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The Mitsinjo Reserve

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Andasibe, Madagascar
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allows night walks...

This small provate reserve allows visitors to go on night walks so it is very useful to include... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
NickS-Barnes
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London, United Kingdom
Close encounter with indris

We had a great 3 hour hike. The indris are so comfortable with visitors that one even come down... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mitch T
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sinajana Guam
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  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
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“leaf tailed” (4 reviews)
“night walk” (7 reviews)
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Andasibe, Madagascar
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This small provate reserve allows visitors to go on night walks so it is very useful to include this in your itinerary...

Thank NickS-Barnes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great 3 hour hike. The indris are so comfortable with visitors that one even come down from the tree tops to accept new leaves from the guides. We also saw several varieties of chameleons and a leaf tail gecko.

Thank Mitch T
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We spotted 6 different diurnal lemur species here, including the Indri. As night fell, we enjoyed night spotting along the road, seeing many frogs and chameleons. The highlight came when our local guide helped us find a tiny night-active lemur (Goodman's Mouse Lemur).

Thank IluvmyJRT
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

The first day there we did the Vahimantsina circuit (3-4hr). We left early morning and it was raining the whole day so we didn't get to see that much. We saw the Indri's but they weren't active as they were hiding from the rain. We saw...More

1  Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This community-owned reserve was not as well developed (trails were poor) and the community guide assigned to us was not at all good. And Mitsinjo Reserve would not allow you to bring your own local guide. We'd been using Morris for the previous 2.5 days...More

1  Thank Luv2TravelFarNWide
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Mitsinjo Reserve is a small forest reserve run by local community, less known than Andasibe National park, however I think it is a better choice. We took two tours there, afternoon 2-3 hours walk (at around 2 pm) and 2 hours night walk (at 6:30...More

1  Thank Zuzka M
Reviewed 14 May 2017

What an amazing couple of hikes I did around this private reserve. I had great guides who were both knowledgeable and passionate. Got to encounter so many different species and in the comfort of having relatively few other people around. Seeing Indri up close with...More

Thank Siranthony11
Reviewed 21 January 2017

I can't recommend Mitsinjo highly enough. The guides are fantastic and much more reasonably priced then the Andasibe National Park. This is also a completely community run reserve so you can physically see where your money is going. They run a womens heath center, amphibian...More

Thank Jasmine V
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour with Justin. His in depth knowledge of the plants and animals at a scientists level was much appreciated by our group of retired biologists and botanists. We were able to see many species of plants and animals with his...More

1  Thank Rob F
Reviewed 1 November 2016

If Madagascar is to save its forests, more places like Mitsinjo need to be established. Community members, under the tutorship of an extraordinary German couple I gather, have preserved the forest, learned to identify just about everything, learned the major languages... My guide had virtually...More

1  Thank spmcc123
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