Face to face with the Malagasy population and the lemurs

A new program for a group tour, guided by Klaus Heimer (62), who has been living in the country for more than 20 years as photographer and journalist and also works for the Madagascar guidebook of the Reise-Knowhow serie in german language (it came out in 2009, 2012, May 2015 and probably in 2023).

This tour of around 3000 km in an internationally mixed group leads first to the east of the country, along the Pangalanes canal, through Tamatave, Foulpointe, Fenerive Est and then from Soanierana-Ivongo by boat to the former pirate island of Sainte Marie (if the sea is not too rough), where you can see with some luck from June to September humpback whales. Then back to Tana by the domestic flight airline Tsaradia, and to the volcanic area around Ampefy and Analavory. After that via the hilly area of Faratsiho and Sambaina to the National road No. 7 until Antsirabe. The next day to Fianarantsoa, and depending on the number of participants with the 2020 repaired “Train of Life”, also called Jungle Express (currently runs only Tuesdays and Saturdays to Manakara, Wednesdays and Sundays back) or the track motor car, if they are fit to drive, to the 163 km distant town of Manakara on the southeast coast. The last highlight is a visit to Ranomafana National Park. This tour includes the visit of two Nationalparks and several small reserves. Meet the local population, enjoy the knowledge of your English and German speaking guide, and many opportunities to take great pictures. You’ll also experience some culinary highlights. As a bonus, you can bring a USB stick with you and you’ll get a copy of all pictures which the guide Klaus Heimer will take, he’ll also take pictures of the participants.


Madagascar Photography Expedition 2021

EAST, WEST AND SOUTH Welcome to the “laboratory of evolution” another name for the Island of Madagascar.This Island is home to 160 endemic mammals, including 99 lemur species. 110 endemic bird species, 260 endemic reptiles, 60 endemic snakes (thankfully none of which are venomous) and 290 endemic amphibians, not to mention countless endemic insects and plants, and more chameleons than anywhere else on earth! Truly stunning, amazingly diverse, and largely unspoiled. It’s also endlessly photogenic and a wonderful setting for a photography workshop.