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Andasibe-Mantadia National Park reviews

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“The guides sometimes have recorded lemur calls on their phones/etc. See if you can download some - they work.” - Churchmanb

Guides are compulsory. Consider yourself lucky!

Views: 620 Visited: Jan 2011 Reviewed: May 28, 2013

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 unknown species, whereas others are being deforested worse daily, and species are disappearing.
The deforestation in Madagascar is EVIDENT and a shame. Vast swathes of the country are barren and eroding. When you visit a raw wilderness like Andasibe, you realize what's been lost.
The guides in Andasibe, like everywhere in Madagascar, are amazing. They will see things that you would not have. I guarantee this. Invisible chameleons and creatures you didn't even know existed. Look up the leaf mimic praying mantiz, the aye-aye, or the leaf-tail gecko. Very cool things to be found here, for the right set of eyes.
The lemurs also mostly have distinct sounds, which is half of the fun. Haunting wails and strange whoops - you never know.
Wander the rainforest trails of Andasibe to your heart's content - if that's even possible!

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