A World Of Its Own-Madagascar – October 5-16, 2011
Situated about 450 km off the coast of East Africa, across Mozambique Channel is the Republic of Madagascar, due to its long isolation from the other continents Madagascar is well known for its endemism, approximately 80% of all plant and animal found in Madagascar are endemic, due to which it is sometimes referred to as the “eighth continent”. Primates like the strange looking Aye-aye, and many lemur species like Bamboo, Weasel, Mouse, Verreaux’s, Red-ruffed, Black and Dwarf Lemur, Fanaloka (carnivore found in eastern Madagascar), Narrow Striped Mongoose. Madagascar is also home to about half of the world’s 150 or so Chameleons including the worlds smallest chameleon- Leaf Chameleon, other reptiles like Madagascar Leaf –nosed Snake, Madagascar Hog-nosed Snake, Spear-nosed Snake, Malagasy Cat-eyed Snake are also found here. Madagascar is home to about 258 bird species out of which 115 are endemic to Madagascar birds like Madagascar Sparrowhawk, Grey-headed Lovebird, Malagasy Kingfisher, Madagascar Blue-pigeon, Red-tailed Vanga, Madagascar Nightjar, Pied Crow, Madagascar Kestrel and Many more are found here.
Registration: Call at Hornbill House 22871202, 22821811 or e-mail at
Dates: 5th – 16th October 2011
Camp Fee: Rs. 1,41,300/-