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 2021).
This tour of around 3000 km in an internationally mixed group leads first the east of the country, along the Pangalanes canal, through Tamatave, Foulpointe, Fenerive Est and then from Soanierana-Ivongo by boat to the beautiful island of Sainte Marie (if the sea is not too rough). Then back to Tana by airplane, and to the volcanic area around Ampefy and Analavory. After that via Faratsiho and Sambaina to the National road No. 7 until Antsirabe. From there, drive through the highlands to Fianarantsoa, and from there by train ride with the “train of life” or Jungle Express or the Draisine (if its in working condition) the 163 km to Manakara at the southern east coast. As the last highlights, visit of the Ranomafana NP. 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.
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.