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“Primary Rain Forest”

Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet)
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Lemur Day Tour at Andasibe Rainforest and Vakona Lodge Reserve
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Andasibe
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This was one of only a few areas in Madagascar with Primary Rain Forest still intact. We came to see endemic plants and animals and were not disappointed. Our local guide, Suholy, was able to help us spot 6 different species of lemurs including the Indri. Additionally, we saw many birds, chameleons and one family of nocturnal lemurs sleeping in the trees.

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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

How spine thrilling to hear the call of the Indri echoing around the forest. Watching the indri and the diadem sifakas together was moving and wonderful. Less so were the antics of some humans shaking their tree and trying to climb up it until one of us stopped him. People please have more respect for the wildlife of this precious place.

1  Thank Kathy E
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

We saw brown lemurs, bamboo lemurs, indri, sifakas, many types of chameleons, birds and tiny frogs. The local guides were great at spotting the animals. they also had recordings of animal calls on their mobile phones which helped attract the animals. It is quite a nice park for walks. We were very happy to have visited Andasibe-matadia Park.

Thank Mitra812
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Andasibe - Mantadia Nationalpark, only 150 km, about 3 hrs drive eastwards from the capital of Madagascar is one of the most visited National Parks in Madagascar. It is the home of the largest living lemur in the world, the Indri Indri.
Naturally there are also other lemurs as the Diademed Sifaka, Black and White Ruffed Lemur, the Grey Bamboo Lemur... to just name a few who are calling this Park home.
Remind yourself its a high altitude rain forest... nights could be fresh and not to forget the rain coat! Camera is a must!

On a little private Island owned by the Hotel Vakona one has a chance to experience lemurs, those rescued lemurs climb on the visitors back for a banana snack or for some cuddles, they are very curious but one shall never forget they are wild animals. It is a unforgettable experience to at least once hold this little tiny hands...

Not to miss shortly after sunset a night walk at the private community project VOIMMA what stands for "local people like the forest". Checking for sleeping chameleons and night active lemurs as the tiny little mouse lemurs or the dwarf lemurs.

You got a few more days... i suggest a trip about two hours drive further down towards the east coast to Manambato for a boat trip along the Pangalana Channel to the unique lodge by the lake; Palmarium, beautifully situated by the lake with its private Park... also home of the Indri Indri and other Lemurs. The Palmarium Hotel owns an Island on the Pangalana Channel where one can visit the very rare nocturnal Aye Aye Lemurs. To continue you're journey i suggest you to continue the boat ride down the channel to the east coast, to Taomasina.

2  Thank Sniezana
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

This is one of the most easily accessible places in Madagascar. It's a 20-30-minute walk from the main road where all taxi-brousses between Antananarivo and Tamatave can drop you. There is the main national park,the Mitsinjo Reserve managed by an association and the village forest. I visited the last one since it was the least expensive and thanks to my guide Yusuf, I saw a male and female giraffe weevil, two male adult Parson's chameleons, one juvenile, a Calumma nasutum chameleon, a blue coua and of course the star of this forest - the indri, all in two hours! A great visit!

Thank Prajwal M
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