Expedition to Madagascar
Nov. 5-21, 2013
Cost: $7,930 Total land cost per person, double occupancy
Madagascar is a land like no other. This island is an Eden-like garden of riches, filled with a diversity of life and scenery unequaled anywhere else on earth. Simply put, Madagascar is wild. Ecotourism is now in infancy, but whole-heartedly embraced by the country as a means to support the local communities as well as the wildlife they cherish. If Madagascar is a place you've always dreamt of visiting, the time to do so has never been better.
This trip is designed to experience all that is Madagascar. From the animals to the landscapes found throughout the country, this expedition is a must-do for anyone with a love for wildlife and a curiosity about the natural world. We will also interact with local cultures and learn much about their way of life. What make our expedition extra special is that we will be visiting 10 National Park and Preserves in six distinct pars of the country during our trip. From the lush cloudforests of Ranomafana to the spiny forests of Berenty, there is no more comprehensive Madagascar trip out there! With environments as diverse as these, you can only imagine the variety of wildlife we'll find! We expect to encounter dozens of species of lemurs, numerous chameleons, colorful frogs, orchids and of course, majestic Baobab trees.
Program Leader: Dr. Thomas C. Emmel is Director of the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, and also professor of Entomology and Zoology at the University of Florida. He has specialized in tropical ecology for the past 35 years and has lead many scientific expeditions and ecotourism groups to Madagascar and more than 40 other countries around the world. Dr. Emmel has published over 400 scientific publications and 35 books on a multitude of subjects, including Population Biology, Tropical Ecology, Conservation Biology and Natural History.
Program Leader: Dr. J. Court Whelan, General Manager for Expedition Travel, Inc. has led over 55 expeditions around the world with Expedition Travel and is making all logistical arrangements for the trip. In addition to leading groups to Madagascar, he has also led expeditions to such places as Antarctica, Papua New Guinea, Kenya, the Galapagos Islands and throughout Central and South America. An avid photographer and filmmaker, he will be an excellent resource both as a naturalist and photographic tutor while on the trip.
Additional staff from the Florida Museum of Natural History, as well a local Malagasy Naturalists, will join this expedition.
For registration information, please contact:
Court Whelan, General Manager | Expedition Travel - email@example.com
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