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Reviewed 3 September 2019

We did two daytime walks in two different sites in this National Park over 2 days. One site did require 4WD cars to access the park through a local small forest village (nice to see), riding over potholes on a clay rough road, the other by tour coach. With the help of amazing local guides, we managed to see quite a bit of wildlife. From the Indri lemurs, a family of sifakas with baby, and the small bamboo lemurs. As well as chameleons, a leaf tailed gecko (very rare), and a few head bobbing tenrecs or hedgehogs. The mist in the mornings also makes for some spectacular photos. The walks were not too strenuous either.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank irene_isaacson
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Reviewed 26 August 2019

We spent four days here, visiting Mantadia which is up a really rough road, Andasibe itself, and 2 community-run reserves, Mitsinjo and VOI MMA. We saw Indri, Common Brown Lemur, Eastern Grey Bamboo Lemur, Diadem Sifaka and Black and White Ruffed Lemurs, as well as all kinds of chameleons and birds. Our guide was fantastic, and we cannot recommend him highly enough. His name is Hermann Rabarinjanahary (aka Bari) and he is one of the official guides listed in the park information centre. He could spot leaf-tailed geckos (one of the best camouflaged creatures on the planet) from 30m while driving past in a car and seemed to intuit where the lemurs would be, working on the slightest sound or just the weather/ temperature. There are never any guarantees when wildlife spotting, but if it's there, Bari will find it for you!

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Fiona W
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Reviewed 8 August 2019

We came expecting to see lemurs, the literature talks about all the varieties you can see. The road in this park is awful, a 2 hour ride on a semi useable road, many areas tough to get a car thru. Our guide was supposed to be good, but No lemurs! Not a great experience.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank JLWK2015
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Reviewed 28 July 2019 via mobile

This N.P. is a perfect place to spot Indris. As there are many families living here you may have a big chance to see a lot of them. But also the fauna and flora is nice.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank 608maikf
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Reviewed 27 July 2019

It was absolutely fantastic to be directly underneath two Indri Indri lemur calling to each other here. These are the distinctive large white and black lemurs, whose eerie call explains the origin of the word 'lemur' - it was a Latin term for the voices of the dead calling to the living! But the Indri Indri is not the only lemur here. There are 10 other species, as well as chameleons, tree frogs etc. The terrain here is not too demanding at all and it was great to experience actual rain forest and lemurs in their natural habitat. There's a good interpretation centre which is well worth looking at for more details of the story of the Indri Indri and how the Park came in to being.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank lonewolf44
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