The black and white maki is just one of many, many different species of maki. The crown maki is the one with the orange eyes (note: just the males have them), the bamboo maki, the dansing Sifaka, the mouse maki and the Eery Aye Aye are species to look for.
Sea animals: it is not well known that you can spot whales and dolphins on Madagascar. They mainly swim around Sainte Marie Island, where females gather to give birth and feed their young.
Birds: birding is also understated on Madagascar. Birders have a lot to see: more than 300 species can be found on the island, of which about a hundred are native. The rain forest is the most ideal spot to go and see many species. In the southern part of the island there is a stretch of dry deciduous forest in which you can spot other species! The same goes for the north of the island, the stunning Tsimanampetsotsa National Park is home to the pink Flamingo. Do let us know that you are keen on birding, then we can align it in your itinerary.
Reptiles, frogs and other amphibians: not many people’s cup of tea, but we do want to mention them as Madagascar has many native species. The camouflaged Petiole Gecko will certainly impress when you see it. Chameleons are also very interesting to look out for, as Madagascar has the smallest but also the biggest species in the world. The frogs are colorful, with red, blue or yellow colours or the species with blue eyes! Then, last but not least, there is the Fossa, the one and only predator on the island that scares the Maki’s.
Enough to see and experience!