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I visited Madagascar for the first time for 12 days over New Years 2010/11. The truly fabulous Fano (Fanomezantsoa Andrianirina) (see his website www.madagascar-funtourguide.com) arranged the trip for me. For a full report go here. But, in short, Madagascar is as good as it gets.
Andasibe-Mantadia (Perinet) National Park, 1 night Jan 2011: Indri, Diademed Sifaka, Common Brown Lemur, Eastern Grey Bamboo Lemur, Black and White Ruffed Lemur, Eastern Avahi, Hairy-eared Dwarf Lemur, Goodman’s Mouse Lemur, Lowland Streaked Tenrec. See my December 2010 report.
Anja Park, near Ambalavao, 1 hour Jan 2011: Ringtail Lemurs. See my December 2010 report.
Ankarafantsika(Ampijoroa) National Park, 1 night Dec 2010: Coquerel’s Sifaka, Common Brown Lemur, Mongoose Lemur, Grey Mouse Lemur, Golden Brown Mouse Lemur, Fat-tailed Dwarf Lemur, Western Avahi , Western Tuft-tailed Rat, Black Rat, Commerson’s Leaf-nosed Bat, Mauritian Tomb Bat. See my December 2010 report.
Katsepe (near Ankarafantsika),1 night Dec 2010: Crowned Sifaka. See my December 2010 report.
Kirindy Special Reserve, 2 nights Jan 2011: Narrow-striped Mongoose, Common Tenrec, Greater Hedgehog Tenrec, Commerson’s Leaf-nosed Bat, Rufous Trident Bat, Red-tailed Sportive Lemur, Pale Fork-marked Lemur, Grey Mouse Lemur, Madam Berthe’s Mouse Lemur, Verreaux’s Sifaka, Red-fronted Brown Lemur, Giant Jumping Rat, Bushpig. See my December 2010 report.
Ranomafana National Park, 2 nights Jan 2011: Greater Bamboo Lemur, Golden Bamboo Lemur, Eastern Forest Rat, Red-bellied Lemur, Red-fronted Brown Lemur, Greater Dwarf Lemur, Brown Mouse Lemur, Madagascar Straw-coloured Fruit Bat, Major’s Bentwing Bat, and (finally) Milne-Edward’s Sifaka. Heard Black and White Ruffed Lemurs, and also was offered the chance to see again Eastern Bamboo Lemurs and a Lowland Streaked Tenrec, both of which I declined in favour of chasing Milne-Edward’s Sifakas. See my December 2010 report.
My More Detailed Reports
Other People's Trip Reports
Madagascar, 2010: Matthew and Maureen Hart, 2 weeks & 24 mammals.
Madagascar, 2009: K. David Bishop, 3 weeks & 30 mammals.
Madagascar, 2009: Coke Smith, 4 weeks & 42 mammals.
Madagascar, 2009: Phil Telfer, 3 weeks & 42 mammals.
Madagascar, Mauritius and Reunion 2008: Stefan Lither, 1 month & 47 mammals.
Madagascar 2004: Remco Hofland, 5 weeks & 37 mammals (see pages 38 - 41).
Around the World (Madagascar), 2003: Richard Webb, 2 weeks & 25 mammals.
Madagascar, 1998: Steve Anyon-Smith, 6 weeks & 32 mammals.
Madagascar, 1994: Susan Myers, 1 month & 28 mammals.