I am looking to take a wildlife photography vacation and am considering Madagascar. This will be with my wife and two kids (then 9 and 10) for the summer of next year. My primary interest is photography (the trip is a gift from my wife) and more specifically wildlife photography. We are looking to spend about 3 weeks including flights.
I am very interested in photographing lemurs and chameleons but what I am unsure about is how easy is this? Certainly we will go on a tour with guides but how common are they? I realize these are wild animals but I will be a bit bummed to travel so far and only see a handful of lemurs and 2-3 chameleons.
Any advice on reputable local tour agencies would also be appreciated. We do not require nice places to stay, but we do prefer to stay in the nicest place available.
The other two places I am looking at right now are Borneo and the Pantanal. For me the deciding point is which place will provide the more interesting photos of wildlife, though I am aware that between the three Madagascar is likely the best for landscape and cultural photography.
For those who have been to either Borneo or the Pantanal, how would you compare the bird and insect opportunities with Madagascar? I am best known for my insect photography and certainly will look to add to my portfolio there.
Thank you for your time and I will greatly appreciate all advice.