An isolated island formed during the break-up of Gondwanaland, Madagascar and its native plants and wildlife have been evolving at their own pace, in relative isolation for millions of years. The biodiversity and the numbers of unique inhabitants that exist only in Madagascar are astounding, making a visit to this enchanting island an experience that cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world. In small groups of no more than 18, this remarkable holiday visits Madagascar’s cooler highlands, dry savannahs and warmer tropical rainforests. Its culture-filled European-style cities and small villages are scattered between breathtaking national parks, home to baobab trees and bizarrely-shaped, sandstone mountains eroded over millennia. We enhance these explorations with the excitement of seeking out Madagascar’s world-renowned icons of nature, including many birds, diverse species of chameleon and of course the wonderful lemur.