Crowned Lemur, Madagascar


Your land and sea Madagascar tour takes in everything from the region’s pristine coral reefs to its rare endemic wildlife. Spend time in the sea as you snorkel at Nosy Tanikely, a haven for turtles, reefs sharks and kaleidoscopic fish. Spot the Parson’s chameleon, among the world’s largest. One of the absolutely highlights of your Madagascar tour will be searching for lemurs in Montagne d’Ambre National Park, where crowned lemurs and Sanford’s brown lemurs will be on display during your 4x4 vehicle scenic drive. As your expert Madagascar travel guide, Zegrahm offers insider access to Nosy Mangabe, where you’ll search for the world’s smallest vertebrate, the thumbnail-sized dwarf chameleon, and then later, the bustling market of Maroantsetra, where the air is filled with the luscious scents of vanilla and cloves.

Upcoming Madagascar Expeditions

  • Madagascar


    October 19November 6, 2015

    Nature enthusiasts hold Madagascar in high esteem for its botanicals, birds, and famous lemurs. Come for the striking biodiversity; stay for the 1,000 varieties of orchid, pygmy stump-tailed chameleons, and lovely Malagasy people.

Beyond the Destination

Interesting Perspectives from Our Explorations in Madagascar

  • Ring-Tailed Lemurs, Lemur Island
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    Madagascar - the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean

    June 9, 2015 | Blog Post

    The Galápagos Islands are known for their endemism—wildlife found no place else on earth has made these stunning islands their home for over hundreds of years. And, if you have already explored these gems of the Pacific, why not consider an equally enchanting destination—Madagascar, the Galápagos of the Indian Ocean.

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    The Lizards of Madagascar

    October 30, 2012 | Blog Post

    Certainly I enjoyed seeing the lemurs and the beautiful birds....but what captivated me were the amazingly colorful chameleons. Before I visited Madagascar, chameleons, iguanas, and lizards were all in the same grouping..."yucky!" But I became enthralled with the Madagascar's endemic chameleons...they are really beautiful.

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    Oustalet's Chameleon, Anjajavy
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    On Location: Nosy Mangabe

    February 27, 2012 | Blog Post

    The northeast of Madagascar, with its lush cover of rainforest, receives 20 feet of rain a year and is by far the wettest part of the country. This morning, we went ashore on a small island called Nosy Mangabe, where over the course of our landing, we witnessed a good quarter of a foot of water drop from the sky.

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  • Green-backed mantella
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    On Location: Witnessing Madagascar’s Remarkable Natural Diversity

    October 30, 2008 | Blog Post

    From the capital, Antananarivo, our expedition began in earnest with a domestic flight to the remote town of Maroansetra, gateway to Madagascar’s most extensive wilderness of the Masoala Peninsula.

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    Crowned lemur
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    The Amazing Wildlife of Madagascar

    June 19, 2005 | Blog Post

    OK, I admit it, I'm a sucker for islands and tropical rainforests and primates. Put all these together and I'm like a kid in a candy store. Truth is, there aren't too many places that combine these three things. Spin a globe, and the scarcity of rainforest-covered islands becomes all too apparent. Now think about which ones have primates. Madagascar is one such place.

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    Black Lemur, Périnet Reserve
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    A Return to Madagascar

    April 19, 2004 | Blog Post

    Paleoanthropologist and primatologist Ian Tattersall, who conducted extensive fieldwork in Madagascar, will be a member of the lecture team on our inaugural Indian Ocean Safari expedition, which begins February 12, 2005, on board Le Ponant. Here he explains why this itinerary holds special meaning for him.

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More Options for Exploration

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