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Join the DLC on the trip of a lifetime!

Date: June 25 – July 8, 2023 and optional extension in Anjajavy July 8-12, 2023
Activity level: Active
Arrangements: Terra Incognita Ecotours

CLICK HERE to view the trip’s details on the Duke Travels website!

Note that, even though the trip is offered by Duke Travels in collaboration with the DLC, you do NOT need to be a Duke alumnus/a to join us on this journey!


Madagascar is one of the highest conservation priorities on the planet due to its high level of endemic biota, and the rapid rate at which much of that biota is unfortunately disappearing. We invite you to be part of this exclusive and remarkable adventure to one of the most extraordinary places on Earth. In addition to the many splendors of this unique island country, you’ll experience exclusive areas not open to tourists. The Duke Lemur Center has been working in Madagascar for over 35 years, and we’ll have access to Duke-connected conservation projects and people. This is truly a one-of-a-kind experience!

Madagascar is home to all of the world’s lemurs (100+ species) and over half of the world’s chameleons, in addition to more than 170 species of frogs. There is no question that Madagascar is a nature lover’s dream and an exceptional photographic destination! Our itinerary is designed to cover many of the island’s highlights, including different ecosystems with a diversity of wildlife and photographic subjects. We have chosen these stops to showcase the incredible diversity in landscape flora and fauna common to each of these areas.

The tour will be led by Duke Lemur Center conservation coordinator Charlie Welch, who lived and worked in Madagascar for 15 years. In keeping with the principles of responsible ecotourism, we will make a donation to the Lemur Center’s SAVA Conservation Project; employ local people; use locally owned and operated lodges and outfitters, and use local goods and services. This is a journey that will make a positive impact on both you and the areas we visit.

Duke Faculty: Charles Welch, Conservation Coordinator, Duke Lemur Center.

“Magical Madagascar” is offered by Duke Travels in collaboration with the DLC. To reserve your space, please visit the Duke Travels website. We hope you’ll join us on this trip of a lifetime!


If you have questions, please contact Duke Travels ( or 919-648-2988) or Charlie Welch at

Note that, even though the trip is offered by Duke Travels in collaboration with the DLC, you do NOT need to be a Duke alumnus/a to join us on this journey!