Andasibe-Mantadia National Park


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Written on: April 17, 2013   |   I visited in May 2010 We visited Andasibe after having spent a good chunk of time in the dry and sunny western part of the island. I was not prepared for the volume of precipitation this place receives! I did not bring long trousers and, as a result, my calves were covered in mosquito bites after the first day of trekking in Andasibe. The park was really interesting as we did not encounter many other people. The cries of the Indri will be forever in my memory. So eerie and unique! I also loved visiting the lemur reserve and got some great shots of chameleons here. I was taking malarial medication and still ended up contracting it, so be sure to bring it. I just doubled up on the dosage and all was well. Bring long trousers and socks and waterproofs. The leeches are also pretty bad and at one point the guide pulled one off my cheek! Definitely a park to visit for those who don't mind a bit of rough and wet trekking. I'd gladly return.
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Aug 25, 2014   |   Visited: May 2014.
This was the first place I visited once I got to Madagascar. It's only about a three-hour drive from Tana, the capital. The drive was special, too. As you climb up in elevation, the temps drop and it drizzles. Along the clay roads are groups of people, many without shoes, walking for miles with their goods. It was so moving to see this and made me feel super spoile... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on: May 28, 2013   |   Visited: Jan 2011.
Madagascar. Whoa!
Andasibe-Mantadia NP is the place to see the Indri, the largest species of lemur. However, there are PLENTY of other species!
For those unfamiliar, there are almost a hundred species of lemurs in Madagascar, and nowhere else in the world. There are probably more species, but who knows. Many parts of the island are untouched, likely hiding unknow... read more

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