A Naturalist’s Guide to Madagascar with Charlie Gardner - An A&K Hosted Journey (2018)

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2018 Departures: Nov
2018 Hosted Small Group Journeys

Journey Overview

Curious and other-worldly, Madagascar is full of surprises and extraordinary creatures. It has people, wildlife and landscapes found nowhere else on earth and a culture far removed from any of its near neighbours. On this fascinating journey you’ll explore the island nation and its flora and fauna with a wildlife expert who knows the destination and its inhabitants like the back of his hand. Still largely untouched by tourism you’ll be dazzled by its rainforests, clear blue seas, white beaches and spiny forest habitat.

Your Host

2017-HostedJourney-Madagascar-Host.jpg#asset:13547:urlGrowing up in Africa and around the Indian Ocean, Dr Charlie Gardner caught the wildlife bug at an early age and has been fascinated by the natural world ever since. 

Charlie has worked as a scientific advisor for WWF as well as Madagascar National Parks and the award-winning marine conservationists Blue Ventures. He completed a PhD in 2014 and has published some 50 papers on Madagascar’s wildlife and its conservation, including the discovery of several new species unknown to science. He has appeared on wildlife documentaries and assisted with the filming of Sir David Attenborough’s BBC series ‘Madagascar’. Engaging and passionate about Madagascar, Charlie makes the perfect companion on this incredible journey.

Journey Highlights

  • An intimate group size of no more than 18 guests
  •  One-on-one interaction with your engaging host
  • Wildlife viewing in Perinet and Mantadia National Parks
  •  Nature walks and lemur spotting
  • Cultural interaction with the Atandroy tribe
  • Sundowners at Mandrare River
  •  Ancestral tombs of the Sacred Spiny forest
  • Beach and rainforest experience at Manafiafy   
  • Welcome and farewell dinners

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