Analamazaotra Special Reserve

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Analamazaotra Special Reserve

Analamazaotra Special Reserve
4.5
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Perinet II, Andasibe 514 Madagascar
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,766 contributions
Excellent hike in search of Lemurs
Jul 2019 • Solo
This is a must do in this part of the country. The hike was really good and you get to see Lemurs in their natural habitat. Also saw some interesting birds in the reserve.
Written June 4, 2020
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Rainforests & Rollercoasters
london - uk1,308 contributions
Another great park close to Vakona - can be busy
Sep 2019
We visited this park whilst staying at Vakona Lodge. Out guide purchased the tickets and arranged the local park guide for us, to start with we found it quite busy with lots of other people all trying to watch and follow the same lemurs. However as our walk progressed everyone seem to head off in different directions and the second half of our walk was much quieter.
We spent around 3.5-4 hours in the park & saw numerous types of birds, Sifaka lemurs, brown lemurs and Indri lemurs. Hearing the indri song up close was amazing and by this point it was just us and our guides!
We also had a young lady with us that was a trainee guide, she lives in the local village and is training to be licensed as a national park guide - great to see and hear about the initiatives in place to introduce and teach the new generations about the wildlife around them.
Written May 14, 2020
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adcdiving
Antwerp, Belgium165 contributions
Analamazoatra Park in Madagascar is a must to do
Nov 2019
We have not been on the road for very long or we are already seeing a group of gray lemurs. They are quite high in the trees, but because they regularly jump from one branch to the other, they are still clearly visible. A little later we also see two (harmless) boas sleeping in the foliage.

 After a while, we hear the characteristic siren sound of the indri indri, the world's largest half-monkey. The call can be heard up to three kilometers away and based on that our guide can locate the critters quite easily. We walk on ultra-narrow paths through the jungle and sometimes we have to work our way to get to the indri indri.

 When we arrive there, we don't seem to be the only 'vaza' in the jungle. We are yawning with at least 15 tourists to the downy and apparently huggable lemurs. It is a bustle and everyone tries to conquer the best place to be able to take the most beautiful pictures. Some tourists who are just below the half monkeys must also be careful not to get a nasty surprise on their heads. Real jokes that indri indri!

 In the meantime, a group of brown lemurs is also coming to accompany us, which is apparently unusual because each species has its own territory. It is clearly our lucky day.

 And the fun can't go on because the sifaka diadem is also spotted. Unfortunately, these animals are a bit more restless and withdraw quickly into the tall foliage. Fortunately we just had enough time to shoot some unique places.
Written January 20, 2020
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Miki
Bucharest, Romania9,843 contributions
The best reserve for wildlife in Andasibe area!
Dec 2019 • Couples
We have visited almost all reserves in Andasibe area and no doubt that this is the richest in wildlife. We have seen 4 species of lemurs (diademed sifakas, brown common lemurs, indri and bamboo lemurs). The paths are well maintained and easy to hike. Consider that we have been here in December in the rainy season and the paths were doable even in the rain. It didn’t rain when we were there and our guide Liva from Cactus was really great in spotting the bamboo lemurs or the common brown lemurs. We spotted also the oldest family of indri in the park. It was a great way to see these fabulous creatures in the wild. Some of the lemurs like diademed sifakas were introduced here and it seems that they are thriving. They are constantly monitored. If you are coming to Mada don’t miss this park!
Written January 5, 2020
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Katana107
Abbotsford, Canada242 contributions
Beautiful wildlife, great guide tina!
Nov 2019
I really enjoyed this park, although I found it very crowded at points when we were looking at the lemurs which was a little frustrating. We saw dancing lemurs, indri indri and brown lemurs. We saw some sleeping birds (looked like owls, maybe kites?. We also saw a boa. Although I l really enjoyed this park, I enjoyed matandia more due to the quietness and lushness.
Written December 22, 2019
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swift-simba
Camberley, UK6,303 contributions
Amazing Lemurs especially the baby we saw.
Aug 2019
We were lucky to have a wonderful guide Bernadette with us when we went here. The paths are signposted and give some indication as to how long each one will take.

As we set off from the main building we saw a Chameleon on a nearby bush, There are some very interesting plants and trees to see as well as the wildlife. When we came to a bridge across a river on the other side we saw some bamboo lemurs in the bamboo. They were enjoying their meal and gave occasional glances to check us out.

We then went up some steps to another part of the woods. It was here that we saw our first Lemurs playing in the trees. They are amazing creatures.

We then moved on and what an incredible treat. Our guide pointed out one of the female Lemurs with a baby lemur tucked in next to her hip. It was a real delight and we took several photos. We watched as some younger ones played and swung through the trees then we went back to the Indri's we had seen first. They were feeding and having fun.

While there we also saw Chameleon and several birds. But it was he Lemurs that really stole the show.

This is certainly a place to go and if you are lucky you too may see a baby as well.

We found our walking poles very handy as some of the ground is a little uneven and they were helpful on the stepped areas.
Written September 18, 2019
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LilliMadrid
Madrid, Spain245 contributions
Nice park to see the Indri Indri and other lemurs
Aug 2019
We enjoyed our walk through the park and saw many lemurs, also the Indri Indri and their calling noise was quite impressive.

In some parts there are too many tourists in one spot though.
Written August 20, 2019
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lonewolf44
Kingston upon Thames, UK1,253 contributions
How to experience lemurs up close and personal
Jul 2019 • Friends
This is a special reserve, with a 'Lemur Island', accessible by a canoe. You are rowed across by one of the attendants. Almost immediately you'll spot lemurs. They are so accustomed to human visitors, some of them will actually jump on you - a far less alarming experience than it might sound, as they are surprisingly gentle creatures. The reason for the lemurs being on an island is to protect them from predators and also from each other. With 105 different species of lemur in Madagascar, not all of them are able to tolerate each other, so the island maintains several species who can interact with each other peacefully. It's a great way to see lemurs up close.
Written July 27, 2019
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Dave D
Vancouver, Canada349 contributions
Nice easy trails
Apr 2019 • Couples
This was the busiest park we hiked. however we did see tons of lemurs and it's well worth the time to do.
Written June 29, 2019
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Brandon G
117 contributions
Easy place to view lemurs
Nov 2018 • Friends
Despite the park being one of the most visited, we only passed one other group during our 2-3 hours here. Trails are generally pretty easy to walk around on, but the lemurs don't always stay on the trails. Be prepared to walk out into the forest a bit to get better views. The forest here is second growth, so it doesn't have quite as exotic of a feel as Mantadia.

We had three encounters with lemurs while here. The first was a small group of bamboo lemurs. They were tough to see in the trees at first, but with patience we were able to get a closer look. The second was a single indri, a solitary male according to the guide. He was low down in a tree and we were able to get photos from about 15 feet away at his level. He just placidly ate and then occasionally jumped to another tree. The third lemur sighting was a common brown who popped out of the bushes beside us and walked down the trail in front of us for a couple of minutes. Overall a very successful and rewarding visit.
Written December 30, 2018
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