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Anja Reserve

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Address: B.P. 29 Ambalavao, Ambalavao 303, Madagascar
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Great relax in the nature

This reserve run by locals is a great place not only for ring tailed lemurs (but if you want to be hundred percent sure to see them, visit this place). There is a small forest... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Zuzka M
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This reserve run by locals is a great place not only for ring tailed lemurs (but if you want to be hundred percent sure to see them, visit this place). There is a small forest under the mountains where they live. Entry was 10 000 Ar per person + guide. We took 2 hours walk for 60 000 Ar (Tip... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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76 reviews
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

This reserve was born out of the initiative of some locals in order to preserve the local ecossystems from land cultivation or pasture as this has dizimated most of the original fauna and flora. And the result is really wonderful , allowing to explore in a few hours the different ecossystems, whilst spotting easily wildlife along the way (namely the... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

This is just 12kms south of Ambalavao and makes a great trip in the mornings when the ring-tailed lemurs are active. The 2-3 hour walk takes you through the small forest to a large lake and then up to a rocky ridge where there are great views of the surrounding countryside. There is also a new budget hotel right by... More 

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Antsirabe, Madagascar
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Anjà reserve is my favourite. The landscape is beautiful. The reserve is handed by the community, so your money will go directly helping them. 12 km South of Ambalavao, the place is the limit of the highland, or the gate to the South, with its dry climate. This also a best place for the Maki or Lemur catta, these cat... More 

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Berlin
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

A small, locally run reserve and a great place to see the ring tailed Makis. Worth to take the 2 hour tour to climb over some boulders and enjoy some nice views. The setting is very scenic with a bit of forest surrounding some bare hills. Best to go early to enjoy the morning light.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

A walk of three hours or so through dry forest, with a bit of clambering up and down big rocks. Wear trainers for this. Great views of Ring-tailed Lemurs, which are used to people so you get quite close, but not tame - still wild. The views from the rocks were great and we also saw lizards, chameleons and snakes... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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47 reviews
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Reviewed 24 December 2016

This low key Park is led by the local community, meaning that all money earned supports the locals rather than being taken away. They have excellent guides who really enjoy giving you a tour, and light up when you pick a longer trip. The pricing structure here is also more logical than elsewhere: If you go for a bigger tour,... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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76 reviews
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

When I saw the map of this reserve, I was underwhelmed, but one we started our light hike through it, I was won over. There were loads of ring-tailed lemurs in the area. They were not put off or shy around humans, but they were not approaching us for food either; they were still very wild. Being September, the babies... More 

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Berlin
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

You won't see so many katas anywhere else in nature. There are several large kata families in the park and considering a rather small surface, you just have to meet them. The park does not give you any safari feeling, because the animals are so used to visitors that they hardly react when you come closer. Still, it's a good... More 

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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed it here we saw lots of wild life, we hiked all the way up it seemed a little dangerous climbing up the rocks and using old bits of rope but it was so much fun and the view at the end of it was amazing. Defiently recommend this, me sure you wear suitable foot ware (light trainers)

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