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Explore the Unique Heritage of this Enchanting Land including the Annular Solar Eclipse September 1, 2016!

August 20–September 4, 2016

We invite you to join us to see the Annular Solar Eclipse and explore the natural heritage and unique wildlife of Madagascar in 2016! This 16-day expedition offers travel enthusiasts an exceptional opportunity to become acquainted with Madagascar and to see the Eclipse!


Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world, isolated from the African continent for 30 million years. It is home to thousands of unique species including lemurs and reptiles, flowering plants, palms, and many birds!

Adding to the delight of this natural wealth will be the September 1, 2016 Annular Eclipse as it passes across Madagascar and heads to the Indian Ocean! We will be directly on the line of Totality and will have the best possible viewing location on the dry side of Madagascar!

Leading this tour will be Herilala Jonah, a superb Madagascar naturalist, plus a Betchart naturalist!

The itinerary includes:

  • Antananarivo & the Lemur Park. Visit the capital city of Madagascar and this private reserve established in 2001 for lemur education and conservation.
  • Perinet Reserve, in the eastern rain forests. Look for the largest of the lemurs, the indri, noted for its ear-shattering cries and agility in traveling through the rain forest.
  • Berenty Reserve, an internationally acclaimed wildlife reserve in the semi‑arid south. Enjoy the unique spiny desert plus a profusion of ring-tailed lemurs, sifakas, lepilemurs, and flying foxes.
  • Majunga, a beach paradise in the northwest, to see the Annular Solar Eclipse!

We hope you will join us for this adventure, and discover the magnificence of Madagascar and the Eclipse!

Best Regards,

Margaret M. Betchart
President, Betchart Expeditions Inc.

$4,995 plus air.

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