There are more than 100 species and sub-species of lemurs in Madagascar and UK travellers are keen to see them all.
These charismatic primates - endemic to the island - display a wide range of interesting behaviours, from singing like a whale (the Indri) to dancing across the sand like a ballerina (the Sifaka). Meanwhile the two most widely recognised species – the sun-loving Ring Tailed Lemur and the fear-inspiring Aye-Aye, captivate the hearts of wildlife lovers worldwide. But sadly, all lemur species are officially on the ‘endangered’ list, mainly due to habitat destruction (deforestation) and hunting.
UK travellers are drawn to Madagascar to see these fascinating creatures, which live in varied habitats and locations – so knowing the home of your bamboo lemur, from the dwelling place of a ruffed to the best place to see a woolly, is vital!
Accommodation standards aren’t as high as in other African destinations, but there are some nuggets and gems to be unearthed. Having the right DMC, with expert local knowledge, excellent English-speaking guides, well maintained vehicles and the ability to create outstanding (and either tailor-made or group tour) itineraries is key. Allow us to introduce you to ICTours, run by the delightful Hely – who is Malagasy born, but European educated – reflected in her understanding of international client requirements.
Contact Hely at email@example.com or Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information