WILMINGTON, DE--(Marketwire - Aug 29, 2012) - Bizarrely beautiful and otherworldly, Kensington Tours (www.kensingtontours.com) is pleased to present the most recent addition to their award-winning Africa portfolio -- private guided safaris and tours of the eco-rich isle of Madagascar. So unique that ecologists refer to it as the 8th continent, this isolated wonderland's playful lemurs, phenomenal beaches, baobab trees and outlandish creatures are quietly climbing their way to the top of every globetrotter's hit list.
Truly a world onto itself, the country rests off of the tip of Africa and is home to rare flora and fauna found nowhere else on earth. A step beyond the quintessential Big 5 of the African safari -- here, the stars of the show are the 70 different species of odd looking lemurs, color-changing chameleons, alleys of towering baobab trees, waterfalls, lunar landscapes, tranquil rivers, beach ringed isles, tropical jungles, carnivorous plants and hundreds of rare birds.
"Madagascar promises to deliver that once-in-a-lifetime adventure that travel aficionados seek. The country is only now really beginning to embrace tourism after years of being off the map so even the most intrepid explorers haven't visited yet," says Gabrielle Nijdam, Kensington's Africa Director. "Madagascar is the perfect addition to any Africa safari or makes for a show-stopping standalone adventure."
Like any of Kensington's itineraries, every tour is customized to suit a traveller's style, schedule and budget and features expert private local guide, driver, hand selected properties, internal flights and more.
To review Kensington's collection of wild Madagascar adventures refer to the excerpts below or visit http://www.kensingtontours.com/tours/africa/madagascar
4 Day Madagascar Lemur Fever from $1,120 per person.
Hop on the lemur express with this private guided adventure through Andasibe-Mantadia with stays at a stylish hotel and jungle lodge National Park. Go wild on day and night lemur hikes to spot red-bellied lemurs, brown lemurs, indri lemurs, ring-tailed lemurs, dancing lemurs, singing lemurs and other quirky species!
9 Day Madagascar Highlights from $3,210 per person.
Embark on an epic journey through an exotic land of leaping lemurs, neon chameleons, carnivorous plants, tropical rainforests and beyond perfect beaches. Led by an expert private guide tour Antananarivo, Ambositra, Ranomafana, Fianarantsoa, Isalo and Ifaty. Featuring hidden waterfalls, walking safaris, arts workshops, hot springs, beach time and more.
14 Day Madagascar Signature from $4,630 per person.
From lemur safaris, island hopping, boat cruises and village visits to tropical rainforests, dreamlike beaches and lunar deserts, this private guided grand tour presents all the highlights of this extraordinary land. Tour Antananarivo, Andasibe-Mantadia, Ambositra, Ranomafana, Fianarantsoa, Isalo and Anakao in style from exotic hotels and lodges.
5 Day Baobabs and Tsingy Explorer from $1,605 pp
Explore an intriguing and exciting new world, filled with unearthly landscapes and marvellously unique wildlife. Hike the Tsingy's lunar stone forest, drive through alleys of gigantic baobab trees and cruise the Tsiribihina River to spot exotic birds and wildlife found nowhere else on earth. This Malagasy adventure visits Antananarivo, Bekopaka and Morondava.