 48 species of birds, astonishing wildlife and many birds, without disturbing them or their habitat.
We are hugely committed to conserving the wildlife and to supporting the conservation of the rainforest in Madagascar and by traveling with us you too will learn how to help with this process and you will be issued with instructions as to how to help preserve the environment which we hope you will follow.
Our local agent is very active in the reforestation work in the area and we support this both financially and physically (where possible!), since 2008 our agent has personally raised funds for over 500,000 trees to be planted and we are responsible for providing some of these trees. For every client booked on a trip to Madagascar we finance one tree per day per client through our agent. By supporting the conservation of the rainforest we can encourage the authorities to recognise the potential of wildlife tourism which in turn ensures the protection of this unique environment.
PeopleWe only use local guides as we want to support the communities and believe that the best advice can only be given by those who are immersed in the culture. We pay fair wages and treat everybody equally and request that you do the same. We use local businesses and services and recommend visiting markets and purchasing the handmade crafts, we also recommend restaurants and visit villages that are off the usual tourist path, thus, interacting and supporting local communities and hopefully injecting some much needed capital in to the local economy.
By supporting the reforestation project we help to educate the community as to the benefits of preventing logging and planning for the future and also providing jobs for some of the locals who are employed to maintain the nurseries. Everyone who travels to Madagascar with us are contributing towards a unique community reforestation effort run by us. We fund a school tree nursery near Italavina. This is a long term project which aims to plant over 2000 trees every year, as well as provide fruit for the children in the local school. We invest 2% of every trip cost to help fund this and you can include a visit to this project as part of your Madagascan itinerary or even spend time 'volunteering' to help develop this project further.
We employ one permanent gardener to maintain and direct student's works and are able to implement this with the support of our clients traveling to Madagascar with us (approximately 2% of the trip cost is donated to this project) and our local partner who is extremely active in reforestation of this area.