Anja Reserve
Anja Reserve
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B.P. 29 Ambalavao, Ambalavao 303 Madagascar
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london - uk1,285 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
We stopped at the Anja Reserve as we travelled from Isalo to Setam.
As with all places we picked up a local guide from the small village beside the reserve, however I dont feel the guide contributed a huge amount on this occasion. We went for a fairly short walk around the reserve, it was like walking in a shady / wooded park and I dont think we needed a guide for that. We did see some ringtail lemurs which was positive but they were all sleeping high up in the trees.
After our short walk around the reserve we had lunch at the restaurant by the entrance. One of us had zebu & rice and the other had chicken & rice with pineapple for dessert. With a couple of drinks this came to approx 70,000.

Its a good place to break up a long drive, but I wouldn't make a special effort to get there.
Written April 19, 2020
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Lucy B
Playa del Ingles, Spain5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
The guide was great, with his friends going ahead to locate the different families of lemurs, and we got close to them and some fabby photos. Then I asked if they had giant milipedes there, and they went off and looked for one - they found a small one, with a lot of effort - thank you! Lots of smiles and a great afternoon!
Written March 4, 2023
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Thomas G
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,819 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
The park offers some great views from the rocks, especially during sunset and you can find a lot of chameleons, but the absolute highlight is the amount of ring-tailed lemurs. There are so many and there is no chance not to find them during your hikes. The tend to come close, but they will not touch you or anything, which makes this is a great place to visit.
Written February 20, 2024
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Sylvie125
London, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
This was slightly SOUTH of Finarantsoa, one of the biggest towns in the country. I'd wanted to re-visit Anja for a while and it was fun to discover Andigrinta. Having been to Madagascar so many times before, only the Tsingy of Bemahara and Andigrinta were new to me. I definitely want to stay at Camp Catta again in 2023 for 2 or 3 nights. SO much to see there... Anyone interested in joining me, let me know and I can start planning another cracking (but far less hectic) itinerary. I could also easily spend 3 nights at the Palmarium as it was sooo relaxing there and we could have all happily stayed a bit longer there too. Thanks again Bruno, Fanou, Elisee and our drivers (Hery & Manitra) for ensuring we had the best possible time in spite of countless Covid related challenges.
Written February 3, 2022
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lfthorn
Seattle, WA211 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Lots of ring tailed lemurs that were quite tame. We could have stayed and watched the lemurs for hours. We were able to get quite close to them. The females had lots of babies, so adorable.
The hike was nice, a little bit of rock climbing, so need to be in shape. The views from the top were nice.
Our hotel was quite close to the reserve, which was nice not to have to take a long drive. I appreciated that it is managed by locals, so our park fees and tips went to the local people.
Worth a visit.
Written November 10, 2022
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Madagascar J
5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
It's a small reforested area run by the local community with plenty of ring tailed lemurs that are quite used to people. We were there in October, so we got to see many, many babies.
Take a look at the pictures at our website madagascarjourney.com
Written February 4, 2020
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Brigitte J
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Business
We visited Anja Parc leading a Swiss group in September 2017. It was a fantastic overall experience, and we have the highest respect of this community project.

Sadly it seems that there is some price scam going on, especially from the guide Marcel that is picking up tourists in Ambalavao or the residence "Varangue Betsileo" and leading them over a back way into the park. He charges an overall "guiding fee" before heading of for the walk, confirming that he will take care of all the entrance / community fee paying on the way - but then he leaves without passing at the park office. Comparing his rate to the official park rates it turned out that it was some "fantasy price".

Please be avare of this, pay your entrance fee only at the official park office and check carefully, that the rates are according to the official price list. Ask for tickets or a receipt to avoid the spreading of corruption or misuse of the money that should reach the community for their social projects.
Written October 25, 2017
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mawe733
Cambridge, United Kingdom92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
We knew it existed but hadn't planned a stop here, but when we saw the sign by the road we decided to take the opportunity to see the ring-tailed lemurs. It's directly at the RN7 so you can't miss it and it makes a great stop between Andringitra and Ranomafana. We only stayed for about 2 hours and dedicated our walk to finding and photographing these lemurs and it was really lovely, but it seems that there is a lot more to see if you have more time as well! Our guide and spotter were fantastic and we got some great photo opportunities although we were a little bit late in the day (about 11.30 a.m.) and most of the lemurs were already back up in the trees. We also saw a few chameleons though and were almost run over by a zebu cart, so overall well worth the experience :) They also have a fantastic little gift shop by the exit!
Written November 27, 2018
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zungullila
Mauritius66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Family
Well run place offering great views of Ring-taile Lemurs (catta) in a much more natural setting than Isalo NP (where they were all hanging around the campsite). Very friendly and enthusiastic English speaking guide called Daniel. Also saw Grey-headed Lovebirds and a Forest Rock Thrush here. fun walk up the rocks - enjoyed by all of our party (age range 71 to 6)
Written August 7, 2014
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David94114
42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The hike through the reserve provided me with many opportunities to see a lot of lemurs, as well as gave me an abundance of perfect photo opportunities. (I did an afternoon trek.). The guide, spotter, and a third person from the community who joined us, took me on a wonderful trek through the reserve, and worked hard to ensure I had nothing but an excellent experience seeing both the lemurs and chameleons. I can’t thank these three guys enough for such a wonderful adventure. This is a must-do for people driving thru the RN7.
Written November 14, 2019
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