Lying 300 miles off Africa’s southeastern coast, Madagascar harbors some of the Earth's rarest animals. Ninety percent of its wildlife is endemic—native only to this island. Its landscapes, too, are unique, morphing from the rugged beauty of the Berenty Reserve into odd geological formations inside Isalo National Park and, finally, into the tangle of Perinet's rainforests. The island's culture is as rich as its nature, absorbing color and texture from a history of Asian, East African, Indian, and French influences. The only place on Earth to encounter the marvels of dancing Sifakas, wailing Indris, and bounding Ringtailed Lemurs.
A post-extension trip to Kenya is available for $5,455/person.