A whole day devoted to discovering Andasibe parks and reserves. The humid forest of Andasibe is one of the most beautiful and the richest areas in terms of biodiversity. These forests are located at an altitude of 900-1,250 metres and trade winds blow permanently on its Eastern part. They also shelter many animals, this way ensuring their preservation.108 species of birds can be found in the park. Some of them, like the Terpsiphone mutata, contribute to some plants’ survival. There are also 14 species of lemurs, 51 species of Boa reptiles including the famous Boa “manditra”, and 84 species of amphibians. In terms of flora, they are home to creepers and epiphytes such as orchids, mosses and ferns. We can find there various orchids with more than one hundred listed species.
In the morning, visit of the Special Reserve of Indri Indri: 3 h to 4 h stroll to observe the biggest species of Indri-Indri lemur. Besides, some endemic species as Eulemur fulvus and Hapalemur griseus can be seen there. We can also observe a few birds’ species. In the afternoon, tour of the Islet of lemurs: Private reserve of Vakona Forest Lodge. The lemurs here have relative freedom. There are 4 species of lemurs (Ruffed Lemur, Ring tailed lemur, Hapalemur).
Don’t forget to bring:
Good walking shoes