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Date: Mon, July 13, 2020 - Fri, July 24, 2020

Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Price: From $6,659

Activity Level: Active

Region: Africa

Arrangements: Terra Incognita Ecotours

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Dates: July 13 - 24, 2020 (extension July 25 - 28, 2020)

The Duke Lemur Center has been working in Madagascar for 30 years and we will have access to Duke connected conservation projects and people. This trip is perfect for first time Madagascar visitors as well as for those returning to Madagascar for a second or third trip! Madagascar is home to all of the world’s lemurs (some 100+ species) and over half of the world’s chameleons, in addition to more than 170 species of frogs. Every year scientists discover new species of plants and animals in Madagascar’s deserts and forests.

Madagascar is a nature lover’s dream. It is also an exceptional photographic destination, where many of the animals are habituated, providing remarkable photographic opportunities. Our exciting itinerary is custom-designed by Charlie Welch of the Duke Lemur Center and the experts at Terra Incognita Ecotours to cover some of the island’s highlights, including different eco-systems with a diversity of wildlife and photographic subjects. We have selected the itinerary to showcase the incredible diversity in landscape, flora, and fauna common to each of these areas.

A highly recommended extension to Anjajavy Resort is available, July 25-28, 2020.

Read about Charles Welch and the latest on Duke’s conservation work in Madagascar Duke Magazine article.

Duke Magazine article: Read about Duke’s SAVA Conservation Project and partnership, which is helping Madagascar’s lemurs by helping its people.


July 13  Arrival in Antananarivo, Madagascar

July 14  Antananarivo to Andasibe 

July 15  Analamazaotra Reserve

July 16  Travel to Tamatave

July 17  Tamatave

July 18  Tamatave to Ranomafana

July 19  Ranomafana

July 20  Ranomafana 

July 21  Ranomafana to Isalo

July 22  Isalo

July 23  Zombitse and Tulear

July 24  Tulear to Antananarivo (extension or home)

July 25  Antananarivo to Anjajavy

July 26  Anjajavy

July 27  Anjajavy

July 28  Anjajavy to Antananarivo and flights home

Reservations and Information

To reserve, complete a registration form in the brochure and fax it to (919) 660-0148 or call (919) 684-2988 to reserve conveniently over the phone.

To learn more about our travel program or any of our upcoming trips, please contact us at travel@daa.duke.edu or 919-684-2988

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