100 Miles Into Madagascar’s Untainted Labyrinth

From October 1st-16th, 2014, Kensington Tours and Adventure Science, with the support of Delta Airlines, will join forces to embark on the first ever expedition to the unexplored northern section of the Strict Nature Reserve of Madagascar’s Great Tsingy de Bemaraha. The groundbreaking adventure, aptly named 100 Miles of Wild: Madagascar’s Limestone Labyrinth, will feature lengthy, dangerous climbs over rocks, incredible sights and thick muddy pathways.

Located around 200 miles west of the nation’s capital, the Tsingy (152,000 ha) is an UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its unique geologic topographies that were formed from ancient limestone sculpted overtime by erosion. As such, the location is the perfect site to conduct research on various lemur populations, discover new, unidentified animal species, locate dinosaur mega tracks from the Jurassic period and conduct investigations into an unfamiliar system of caverns.

Dr. Simon Donato, a Kensington Tours’ Explorer in Residence and the founder of Adventure Science, will be leading the journey. Joining him on his expedition is a highly skilled 10-person team comprised of eager explorers and scientists. Among the members are several climbing experts, a former US Army ranger, a communication specialist, an engineer, Malagasy Park officials and a local Kensing Tours guide. Two other Kensington Tours’ Explorers in Residence – George Kourounis, host of The Discovery Network’s Angry Planet series and Travis Steffens, a renowned primatologist – will round out this all-star team.

The trip, however, will be anything, but easy. Ultimately, all the information that is gathered will culminate together to form a detailed map, complete with vivid photos and videos. This will then be  shared with people from around the world. Thanks to the team, adventurers of all ages can now get a glimpse of the mysterious, beautiful and untainted area.

To follow this event and be a part of the incredible adventure, check out the following links:

The Huffington Post: Explorers in Residence Blog
Kensington Tours: Compass Blog
Adventure Science: Adventure Science Blog

Also track the expedition live from inReach Canada.