Join the founder of the Madagascar Whale Shark Project (MWSP), Stella Diamant, and her team for a pioneering research expedition to the pristine waters of Moromba Bay, crossing the beautiful Radama Archipelago and stopping on idyllic Nosy Iranja en route. This marine safari combines swimming with whale sharks off Nosy Be and seeking out black lemurs in the Lokobe Reserve with six days on board the scientific research vessel Antsiva. Whilst on board a smaller tender zodiac is used to search for marine wildlife during the day, and possibly spot whale sharks which guests can participate in documenting. The journey ends at a baobab-fringed beach on mainland Madagascar for more lemur encounters and swimming with turtles.
What makes this trip extraordinary?
- A 6-day scientific expedition in the company of marine biologist Stella Diamant, core researcher for the Madagascar Whale Shark Project, including hands-on participation.
- Swimming with whale sharks in the company of the guides from Les Baleines Rand’eau, seeking out whales, whale sharks, dolphins and turtles which live in the tropical waters off Nosy Be.
- A guided walk through the last remaining primary forest of the Lokobe Reserve, seeking out the black lemur, Madagascar pygmy kingfisher, panther chameleons and other denizens of the forest.
- A relaxing morning on Nosy Iranja, two islands linked by a sandbank, crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches.
Contribute to the protection of Madagascar's rich marine life on this thrilling expedition alongside leading wildlife conservationists.